Keep The Splash makes sea glass jewelry that helps to clean the ocean by utilizing 10% of the money from each necklace purchase to fund cleaning the ocean projects.
My name is Lili Cihocki and I created “Keep The Splash”. I am 13 years old and started this business in the summer of 2020. I had decided to start making sea glass jewelry because a while ago I had gone to Maine with my family (Maine is where I get my sea glass) and I looked at the beaches and there was a lot of trash. I thought that was awful. So, I thought about making sea glass jewelry as a way to help the animals I saw. Since then I have gone to farmers markets, my front lawn roadside stand and a children’s entrepreneur expo. I started spreading the word about helping keep the ocean clean. My business catchphrase is “From ocean trash to everyday cash helping keep the animals splash.” I decided to go with the name “Keep the Splash” because by cleaning the ocean I am or I hope I am saving sea animals so they can still splash. Some things I have found on the beach were a lightbulb, straws, plastic bags, etc. I have collected many pounds of trash and will continue to collect more. So by selling this jewelry I am hoping to let people know that putting or having trash in the ocean is life threatening for sea animals.
My mission is that one day I won’t have to pick up any more trash and sea animals will be able to keep splashing freely.