Published: 9/30/2020 1:30:49 PM
Each week, Laura Vaillancourt of New Ipswich heads to the Ashburnham Rod and Gun Club to do a little clay pigeon shooting with her father. But it’s not just the brightly colored discs she’s on the hunt for.
Vaillancourt has been a hobby shooter for a long time, she said, but she’s also a generally creative person. Each week, seeing the bullet shells and casings discarded into a bucket, she knew there must be some way to use the discards.
“I definitely love shooting, and I love creating things. I’m always making and buying handmade things,” Vaillancourt said.
That was the inspiration for The Rustic Bullet, the name of Vaillancourt’s Etsy shop and Facebook page where she sells jewelry, coasters, keychains, ornaments and other crafts that make use of her bullet…