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Making a difference to just one person is so important. It may be the only thing that is important.

There are so many people or events that can be commemorated with this necklace -- a volunteer, a nurse, foster mother, social worker, adoptive "gotcha" day, or anyone who has made a difference in your life.

I've hand stamped "It Matters to This One" on the washer. I can personalize the washer with the phrase or names you would like. (Convo me if you'd like to discuss what will fit.) The starfish is pewter. The chain is 18" but I can make lengths of 16"-24".

Please allow me the turnaround time listed in my shop announcement to create your necklace.

The starfish metaphor in jewelry was inspired by this story excerpt:
"While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. there were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one." I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish." ~Loren Eisley, The Star Thrower (1978)

But St. Augustine knew this fifteen hundred years before:
"Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by accidents of time, or place, or circumstance, are brought into closer connection with you." ~Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430)

I also make this necklace in sterling silver:

...and in nugold / jeweler's brass, too:

For more starfish jewelry, click this link:

Frequently asked questions about CrowStealsFire

Contact me! My linesheet is available on Etsy Wholesale.
All jewelry by Crow Steals Fire is not intended for children 12 and under.
Unless specifically listed, I do not stamp on the reverse side of the metal.
VAT is not included in the prices on Etsy.
If your order is shipping to Missouri, sales tax will be added.
Please allow TWO WEEKS (before the shipping method you choose) for me to create your order. Thank you for your support of handmade and this small business.

It Matters to This One Starfish Necklace in Copper / Social Worker Necklace / Social Worker Gift / Adoption Necklace / CASA Volunteer Gift



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: copper washer, pewter starfish charm
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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