drp By: drp

Holding On To Faith

I submit this to the group that is bringing awareness and support to the plight of Sri Lanka earthquake survivors.


May this small gesture offer them the spirit of peace, love, warmth, faith, and salvation.


Please donate to any cause you can that will better the lives and well-being of your fellow humans on this planet.


We are nothing without one another.




Ring fashioned by:



"I used Precious Metal Clay (99.999 pure silver), a lab created red diamond, and the ring band is strengthened with a braid of sterling silver wire. And lots and lots of love." - Jolene


  • Jolene Oldham 11y

    I am so happy you like it. You did neglect to mention however that you had initially designed the ring in my notebook. You drew the first sketch, remember?
  • efatima 11y

    I'm with you ... thanks for sharing this.
  • Lauren Kennedy-Voves 11y

    This is very beautiful...I have a ring I should show.
    Fantastic picture:)
  • Chrissie Jamieson 11y

    Amazing macro.

    Made with love and for healing, what a gift !
  • ... has left the building 11y

    What a wonderful gift!
    And present.
    And gesture.
  • Chris Bailey 11y

    Lovely gesture Duane.Such a terrible tradegy.
  • Adrian 11y

    Beautiful ring and beautiful message.

    Well done.
  • Agnieszka 11y

    Beautiful.. the photo and the thought.
  • lorayne 10y

    Awesome, truly.
  • Ifiallig 10y

    Very beautiful and the title!
    Love it and your works are amazing...

    thanks for coming by sometime...
    and what a nice hair nw year!
  • Ifiallig 10y

    The caption is great!
  • Kitty 10y

    Wow....such a warm soul you have.
  • Eric Weaver 10y

    great sentiment, great thoughts, great pic.
  • Todd 10y

    Beautiful ring, made even more stunnng by the sentiment.
  • Megan Turner 10y

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  • pfdavet 10y

    I'm with you too !
  • k neva knows 9y

    this is a nice piece
  • 休憩してますー ¡sʞɔns ɹʞɔᴉlɟ-hiatus time! 6y

    it is the art......... of gesture and love!
  • addadada 4y

    this summer i finally met my cousin's girlfriend who was in Thailand during this horrible event.

    she talked about her experience...

    i posted a photo in the HANDS ACROSS ASIA group with the story that my mom in San Francisco had a 'funny feeling' that eve and called her brother in Switzerland. He answered in a panic. He told us that our cousin, and daughter, and girlfriend were in Phuket when the tsunami hit.

    there were many kind comments and concerns for them (and us) during their terrifying experience. she started to cry and she wanted me to thank everyone who commented and was concerned for their safety....

    i told her about the HANDS ACROSS ASIA group and she was so touched that people cared for people that they did not know so far away ...

    "one never knows how close one is to an experience across the world...sometimes it can touch you in ways that one can never imagine, such as, we did not know that you (our cousins) were on vacation there at this horrible moment.', i said.

    she recounted the horror.

    their hotel was on the beach with a small sandbar in the ocean in front of it. the hotel had three sections, the first was the restaurant and bungalos on the beach, then the second section of the hotel was behind it, and then the main hotel behind the two other sections.

    they were susposed to have the bungalo on the beach but it was overbooked, so they were placed in the third section of the hotel in a suite. that morning they were to have breakfast on the beach, but decided to do a walk in the mountains...they packed breakfast and jumped in their rented jeep and left...

    they returned near their hotel seconds before the disaster

    they saw everything from the road above the beach

    the first wave hit the sandbar which blocked inital damage to the main hotel but took it took out the bungalos and everyone on the beach.

    the second wave hit the next part of the hotel wiping it out.

    the third wave was the biggest and took out the third part of the hotel and things much further back....

    my cousin, his girlfriend and his kid saw this all when they were driving back to the hotel...they turned the jeep around and went to the airport where they waited three days before being lifted out
    (the first flights out were for the injured)

    (on the way to the airport they also picked up two canadian tourists who were out for a walk in the mountains)

    they said it was sheer chaos trying to get to the airport. the hotel only had two buses to evacuate guests after the first wave hit. the buses could not hold everyone...if my cousins did not go on a mountain hike, and if they did not have their rented jeep, they might not of made it on the bus out. to say nothing of being on the beach at that time.

    the cell phones did not work so they could not contact anyone. two days later, they were able to use a military phone for 30 seconds to call and tell their dad they were ok.

    they are still friends with the canadians they drove to the airport after these many years

    merci thank you to all the flickr community who contributed to this heartfelt group
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