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Baby Starfish "Keiki" - Personalized Beach Necklace in Sterling Silver Hand Stamped in Script

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Baby Starfish "Keiki" - Personalized Beach Necklace in Sterling Silver Hand Stamped in Script

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: sterling silver
  • Made to order
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Description

A small yet solid sterling silver starfish shares a jump ring with a truly personalized disc of the same metal. I hand cut, hammer and file to make this charm, and stamp each letter and number one at a time. A name in the front, stamped along the curve in my pretty, french script font, and the back can be further personalized with a date. This necklace looks best with darkened letters/numbers, and with a hammered and slightly brushed finish.

Please choose your chain length above--if you need a special length not listed, simply let us know at checkout.

Makes a perfect gift for a special *keiki* [child}......to let them know that however small, they have a significant and substantial value to the world.

Will arrive to you gift boxed pretty and packaged safely.


Below I have cut and pasted a lovely story with a Hawaiian flare. Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth, so if you can imagine the warm breeze beneath an orange and purple sunset, enjoy and aloha......

mahalo, Arlyne :)

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The Starfish -Ka Hôkû Kai [kah HOH' KOO' kai]

Once upon a time, there was a wise kupuna (elder), who went to the sea to contemplate. One day while walking along the shore, the kupuna looked down the beach, and saw a gracefully dancing human figure. The kupuna wondered out loud, "who would so joyfully greet this day with hula?" and began to walk faster to catch up. Getting closer ...

the kupuna saw that the dancer was a keiki (child), who was not dancing at all. The keiki was reaching down to the sand to pick up something, and was gently throwing it into the sea. The kupuna called out to the keiki, "Aloha! What are you doing?"

The keiki paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish into the sea." Surprised, the kupuna sputtered, "I guess I should have asked, "Why are you throwing starfish into the sea?" The keiki smiled brightly, pointed upward and, with exquisite simplicity, replied "The sun is up, the tide is going out, if I don't throw them in they will die." "But don't you realize," asked the kupuna, "that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it? You can't possibly make a difference!"

The keiki listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it gently into the sea, just beyond the breaking waves, and exuberantly declared, "It made a difference for that one."

In each and every one of us, there is something very special. We have all been gifted with the ability to make a positive difference. If we are fortunate enough to fully accept and acknowledge that gift, we gain the "mana", the power to shape the future.

Like the starfish, you have been chosen out of the multitude, to surf upon this cyber-shore and be inspired by a child's wisdom. Become the wise keiki. "The sun is up, the tide is going out. If you don't throw them in, they will die."

Return the aloha spirit back into your Sea of Life. Find your starfish. Throw them gently and wisely back into the sea so they may live. Making a difference, you will Live!

And we are all The Blessed. Ola! (Live!)
Adapted by a kupuna from a story by Author Unknown
'Olelo No'eau - Hawaiian Proverbs

Hawaiian Proverb

Contributed by: kaimana
A small yet solid sterling silver starfish shares a jump ring with a truly personalized disc of the same metal. I hand cut, hammer and file to make this charm, and stamp each letter and number one at a time. A name in the front, stamped along the curve in my pretty, french script font, and the back can be further personalized with a date. This necklace looks best with darkened letters/numbers, and with a hammered and slightly brushed finish.

Please choose your chain length above--if you need a special length not listed, simply let us know at checkout.

Makes a perfect gift for a special *keiki* [child}......to let them know that however small, they have a significant and substantial value to the world.

Will arrive to you gift boxed pretty and packaged safely.


Below I have cut and pasted a lovely story with a Hawaiian flare. Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth, so if you can imagine the warm breeze beneath an orange and purple sunset, enjoy and aloha......

mahalo, Arlyne :)

********************************************************************************************************

The Starfish -Ka Hôkû Kai [kah HOH' KOO' kai]

Once upon a time, there was a wise kupuna (elder), who went to the sea to contemplate. One day while walking along the shore, the kupuna looked down the beach, and saw a gracefully dancing human figure. The kupuna wondered out loud, "who would so joyfully greet this day with hula?" and began to walk faster to catch up. Getting closer ...

the kupuna saw that the dancer was a keiki (child), who was not dancing at all. The keiki was reaching down to the sand to pick up something, and was gently throwing it into the sea. The kupuna called out to the keiki, "Aloha! What are you doing?"

The keiki paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish into the sea." Surprised, the kupuna sputtered, "I guess I should have asked, "Why are you throwing starfish into the sea?" The keiki smiled brightly, pointed upward and, with exquisite simplicity, replied "The sun is up, the tide is going out, if I don't throw them in they will die." "But don't you realize," asked the kupuna, "that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it? You can't possibly make a difference!"

The keiki listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it gently into the sea, just beyond the breaking waves, and exuberantly declared, "It made a difference for that one."

In each and every one of us, there is something very special. We have all been gifted with the ability to make a positive difference. If we are fortunate enough to fully accept and acknowledge that gift, we gain the "mana", the power to shape the future.

Like the starfish, you have been chosen out of the multitude, to surf upon this cyber-shore and be inspired by a child's wisdom. Become the wise keiki. "The sun is up, the tide is going out. If you don't throw them in, they will die."

Return the aloha spirit back into your Sea of Life. Find your starfish. Throw them gently and wisely back into the sea so they may live. Making a difference, you will Live!

And we are all The Blessed. Ola! (Live!)
Adapted by a kupuna from a story by Author Unknown
'Olelo No'eau - Hawaiian Proverbs

Hawaiian Proverb

Contributed by: kaimana

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Refunds are accepted within 7 days of receipt of package, and jewelry must be in same condition as shipped.
***All custom, personalized stamped jewelry that is returned will be charged a 20% recycling fee for the precious metals. Thank you.****

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