"Message In A Bottle"

This idea was hatched in part by my amazing husband Joseph, and in part from the
"Finders Keepers" program in Lincoln City, OR.
When we were gifted with one of the beautiful glass floats from "Finders Keepers" in such a unique and special way,
we were so grateful and touched! We had been at the coast, near our favorite beach in Lincoln City, right next to
where we were married on the beach. We had gone to the ocean that day to honor the passing and celebrate the life
of our beloved fur baby Lakota Blue, who had just passed away that weekend.
As we were down in the surf playing and trying to remember all the good times and drying our tears,  a dear float
fairy secretly left us a float on our beach blanket and we found it later when we returned to our things. It was such a
special gift on that particular day, and it even felt like a message from Lakota! A message to keep on being happy,
keep on loving and living, and that WE ARE ALL so CONNECTED!
We are here to lift each other and to share the LOVE!

So My husband had the idea for us to leave our own little treasures for people
to find.... and I am all about sharing the LOVE forward!
Being a glass artist myself, I wanted to share a piece of my own heart and artwork,
so the little glass bottles I make seemed a perfect way to do this! Especially that we can leave a tiny little message
inside each one about LOVE!
We LOVE having this tradition together now and we intend to hide lots of them!!
We feel like two little kids getting to find places to leave the bottles on our adventures and we hope they will bring a
smile, and some love and sparkle to the person who finds it!

I create a "Message In A Bottle" by hand blowing the glass bottles in my home art/glass studio, here in Salem,
Oregon. Each one is done with such excitement and love, wondering who the finder will be!
We take the bottles to hide to all of the places we go exploring and adventuring, which is usually along the coast in
Oregon, the mountains, lakes and rivers around Oregon, and there will also be some left in Arizona,
when we go back for our visits!

We made this page to share our "Message In A Bottle" adventures and to share the stories that the Finders may
share with us! We also went and found some cute plastic animals to photo-bomb the bottles in our hint photos, just for
some fun! Haha! I did mention we are like 2 little kids! We don't leave the animals, just the bottle, so the animals can
help us with future posts! :)

If you want to find one of our bottles for yourself, feel free to follow us on
Facebook: Beadworx. Or Instagram: beadworx_com
We leave photographs and hints on where to look for them after we have placed them! With much LOVE from US to
YOU! Sharing the LOVE! Happy Hunting!!

Weekend of April 6-7, 2019. Bottle #1
Our very first "Message In A Bottle" was left on the same beach that we "found" our float.
Near the Sand Castle Motel, in Lincoln City, near public beach access #47. We left the bottle
somewhat hidden under the cement arches below  the "Joe the Seal" statue.  We absolutely
had to hide the first one here at this beach, as it is the very beach we were married on! A
perfect way to launch "Message In A Bottle"

FOUND: This bottle was found by Sue, who left this message:
"Hi there!! So I found the beautiful little orb above with the message “Love Simply Is!”. I
couldn’t believe my luck as it was in plain sight; yet so many people passed by it. I guess it was
meant for us to find ❤. Thank you"

Weekend of April 13-14, 2019. Bottle #2
We were back at the coast , going to pick up some glass floats we had
made in Newport the prior week and decided to make a weekend of it!.
We stayed at the Seagull Motel, near 15th street. Lincoln City, Oregon
Coast. Public Beach access #44. We hid a bottle down on the beach in
the rocks on the cliff side.
We have not heard from the finder yet, but we did hear from one of our
Instagram followers who went to look for it, that it was no longer at in the
spot we left it. Hope to hear from the finder eventually!
Happy Hunting!

Weekend of April 13-14, 2019. Bottle #3
Exploring Gleneden beach along the Oregon Coast, near Lincoln City.
We placed a bottle on the trail down to the beach!
We have not heard from the finder yet! Happy Hunting!!

Weekend of April 13-14, 2019. Bottle #4
Visiting Fogarty Beach,  Oregon Coast, near Lincoln City. One of our most favorite beaches!
We placed a bottle in the rocks near the entrance of the beach.
FOUND: The cutest family (Emily and William) were trying to find one of our bottles this
weekend, via our Instragram page hints. They finally found the last bottle we placed this
weekend! We were so happy they did, and guess what? They were so excited to find one, they
left us a little treasure in return! How sweet was that!!?? They messaged us on Instagram that
they had found our bottle and for us to go back and find a treasure for us! They left us a most
gorgeous marble from one of their favorite marble artists: Tom of Schodtglass. What a happy
surprise! And a perfect ending to another perfect weekend!
I LOVE the LOVE being shared!

(Photos are posted in order of the most current first, then following in order backwards to the beginning!)

Weekend of April 27-28, 2019. Bottle #5
We left another "Message In A Bottle" at Rainbow Lake this weekend, near Idanha,
just past Detroit Lake, in Oregon!
We had the whole lake and mountain side to ourselves for a lovely weekend of camping,
dirt biking and kayaking!
There was a most magical area on the lake near the far shore that was truly a Fairyland! Looked like little fairy
houses in the logs sticking out of the water! One of the largest ones looked like a whole magical fairy summer lodge!
The season hadn't started so the fairies weren't there yet, so we decided we could hide it there! We hid it on one of
the lower decks of the fairy summer lodge, in a nest of moss! Took several pictures for the clues! You will need a
kayak, raft, or a good pair of chest waders to get to this one! We hope someone finds it before the
Fairy Folk claim it for themselves! Happy Hunting!

May 1, 2019
Guess what we are doing this weekend???
I made some more "Message In A Bottle's" this week!
Stay tuned for photo hints and clues for when and where we will be hiding them!!!
Spreading the LOVE!!!
Be sure to follow us for clues on our Facebook page: Beadworx
and on Instagram: beadworx_com

May 3, 2019 - Bottle #6
e hid another "Message In A Bottle" in Lincoln City today. We came to the coast for the weekend and stayed at
our favorite spot where we got married!
We took an afternoon walk towards Siletz Bay and found the perfect hiding spot up in the rocks above the shore line.
The bottle is South of Joe the Seal. If you hit pass the pump station you've gone too far!

Spreading the LOVE!!!
Happy Hunting!

May 4, 2019 - Bottle #7
took the kayak out on Siletz Bay and hid another "Message In A Bottle" in Lincoln City.
We went out to the three large rocks in the bay and found a great hiding spot!
The first big rock has a pair of geese and their nest of 6 eggs, so be careful there!
Look on the third rock from the bridge... it's there for someone!

Spreading the LOVE!!! Happy Hunting!

May 5, 2019 - Bottle #8
We took the kayak t
o the Salmon River this weekend! We hid another "Message In A Bottle" on the gorgeous
beach there
he photos will be the clues for this one!
Spreading the LOVE!!! Happy Hunting!