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PURSE DOOR STOPS/BOOK ENDS
GOOD FRIEND Cyndi De Boer in Nevada has designed a line of door stops (that can also be used as bookends). They are easy to place anywhere in the home, the fabrics go with any decor, and/or they make a terrific gift!
Heidi reports: We have two ourselves, and use them both!
HOW THEY'RE MADE
The brick is padded, then covered with a sewn cover of tapestry fabric (here is Cyndi padding the brick, sewing the cover, sampling of fabric choices below).
The synthetic purse handle with brass findings is attached securely to wood glued to the brick, to complete a VERY sturdy item.
It measures 8-1/2" long x 3" wide x 5" without the handle, with handle up makes it 7-1/2" tall, weighs 6 pounds 7.5 ounces.
A special creation by
SPEED OF LIGHT LLC
whose mission is to provide unique quality products which add to our lives through functionality, beauty and the gift of laughter. Each item meets their high standards for quality, creativity and originality. They pride themselves on building their reputation one customer at a time, with their individual needs in the forefront.
Worth every penny, a great functional item and a perfect gift for the PURSE COLLECTOR in your life.
Friends Laura and Bob here in South Carolina took this photo of a yellow Weaver Spider near their home
Here is a water scorpion that can sting with its nose, they found swimming in the pond in their back yard. Weird or what?
This cool customer, Lama Milkweed Augustine, purchased a great white shark tooth from us, and shared her incredible story of lifelong courage with us in August 2007. We hope you are edified by it as well:
This is me, LAMA MILKWEED L. AUGUSTINE. The 'dying author who speaks for the world." Born with lung disease and bone marrow and blood diseases, this brave woman is rapidly dying, as she has been terminally ill since the age of 32; she is now 40. Soon to receive another porti-cath to replace the PICC line in her left arm, note the white "claves" on the table as they are attached to her arm with dual ports so she can be fed, hydrated, and receive life sustaining treatments. A courageous woman born with her marrow's inability to not only absorb iron, she must receive constant blood transfusions and treatments of iron infusion via IV now her said marrow is no longer being manufactured by her dying body, as she goes to the cancer center monthly to sustain her. The porti-cath will be her 3rd one and is implanted into the chest-an internally implanted intravenous port. She is a Catholic, earning two DOCTORATES in religion. A woman for all people; for all faiths. She is soon to die. THIS IS THE AUTHOR. Possibly the bravest one you will ever meet or read about.
Dear Heidi Reed;
I want to sincerely thank you for your kindly and informative letter to me. I thank you as well for sharing your information as a fellow cancer survivor, as my own mother was also a cancer survivor of malignant melanoma and nearly lost her entire foot, her leg, and very surely, her life. There is no cure for my terminal condition, but I am a woman of God as well as a well acclaimed Buddhist Lama who was recognized twice by the Dalai Lama.
One of my books, THE MILKWEED PROPHESY; EPITAPH OF THE APOCALYPSE is in the VATICAN and just might receive the PULITZER PRIZE next year. I am a Professor of religion and a human rights activist, but if you buy any of my books, you will most certainly learn much about me as a survivor of far worse things than cancer of the colon-torture-forced starvation that lapsed into complete famine. ETERNAL I.V. POLE- the initial book published in 2003, is a true story like the above, and will change your life.
I will share the story to you NOW about the GREAT WHITE SHARK. AS A CHILD OF CANADIAN CREE ANCESTRY AND DESCENT FROM MY MOTHER, I DREAMED ABOUT THE GREAT WHITE SHARK AT THE AGE OF ONLY SEVEN IN 1974. WHEN IT APPEARED TO ME IT SPOKE LIKE A HUMAN BEING, WHICH AS A PROFESSOR, I CAN EASILY CONCLUDE THIS IS ALSO CONSISTENT WITH HELPFUL STIRRINGS FROM THE UNCONSCIOUS. ACCORDING TO MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY MOTHER, I WAS TOLD THAT EVENT WAS A MIRACULOUS EVENT AND PROVES THAT I AM BECOMING A SHAMAN, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE. BESIDES THIS, THE SHARK IS MY SPIRITUAL ANCESTOR, AS WELL AS MY ANIMAL TOTEM THAT ABSORBS THE TENSIONS, AS IT TALKED THE 20' GREAT WHITE SAID, "MILKWEED, I AM HERE TO PROTECT YOU; MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL FOREVER BE HERE FOR YOU AND THOSE ENEMIES THAT CONDEMN AND HURT YOU WILL BE DEALT WITH." THEY CERTAINLY HAVE AS THESE SHARKS LITERALLY ATE THEM ALIVE BEOFRE MY EYES IN DREAMS, BUT IN WAKING LIFE, THESE SAME BRUTAL PEOPLE WHO TORTURED ME, ETC, LITERALLY DIED IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AND CAR ACCIDENTS. ALL OF MY LIFE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FEEL THE GREAT WHITE SHARK NEAR ME AS BOTH A PROTECTOR AND AS A COMPANION AND I HAVE BEEN NEVER ATTACKED. IN FACT IN ACTUAL LIFE, THERE WERE MANY TIMES WHEN I SWAM "WITH" SHARKS IN THE WILD AS I PRACTICALLY LIVED IN THE OCEAN AND I WOULD PRAY DEEPLY FOR THE ELUSIVE GREAT WHITE TO COME TO ME PHYSICALLY, AND ALTHOUGH IT NEVER HAS, I BELIEVE IT IS THERE WITH ME, BECAUSE ONE SPECIAL AFTERNOON BACK HOME IN FLORIDA THE SUN WAS GETTING READY TO SET AND THE OCEAN WAS SERENELY CALM. I SWAM AROUND FAR PAST THE BREAKERS AND I FELT THE ACTUAL "SPIRIT" OF A DECEASED GREAT WHITE THAT LIVED FOR OVER SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AND HAD GROWN TO A STAGGERING THIRTY-ONE FEET IN LENGTH. IT SPOKE TO ME AND SAID, "I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU, MY FRIEND; MY SWEET CHILD-OUR ONLY ANCESTOR IN THE HUMAN WORLD. BECAUSE WE DON'T PHYSICALLY COME TO YOU DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE DO NOT CARE FOR YOU. YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND FREEDOM WITH US, MILKWEED---FRIEND OF THE GREAT WHITE." I CEASED SWIMMING AND MERELY FLOATED ON MY EMACIATED BACK, AS I HAVE BEEN THIS WAY ALL OF MY LIFE AND HAVE EATEN THROUGH A PERMANENT PORTI-CATH, OR INTERNALLY IMPLANTED INTRAVENOUS CATHETER, AND I WENT INTO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FRAME OF CONSCIOUSNESS, I WAS EIGHTEEN AND A BATTERED CHILD AS A YOUTH, BUT FAR AWAY FROM HOME AS SAID. I LAMENTED HEAVILY ON WHAT THIS 'ELDERLY" AND WISE GREAT WHITE SAID TO ME, AND I FELT A PROFOUND LOVING EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT MORE THAN I HAVE EVER BEFORE.
NOW TODAY I HAVE PICTORIAL SHRINES IN MY ROOM, AND IN MY OWN HOMES PRIOR TO MOVING BACK WITH THE FOLKS TO DIE. WHEN I WEAR THE SACRED TOOTH OF ANY SHARK, BUT IN PARTICULAR THE GREAT WHITE, I FEEL ASSIMILATED AND LITERALLY BONDING WITH THE ENERGIES OF BOTH THE ANIMAL AND MYSELF. I RECALL WHEN I ATE THE MEAT OF A BLACKTIP SHARK A FRIEND AND FELLOW INDIAN SERVED, ALTHOUGH RELUCTANT TO EAT THIS SACRED MEAT, I IMMEDIATELY EXPERIENCED A FANTASM OF DREAMS AND IMAGES AS I ASSIMILATED THE POWER AND ATTRIBUTES OF THE SHARK INTO MY OWN HUMAN BODY AND LIVING SOUL. NOW THE SACRED ANIMAL, THE BEAUTIFUL GREAT WHITE SHARK, CONTINUES TO REMAIN MY SPIRITUAL ANCESTOR. IN FACT, IN HAWAII THE SHARK IS ALSO AS SACRED TO THEM AS IT IS TO ME, WHICH INCLUDES THE ACTUAL WORSHIPPING OF THIS SAME ANIMAL. IT IS CALLED A "KAPUA," OR TOTEM. A HAWAIIAN FRIEND OF MINE I HAD MET BACK IN FLORIDA AS A TEENAGER SAID I WAS A VERY SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL AND SHOULD BE CANONIZED AS A PRIESTESS BACK IN HAWAII, BECAUSE I CAN ACTUALLY "SPEAK" WITH ALL SHARKS, BUT IN PARTICULARLY THE ELUSIVE AND BEAUTIFUL, AND EVEN "GENTLE" GREAT WHITE. I AM A PRIESTESS IN THE BUDDHIST FAITH, AS WELL AS A PROFESSOR OF BOTH RELIGIONS-BUDDHISM AND CHRISTIANITY-BUT THERE STILL EXUDES AN ANCIENTNESS AND A RARE, BUT VERY POWERFUL CONNECTION WITH THIS VERY SACRED ANIMAL THAT IS SO OVERZEALOUSLY FEARED. ALSO AS A GENUINE "SHARK WHISPERER" I CAN EASILY SAY AS TO WHY THESE SHARKS ARE SO FEARED. MAN'S GREATEST FEAR IS BEING EATEN ALIVE, BUT THIS IS MAINLY DUE TO WE AS HUMAN BEINGS, FROM A LONG AND SLOW EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS BROKE FREE FROM OUR SUBCONSCIOUS, AND THIS IS WELL SIGNIFICANT OF BEING SWALLOWED BACK UP FROM WHICH WE CAME. HOWEVER WHAT ELSE I LEARNED FROM THE GREAT WHITE SHARK ITSELF AS A WOMAN OF TWENTY-NINE, NOW FORTY, IS THAT THE SHARKS AND ALL OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WORLD HAVE NOT YET PITTED THEMSELVES AGAINST THE VERY WILL FROM WHICH THEY DERIVE LIFE, HENCE ANIMALS AND SHARKS ARE MORE SUPERIOR TO WE AS HUMANS. THIS IS MY STORY, ALTHOUGH CRYPTIC AND RARE IN NATURE, OF THE GREAT WHITE SHARK; BEAUTIFUL AND SO VERILY MISUNDERSTOOD, BUT NOW IN THE ELEVENTH HOUR, MAN HAS FINALLY DECIDED TO PROTECT THEM-I THANK YOU, AND SO DOES MY ANCESTORS-THE GREAT WHITES. PRAISE BE TO GOD.
LAMA MILKWEED L. AUGUSTINE PHD AUTHOR
View her numerous publications of autobiography and fiction on Amazon.com by Google search "Lama Milkweed Augustine".
Photos by Lama Milkweed taken with a 35 mm camera inside a sealed heavy duty zip-lock plastic bag of sharks she swam with, though not great whites:
|Customer Siriphong in Thailand sent this photo of his child holding their new meteorite from Argentina, purchased from us in June '07. Note the Where on Earth website open on the laptop in the background. Thanks for sharing!
|Customer Vince shared with us the spectacular use he has made of one of our tailcoats. Be safe, Vince!
|The birthday party was great! The birthday girl thought the kangaroo scrotum pouch was hysterical. So did everyone else! Here's Chris showing off her most unusual gift for her 'memorable birthday' celebration in South Carolina...
Cool customer and talented artist Sandra writes me on 8/14/06: I have won 2nd place at this years Beatle Fest in the Professional category with my "Beatles for Sale" painting. It is acrylic on plywood, and is 5 feet by 3 feet.
Pretty darn realistic, Sandra!
Photos of Mason and his "new" megalodon shark tooth, and mako shark jaw. Another life-long shark enthusiast!
Submitted by Dean Martin impersonator in Great Britain:
Updated photo as of 3/8/07
Here is a photo of me, complete with my gold lapel pin, duly displayed on my tuxedo during my Dean Martin impersonation act Mid-May 2006 in Swansea, Wales (UK). I would just like to thank you for the speed with which my order arrived and the quality of the mic pin (gold). It will be worn at every one of my performances! Should any of your customers care to listen to me, and perhaps put a message on my board, I would be delighted for them to visit my website:
Many thanks once again.
I purchased a couple sharklings last year, am very happy with the one I kept, but drove off the friend I gave the other to. C'est la guerre.
Your site is a lot of fun, weird and wild, and you sometimes post customer's pictures.
I needed a desk lamp, so I made one. Since I'm very much into alien-esque stuff, I decided to call my lamp "Alien Artifact".
Al, Kent OH
|Another visit by long-time friend & customer Harry from Canada and his family & friends to our home in March 2006. We are always enriched by their visits.
Cool Customer Theresa in Nova Scotia, Canada made these two beaded spiders as a gift for me, they are incredible:
She has made one for herself as well. Here is a story she tells about it:
Last week - the end of November 2005 - there was a pesky fly buzzing around the house (must've missed the memo that said fly season is over), and then it disappeared. I was doing some cleaning in my room the other day and found some fly wings in front of a blue spider. Hmmm - maybe she made them a little TOO lifelike !!
And here's a picture of red spiderlings in a branch of one of our trees. We thought they might be black widows. Any clues, folks?
|Friends Nancy & Rainer sent the following photos of petroglyphs in Caliente, Nevada at Rainbow Canyon, and a spectacular view of the mountain there:
This haunting image within a natural tree is also found in Caliente Nevada at Rainbow Canyon. Photography by Nancy:
This photo inspired her husband Rainer to complete a linocut of it (below) which he has entitled "Spirit Tree"...inspired is right!
|And two other trees photographed by Nancy in Rainbow Canyon
Nancy's husband Rainer been doing linocuts for many years. "Window Dreams" (below) was his first woodcut. He's really an accomplished block printer and is just recently been inspired things to start working again.
He has joined the City Lights Art Gallery in Henderson NV (link below) which is featuring his bio(which we have reprinted below), and more photos of his work:
Rainer Bertram was born in Germany in 1944. He's lived in the United States since 1954 and is an Internationally recognized watercolor artist and accomplished linocut block print maker. He currently resides in Nevada and is looking forward to creating artwork which reflects his affinity for the beauty of the Desert Southwest. Here's another Rainer has done of Einstein:
This is a school class that received gator teeth & skutes, and an upgraded gator skull than the one the teacher purchased. Nice to see such teachers that help children above and beyond the call of duty:
Please know that your generosity makes a difference in children's lives. Hope you continue to live a fulfilling and joyful life.
We are very glad that the skull pleases you and that the goodies will be put to good use. Its our intention when we do things like this that the items will be used to the fullest of their abilities. You would be surprised how many donations we make and never hear back from the recipient ever. Sometimes I get the feeling that our donation just ended up in a private collection.
Yet, at the same time we get many classroom pictures and thank - you's from the students. These we publish on our cool customers pages. It makes the picture complete. But in the end we feel better for what we did.
I spent many years in the classroom environment, and know only too well the thankless, thoughtless people out there that didn't consider what I was doing for their children. Teachers are not baby sitters, contrary to the popular opinions of many in our respective communities.
Please excuse my long tirade about the lack of respect toward fellow teachers, but at times I do have a relapse, then remember why I got out of the educational field.
Enjoy, and if ever we can be of help again please don't hesitate to ask.
Glenn & Heidi Reed
Here is a young customer that used to come to our Myrtle Beach store, showing off on the family's collectible car:
His mother Roxie tells us: "He loved
For those of you traveling to Europe and particularly to the UK, the folks that brought us the link for discovering fossils in the UK which we posted among the ammonites in England on our Fossils page 4: www.discoveringfossils.co.uk
has also recommended the following Adventure Experiences site that reviews fun & more extreme sports for you to experience while you're there, including the "Zorbing Experience" which particularly appeals to us (think ORB and you're halfway to figuring it out - and see below - woohoo!!)
Cool Customer SIMON from England is posing with his black tailcoat, and the white tailcoat & pants (for use in his role as a Teen Angel in the production of "Grease") purchased from us. Watch out, Simon's ARRIVED and he's SMOKIN' HOT!!
and his latest theater production where he played Simba from The Lion King at the Palace Theatre in Manchester:
|Cool Customer Paul purchased one of our taxidermy gator heads for a theater production "The Butler Did it, Again". They wanted the alligator (they named him Charlie) entering one of the scenes to be as realistic as possible, and built a costume around the head. I'm sure quite a few were surprised at the great result! Nothing like keeping the audience entertained! Paul, a volunteer director of this theater since 1981, has worked in movie & TV productions in Los Angeles for Warner Brothers and Universal Studios, and received ARPEE awards for this play in 2004. Thanks for sharing with us, Paul!
|Shark Enthusiast Jennifer sent us these pictures of her two Shark boys (pictured here together, and separately). Nicholas (the oldest, wearing a shark tooth necklace, plus a red shark shirt their mother bought elsewhere), and Lawrence (wearing the resin shark jaw necklace), along with big grins:
|Customer Tom sent us a photo of his shark jaw driftwood piece he just completed. He's working on an alligator skull sculpture also.
|Sunrise in Nevada, almost an alien experience!
Customer Tom in Cupertino, California bought numerous alligator teeth from us to replace wooden carved teeth in a Freshwater crocodile head (Crocodylus Novaeguineae) sculpture he purchased in New Guinea, it came from the Sepik River. These decorated skulls are used in ceremonies in place of traditions such as head hunting which was banned in the 1960's but documented as still occurring in the late 1980's! The skull is 33 inches long and has been embellished with shells.
It took a stack of paperwork to clear customs, as saltwater crocs are endangered and customs had to make sure this was a freshwater species. Imagine this behemoth in their 500 square foot apartment!
|Customer Michelle found these shark teeth & other fossils in Charleston, SC on a recent visit there, and a single photo of the largest, a gorgeous Auriculatus tooth:
Jeweler Gary Olt custom designed this spectacular necklace of five great white shark teeth with 14 k white gold shark designs and encrusted with various precious stones, on a 14k white gold necklace. The largest tooth is 2-3/16", the next largest are 1-1/2" teeth. He purchased the largest, and one of the matching 1-1/2" great white shark teeth from us. We're proud of the end result!
Valued at: $9,700
Contact: GaryOlt@aol.com if you wish more information, or:
Strauch Jewelers, Inc.
228 Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Photography by Robert Cattan
Cool customer Kelley in Wisconsin has submitted photos of his car in the Hot Import Nights Chicago, IL Car Show (2005):
Note the alien head he purchased from us:
And the alien embryo showing in the back of the engine here, purchased from us also:
And a friend has since Photo-shopped this interesting eyeball reflection of his car in the Alien photo:
They are in the process now of building a new interior in the car with alien themed figures and faces set in fiberglass...more to come!
His entry drew a WHOLE lot of attention, which meant lots of picture taking and fun conversations. He's been invited to bring his car for a calendar shoot in August. Thanks for sharing, Kelley!
Here is our COOL CUSTOMER
JOSE MERCURY CAVA
who travels the world to climb mountains in many unusual costumes with his associates. He purchased a tuxedo tailcoat and tuxedo pants from us, with piano keyboard designs hand-sewn by Heidi, to wear while climbing the mountains in OREGON on June 9-10, 2005. It's the best view any of her work has ever seen!
This is the mountain...
This is Jose and his tuxedo piano suit...
And the view from the top!
He has other climbing adventures he shared from Arizona, Joshua Tree California, Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite, Mexico, Nevada and New England, equally challenging and with amazing costuming in each. He has another design in mind using a WHITE tailcoat and pants, THAT will be a challenge to keep clean, I'm sure!
What amazing and fearless men, we are proud to know them.
This is our cool customer Kim in South Korea with his wife Yemo, Koo and son Yeonwoo, Kim. This is a special party of his 100th day since his birth. What a colorful celebration of family and happiness!
Another welcome addition to the Where on Earth "family".
Here are updated pictures of the proud parents with their son, 10 months old, after they returned from a visit to Los Angeles and Disneyland July 13, 2005:
and in San Diego in July of '05:
Hi Heidi, I got a Great White tooth from you a while back. I was going to have a goldsmith do a cap with an octopus on top. The cost proved prohibitive. I got in touch with a premiere Makau (the old Hawaiian fishhook) carver and had him do a traditional Hawaiian lashing. I love it it's more natural than a hunk of gold on top. Take a look. Mahalo,
We think it's a great design too, Patrick. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your new heirloom!
Our friend Earl in western North Carolina has a serious hobby of photographing ITTY BITTY rocks and crystals that he collects. It takes a special kind of guy! Here's his description:
The set-up with a film camera is a bear. Look at this mess...That's a Minolta Maxxum 5000 with 3 extension rings and a Prinz bellows attached. The lens is a Voss 50mm enlarger lens. All of that is sitting on a focusing rail mounted on the tripod.
BUT the results are worth it. This is an anatase crystal in mica, came from about 18 miles from here. The crystal actually measures 2.5 x 4.5mm or about 1/10 x 3/10 inch.
And here's his website. Once you choose to load slow or fast, choose "My Rocks", and anything else that you fancy! Thanks for sharing, Earl.
This is Jim from Texas, a mild-mannered white collar worker...until HALLOWEEN when he morphs into your worst nightmare! He won best costume, of course, the office staff was too frightened to do otherwise. Wouldn't you?
Jim...after... holding his favorite cobra...
This is our new Shark enthusiast Jim from Michigan who knew exactly the kind of shark tooth necklace he wanted...and just got it!
He asks: "Excuse the model but the PRODUCT LOOKS GREAT !" No, we think it's the model that makes the necklace.
Wear it in good health, Jim. Here's what he wrote when he saw himself on the website:
Had no idea you guys would do that, just got enthused, took the pic and thought the necklace showed well. First problem is with the cops, this pic is only a little better than the one on the P.O. wall but maybe they will see I'm hiding in MI. Secondly was having a BAD (no) HAIR DAY and don't have a rug to put
Cool Customers Roberta and Robin Blankenship performed their marriage vows in the month of October 2004. They purchased a set of amber jewelry from us for Roberta to wear for her wedding. We wish them a long, happy, and healthy marriage. Robin is a musician, feel free to check out his lovely Reiki Fusion music at the website link below:
Music CDs by Robin Blankenship
Meet The Last Hombres - a good rock-and-roll band
Cool Customer Paul Schmitz (right) volunteered this picture of himself with the rest of the band, Michael Meehan, and Levan Helm, drummer.
Below is Harlan's shark tooth collection that is enviable:
left to right: 1.75" paleocarcharodon, 2.75" auriculatus, 2.6" angustiden, 1.25" chubutensis, 1.5" megalodon, 3" great white, 2.44" gwt. other notables include: 3" mako, 2.25" mako, 1.12" bull, 2.12" great white tooth, & assorted lamniforms from Macon,Ga (very rare location).
And his collection of the biggest teeth: 6", 6 1/8", and 6 1/2". The lighter colored teeth are megs from Aurora NC and are 4" and 5 3/8". The little tooth is an auriculatus that is 2 7/8" long:
And finally, an action photo of Harlan himself holding up an anemometer in Jacksonville Beach, FL during Hurricane Jeanne on Sept. 26, 2004, in the middle of nature's fury, though the worst damage was further south from him.
This is Linda and Charles, customers that came to our home and had a field day in the jewelry! Linda so resembles Glenn's grandmother it's uncanny. Behind them are our original oil paintings of parrots we treasure by Lew Genge of Nevada.
The significance of this photo is an example of our Third Generation of loyal shark enthusiast customers/friends, Grandmother Becky, mother Kristin (proud father Patrick) and now Ryan, born May 2004
This is the work of our cool customer Sandra who took our website photo of our sunset (see the "About Us" page) and did a painting of it. See the photo below the easel to show what she was working with. Lovely stuff, Sandra!
Here is another painting of winter trees...
And the fun Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band mural she did - That's Sandra waving, she's NOT part of the mural (smile). Thanks for sharing your talent, Sandra!
Cool customer b0b gave us this insight into why he bought three of our Taylor miniature guitar tac pin items of jewelry that he will be keeping and giving away:
One of our friends and financial advisors plays guitar, and has a band.
My wife and I saw on TV the documentary on the Taylor 'Liberty Tree' guitar the other night.
We both were very touched.
Taylor 'Liberty Tree' guitar.
Made from the last 'Liberty Tree''
Thanks, b0b, amazing what one last question to a customer can mean.
This is my son Trevor Berry, a 6 year old boy that has been collecting rocks since I can remember.
His interest grew when he was 3 years old and now his collection is getting bigger. This is Trevor with some of his favorite rock, jewels and fossils. He loves to play and of course loves to go to WHERE ON EARTH. "We are very lucky to live only 5 minutes from WHERE ON EARTH," because it is the best store on earth "Trevor says. And I have to say Glenn and Heidi Reed are the nicest people you can meet and we are very lucky to have them here in Myrtle Beach.
This is Brian who just purchased our set of moose horns, though he's not sure if he'll display them or carve them. This is one happy man!
This is Dalton (believe it or not, he's only FIVE years old, 50" tall, 100 pounds all heart! Glenn made him this megalodon necklace on a chain that suits him well, now he's the Mr. T-Jaws.
And here's his sister, Heather who certainly couldn't be left out of the fun! Glenn wired this special megalodon necklace for her too. What a great visit to the beach!
This is a MYSTERY item brought in by our customer Doris - WHAT IS IT? We're guessing it's a Victorian utensil holder of some sort, Doris thought it might be a urinal for a leprechaun, other opinions we got were: A pipe holder, a bed pan for ailing gerbils, a gynecology utensil receptacle, and a bath oil container...
MYSTERY SOLVED: Because of the word "Selb" in the backstamp (third photo), I did an internet search and found the town of Selb in Germany is where this type of porcelain is made. An expert in that town informed me that it is a circa 1953 style of a flower bud vase by Heidenreich called a "duck vase" (Ente vase) because of the unusual shape! We're glad to have been part of the fun!
This is our customer Ken with Glenn. Ken acquired a huge arrowhead collection from a lady here in Myrtle Beach, this is only a small portion of it, he's got some beauties there!
This customer (Lisa) whose friend Louise has a book to be published soon "Grace by the Cup", took the custom book brooch I made for her and added a tiny actual book cover that matches her friend's book. Clever!
Our customer, Gail Hawthorne, makes greeting cards of floral blooms such as the iris you see here - AWESOME!
Here's our latest young customer, Hunter, that was introduced to our mink wrap in Glenn's usual "terrorist" manner - he clipped it to Hunter's shorts - when Hunter caught sight of what was "tailing him" he took off screaming around and around the store, with the family following behind trying to catch him! Needless to say, it defined our day! He did make "friends" with the mink later, bribed with a sucker of course!
This is Joey, one of our loyal little customers, his Mom brings him in almost every week for a dinosaur jelly pop at the very least. I'm afraid what would happen if he didn't get to bite those dinosaur heads off every week! He's showing off his new T-rex t-shirt for us today, I'm not sure which is more fierce, Joey or the T-rex!
This is Maverick, who owns 7 of these 1948 Anglia Streetrod cars. He shows this one and even drive it a bit. He also owns a replica of GrandPa Munsters "Drag u la" coffin race car (a real head turner), an original 1880's Horse Drawn Hearse in mint condition, and a 1976 Corvette Stingray, among others.
This is Tom & Rosemary with their two children, Eric (the anorexic, just kidding) and Erin (shark bait..long story!) They were previously customers of Glenn when he had his store here in the 1990's, of course the children are a little bigger now!
We set up a great display of our Weird Museum items, another of gemstones with finished jewelry of the same gems, another of identified fossils, and a fourth of just jewelry available in the store, as part of the Shell Club show in the Inlet Square Mall here in Myrtle Beach. Glenn brainstormed the creation of this new alien that debuted here, creating an instant photo op for many new customers. See the "Latest Travels" pages for the rest of the Shell Club Show that was most interesting!
Our latest, cool, REPEAT customers from Glenn's old shop back in 1994 visited our new shop today! (Feb. 9th, 2003), whose names we can't mention because the AUTHORITIES may still be looking for them (just kidding!). Thanks for the visit!
This is Glenn with our newest COOL CUSTOMER - Jade, who is 7, found when he got home from our shop that he had one more shark tooth than he had paid for. So he came in with his family and presented Glenn with the dime and 'fessed up. Oh, so it's you! Glenn said...I KNEW one was missing because I just counted them last night (there must be 200,000 teeth in the bin). I think Jade saw the twinkle in his eye and caught on to the spoof. He was well rewarded for his honesty. Wish all our customers were like you, Jade!
Here's what our cool customer Robert from California made -- a garden bench using shark tooth fossils as accents all around - I called it the "Bite Me Bench".
The ULTIMATE COOL CUSTOMERS, Frank and his dad Andrew have just returned wonderful drawings that used to hang in Glenn's old Shark's Tooth Cove Shop in Surfside SC that they purchased when he closed that shop in 1994. (I know, the head drawing DOES look like an alien!) The last picture is a single whale baleen from its mouth that allows it to sweep plankton from the water as food. Along with the drawings are many bones from a real baleen whale found on the beach here, and ultimately we'll have shelves to position the bones, with pointers to show where on the skeleton drawing they belong. Very educational! Like getting an old friend back under our wing. Thanks, guys! We can't tell you "THANKS" enough!
This is a poem written by one of the young men from the Joanitis Home group of young men that "ransacked" our shop with their gift certificates last Christmas. We had as much fun with them as they did! We're looking forward to their visit this week again! Two thumbs up to you guys!
Above is our cool customer and friend, Danielle, a professional photographer who used to work for the Venetian Casino here in Vegas, now living in the heart o' Texas. She happens to be wearing one of my jacket designs for her Christmas picture this year - GREAT JACKET, DANIELLE!!!
Sharks Help Out at Ground Zero
(below) Our cool customer, Beth Nugent, sent us this photo of her and her team mates who are a PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM in the Big Apple. You can read more about them at www.nysharksfootball.com. SHARKS Hoo-rah!
|First Anniversary Cruise photos of "Formal Night" for good customer Tom and his wife. He chose the #T-2 Music Series design to wear to surprise her. We're pleased to share photos of this beautiful couple with all of you...
Our dear friends-who-started-out-as-customers, Rainer and Nancy, FINALLY DID IT! We got this email at 3:32 a.m. November 7th - what an all-nighter! A Vegas special! Congratulations, you giggling kids! And here's Rainer's latest watercolor as well, Desert Dream. We cannot describe the exceptional work they have hanging in their home, all by Rainer. We salute you special people!
Here's my favorite little person, Emma - who started out as a customer and stole our hearts! Her family just moved to Texas, and things have not been the same since. She's holding our Hunka Burning Love Gorilla stuffie. Love ya Emma!
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