Thursday, June 17, 2010

giving









The first part of this post I borrowed from Kelly Light and her blog Ripple. If you don't know about it yet please pay her a visit. If you are a lover of art, nature and our planet, this will be terribly important to you.







From Kelly:
Donation Details - How this works
Each sketch card on this blog is $10.00. The $10.00 is a donation to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Every penny is donated. The two Non-Profits that are benefiting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. You can purchase a card if you donate directly to one of the non-profits and email me the confirmation and your address to ripplesketches@verizon.net. The artist will mail you the signed card.

We don't have to feel helpless. We can help. Our small actions together will ripple outward.

In all human affairs, there are efforts and there are results. The strength of the effort is the measure of the result.






Thank you for reading about Ripple, and thank you if you go. I think you'll see a lot of your friends there, donating their art. I still can't believe how brilliant an idea this is. I read one of the artists say that maybe it will be your ten dollars that will pay for a bottle of shampoo to clean an oil covered bird. Please donate.


I want to give something too, but I'm really not an artist. Then, I had an idea, for every comment left here i'll donate a dollar to Ripple. And to say thank you to you, I made up something for a give~a~way. Please leave a comment if you would like to be in a drawing (see photos below) I also hope that anonymous readers will say hello and make a comment too, I would really like that. I just realized that lori times five has had over 46,000 visits and over 65,000 page views in the almost two years i've had it. Thank you truly.





This bottle (which at one time held olive oil, i scrubbed it really well) is full of sea glass, I counted for awhile and then lost it after 150, so that is a lot of glass! i also added some pretty pieces of abalone shell and one or two worn pottery pieces (i love those). There's plenty of aqua (my favorite) and green, white, brown and blue. I don't know what i did with the cork, so i used a very large piece of sea glass in the opening. I made a tag out of a vintage topographic map, to give an idea where this glass was collected.

















If you would like to have this bottle please leave a comment by next Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m. pacific standard time. I'll post the winner shortly after. And yes, I'll happily ship it anywhere.





Thank you for being such kind souls and good friends, I really truly appreciate you. Madly and deeply too.




♥ lori

66 comments:

  1. count me in.

    count me in!

    count me in!!!

    this is a heart-warmer, lori.

    how amazing the whole thing. last time i checked there were almost five hundred atc's.

    lori, I'LL MATCH YOU! i'll give a dollar for every comment you get too. hand in hand, together strong.

    love
    kj

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  2. Lori...

    Thank you so very much for being such an awesome person.
    You're a wonderful mate
    I love you very much

    anyway on another note... I will definetly visit Ripple and hope to be able to contribute in some way.

    I have to dash now for the school pick up.
    I've just returned from adding more to my light pole down the beach ;) x

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  3. off to ripple right now.
    i would love to have some sea glass, it would be wonderful in my landlocked environment...i miss the ocean and her treasures!
    Thanks for creating more ripples sweet sister.
    xxme

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  4. What type of stones creating the ripple? They're beautiful just like you Lori!

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  5. Aaaw Lori, You don't have to draw or paint anything. I thought the photograph of the stones was your submission. You are a wonderful photographer. You must have photographs of the ocean?

    I love these jewels from the sea, I need to start looking for them whenever I get a chance. Take care.

    You should see Bella's drawing!!!

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  6. Count me in too... the sea glass is so beautiful and I know whoever is the lucky recepient will be thrilled!

    I have been to Kelley's site a few times already.....and it is true, if we all can do a little, it will help a lot.

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  7. I liked the words that you chose, that we do not have to feel helpless. It is hard to remember that at times when the media images seem very overwhelming. I am off the check out Ripple now, thanks for sharing.

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  8. you are a gem yourself!!

    I might be in LA at the end of July, and would be driving up to my brothers in Cayucos - maybe we could have a cup of coffee somewhere???? I'll email you

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  9. Oh Lori, I love this sea glass and this sentiment of giving! Thank you for highlighting Ripple. I think it's one of the best ways I've artists mobilized for good.

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  10. Thank you very much for contributing to the ripple-blog and purchasing my tern print, which is on its way.

    I hope to make some more pictures over this weekend...after all, nature is the biggest source of inspiration.

    Also, really appreciate the abundant generosity of this post...I think, the intent is what drives the idea of giving more than anything else and the serene Siddhārtha Gautama seems to concur with your colorful bottle of sea pebbles :)

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  11. Lori - how truly wonderful. You are right - we don't have to feel helpless ... we can ACT. I just visited RIPPLE and I just have to decide what art to pick ... so mcuh heart and talent.I will be donating definitely ... and can I say - I love sea glass! : )

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  12. I love your idea Lori and I think its a wonderful idea whats happening on Ripple.I'm going to see if she will take a mixed media ATC.
    Big Hugs-Cat

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  13. I love how those ripples are rippling out across the world, I followed a link there the other day*!*

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  14. Lori, your ripple is a beautiful, far-reaching one ;)

    I love the abalone shells (?) and the way you packaged the beach glass. See how inspiration finds you? Just the other day you were wondering what to do with all of it!

    I made 3 pieces of art for Ripple. Kelly was genius for contacting Illustration Friday folks! What an unselfish, wonderful act this all is.

    Beautiful post. Beautiful you, heart and soul ;)

    xo

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  16. I wish more people were like you, wonderful and giving instead of greedy and selfish.

    And your gift is gorgeous! I wish I had that much beach glass!

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  17. I'm posting another comment - trying to rig the contest.

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  18. Dear Lori, I´m off to visit Ripple right away!

    What a wonderful idea you had and you are such an artist!! The world needs more warm hearted people like you and you are so right when you say that we shouldn´t feel helpless, at all.

    Beautiful post , have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Ahhh what a sweet post and such a great idea!!!!
    This whole ripple is just one great idea because anyone can help this way, the ones who make art, the ones who buy, and the ones with great ideas just like you!
    Wonderful pictures and I love that bottle! But it will cost you a fortune to send it :(


    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Hey Lori,
    I'm just visiting that ripple blog now. Your sea glass bottle is pretty awesome.

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  21. Loving your idea, and the Sea Glass........sigh. Such beauty in the world if we look for it. ♥ Natsy.

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  22. Hi Lori - Have been reading your lovely blog for a long time just haven't commented. You have a wonderful way with words and pictures that cause us to look more closely at the beauty around us. Will definitely visit Ripple. Have searched for sea glass for a long time with not much success so I hope I get lucky in your drawing.
    Hope to see you soon! Jayne

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  23. You are such a sweetie Lori. You have one of the biggest hearts I know. We are all lucky who come into your orbit.
    And you are so talented, it is always a joy to stop by here and see your pics.
    xx

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  24. Oh, what a wonderful idea! Please count me in!! I love sea glass!! I am off to visit Ripple now... Love, Silke

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  25. Lori ann,

    You are a true soul, an architect of inspiration, an artist of encouragement. You can count on me, too.

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  26. lori - thanks for helping expand consciousness about the gulf crisis - i agree with heather's comment and appreciate what you said about not having to feel helpless......

    the seaglass is gorgeous!

    count me in♡

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  27. I checked out the Ripple project after Tessa posted it on FB - amazing idea, amazing work!!!

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  28. Beautiful idea to help.... it feels good to be able to Do something, however small. Sometimes the problems seem too big and it all seems hopeless, but wasn' it Mother Theresa who said' small things with great love'.
    Your sea glass reminds me of all the small things coming together toake a huge big difference.

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  29. hello girlfriend! i'm here to rig the numbers too. i'm back from life in vermont. i know you indeed would have loved it all. i would be envious of mim's coffee comment if i didn't get so excited even thinking about two of my favorite people maybe meeting up xoxo

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  30. You are so very, very generous. And PFFFFFFT whaddayamean you're really not an artist? I've seen your work, and I have swooned!

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  31. HOw can you say you're not an artist . . great idea. I've given a bit already through the WWF but what you're doing is admirable. I love the idea of Ripple, the very name shows how a small thing can have wide reaching consequences.

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  32. This is a lovely idea. You have made me think about what I can do, myself. xoxo

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  33. Ripple is such a good idea! I must check it out.
    I love sea glass too! I saw some of your lovely collection a few weeks ago and have been collecting ever since! Don't count me in for the bottle of glass because I don't visit enough and must build up my own collection! Have a great week and hope the Lavender Festival was lovely X

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  34. Hi Lori~
    I am behind in catching up with blog posts & I am glad I read this in time to be considered to enter your drawing. I am heading over to ripple now!
    You are awesome!
    Now to see how else I can help...

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  35. Lori,

    My younger one has been having sleepless nights worrying about the marine life at the site of oil spill. She said yesterday that I wish no one had ever discovered oil. I told her that then she wouldn't be go from one place to another so easily. She said that's fine and that she could ride a horse to wherever she needs to go (she recently started taking riding lessons).

    Thank you for letting me know about 'ripple' - I will go home tonight and donate something and tell my daughter that we dont have to feel completely helpless.

    And about the sea glass jar - I will keep my figners crossed - that jar is so beautiful.

    love,
    Bhavana

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  36. I never win anything Lori.

    No pressure.

    ;-) xxx

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  37. okay, so far you and i are good for a combined $ 6 just based on my three comments.

    i probably won't be able to resist blabbing a few more times as well.

    be warned lori: i heard emily is pushing for the cause too. now what will THAT look like?

    tsup and mwah lori! hope you are having one fine day.

    :)

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  38. Very Cool Lori.
    I'll see what I can do.

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  39. All the best for your great efforts. I wish you success. Came over from Robyn's. :)

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  40. kj, that's brilliant, HUG HUG HUG. i think there's over 600 now, and counting. yes, together strong.
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    robyn,
    even spreading the word, woulden't it be something if at least money didn't have to be a worry?
    please remember to take pics when you add more bands, i am your biggest fan and can't wait for updates!
    i love you very much too my friend

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    michelle,
    thank you, and fingers crossed for you.

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    3 yearshousewife,
    the stones are actually shell, it's called abalone, they are small polished pieces, pretty! thank you.

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    Ces,
    thank you, you are so kind, and i hope you do find lots of seaglass where you live! Bella's drawing is incredible (like always).

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    Robin, yes, exactly! if we all do...thank you!

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    Heather,
    thank you for your support and interest, I hope your as inspired by Ripple!

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    Mim,
    i sent you a mail. just say where. :)

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    Amberbop,
    yes, i feel the same way. a brilliant idea. thank you.

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    Justdoodleit,
    thank you for your lovely comment, and for the print, which i am so happy to receive. and thank you mostly for your generous donation to Ripple.

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    Lyn,
    we all feel the same way, wanting to do something, thank you for your generous heart. I knew you'd like Ripple.

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    Cat,
    I saw your brilliant piece of art already sold, thank you thank you my friend.

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    Bimbimbie,
    it is indeed a small world. and we are all connected. thank you for your comment/donation. :)

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  41. Lolo,
    thank you for your sweet and generous comment. i saw your art(beautiful!) and saw three pieces you donated, you inspired me to give something too. i love this deep spirit of giving going around. xo

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    BMV, thank you.
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    Loryn,
    thank you, i like to think that this is the thing that brings out our Buddha nature, the compassionate soul. in all of us.

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    mim, :)

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    Mina,
    thank you, enjoy yours too my friend!

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    Marianne,
    yes, everyones included, i really like that. thank you for your generous donation too, i saw your paintings (gorgeous!) sell right away. ah, postage, it always gets me. (but its for a good cause, makes me happy).

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    Sammi,
    thank you sweetie, every bit helps.

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    Natsy,
    thank you too my friend, indeed. ♥

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    Jayne,
    if you promise not to tell, i'll take you to my super secret seaglass beach, it's right here in Carp. :) see you soon!

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    Mandy,
    ah thank you, i remember when you donated to the children, a few times. you have the heart of gold my friend.

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    Alexiev,
    thank you, your art is fantastic. I appreciate the comment very much.

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    Silke,
    i hope you had a chance to go, you'll love all the art there. thank you for your comment/donation!

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    Aden,
    that was a truly beautiful comment which i really appreciate. I can't wait for us to trade, i'm really looking forward to it.

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    Amanda,
    i think that's what i love about blogging the most now, the way we can and do connect. it really is a small world. i love this idea so much!

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  42. Nicky,
    right? just amazing. Tessa's donations were gorgeous.

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    Sally,
    thank you, and yes i love that quote by Mother Teresa. There is strength in numbers isn't there, and by doing something, no matter how small.

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    kj, come join us :)

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    Bella,
    haha, did you just phhhhfft at me? okay, i like to draw but there is a BIG difference between my doodling and your REAL and true and brilliant excellent art. But. Thank you. :) (your donation was GORGEOUS).

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    Baino,
    ah thank you very much. I love WWF also, another of my favorites (and AWF-african wildlife foundation). I love Ripple, what its meaning here, and what it is doing.

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    Annie, thank you :)

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    Lilly,
    thank you so much! i hope you do. I'll let you know about the festival, it's on saturday. good luck hunting!

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    Janis, great! thanks so much, your name is in the hat!

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    Bhavana,
    thank you for telling me that story, your daughters are such compassionate souls and i know where they get it. There is one more thing i forgot to say, your girls can post their own artwork as a donation. When you get to Ripple, email Kelly to find out the details. Thank you dear friend.

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    Joanne,
    never say never and you never know! thank you for your donation/comment!

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    kj,
    my 3 just upped it to 12. does that make sense? i hope i have enough birthday money left :)
    i did indeed have a good day, and i hope you did too!

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    Jennifer,
    thank you for your comment/donation, see? you just helped. :)

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    Indrani,
    thank you for the good wishes.

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  43. I LOVE SEA GLASS! What a wonderful and generous thing to do! But I have to say - why not sell pieces of sea glass and donate the funds? I bought a necklace with sea glass in Hawaii and it was almost $100. He was selling them like hot cakes.

    P.S. I will also donate $1 for every comment you receive. Just let me know the amount by email. Thank you for thinking of this great way to help the animals in the Gulf.

    VF word - blessit (bless it?)

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  44. AAAAAAHHHHA!!!!

    Nancy's donating a dollar each comment too!

    Bless you Nancy...

    I am imagining you and mom sipping wine and out I jump from under a designer tablecloth.

    "HELLO wonderful women!!!" I shout!!!

    I wish...

    But it will happen some time. Maybe westcoast, maybe east coast

    I wlll run toward you with giddy glee!!!

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  45. Ha! Another comment - I hope you don't mind - I borrowed a picture of the bottle of glass to post on my blog. I'm sorry I didn't see this days ago, but maybe someone will stop by today before 6:00. You are doing a great thing, Lori. Every little bit helps. We all feel so hopeless and this gives us something to feel good about.

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  46. Mim not mom

    darn I phone

    oh well three more dollars!

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  47. Ha! Another comment - I hope you don't mind - I borrowed a picture of the bottle of glass to post on my blog. I'm sorry I didn't see this days ago, but maybe someone will stop by today before 6:00. You are doing a great thing, Lori. Every little bit helps. We all feel so hopeless and this gives us something to feel good about.

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  48. nancy sent me over...count me in and thanks for making a diffrence int eh lives of the animals affect by the oil spill...

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  49. What a wonderful give away for a good cause...I'm headed over to Ripple now!

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  50. What a wonderful give away for a good cause...I'm headed over to Ripple now!

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  51. I hadn't heard of sea glass until now.
    Good for you for doing this.

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  52. Sea Glass.. how beautiful and what a wonderful, gentle reminder of how much the sand and sea give us.

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  53. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA! I love sea glass and like how you have it in the bottle. So, I'm in!

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  54. fabulous post - even more fabulous thought - "rippling it forward" - great!

    my first visit to your blog but won't be my last!

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  55. I've always wanted some sea glass. It looks so pretty! Please enter me. :)

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  56. Came here via "Life in the second half" and learned so much from your Ripple link and your blog. You're going on my Favorites!

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  57. Hi - I'm stopping by your blog from Life in the Second Half. You blog is great and this is a fantastic cause.

    I love sea glass and actually make jewelry out of it myself (www.flamingotongue.com).

    Thanks for what you are doing,
    S

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  58. wow, what a wonderful thing to do! I would love to have this cool bottle of sea glass. Don't know if I am too late or not but count me in if I made it!

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  59. wow, what a wonderful thing to do! I would love to have this cool bottle of sea glass. Don't know if I am too late or not but count me in if I made it!

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  60. I love this idea of yours, Lori. The Ripple concept is wonderful. Count me in. Thanks-Peaches.

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  61. Sorry I missed this post. I would have put it on facebook and twitter to hopefully get more responses. Not to mention I would have loved to had the sea glass. I am glad you found a great way to use it. You are awesome.

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xoxo lori