HOPE (see star)

HOPE (see star)

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The story goes that two people, a boy and a man, met on the beach. The boy was gently throwing star fish back into sea as the tide receded after a storm. The man asked the boy what he was doing. The boy replied that he was throwing starfish into the sea so they wouldn't die. The man responded and reminded the boy that with all the miles and miles of beach with thousands of stranded starfish the boy wasn't really making a difference. The boy then picked a see star up and walked to the surf, there he delivered it gently to the sea, saying, "I made a difference for that one." This story was told to me by a supervisor for the Rockford Park District during an employee meeting for the Summer Playground Program when I was in my twenties. During this time of challenges I believe it is important to remember that just helping one person can make a difference. Never underestimate the power we hold to change someone else's life for the better, even through the simplest of acts.



  • Antique glass doll eye
  • Antique African glass beads (Italian origin)
  • Pressed glass leaves from Kathy Wegman
  • Mohair fabric for a stuffed animal (wool)
  • Swarovski flatback crystals (these sparkle and dance in person)
  • Vintage Italian glass seed beads from the 1800's or earlier (size 22 and 24)
  • Contemporary glass seed beads from the Czech Republic
  • Contemporary glass beads from Japan (Miyuki)
  • Rhinestone cup chain from the Czech Republic


*There is something so sweet about this one. This hand sculpted form is embellished using a mosaic process. Eyes have been considered symbols of protection and knowledge through history. The back of this See Star has the word HOPE written on it. I beautiful sentiment, especially lately. There is a hole in the back of the See Star for wall hanging.