See Star

See Star



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. 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's response was that with all the miles and miles of beach with thousands of stranded starfish the boy wasn't really making a difference. The boy picked a starfish up and delivered it to the sea saying "I made a difference for that one." This story was told to Betsy by a supervisor for the Rockford Park District during an employee meeting for the Summer Playground Program when she was in her twenties. During this time of challenges we 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.


Materials Include: 

  • Antique glass doll eye
  • Rhinestone in settings from Kathy Wegman
  • Vintage Ethiopian aluminum beads
  • 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


This hand sculpted form is embellished using a mosaic process. Eyes have been considered symbols of protection and knowledge throughout history. The back of this See Star has the initials BLM and a heart drawn on it in beads. A little surprise for the one who holds this captivating creature in his or her hand. There is a hole in the back of the See Star for wall hanging.