Stick It In Your Ear!

August 12, 2010 at 6:02 am 108 comments

Puppus Doggus EarringsI did!

Are these earrings not the coolest? My friend Peg made them just for me and I’m so delighted. Can you see the resemblance to the dogs in the quilt in the background?

Here, check out the detail: Doggies!

These little puppies are as cute as they can be and light as a feather. They’re made out of special paper and they’re coated with plastic so that they won’t melt should I happen to get caught in the rain.

They are extremely sturdy, so I don’t have to worry about scarves, wind gusts, or enthusiastic hugs. These earrings will come out unscathed.

She also made me two pair of Twisted Sisters earrings.

And a pair from a photograph of part of my St Basil’s Cathedral quilt.

And a pair out of the quilt top I made after my mom passed away.

The earring art is 3/4″ square and for pierced ears only. They are ultra light.  They feel like you’re wearing nothing at all, in your ears at least.

So why am I going on and on? I think I’d like to sell these earrings on my web page. How does $10 a pair sound? These designs will only be available through me. Raise your hand if you’re interested. Your feedback is appreciated. Leave me a comment in the comment section of the blog.  Ask your friends to weigh in too. Thank you!

UPDATE: The earrings shown above, and scores more, are on my web site now!  Please take a look: www.AmiSimms.com.

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  • 1. Jackie  |  August 12, 2010 at 6:47 am

    They are fabulous! My hand is raised! I love them all!!

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  • 2. Carmen Grant  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Yes, my hand is raised!!!

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  • 3. Sheila  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I love them. $10 is very reasonable for a hand made product. Although I wouldn’t mind dogs too. lol I volunteer with a rescue.

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  • 4. Jeanie  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I want to see a larger photo of your St. Basil’s Cathedral quilt. WOW!

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  • 5. Helen  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:24 am

    These are awesome!!! Love ’em.

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  • 6. Anita  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I love them ! When can I order the Cathedral ones? I would also order other quilt photo ones from traditional quilts.

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  • 7. Kelley  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Those are really cool! I want some too!

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  • 8. Gail Auen  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I would love to buy a pair.

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  • 9. Shirley  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Wonderful! My hand is up too…love all of them. And knowing you, you’ll have several more designs to offer when the voting is over! :)
    Ami, you and Madison keep me smiling with such happy thoughts. Thanks!!

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  • 10. Elizabeth Pearson  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    My hand is also raised!

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  • 11. Jacki Manfre  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Yes, yes…. I think quilters will love them. They’d make great gifts as well as door prizes for our quild.

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  • 12. sue  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:37 am

    My hand is up too!

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  • 13. AllisonCBayer  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Ohh, fun!!! I vote twice, I raised both hands. So that is three so far. Quilting earrings are so few and far between. A new line from Ami (you can go by just your first name like Cher).

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  • 14. rhykee  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Love them! The quilts are wonderful but I especially want the dog earrings.

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  • 15. Ruth Garrett  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I’d buy ’em! :-) I think the possibilities are endless – all the quilts and quilt blocks in the world!

    This is the perfect gift for secret pals and all your quilting buddies at Christmas time.

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  • 16. Charley Dog's Mum  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

    My hand is raised and Charley has several paws in the air but that has more to do with wanting a tummy-tickle than the earrings..
    They are super fun and I’ll be def. wanting some as gifts

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    • 17. PaulaK  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

      So funny!!! I laughed out loud at work!

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  • 18. deb divine  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

    The earrings are wonderful! My hand is raised also!

    Any way the dog earrings could be made for non-pierced ears? My sister would love them–her two “boys,” my four-legged nephews, (Springer Spaniels) would love to get them for their “mother.”

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  • 19. Judy  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Oh yeah…. Very nice. And I think you should have some for the International Quilt Festival so I can buy some there.

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  • 20. Lin  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Way cool! I’m raising my hand too! Hope you have them in time to order for Christmas gifts. :-)

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  • 21. Pat  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

    What does Madison think? After all, the doggy ones are pictures of him, aren’t they? Will he get any cookies out of this?

    Kitt, Pumpkin, Stanyan, Marnie and Hoochie

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  • 22. Dolores  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

    My hand is raised too. I think they are great.

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  • 23. Marian Mathewson  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I’m in!!!

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  • 24. Sandy Bartelsmeyer  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I’m raising my hand too. $10 sounds like a bargain to me … the right price to buy for quilting friends as Christmas gifts!

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  • 25. Anne  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Yes! Hand raised way high! Thumbs up and go for it!

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  • 26. Louise  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Both hands raised!! Love all of them!

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  • 27. Jeanne  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

    wow I want some! when can we get them???

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  • 28. Leslie  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Both my hands are up…there were two sets I really would like to get. And what a wonderful, reasonably priced gift to give your quilting friends. Hope this will be up and running before Christmas!

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  • 29. Michele  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Love the twisted sister ones!!! My hand is up!!!

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  • 30. PaulaK  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Me, too! I’d shell out $10 of my quilt money for those in a heartbeat! Love them!

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  • 31. Cindy H  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I love the earrings – I would get a few pairs if they’re available. Great idea!

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  • 32. Karen  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Love the earrings. I’d be interested — and am thinking of the possibilities. We could wear grandkids’ pictures (or kids’) — earrings to match a dress. And $10 isn’t an outrageous price. Great gifts for other quilters.

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  • 33. Sandra Favro  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I made your doggy quilt for my grandaughters and now I have to buy them the matching errings. Adorable!

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  • 34. Aimee  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Two hands and a rotary cutter in the air.

    Deb Devine – you can convert most dangly “pierced” earring to clip-ons with jewelry findings that can be bought at Michaels, Joannes, or even WalMart. I’d practice on a few before touching these, since they look a little dainty.

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  • 35. Sheron  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Just what I’ve been looking for. I Hope you understand how hards it is to type with one hand in the air and it is waving back and forth for attention…..grin. I want all of them. Please, Please, Please

    Madison’s Aunt Sheron

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  • 36. cindy  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Raising my whole arm.

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  • 37. Kathy  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Very cute !! Raised hand !

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  • 38. Tommie O'Sullivan  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! Can I add them to my bill for The Yo Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties since I haven’t been billed for them yet?

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    • 39. Ami Simms  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

      Yes!

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  • 40. Hilary Neumann  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

    2 hands up! AWESOME!!!!! I’m definately in!

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  • 41. Mary E. Williams  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Two hands up! What a great gift for fellow quilters, not to mention myself!

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  • 42. Lee  |  August 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Great idea!! What will the shipping be? Can we special order? I’d love some “boxer” earrings for my daughter, & kitties for me!!

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  • 43. Bev  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

    My hand is raised. Love all of them.

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  • 44. Linda  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

    If I only had pierced ears! Those are the cutest earrings. Hope you do sell them because they are a wonderful idea. How about putting Madison on a pair!!

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  • 45. Norma Storm  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Sorry, my ears aren’t pierced so I can’t wear them. Darn

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  • 46. Saska  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    **Waving hand madly in the air..**

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  • 47. Francine  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Raising my hand as well. I love the doggie earrings, remind me of Madison’s sweet face. I would definitely get some for me and for friends.

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  • 48. Mary  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:40 am

    They are great and $10.00 is a reasonable price. Count me in!

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  • 49. Kathy  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

    My hand is up. Could use some new earrings.

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  • 50. Betty  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Love the earrings. Would love to have some and $10 sounds great. Keep me posted.

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  • 51. quiltdivajulie  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Oh my … I especially like the light as a feather since my ears are waaaaay too picky about the weight of dangles.

    Yes, I am definitely in!

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  • 52. Mary Ann Davis  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Would love a pair or 2 or 3. Yes, my hand is in the air! How soon can I order some!!

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  • 53. Betty Ann  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Both hands very high in the air! Wonderful designs and great price. When can we order?

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  • 54. Barbara  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:59 am

    My hand is also raised. Great gifts — but I could also use clip-ons. Is that a future plan?

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  • 55. Christine Ricart  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I’m in! They are great!

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  • 56. Dar  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I’m in!! How about larger matching pendants hung on point from a thin silky cord? Oh boy!

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  • 57. Debbi  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I think you have a weiner! Great product, great price

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  • 58. Charlotte Andrus  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Great idea! Of course, we’d want some with Madison’s picture. And to be fair, there should be some cat ones even though Mad might not agree! Beautiful quilts, by the way! $10 is a great price.

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  • 59. Eileen Hagen  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I’m in!

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  • 60. oleqwilter  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    my hand is in the air…waiving madly..

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  • 61. Mary Ann  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Love them! Would love the dogs for myself – and quilt blocks would be great for me and for quilty friends!

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  • 62. Katie Hartsell  |  August 12, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I love them! I’d buy them at $10/pr. In fact I WANT them!

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  • 63. Barb  |  August 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Absolutely–they’re adorable!

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  • 64. lori  |  August 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    yes! and if they’re ‘light as a feather’, shipping should be reasonable too?
    ( :

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  • 65. Maureen  |  August 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Both hands up & I am jumping up & down!! They are so cute!!

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  • 66. Kesten  |  August 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I want a pair of the twisted sisters ones! Maybe if I have the earrings, I’ll actually make the quilt!

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  • 67. Kitty  |  August 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    My hand is raised – can’t wait to see them on your website!

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  • 68. Deb  |  August 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    LOVE THEM….just one question, are they pierced or not? I couldn’t tell for sure and didn’t see it mentioned.

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  • 69. Lydia  |  August 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Two hands up here. Pretty much “ditto” to what everyone else has already said — great price, great idea, great for gifts or as a little treat for oneself.

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  • 70. Bev DeMaria  |  August 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Both hands are raised high! Gotta have the dogs though because they look like my “Sam”. They will make great gifts for my quilty friends.

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  • 71. Nancy O'Keefe  |  August 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    If they are light/fragile I can see why she made them in the style that she did, however I don’t wear earrings that aren’t posts. Can she make them with posts? The designs are beautiful, especially the one of your quilt. $10 is okay if it includes shipping/handling. For years I have worn earrings that I made myself from polymer clay that is preformed in little rolls that looked like quilt designs. I slice them, bake them and sell them at craft shows for under $5 but they are posts. Her designs are very nice and you should do well if you offer them.

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  • 72. Melissa  |  August 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    My hand is also raised–they are pretty great!

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  • 73. Mutti  |  August 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Yes, but having a short neck I am wondering if they have a clasp on them or are the ones which just hang thru the ear? Thanks! I want dogs and twisted sisters.

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  • 74. Linda  |  August 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    my hands are raised, they are so cute, however a deal breaker for me could be the hooks, I am very picky about what kind of hook my earrings have….

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  • 75. Elizabeth Travis  |  August 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    They are great but I don’t have pierced ears. I know I’m behind the times but that is ok

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  • 76. Didi  |  August 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Too cute! I would buy them…great gifts and they should be $15.00/pr. Speaking with my artist’s hat on! :-)

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  • 77. Jan  |  August 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Both of my hands are raised. I could see buying a few pairs as gifts and for me! Woohoo!

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  • 78. Ann  |  August 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    My hand is raised!!

    How soon can we place an order?

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  • 79. Sue  |  August 12, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Love these, $10 is verrry reasonable!

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  • 80. Lynn Feldman  |  August 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Me, me! My hands are raised. Just love them. $10 is great.

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  • 81. Lush  |  August 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Awesomeness personified!!! Think of the gift opportunities.

    Clearly they will be a winner. Let us know when available please?

    Lush :)
    Sydney, Australia

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  • 82. Nancy Wolgamott  |  August 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    My hand is raised. I would be interested in having them all.

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  • 83. Nancy Wolgamott  |  August 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    My hand is raised. I would be interested in all of them.

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  • 84. Pam T.  |  August 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Can you hear me shouting from the rooftop – – – “Yes, yes, yes; gotta have me some doggie earrings!”

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  • 85. Sue Leenders  |  August 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    OMG – those are sooooooooo cute!
    I will need a pair! or two!

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  • 86. Ann BH  |  August 12, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Me, Me! My hand is raised! I love the doggie earrings (how about cats too??) and quilt blocks would be fabulosew!

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  • 87. Shelley  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Well…of course my hand is up! Peg is my best friend and I knew she could do it! I’ve had some of her first designs in my stash for awhile. I definitely think they should go for $15 a pair! She has worked so hard on these and I’m so proud of her. They are all so very cool! Peg can also go by her pen name Vera Howard. :) Love Coco.

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  • 88. Loisjean Radomski  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Ami, I love the earrings. With working at Hobby Lobby in the fabric and needle arts departments, they would be great. I will come back to order when i get my next paycheck.

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  • 89. Cindy  |  August 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Both hands and both feet are raised! Count me in!

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  • 90. di  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Both hands wildly waving in the air! The price is extreamly reasonable – I’m ready to order all of them! I work in a quilt shop – would she be interested in selling them to/through a “brick and mortar” shop?

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  • 91. Norma  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Love them! I would buy them.

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  • 92. Yvette  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Raising my hand! They are very cute and would make great presents, Take care, Yvette

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  • 93. Sharon  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    They’re adorable…But, I have a question. How sturdy are they? Paper with a plastic overlay doesn’t sound very durable.

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    • 94. Peg Howard  |  August 13, 2010 at 8:47 am

      Sharon,
      You will be pleased with the sturdyness. I have tested them extensively and evolved them since thier inception- with this major factor in mind !!! credit cards are durable ;)- and the key tags you get from all the stores for your discounts are durable–all those are paper with a plastic overlay. I would say to tear them up- you got to be on a mission to do it.- and hopefully that wont be your goal when you have them on your head :) Dont let the raw materials they are made of or the delicate appearance fool you-

      You will LOVE the fact that they are light as a feather and your ears will thank you!!!

      Right Ami???

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      • 95. Ami Simms  |  August 13, 2010 at 10:25 am

        Peg tells it like it is….

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  • 96. Charlotte Halloran  |  August 12, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Love them. I don’t have pierced ears, but would like to buy them for my quilting friends.

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  • 97. Tommie  |  August 13, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Lots of hands in the air here, too.

    The method of putting them in or on your ears can be changed by you easily once you get them, folks. Any place that sells jewelry findings will sell posts, clip ons, French wires and the wires that hook so you don’t lose them. Easy to change. Personally I don’t like posts because it’s uncomfortable to talk on the telephone! Wires only for me, thank you.

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  • 98. Kathleen B. Barden  |  August 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Make that 95 hands in the air. Quite a wave of appreciation. I want the quilt block earrings – all of them! Send the into as to where and when and who (or is it “whom”) for the $$. KBBarden

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  • 99. Cheryl , sis from KC  |  August 13, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    You do not have to worry about losing them. Very lightweight. Brought 3 pairs home with me and gave 2 away. I am not a quilter but definitely can see where they resemble quilts, the ones i have and gave away. Ami, I would love to meet you. Told Peg I could do Chicago with here because I am pretty close, maybe not as close as you.

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  • 100. Martina  |  August 13, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Yes! I love the quilt earrings!

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  • 101. Nancy Nelson  |  August 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    yes!! YES!! YES!!! although with 100 votes alreacy you do not need mine. Nan

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  • 102. Mary Lou Greenburg  |  August 15, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I hope we can get some. I like them all but am interestes in the quilt ones…

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  • 104. Sheryl  |  August 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I would love them, too, but could only wear them if the part that goes in your ear is silver, since I’m allergic to anything but silver or gold.

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    • 105. Peg Howard  |  August 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

      RE: Silver wire

      Sheryl,
      Fire Mountain Gems carrys this wire desgin in Sterling- if you can swap the charms out yourself. The design style is called perfect balance. So with a pair of round nose pliers and a twist of your wrist you could be styling too..
      Sorry, at this time I am not able to offer them in silver. Am so glad you love them..
      Thanks for you input- as I know there are others that have selective earring wire needs. Hope this helps.

      Peg

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  • 106. Linda  |  August 19, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Many years ago there was a lady from Texas who made these earrings – sold at quilt shows, etc. Texas Treasures was the name, I think. She would do custom – with pic of your own quilt, too. I have my daughter standing in front of the quilt I made for her…….. They were $10.

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    • 107. Ami Simms  |  August 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm

      What a wonderful keepsake! I’m sure the technology to make these precious remembrances has come a long way since you purchased yours. The quality of Peg’s earrings is superb. Perhaps some day we can talk her into doing custom work.

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  • 108. Jane  |  August 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I love quilt jewelry and love to give them as gifts

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