Oooh, Oooh! A CONTEST.

I am completely obsessed with Etsy. I admit it.

A couple of weeks ago, I came to the conclusion that I need more earrings in my life. What’s the point of having your ears pierced if you aren’t going to adorn the holes? C’MON, PEOPLE.

So, Etsy and I did our little mating ritual, which resulted in the purchase of several pairs of simple, beautiful earrings. (Simple jewelry lovers UNITE!)

My very favorite pair were handmade by Kate Szabone, and they have become permanent fixtures in my earlobes.

Well, the lovely Kate accidentally printed out duplicate orders and sent me two pairs of these beautiful earrings, and when I emailed about the duplication, she kindly told me to keep them. (SCORE.) And as much as I would like to KEEP THE EARRINGS as backups, I thought it might be nice to share the love with y’all.


Aren’t they perfectly simple? And pretty? Can you not tell because my ears are devouring the entire photo?

These beauties need a loving home. (The new ones, of course. Not the ones in my ears- Whoorl is a proper hygiene advocate.)

So! Leave a comment starting now through midnight EST tonight, and I will randomly choose a winner to be announced tomorrow. Cool? Cool.

And for those people (like me) who need some sort of comment direction, tell me, do you have a free or attached earlobe?

  • Cassandra

    March 25, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Would you believe I have one of each?
    Sigh. I remember vividly, in 4th grade, learning about genetics, filling out a questionnaire. Do you have a widow’s peak, can you roll your tongue, etc. Everyone was asking about free or attached ear lobes, I asked. Each person on either side of me gave a different answer.
    Then EVERYONE in the class had to see.

    I’m still scarred by the whole experience, so clearly I deserve the oh-so-lovely earrings… *fingers crossed*

  • Mel

    March 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Oh, my ear lobes are aching for those! :D

    I’m bored with boring old silver hoops! :D

  • Lisa

    March 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

    OH! I love those earrings! I am excited to wear earrings again, since I wont have any little monkeys trying to rip them off…

    Oh, and I am quite “attached” to my ears. :P

  • Tressa

    March 25, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Attached and proud. My outer ear also has those ridgy things that my mom calls angel bites. Does anyone know what I’m talking about? There must be a biological term for that.

  • Ariel

    March 25, 2008 at 10:06 am

    You have super cute ears!
    I heart earrings, my favorite pair I inherited from my grandma. They are lovely but unfortunately/fortunately VERY formal- Trying to figure out if I can wear them when I get married next year.
    And my earlobes? Free!

  • sizzle

    March 25, 2008 at 9:07 am

    My lobes are freeeeeeeeeee.

  • Jeana

    March 25, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I’ve heard of people who do attachment lobing; you know, co-sleeping with their earlobes at night, carrying them in a sling during the day, but my ears are more a fan of the Free Lobe Movement, which I’m pretty sure dates back to the sixties. Flower lobes, VW jewlry boxes and all that. Make Lobe, Not War is what I say.

  • Molly

    March 25, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I have never commented on a blog before but I think I love these earrings so much, I just have to! They are simple and interesting…

  • Annika

    March 25, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I have the free lobes. Freeeeeeee. (And clearly am not the only one who cannot resist saying it like that.)

  • Karen Sugarpants

    March 25, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I think mine are attached – kinda half ‘n’ half maybe. They are pretty earrings & I’m a huge Etsy addict too. Especially the jewelry.

  • metalia

    March 25, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I have free lobes.

  • Torrie

    March 25, 2008 at 9:16 am

    My lobes are free.

    Also, does it matter if, um, the earrings aren’t, um, for your ears?

  • Peggasus

    March 25, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Mine go commando.

  • Safire

    March 25, 2008 at 9:18 am

    My lobes have been free for weeks…just looking for the right match.

  • Kerri Anne

    March 25, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I am addicted to buying (everything, but especially) earrings from Etsy.

    Um, and I think mine are attached.

  • Meghan

    March 25, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Count me in, my fingers are crossed! (and my earlobes, they are free as a bird).

  • Meg

    March 25, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Attached… to those adorable earrings!!

  • Stacy Lange

    March 25, 2008 at 9:25 am

    My first comment to say that my earlopes are FREE! And I would love those earrings.

  • Angela

    March 25, 2008 at 9:26 am

    My lobes are attached and begging for earrings. What a lovely find!

  • Jessica

    March 25, 2008 at 9:27 am

    My ears… are.. um… attached? They’re tiny, which limits my earring selection to pretty much hoops. So these would be loverly!

  • BethanyWD

    March 25, 2008 at 9:27 am

    My ears are free, yo.

  • Ines

    March 25, 2008 at 9:28 am

    My lobes are completely unattached and unadorned, just like I like my men!!! LOL

  • Jillian

    March 25, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I have free earlobes and an urge to buy those earrings even if I don’t win them! Congratulations on finding beautiful jewelry on Etsy! It takes a lot of work to find something so nice.

  • The Muse

    March 25, 2008 at 9:31 am

    I’m all about the free lobing… mine are allowed to flap around to their hearts’ content when I roll down my car windows and cruise down the interstate!

  • Kindra

    March 25, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Mine are free as a bird.

  • Katie

    March 25, 2008 at 9:33 am

    uh oh . . .

    i have always felt inadequate because I can’t roll my tongue . . .

    now I find that earlobes can be free or attached?? HUH???? Now that I know – I’m gonna want whichever I don’t have!! I have no idea which mine are . . . I mean . . . they are attached to my ear . . .

  • Saerah

    March 25, 2008 at 9:37 am

    What cute earrings!

  • Angie

    March 25, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Mine are free and they’d love those earrings!!

  • Amy

    March 25, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I think mine are a little in-between, but more attached then free. You are very sweet to offer such a lovely gift to your readers!

  • Chris

    March 25, 2008 at 9:42 am

    My ear holes yearn for those earrings. Well, if ear holes could actually yearn.

  • dregina

    March 25, 2008 at 9:42 am

    ooooh, a contest! My earlobes, they are free.

  • Anna

    March 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Ooh, pretty earrings. I never heard of the difference between free and attached earlobes before. I think mine are attached? I don’t know.

  • glamgranola

    March 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Free as a bird baby!

  • Chris

    March 25, 2008 at 9:44 am

    And those earlobes that have the yearning holes? They are free. Forgot to include that. Sorry.

  • kat

    March 25, 2008 at 9:45 am

    oooh i am now loving her jewelry. i have my eye on a few things. damn. so much for not shopping today!!

    mine are free. kind of makes them sound a tad slutty, no?

  • Pooja

    March 25, 2008 at 9:48 am

    attached and proud of it! and those earrings are fabulous :)

  • Mary Sue

    March 25, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I had refused to wear earrings for the last 15 years, except maybe once every two years, because my ear-holes are extra sensitive and often get infected, UNTIL I figured out the magic of dipping the posts in Benadryl Gel or Neosporin before putting them in my ears. No more pain!

    I feel like a whole world of cranial decorations has been opened up to me! And at this pivotal accessory time in my life, you should me this website which will allow me to spend hours of my day searching for the right pair.

    Or, I could just win the ones you have. :)

  • Giselle

    March 25, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I can’t tell if mine are free or attached. I think a hybrid. More free than attached though, I’m pretty sure. I want the earrings!

  • Mandi

    March 25, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Love the earrings, love Whoorlie girl!
    FREE lobes.
    And, yes, simple jewelry lovers unite in harmony in a beautifully simple world!

  • Alicat

    March 25, 2008 at 10:51 am

    totally free lobes baby.

  • vague

    March 25, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Mine are attached. I don’t want those suckers wandering off on me, you know?

    Also, I love etsy, too, but sometimes the sheer amount of stuff on there gets overwhleming. I need a personal etsy shopper to filter through it all for me. You busy? Heh.

  • della

    March 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

    mine are free

  • Brittany

    March 25, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Those earrings are beautiful! If I’m randomly chosen, I’ll be able to sport the earrings with whatever haircut I get on Friday after receiving Hair Thursday advice!

  • brookeraymond

    March 25, 2008 at 9:53 am

    my lobes they are free and would love to be adorned with those perfectly simple earrings. I also would love to see what other earrings you bought because we seem to have similar taste in jewelry.

  • Gretchen

    March 25, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Man, I always thought free earlobes were kinda rare. Not based on these comments. Mine however are attached. And I’m loving those earrings! It’s so rare that I see non-stud earrings I like! (I’m not a big fan of regular hoops and dangly ones can feel so formal…)

  • Jen

    March 25, 2008 at 9:58 am

    LOVE THOSE. Pick me, please!

  • heather

    March 25, 2008 at 9:59 am

    these are so pretty!

    is there such a thing as a mixed earlobe? i guess i would have to say mine is more attached than free… but it’s sorta iffy!

  • AppleTree

    March 25, 2008 at 9:59 am

    My earlobes need adornment.

  • FK

    March 25, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Free lobin’ since ’76.

  • Kelsi

    March 25, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Mine are free!!!

    Who are some of your favorites on Etsy? Do tell . . .

  • Audrey

    March 25, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Attached earlobes, badly in need of those earrings.

  • heather

    March 25, 2008 at 10:01 am

    what size are the earrings you purchased? i see she has several sizes for sale.

    Those are the extra-small (3/4-inch).

  • Carrie

    March 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

    My ears are free. You earrings are free. I think we have a match!

  • Celeste

    March 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

    My lobes are attached and currently unadorned (just sayin’).

  • Dawn

    March 25, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Delurking to say I have no idea what a free lobe looks like as opposed to an attached lobe. Is that sad?
    Also I love, love, love those earrings and simple jewelry is always the best. I think I am the only woman in the world who argued with her fiancé that she wanted a smaller wedding ring.

  • ash

    March 25, 2008 at 10:03 am


  • Julie

    March 25, 2008 at 11:04 am

    I’m a recent Etsy addict and I’m looking for a new pair of gold hoops as one of mine fell out of my earlobe while I was washing my face yesterday (sob!)

    Oh, and I am free. Well, at least reasonably priced.

  • RA

    March 25, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Ooh, pretty! Here’s my raffle ticket! (But if they’re yellow gold, feel free to take me out of the mix. No can do the yellow gold.) Also, I have attached earlobes.

    On another note, Etsy is kind of overwhelming for me. I have no idea where to start, and then I find myself at Ann Taylor or Anthropologie. Some suggestions for people to check out would definitely help take the edge off.

  • a madhouse wife

    March 25, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I checked the mirror to confirm: my earlobes are attached. And in need of a good pair of earrings.

  • Carrie

    March 25, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Mine are attached and I have never thought about that distinction until today! LOVE the earrings!!

  • Erin

    March 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Mine are hangin loose and looking to be beautifully (and simply) adorned:) I’ll cross my fingers.

    All this earlobe talk has me singing the song from when I was little about your ears hanging low, wobbling to and fro, tying them in a knot, tying them in a bow, etc etc. Hee – I’ll be hunning it all day!

  • Jen

    March 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

    I have two pretty tiny, attached earlobes.

  • Nic

    March 25, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Oh my gosh! I love them, and if I don’t win, I’m going to be getting them!

  • Christina

    March 25, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Mine are free. And for the love of pete, I am also Etsy-obsessed. It’s a sickness, really.

  • Leah

    March 25, 2008 at 10:13 am

    I love those earrings so much it almost makes me want to pierce my (unattached) earlobes. *gasp*

  • justAcliche

    March 25, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I have been drooling over kateszabone’s earrings for a while now. (for my attached lobes)

    I love maryandjane’s stuff too. I got a pair of those for my birthday. Yay for husbands who shop the links you send:

  • Blythe

    March 25, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I have enormous, free earlobes.
    I love those earrings.

  • Bethany

    March 25, 2008 at 10:19 am

    free-lobe baby……….
    I LOVE etsy too. Guess where I first heard about it?

    HERE. from you.


    (pick me pick me pick me pick me)

  • Cindy

    March 25, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Nice earrings! Hopefully I’ll win them for my free lobes.

  • Alicia

    March 25, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I’m an attached kinda girl… thanks for making me feel like a freak 9th grade biology teacher! I’m also a complicated earring kinda gal, so don’t pick me! :-)

  • Michelle

    March 25, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Attached…I wonder if that is one of those inherited genetic traits like having a Widow’s Peak? Hmmmm….

  • Katie

    March 25, 2008 at 11:23 am

    My lobes are attached. But I’m not sure for how long due to the young boy’s interest in fine jewelry!!

  • diane

    March 25, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Free earlobes over here! I love that you asked that question….when I talk about it, my friends think I’m crazy.

  • snowberrylane

    March 25, 2008 at 10:24 am

    free! Interesting side note-when I got my ears pierced (at 21!) I had to get studs with longer posts because my ears were too fat =)

  • June

    March 25, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Please, please pick me!

  • LVGurl

    March 25, 2008 at 10:26 am


  • Jessie

    March 25, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Those are gorgeous and totally my style! I have attached earlobes, but my husband calls them “streamlined”. My whole family teases me about my earlobes because they are nearly non-existant. Just enough room for one pierced hole perfect for dainty earrings.

  • gorillabuns

    March 25, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Free – to be you and me.

  • Amy

    March 25, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Cute! I too adore simple jewelry. Please enter me in the contest.

  • Andrea

    March 25, 2008 at 10:31 am

    My lobes are free … free of earrings too waiting for these beauties to adorn them! :-)

  • Kathy K

    March 25, 2008 at 10:31 am

    LOVE the earings. Love your site :) Oh and my ears are free. :)

  • Nicole

    March 25, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Ok, I’m in for the contest! Those earrings are lovely.

  • Emily

    March 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Huh, even if I don’t win, I think I’m going to acquire a pair anyway!

    I have what I like to call “hanging lobes.” Dave has attached lobes, but clearly hanging lobes are the dominant gene because Asher got them too. Dave is still bitter.

  • abbersnail

    March 25, 2008 at 10:33 am

    My lobes are free like the wind… and my love for Etsy knows no bounds.

  • Jen

    March 25, 2008 at 10:34 am

    They are beautifully simple, as all life should be! : )
    Mine are free.

  • Beth

    March 25, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Free lobes. Also of note–I have had the same earrings in my ears every day for the past nine years. Every holiday my mother pleads with me to switch them out and wear one of the many pairs she continues to gift me. I have to admit, these are totally cute enough to make me *finally* remove the current pair, which of course pales in comparison to the joy of the potential true winner, my mother.

  • Amanda

    March 25, 2008 at 10:37 am

    my ear lobes, like America, are Free!

  • Muse

    March 25, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I’m a free-lober. And I’m a little worried about winning this contest because “The Muse” already commented and while we share the same (fabulous) name, we are different people. I’m sure “The Muse” is a wonderful person, but you should probably pick me.

    In closing, please pick me because I love those earrings and you.

    You. (and those earrings). Complete. me.

  • Jamie

    March 25, 2008 at 10:44 am

    All of my lobes are attached, including my ears and my brain(s). Which, come to think of it, is probably something for which to be thankful.

  • MissyE

    March 25, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Free as a bird!

  • carrie

    March 25, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Those are so cute & dainty… and would look perfect on me! Thanks for the giveway.

  • April Liley

    March 25, 2008 at 10:48 am

    My free earlobes love love love those earrings.

  • Jummy

    March 25, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I thought mine would be attached from the diagram on wiki but it turns out they’re free! Those are very pretty earrings, Whoorl, and hopefully I’m the lucky winnah!

  • Mandee

    March 25, 2008 at 10:51 am

    [Feeling earlobes while typing with one hand]

    I believe they are free; free as a bird. And they would love lovely in those simply beautiful earrings.

    I second RA above–I love Etsy but never have a clue how you people find all the cool stuff.

  • jen

    March 25, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Pick me, pick me…

  • Michelle

    March 25, 2008 at 10:57 am

    love the earrings and the site-

    THanks :)

  • anne

    March 25, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Sure, I go to order some and you made them be sold out…way to go! ;)

    Now everyone is going to want them!!

  • Susie

    March 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

    My earlobes must be free. Please let them be adorned!

  • Valerie

    March 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I actually have a free AND an attached earlobe. One of each!

    I found this out when I was in high school and the honors biology class did their annual questionnaire about heredity, and the “free or attached” question was one they always asked. The second year we were surveyed, the person covering our classroom looked at me and said, “yours are free,” and wrote it down. I said, “wait a minute, last year they were attached!” Sure enough, they were different.

  • Lissa

    March 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

    oh I love Etsy and I must say it’s a good thing it’s blocked from my work or else I wouldn’t get anything done!

  • Just a girl

    March 25, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I love my free lobes and I love those earrings.

  • rebecca

    March 25, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Ooh… pretty pretty!! Pick me!

  • Luisa

    March 25, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Oh man, those are some pretty earrings.

  • Andrea

    March 25, 2008 at 11:10 am

    My lobes are free to be you and me.

  • ali

    March 25, 2008 at 11:11 am

    mine are free.
    just like those earrings i’m about to score ;)

  • Jennifer

    March 25, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I love those! I am all about simple and clean. While I love a little sparkle and dangle for a night out, I stick to a pair of diamond studs for the most part.

  • Kate P

    March 25, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Mine are free. And those earrings are cute.

  • Ilana

    March 25, 2008 at 11:18 am

    My earlobes and me, we are attached at the um, uh, err, ear? Which is I suppose preferable to other forms of attachment…

  • Marin

    March 25, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Free, as free as the wind blows…I could go on, but I think it’s better that I not.

  • Devon

    March 25, 2008 at 11:21 am

    love the earrings…they might just entice this unattached earlobe chic to wear earrings more often

  • Nicole

    March 25, 2008 at 11:23 am

    lobey lobey loooooowww
    Love those earrings!

  • mn michelle

    March 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I have free lobes and love Etsy. I keep raving about it to everyone and no one else knows what it is! I am currently trying to copy some of the cool things I see there (cute diaper bags, changing pads and ponytail holders), but I am not quite a sewing machine maven quite yet!

  • Ms. Crafty Wanna-Be

    March 25, 2008 at 11:25 am

    LOVE them! And my lobes are unattached….in an attached to my head way. :)

  • Kathryn

    March 25, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Attached. And very tiny.

  • Sharri

    March 25, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I have free lobes. And I love Whoorl!

  • Manda

    March 25, 2008 at 11:34 am

    My earlobes are attached. And small. I have ridiculously small ears. One year for my birthday my husband got me a pair of diamond studs and he apologized profusely about how small they were until I put them on … they didn’t look so small anymore!!

    Hee! Young love!

  • Rhi

    March 25, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Free! Mine are FREE!!!

  • chilihead

    March 25, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Holy Mother of Sweet Simplicity! I need those earrings!

    I believe my lobes are attached. But not weirdly so. And just enough.

  • Janssen

    March 25, 2008 at 11:37 am

    I have free earlobes – just the way I like it.

  • ikate

    March 25, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I have free earlobes (and hopefully free earings to go with them)

    I’m with you on the simple jewelry – LOVE IT. I prefer to wear the same earings all the time, in fact when I find a pair I love I never take them out – much like my wedding ring, they become a permanet part of me. That is until they start to twist or, um rust. Yes that has happened to me. :(

  • Rhea

    March 25, 2008 at 11:42 am


    I’m addicted to ETSY!

  • Elizabeth

    March 25, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Mine are hanging free and low right now! I just know that some new friends would help them out so much!!

  • Loralee

    March 25, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Free, thanks much!

  • ashley

    March 25, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Consider me entered.
    I don’t feel the need to say anything else (like, about my ear lobes.) :)

  • Erika

    March 25, 2008 at 11:47 am

    I have attached lobes. I need these earrings because two weeks ago I cut my hair off. I wanted to have natural hair instead of chemically relaxed hair. I have not been able to find any cute earrings, although now I will check etsy. Please help me so that my four year old daughter can stop telling me I look like a boy!

  • Amanda

    March 25, 2008 at 11:48 am

    They are free! (my earlobes.)

    I am in love with Sofia Masri (sofiamasri and poopsie)
    as well as LuckyMeBeads.

    Pick me!

  • Natalie

    March 25, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Those are some gorgeous earrings!

    Free, no attached. No Free. Augh.

    Free but tiny? Attached but fat?

    I have no idea. :D

  • ~ bridgette ~

    March 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    My lobes are free! I’m glad to hear of another etsy shopper – glad mostly because I’m an etsy seller (www.theletterb.etsy.com) thought, sadly, not a seller of lovley earrings.

  • Kristen

    March 25, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Great, now I love her Etsy store and can’t stop putting things in my cart! Such gorgeous stuff!

  • Ursula

    March 25, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Whoa, comments. Comments for earrings.


  • Mindy

    March 25, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I love the simplicity of these earrings, how nice of you to offer them. My ears are free to wear these.

  • Mary

    March 25, 2008 at 11:56 am

    My lobes are in love…please enter me. These earrings are perfect and simple!

  • Lesley

    March 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Mine are Free. You can’t have them though.
    Very cute earrings.

  • andrea

    March 25, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Funny you should ask about my earlobes. They are an ongoing source of conversation around our house as they are free as can be. Jon on the other hand has attached and although his genetic make-up took over when it came to almost all of Charlie’s lovely features the kid was lucky enough to end up with my earlobes. I take great pride in that.

  • Gina

    March 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Free as, uh, birds they are. My earlobes I mean.
    Sorry – my mommy brain is preventing me from writing coherently.

  • SleepyNita

    March 25, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I have free lobes. The rest of me is quite cheap as well. ;)

  • Jen B.

    March 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I’m freeeee!!!!

    BTW, I LOVE these earrings. I too am a “simple earring wearer”.

  • Jen B.

    March 25, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I just took a look to see if they were still available and they’re SOLD OUT!

  • Jennie

    March 25, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I have seriously been looking for some simple earrings like those. I will be definitely checking out her Etsy site!! Thanks!

  • cameron

    March 25, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Would love if you shared your good taste with us with occasional links to favorite Etsy shops. Lovely earrings.

  • cj

    March 25, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    love love love…… your ear….. and the earrings. me me me pick me pick me!

  • Danielle

    March 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Such funny and witty comments by all your comment-ers rendered me speechless.

    Attached and speechless.

  • holly*

    March 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    FREE!!! a trait i am very pleased to have passed down to my child.

  • MsPrufrock

    March 25, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Just when I had managed to stay away from Etsy for a number of weeks…temptation has reared its ugly head. Grrr. There go my plans to clean out the fishbowl.

    My lobes are free, none of that attached mumbo jumbo.

  • Morgan MacLeod

    March 25, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Free… and thanks for sharing another Etsy designer. My bank account doesn’t thank you but my jewelery collection DOES!

  • Beth

    March 25, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Wow, way to make those lurkers show themselves!

    They are indeed beautiful in their simplicity, those earrings. So simple, I wonder why I’ve never seen anything like them before.


    March 25, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I am a simple girl at heart…but i still want to look cute!

  • Jill

    March 25, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    WOw- super cute and simple.

  • Sarah

    March 25, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, those are VERY pretty…and now I’ll need to spend some time exploring that site myself!

    My earlobes are free :), free as the wind blows :).

    And I happily have two piercings on my right ear and three on my left (the two usual and a cartilage piercing)…so I always need new adornments!

  • Becky

    March 25, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    I think you have GREAT taste in jewelry. Thanks for linking to that Etsy site, I think I have some shopping in my future! As an FYI I have big ol’ free earlobes. As always, I love your blog.

  • Karen

    March 25, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    OMG, those are so lovely! I’ve got attached lobes… funny never really looked at them until today!!

  • Lisa

    March 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm


  • amy

    March 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    oh wow. now you probably got all your blogs back!
    pick me
    pick me

  • Courtney

    March 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    If you’re choosing a winner by creativity, Jeana should win- Hilarious! But if you’re choosing at random, then I should win- Well, hopefully anyway!
    And for those of you interested- my earlobes are attached.

  • Liv

    March 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    attached and thanks for giving the earrings away, they’re beautiful!

  • Ana

    March 25, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    My unattached lobes long for those pretty earrings!

  • lisa

    March 25, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Those ARE gorgeous;) my lobes are kinda free kinda attached:) I have never shopped on ETSY but NOW I need to check it OUT!!!

  • Beth

    March 25, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Me lobes be attached.

  • Jenny, Bloggess

    March 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Elegant and divine.

    My earlobes are free but picky. I’m allergic to everything but solid gold which is why I have only one pair of earrings and look with longing on every other unattainable pair in the world.

  • hannah m

    March 25, 2008 at 1:02 pm


    i, too, have had an etsy addiction, from which i thought i was in recovery…til now. the fire has been rekindled!

  • Melody_NC

    March 25, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Oooo, pretty! I’m also free lobing.

  • Danielle

    March 25, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Freelober here would love some new earrings!

  • Danielle

    March 25, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Free earlobe, and those earrings are great. My odds, however, are not. But my pregnant ears would welcome the prize.

  • Beth

    March 25, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    yet another Beth with attached lobes here. Those earrings are cute – I want them!

  • Kandace

    March 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm


  • janet

    March 25, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    wow, look at all the love you’re getting, ms. whoorlie! Love those earrings, and etsy too.

  • Meaghan

    March 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    My earlobes are free, and earring addicts (9 holes and counting). But none of my earrings are half as nice as those. So simple and beautiful!

  • ehme

    March 25, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I love to put earrings in my attached to my head earlobes! Count me in!

  • Kristin

    March 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Love those earings and I just might have to do some Etsy browsing myself for these completely attached lobes of mine!

  • Mere

    March 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    I liked those earrings so much I went over to buy a pair without even reading the whole post. They are sold out. Pooh.

    So even if I don’t win, thanks for the link!

  • One Smart Cookie

    March 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Ooh – those are great earrings!

    My earlobes appear to be neither free nor attached – you cannot box them in with your labels. They are unique. And weird, apparently.

  • leenie

    March 25, 2008 at 1:30 pm


    pretty pretty earings.

  • slynnro

    March 25, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Free lobes!

  • Bri

    March 25, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Pretty! I like!

    (mine are free or unattached, and that just made me giggle, cause I am 12)

  • Lindsey

    March 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm


  • Tina

    March 25, 2008 at 1:45 pm


  • cc

    March 25, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Sooo pretty.

    And I guess mine would be attached, but I’m not really sure because I’m going by feel.

  • Serror

    March 25, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I have semi-attached earlobes. They are quite detached but they have some definition.

    I love those earrings! And what a good idea to go to Etsy for earrings! It is so simple yet, I haven’t ever thought of it!

    Also, I haven’t a blog so I can’t tell you to read it. :)

  • Kelli

    March 25, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I have attached earlobes BUT one of my earlobes is split halfway up since while I was a fetus, the doctors have told my mom, I was leaning against her hipbone. It looks like I had an earring ripped out. I am an ear freak!

  • Summer

    March 25, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    My earlobes are free, but small. And they do conveniently have those adornment holes….

  • Mayhem

    March 25, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Oh, so pretty!

    My earlobes are free!

    I have not commented on your blog before, but a contest is definitely worth delurking for.

  • mary

    March 25, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    My earlobes are quite attached.

  • Katherine

    March 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    My lobes are free and in need of new earrings!

  • katherine

    March 25, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    My earlobes are mostly free and they need new earrings!

  • katherine

    March 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I’m sorry about the double post, I thought it didn’t go through and I don’t know how to delete the extra one!

  • Jocilyn

    March 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    My earlobes are tiny and free. I’m kind of obsessed with measuring people’s ears. Don’t ask … There is no good explanation.

  • brooke

    March 25, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    i know those earrings have my name on them…
    perfectly made for my pretty little attached earlobes.

  • Jaclyn

    March 25, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    My lobes are free, and those earrings are darling. I wear the same pair of diamond studs every dang day. How boring am I?

  • Tamara

    March 25, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Oh Whoorl, how I love ya. I am a free-lobed curly-haired whoorl-advice-junkie lurker.

  • Darcy

    March 25, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Need. Those. Earrings. For my free hanging earlobes. xoxo.

  • April

    March 25, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    My lobes are free! free the lobes!

  • gina in sc

    March 25, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    my FREE earlobes would love these beauties…

    go check out maddy’s blog -she sells beautiful photos on etsy…

  • Not the Mama

    March 25, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Those would look gorgeous in my free earlobes!

  • Julie

    March 25, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Free. I want to win!

  • Mary

    March 25, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Free. I love Etsy!

  • Super Sarah

    March 25, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Free lobes! I lost my last pair of simple earrings on our trip to London, boo.

  • Annie

    March 25, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Attached! Love the earrings

  • Suniverse

    March 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Deliciously pretty earrings!

    Free lobes, too!

  • Diane

    March 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Ooh ooh pick me!!!

  • beckie

    March 25, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    For my cell bio I just took, one of our homework assignments was to figure out such things like if our earlobes are free and attached, then do it with our partner, hubby, or other- then see how the kids would turn out!
    (My kids might not be the most attractive in some cases as my hubby and I differ in many areas..eeek!)
    I am free-wheeling it by the way :)

  • Melissa

    March 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    More free lobes here that would very much love free earrings!

  • Megan Olsen

    March 25, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Those earrings are gorgeous!! And I have a free earlobe. :)

  • Crisanne

    March 25, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Oooo, so pretty! And my lobes are free.

  • Kelly

    March 25, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    My earlobes are free and naked, those sure are purty earings

  • Lori N

    March 25, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Attached. Funny, until you asked the question, I never really noticed. I also read in the handy-dandy wiki link you provided that it is a recessive trait – that’s me! blue eyed, attached lobe girl!

  • Jessica

    March 25, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    My earlobes are attached entirely and I adore those earrings… I went to buy them before reading you entire post and noticed that you’re giving away perhaps the one pair that I would have bought…

  • Lisa

    March 25, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Oh man! I saw those and drooled all over myself. Sadly I have this very hard time of actually spending money on myself (though you wouldn’t know it lately!). Love them! And my lobes would look smashing with them dangling from them. :)

  • nancypearlwannabe

    March 25, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Ooh, ooh, I want to win new earrings! I love earrings! And those are super cute. Come to think of it, I may order a pair even if I don’t win.

  • Anna

    March 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I clicked on the link to pick up a pair of my own…and they’re all sold out! Great contest, though!

  • dawn

    March 25, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Free jewelry and whoorl. It just doesn’t get any better…

  • Danielle

    March 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    So cute! I would wear them often as well. Ok – go here and waste time. I know you will love it!!


  • Kristin

    March 25, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Whoa! There are a LOT of comments here! I really enjoy reading your blog and those earrings are too cute :)

  • Jenfier

    March 25, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Free earlobes that need cute earrings.

  • Mary C

    March 25, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I’m free! And really wanting those cute earrings!

  • BeachMama

    March 25, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I have Free lobes! And I would love to be in on the draw. And WOW and I the 215th comment?? You know how to bring on the party Whoorl :)

  • JAB

    March 25, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Beautiful earrings! If I don’t, by some random pinch of good luck, win them I think I will have to buy them myself!

  • Angella

    March 25, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I’m free…to do what I want…any old tiiiiime…

  • Rachel

    March 25, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I was reading about the earrings, clicked over and went through the etsy site, finished reading your post, and thought, “oooh… a contest.” And then noticed your title. Color me entered. (And delurked.)

  • wishcake

    March 25, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I’m sitting here wondering how the H you’re going to manage putting two hundred random names into a hat to choose a winner, so I hope you’ve come up with a more realistic way of doing things. Heehee.

    Having said that, I want those earrings. So adorable! Sign me up. :)

    (I also second your etsy fixation. For as little as I sell in my etsy store, I sure buy alot.)

  • wishcake

    March 25, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    (Oh, and my earlobes are free. Sorta forgot that part.)

  • Julia

    March 25, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    my earlobes are freeee…free falling… :)

  • Jadine

    March 25, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    My earlobes are typically free, but being 9 months pregnant at the moment (and seriously swollen and gross), my earlobes are now attached. Or embedded in my head. Or something. Sigh.

    BTW, the earrings are very pretty!

  • Jae

    March 25, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    My earlobs are unattached and looking for a good time (hope no one else made that joke in the 200+ comments up there).

    And I would love to have those earrings and would definitely give them a good home.

    Love your site! :)

  • Kristina

    March 25, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    my lobes are halfsies-partly attached and partly not. more attached though, which i attribute to my mother. and thank god for that because my father’s side of the family swing free and, well, let’s just say i like mine just the way they are. anyways, i’m a fairly new reader of yours. i was initially drawn in by the endless photos of beautiful flats and a shared addiction to jcrew, then the cowboy boots and now earrings? hooked for sure.

  • Jae

    March 25, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    That’s right, I meant to say “earlobs”.

    Duh, me.

  • Laura

    March 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Free as can be and in need of those cute earrings!

  • Christina

    March 25, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Half and half! (Those earrings are amazing!)

  • Nancy R

    March 25, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    I’m attached to my ear lobes, and they’re attached to me! Har, har, har…

  • cynthea

    March 25, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Mine are attached, they look like freakin GILLS fergodsake.

  • bethany actually

    March 25, 2008 at 6:30 pm


  • ~moe

    March 25, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    I’m free…free as a bird. Like Free Bird! :)

  • Reb

    March 25, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    What pretty earrings, I love simple jewelry, my husband would call it boring, I prefer classic!

  • Sara

    March 25, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I have a free earlobe! And by “free,” I mean “earring-less, and thus available to maximize this contest’s potential.” By which I mean, “PICK ME!”

    (I have officially watched too much Clone High. “Let’s go swimming in my pool — and by ‘pool’ I mean ‘bathtub,’ and by ‘swimming’ I mean ‘SEX!'” Brilliant.)

  • Another Dawn

    March 25, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Lovely earrings – I would love to have them.

  • Rachel

    March 25, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve been looking for the perfect nipple rings…thanks Whoorl! I didn’t even know anyone on Etsy sold them.


    But really, my ears are free and currently naked due to a LACK OF CUTE/SIMPLE EARRINGS!

    Good find!

  • JoAnn in NJ

    March 25, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Love the earrings! Thanks for the contest!

  • Erica

    March 25, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    So all I have to do is comment?
    I don’t have to give a photo a ridiculous name, complete any complicated calculus problems, or post to my own blog?
    Easiest. Contest. Ever. My earlobes thank you.

  • seven

    March 25, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Wow, I love how simple and sleek those are. I make earrings out of beads and such, but I never thought of just a curving wire.
    I would love to win those…

  • Mia

    March 25, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    New reader here, and commenting just to tell you how much i love your site, and that i’ve been reading your archives for the past few hours.

  • whoorl

    March 25, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Contest is officially over! Phew!

  • Sarin

    March 25, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Whoorl, I feel compelled to tell you about my ears in hopes of being the lucky winner of those gorgeous earrings. Hear me out:

    When I was three years old, I went on a family trip to visit my great aunt. My great aunt had a Great Dane dog who was not a great playmate. I was attacked by this dog and he managed to bite off my right ear lobe! Most of it was salvageable, meaning it got stitched back on, however, the bottom part of this ear lobe turned black and fell off. I have been missing this part of my ear for twenty years now!

    I went through my childhood proud and embarrassed of this strange ear. I loved telling the story, but I hated the comments from people who noticed I had a funny ear but just thought it was a birth defect! My mom didn’t allow me to pierce my ears but I rebelled and did it. For years, I felt like my body wasn’t balanced, and I always wore a ring or bracelet on my right hand to ‘compensate’. I could go from being confident to self-conscious in seconds, depending on how people looked at me and if I interpreted if they were judging me because of this strange ear.

    I considered plastic surgery to correct this, but have come to love my ‘flaw’ and would not change it for anything. I would dearly miss having the missing piece of my ear – please send me those gorgeous earrings to adorn my ‘flaw’! I can send pictures, Whoorl!

  • Jen Gomes

    March 25, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I was delurking to attempt to win those beautiful earrings until I realized the contest was over. Oh well, still delurking to say I enjoy reading your site every day. Your son & husband are so handsome, and you are beautiful & have great style! I hope she stocks more of those earrings!

  • Sarin

    March 25, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Oh, and my earlobes are free… except the right one is slightly less free than the left one…

  • Sumiko

    March 25, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Mine are attached . . . but not to the current boring cz studs that have graced them for the whole fourteen months since my daughter was born! Time for this mommy to change things up!

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    April 2, 2008 at 7:55 am

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