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by Lori Strickland
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  • the story

Let Your Desk Out Of Its Shell

Slow day at work? Bring a little joy to your daily routine with these cute pewter pet turtles for your desk. This turtle features a magnet on its back, so you can change the bottle cap as often as you like. Switch his outfit every day or showcase a favorite bottle cap from a special occasion. (Beer-bottle-sized caps work best). Each pet turtle begins as a carved wax sculpture and is then cast in pewter and polished to a high shine by artisans in Florida. Designed by Lori Strickland. Comes in a gift-ready tin case with story card. Sold separately.

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Handmade
Item ID
17865
Made from
pewter
Measurements
2" diam.
Notes
Handmade in Florida. Starter cap included, will vary.
This item has been discontinued, once this item sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • the maker
Lori Strickland

Lori Strickland

A native Floridian, Lori Strickland comes from a long line of ranchers and cowboys-"Old Florida," she calls it. "Before the mouse took over." Lori trained at the Gemology Institute of America and The Jeweler's Bench of Florida. While she was studying to become a designer, she met her husband, who was studying to become a manufacturer.

"We have the perfect relationship in many ways," Lori says. "Every designer needs a manufacturer and every manufacturer needs a designer."

The Stricklands have worked together for 15 years and have a 10-year-old daughter, who has designed jewelry and made wax models since she was six. She's even designing something to be featured in Lori's next collection. "We are a true family business," she says.

"My inspiration comes from the world around me. I tend to see things from a different angle than most people. I enjoy the irony and romance of life. Plain objects seem whimsical and I see things like the cork in the dog or flowers and plants that dance like ballerinas."

When she isn't busy with jewelry, Lori is taking her daughter to voice lessons or barefoot skiing when the weather is nice. The family also enjoys walking on the beach, surf fishing and playing with their two dachshunds.

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DESKTOP TURTLES
 
4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built (23)
  • Durable (21)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Stable (15)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (19)
  • Every day use (16)
  • Occasional use (4)
  • Classroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (24), Budget shopper (9), Midrange shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (26), No (4)

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5.0

Fun desk accessory

By 

from Detroit, MI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Stable
  • Well Built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

    Great for featuring bottle caps from my childhood bottle cap collection. Very fun and does not take up a lot of space on my desk.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Cute

    By 

    from northern California

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Well Built

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Every Day Use

      Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

      This is a cute little turtle. It's just like it appears in the photo. However it came with a beer cap, which wasn't appropriate for my gift recipient. So I had to go buy a soda bottle with a cap to use.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Very cute

      By 

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

          My boyfriend loves to drink soda (and you can still find some sodas with caps), so I thought this would be cute for his desk.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Adorable.

          By 

          from Norfolk, VA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Every Day Use
            • Office

            Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

            I love this turtle. It's a bit expensive, but so unique that I love it anyway.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Sweet little turtle!

            By 

            from Indiana

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cute
            • Well Built

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Classroom
              • Office

              Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

              I bought this cute little guy for my boyfriend for Christmas. The Yoohoo cap was what originally drew me to the turtle (he loves Yoohoo!), so I thought this would be a great gift for him as a student, and later as a teacher. He really enjoyed it, and although he has yet to use it (I think he's scared of losing it), I have no doubt that he will get a lot of use out of it soon.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Product arrived neatly packaged, quickly, and it was overall a fabulous transaction! :)

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              • Personal

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              3.0

              Smaller than you would think...

              By 

              from San Mateo, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Unique

              Cons

              • TOO SMALL

              Best Uses

                Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

                I bought this as a gift for a friend who absolutely loves turtles. I thought it would be a cute thing for her to put on her desk at work. However, when it arrived in the mail, I was really surprised by HOW small the "small turtle" was. I think it would be worth [$] if it was larger. One suggestion for UncommonGoods: perhaps have a link for decorative products that places them next to a ruler/common item to provide an accurate perspective on the size of the item.Despite that, my friend really seemed to like it

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                5.0

                What a sweet gift.

                By 

                from Salem, VA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Stable
                • Well Built

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Every Day Use
                  • Office

                  Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

                  [...] Pleased with the quality and the secure payment. Thank-you.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Perfect Gift for any Beer or Soda Lover

                  By 

                  from York, PA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adorable
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Unique
                  • Well Built

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Office

                    Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

                    This littele bottle-cap turtle is too cute. It arrives with a random bottle-cap, but you can replace it's 'shell' with any metal cap. It's a perfect addition to a beer of soda-lover's desk.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Very cute

                    By 

                    from Nashville, TN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

                    I bought this for someone who collects all things 'turtle'. She hasn't received it yet, but I'm sure she'll truly appreciate and love it. It was a little smaller than I thought, but it's really cute and good quality.

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                    4.0

                    We collect turtles and this is unusual!

                    By 

                    from Wayland, Ma

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about DESKTOP TURTLES:

                        I have turtles from all over the world and loved the unusual, whimsical nature of this one. I thought I had seen just about every turtle variety out there. It's fun and a little nicer than I expected.

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                        • Personal

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