Wow, we want to thank all of our talented blog readers for giving us so many creative stories! We’re land-locked here in Galena, IL and you were able to transport us to the ocean for a little beach break! The winner of this collection of Vintaj charms and embellishments and sea glass from Trinket Foundry is….
“I was so excited to finally be back at Sharks Cove in Oahu! I made my way down the sandy path and carefully climbed over the lava-looking rocks. I could hardly wait to be in the waist-deep water, put on my snorkeling mask, and plop my face down in the clear water to see all the beautiful ocean critters making their way around me. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a piece of trash sticking out from the rocks in the shallow water. Good grief, people will just litter anywhere, I thought to myself as I went to pick it up and throw it away. I pulled on the soggy cardboard to dislodge it, and found that it was a smallish box with the Vintaj logo on the side! I looked inside and saw a few items among a clump of seaweed: a sweet sandpiper charm in Artisan Copper; a lovely, detailed sand dollar pendant in Artisan Pewter; and a fun party balloon charm in Artisan Pewter. Wow! Ideas swirled around in my mind of all the creations I could make.
A local later told me that a ship carrying cargo to the island had recently sunk in a storm, and while the crew was able to escape, all the cargo was lost.
After my vacation, I made a party balloon bracelet and an ocean-inspired necklace, and I sent pictures of them to Vintaj along with the story of how I had found the beautiful treasures.”
Thank you to everyone who participated, we loved your stories!