{Giveaway} Fancy Magnifying Glass by Twig Terrariums

Katy and Michelle of Twig Terrariums are giving away this fancy magnifying glass. They use it to create their own miniature moss worlds, but you can keep it in your purse and use it on that oh-so-pesky, tiny type. Enter to win by answering in the comments below: Do you ever use a magnifying glass when you read?

Cool company alert! Terrariums are making a comeback, but we’re not talking those dreadful aquarium-style science projects. Instead, two Brooklyn, N.Y. FUFs have built their business building miniature worlds inside vintage apothecary jars. Here we chat with Katy and Michelle of Twig Terrariums. Plus, their terrariums are now for sale in the FOF Shop!

Is this a full-time gig for you guys?
Oh yes, for both of us.

What are your backgrounds?
Katy: We both were Brooklyn College students; Michelle was there for design and photography and I was there for creative writing.

How did you two meet?
Michelle: We’ve known each other since I was 15 and Katy was 12. We lost touch in our teen years when Katy moved away. We met up at my 31st birthday party. A friend brought her as a surprise guest. The friendship was rekindled, and we liked to get crafty together ever since.

When did you start getting interested in terrariums?
Michelle: I spoke with my college chemistry/biology teacher on how to make a terrarium, and we started experimenting with different vintage jars. They looked like little gardens, and we added people to them. Before we knew it they were all over our apartments. So we had a choice: Sell them or give them to our friends for Christmas.

So you started selling them! Fabulous. When was this?
Michelle: About 3 years ago.

Do you teach others how to make terrariums?
Katy: We have regular workshops all the time at our studio in Brooklyn and around town. We also do private workshops with people who want to work one-on-one with us.

How do you take care of a terrarium?
Katy: They’re moss terrariums so it’s very simple. You mist them with water every 2-4 weeks and keep them out of direct sunlight.

Very low maintenance!
Katy: That’s our goal. We are busy urban dwellers without access to acreage, so our terrariums are our backyards.

What’s your favorite scene you’ve seen someone make or made yourself?
Katy: In a workshop one woman did a medieval scene–with a knight slaying a dragon. That was cool. We have so much fun making custom pieces, like a skydiving couple we did recently. We also did wedding centerpieces and each terrarium represented a different memory in the couple’s life–from one with them having dinner by a lake, to one with them riding on mopeds.

Your business was recently featured by the New York Times. Why the sudden interest in terrariums again?
Katy: They’re so low maintenance, and we’re all so busy. You don’t have to hoe and rake and prune, and you have a petite little garden that you can potentially put your family in. Or enjoy your grandchildren in your little green world. There is a very peaceful aspect to them–yet they add a nice bit of life to any home.

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Enter to win a fancy magnifying glass by Twig Terrariums by answering in the comments below: Do you ever use a magnifying glass when you read?

One FOF will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes February 9, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

236 Responses to “{Giveaway} Fancy Magnifying Glass by Twig Terrariums”

  1. juniper says:

    I have a curved glass paperweight that I often try to use as a magnifying glass, and then wish that I had one! Every once in a while I look for a pretty one, but haven’t found one yet, and can’t bear to settle for an ugly scientific one. I love this key magnifying glass!

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  2. Audrey says:

    great for fine print!

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  3. Michelle Tucker says:

    Not usually, as I have my kindle. However, I know that there have been several times when I could have used one.

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  4. tworiles says:

    I do. I love fancy ones I will use all the time when I win

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  5. InMO says:

    Absolutely, if I want to read the phone book or any other fine print.

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  6. ellenherbert says:

    Yes, I do use a glass sometimes! this is lovely and would be such a pretty accessory to have!

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  7. mizliz96 says:

    I have several magnifying glasses around the house ’cause you never know when you might need one. This one is very pretty!

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  8. margaracantu says:

    i cannot read without one! and this one is just beautiful!

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  9. Fayeeagle2003 says:

    I use a magnifying 8×10 sheet for my work papers and even a magnifying ruler. Trust me – to magnify is to gratify!!!!

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  10. Jzmtazz says:

    I think my next fun project is going to be a terrarium. I’ve been reading about “fairy gardens” and their popularity, but I think a terrarium would be better for me. I would definitely make great use of the magnifying glass. Not only for the terrarium but also when working with my jewelry collection or out buying new vintage jewelry.

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  11. suesur says:

    I have a small magnifying glass that I sometimes use to read fine print. I wear “cheaters” to read most of the time. I have an expensive pair of bifocals that I have never become accustomed to but carry them around in my purse in case I need them.

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  12. debraanncampbell@yahoo.com says:

    I have not, but it’s funny that this is a giveaway right now cause I do alot of crafts including jewelry and I was just think I should get a magnifying class so I can see….

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  13. Renee Kritil says:

    I would love to win this as I use one (not nearly as beautiful) frequently to read documents at work. Would love to have it!

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  14. Kathy says:

    I can’t read certain things WITH my glasses (ha!), like Rx bottles and other fine print…so I would love to have this.

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  15. Sunn ymay says:

    I take off my no-line glasses to see better. But remember a time when making a Danish counted cross-stich with tiny stitches that it would have come in handy. I did get a Danish to English dictonary for translation.

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  16. pmack says:

    I use a magnifying glass almost every day. This one is so stylish would love to win it.

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  17. Rene' Silinis says:

    I do using a magnifying glass, though not one as nice as this! Especially when I need to read the fine print on menus, seed packets, DVDs, etc. Love your work! 🙂

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  18. leo39@netzero.com says:

    I did not use it yet, but I am getting to the point – I need it. Glasses is not enough enymore…

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  19. KAREN COGBURN says:

    Blue is my fav color. Would love this as I need a magnifying glass.

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  20. Raeann says:

    I haven’t had to use a magnifying glass yet because I usually have my glasses on or nearby when I’m reading. But I used to play with my grandpas all the time though and loved it, though his definitely wasn’t as fancy.

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  21. scoutcrs13 says:

    Yes, I have a small turtle one that was my favorite until I saw this one! Would love!

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  22. Gigi says:

    I think I’ll need to start but what a pretty one to pull out of my bag & use.

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  23. cdmtx65 says:

    i wear reading glasses but still need a magnifying glass to read prescription bottles and instructions .

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  24. deborahf2 says:

    I have not yet succumbed to reading glasses, but a magnifier is a different story…I would love to use a magnifying glass that is practical yet beautiful!

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  25. Deb says:

    It Is a beauty. I could really use this!

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  26. irisvillagegirl says:

    How Pretty! Would love to win this! Started wearing glasses a couple of years ago and just switched to contact lens last week. The prescription isn’t right yet though. I am still having to wear readers for close up=magnification glass—yes!

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  27. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Yes I do!I cannot read teeny print on cosmetics,ect..drives me crazy!This is so cute~thank you for the chance 🙂

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  28. Roxana says:

    Love it

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  29. Sue Elliott says:

    Ah! Are you kidding???? My glasses are magnifying and I still can’t see the little stuff. I’ve been known to use a magnifying glass with my glasses. This would be wonderful and oh so pretty to carry in my purse. And I love your terrariums. I practically drool everytime I see one. What a great job you ladies do.

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  30. PKW says:

    I keep a small magnifying “card” in my purse at all times, I use it to read ingredients and nutrition content all the time. It would be awesome to have a large one for my desk!

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  31. KAREN COGBURN says:

    Would love to trade my old black magnifying glass that I use everyday for this one.

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  32. HedgeHogi says:

    Yes, I do on certain things!

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  33. Sara Phillips says:

    Yes, I do. And my parents do as well!

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  34. Debra P says:

    I do! When I’m reading those tiny vitamin bottle or cosmetic ingredients on tiny tubes. My mom is always asking to borrow mine. This would be an awesome gift for her!

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  35. Cindy Dawkins says:

    At my age a magnifying glass is a great thing to have!

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  36. Janice says:

    not yet (I wear glasses), but my parents do

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  37. ellen says:

    Goodness yes I use one now! It used to be just reading glasses………….. and I have a plastic magnifying glass . I think print is getting smaller!

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  38. heightshike says:

    No I don’t use a magnifying glass because I don’t actually own one. I do the trombone act instead. The one you are showing is elegant and I would put it to good use just like all the other FOF Katy and Michelle are very sweet to gift it to a lucky FOFs. Thanks to the ladies and FOF for this generosity.

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  39. Marie says:

    I use a magnafying glass when I run into very tiny type face that not even my glasses will make the item readable. In addition to being useful this one has a very chic look. Please send ASAP. Thank you.

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  40. mandrada says:

    I’d love to own one, it would give get me started on a new hobby—creating terrariums. I’ve always been fascinated by them. I also could use the magnifying glass to look at things instead of my usual eyeglasses.

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  41. tefenut says:

    Yes, I will admit to having to use a magnifying glass frequently. Is it just me or are they making all that fine print even smaller? I would love to have this one and I will no longer have to share with my husband.

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  42. Deb says:

    I use a magnifying glass when I’m reading small print or trying to see details on something. Actually, I keep a magnifying glass in my make-up drawer, too.

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  43. orchidlady01 says:

    I only need to use a magnifying glass if the light is low or the type is microscopic!

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  44. Corinne Amundsen says:

    What beautiful little worlds!

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  45. barbara s says:

    oh my goodness, just what I need. I am realizing I cannot read pill bottles and makeup bottles, etc. This would be perfect!!

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  46. j868jenn says:

    Sometimes – in dark restaurants where the font on the menu is tiny

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  47. drbarnes1 says:

    In addition to my reading glasses, I keep a magnifying glass next to my chair, bed, in the kitchen and at my computer. I also carry a credit card size magnifier in my purse for dining out, shopping, etc. The one in my purse gets used by almost everyone (vanity) at the table EVERY time I pull it out.

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  48. kms says:

    Yes, I do use a magnifying glass on occasion. however not as cool & beautiful as this one – would love to win it. Would handle it delicately and with much love!

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  49. KAREN COGBURN says:

    Oh how I could use this. I use one daily.

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  50. Rosiey60 says:

    Now this I would never lose! Need one when the light is just not bright enough.

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  51. KAREN COGBURN says:

    What a lovely change from the old black style. I use a magnifying glass everyday.

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  52. krispy9 says:

    I had to admit but do need a magnifier mostly when my contacts are in.

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  53. Katie5 says:

    No, but there have been times when I have been in need of one; my eyes are certainly not getting any better with age.

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  54. Cindy says:

    yes I use a magnifier when I’m doing my crafts.

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  55. Carrie obrien says:

    Occasionally!

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  56. Ruby says:

    I’m sorry to say that I do use a magnifying glass when I’m
    reading….it’s time for some glasses too? That is a beautiful
    magnifying glass!

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  57. Pat says:

    I’m not so upset about being FOF, but the change in vision is a drawback. How nice that something so usable could be so beautiful and bring your spirits up .

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  58. yyoerger says:

    Well, like your promo says, for the tiny, fine print on products almost ANYONE needs a magnifier now and then. It’s important to know what’s in what you’re buying, so this would be great to have on a key chain or in your purse.

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  59. sgoulet660 says:

    No luckily I haven’t had to start, but I would like to be ready if and when I do need one.

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  60. KAREN COGBURN says:

    My fav color & yes I use a magnifying glass daily.

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  61. susan fenton says:

    I use one when i am reading and my reading glasses are not strong enough. My 70 year Aunt uses one when she reads things that are very tiny on documents, and My 85 year old mother-in-law uses hers for all the article she reads in papers and magazines. It is fun and this attractive version would be lovely to own.

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  62. sarah says:

    Yes, all the time! Especially very small print. I just had a eye exam last week. Waiting on my new glasses now! I have to have a magnifier to read my lipstick tubes, so annoying not to be able to see small print anymore.

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  63. javierl22 says:

    I use a magnifying glass to fix things like zippers, jewelry and look for black heads etc…..

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  64. Adamsmom says:

    This is adorable!! I do use reading glasses, even after having eye surgery but would love to have something this fun and pretty to pull out when I don’t want to use my glasses! This is really nice!

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  65. bison61 says:

    I do not usually need one

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  66. Mélodie says:

    No, I don’t need reading magnifiers, but this one is so beautiful!

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  67. Theresa Molesky says:

    I do not use a magnifying glass but this one would come in very handy to read all the fine print.

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  68. KAREN COGBURN says:

    Would love this as I use a magnifying glass daily.

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  69. DLori27 says:

    I have never used a magnifying glass for reading but I definitely need to. I used to have perfect vision but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become a little farsighted. If I had a magnifying glass as beautiful as this one, which can be easily stored in any handbag, I’d never be embarassed to pull it out for any reason. I would probably be the center of attention because everyone would want to know where they could purchase one. Practical and beautiful. It doesn’t get any better than that! Thank you for another terrific giveaway! Good Luck To All!

    DLori27
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  70. mimi says:

    Yes, I use magnifying glasses when I read and I use a magnifying glass to look at REALLY small things.

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  71. L Sorensen-Jolink says:

    Yes, I use a magnifying glass when I’m studying maps and other printed material with small symbols and other notations. I’d put a beautiful magnifying glass to good use!

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  72. bigsis1960 says:

    YES! Unfortunately I need to use one quite a bit-this is even after having a corneal transplant…still can’t see as well as I should..I just adore that magnifying glass you are giving away! I would love to win it….

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  73. sonsethues says:

    Yes, I keep an average looking one near to look at fine details when I need it. My eyes just aren’t sharp enough to see without it.

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  74. carolineno says:

    All the time…

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  75. msortet says:

    All the time! I stare at a computer 10 hours a day so by the time I leave work, I can’t see! It’s one tool I can’t live without when shopping to see the tags!

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  76. Kim C says:

    Yes, I do use reading glasses/magnifiers now.

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  77. Carol says:

    I find myself looking for one more often of late. This pretty one would be great to have on hand. The bling factor really appeals to my ‘otter’ instincts 😉

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  78. glorious says:

    yes from time to time! This would be great to have for tiny print when I am out shopping!

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  79. thriftyniftyfifty says:

    Yes, I do need to use a magnifying glass occasionally to read find print, and one this beautiful is a bonus.
    Also, Katy and Michelle’s Twig Terrarium’s are awesome.

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  80. hofken says:

    I don’t use one, but absolutely need to use one. These are exquisite. I would look so elegant using one. Thanks!

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  81. Karen Cunningham says:

    I do use a magnifying glass at times. I’ve grown spoiled by kindle’s flexibility on print size, so if I’m reading a print book and my eyes are tired I haul out the old glass. I’d love something as decorative and pretty as the one being offered.

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  82. 1wicket46 says:

    I use magnifying glasses. I’d love a magnifier for menus and all sorts of “little pesky” things.
    Being ober 50 is for the BIRDS!

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  83. debbieleet says:

    Although I didn’t need one for the longest time——-now I do!! =)

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  84. Gigi says:

    Just started to! Would love to be using a pretty one like the one you’re giving away!

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  85. Phoenix says:

    This is stunning. I only use a magnifier once in a while, but this would make a great gift for my mom.

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  86. dropastitch says:

    sadly, now I do have to use a magnifier. Mostly when I do needlework, not for everything.

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  87. Kathleen Sexton says:

    Yes, I went to vote the other day and forgot my reading glasses. One of the workers had a magnifying glass and it helped me so much. Got to exercise my right to vote! Isn’t freedom great?

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  88. fhomergenn says:

    Would love one-would be great to use for fine lines on needlepoint also!!!

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  89. Kim Cage says:

    This is absolutely beautiful and would be used all the time by me, if I was lucky enough to win. I wear glasses for reading and the computer, now that I’m a little bit older, but I still cannot read that really fine print(especially on coupons)
    This would be fantastic!!!!!!!!

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  90. imasupergirl says:

    I don’t use one, though I should, considering I have eyes problems.

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  91. Carolyn Humphrey says:

    The answer to your question – “Do you ever use a magnifying glass when you read?” – is a resounding YES! I certainly do. And the one I have been using is less than optimal and in need of replacement – the pretty one pictured would fit the bill very nicely! Thank you for the chance to win one.

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  92. KAREN COGBURN says:

    My fav color! Yes I use a magnifying glass daily.

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  93. Padma Narasimhan says:

    I would love & use this

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  94. Laura McLendon says:

    Enter to win a fancy magnifying glass by Twig Terrariums by answering in the comments below: Do you ever use a magnifying glass when you read?

    My answer is a big YES, I do!!

    PS: I want a Terrarium 🙂

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  95. Laurakb says:

    I keep reading glasses all over and in my purse plus an extra pair for my guy. Sometimes they are not enough.

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  96. pmack says:

    Yes i use a magnifying glass almost every day for things i can’t see well….Love to win it would be so handy.

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  97. nonstpcute says:

    Yes I do! I would love to have a gorgeous magnifying glass like this one! So beautiful! 🙂

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  98. PollyAnna007 says:

    I have to ! My eyesight is getting bad & I can’t read any fine print. Also I have trouble reading the instructions on my prescriptions sometimes ! This glass is just gorgeous and it screams my name -I love unique pieces !

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  99. Cynthia S says:

    Yes, I frequently use a magnifying glass (which isn’t glass) with my cheaters. The print these days gets so small from laser printers that it’s impossible to read. I have small batteries in my ‘zapper’ and had to use a magnifying glass to find the voltage when they recently needed replacing. Absurd!!

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  100. Red says:

    Hi. Yes, I do at work the print is small in some things and makeup bottles and Rx bottles. It is so cool and pretty. I would really enjoy using it. It would make me so happy. Thank You. Have a wonderful Day!

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  101. Nancy says:

    Yes, I use one for my tatting

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  102. Diane says:

    Yes, for fine print I pull out a magnifying glass.

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  103. beth w says:

    no, I don’t, but have missed some small print because I don’t have a magnifying glass. It is time to get one.

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  104. Corinne Howard says:

    Yes, I do use a magnifying glass!

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  105. Cyndy Consentino says:

    Could Use this little gem in just about every area of my life!

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  106. Linda says:

    YES!!! LOL I have been using one from a Christmas cracker-I think I need an upgrade!!!

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  107. Margarida says:

    No I do not use a magnifying glass when I read- not even for the teensy fine print!

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  108. Beth Lowe says:

    I find that the older I get the more I am reaching for the magnifier, but mine is so plain. Would love to have one that pretty.

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  109. Ctgal says:

    No, I don’t, but my reading glasses are 3.5’s. I have to get them on line. Forget stores. And to be able to read the tiniest print would be heaven!

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  110. D. Rains says:

    I most definitely use a magnifying glass. I’m an accountant and read numbers all day long…sometimes my bifocals just aren’t strong enough to keep me going.

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  111. Kai W. says:

    This is a beautiful key magnifier. So suitable to wear.

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  112. hugochou says:

    This magnifier would be perfect to use to thread
    needle and help read very fine print. I had cataract
    surgery in left eye and wear contacts now. But
    to read small print, I have to wear reading glasses.
    Even with contacts and the reading glasses, I
    have trouble threading the needle thru the small
    hole. Writing on coupons and things are getting
    so much smaller now, that have to bring out my
    magnifer every time. But with this nice one, I’d
    be able to leave out since it could be used as
    decoration.

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  113. Faith Moeller says:

    Well, my eyes are no longer 20/20. So, um, I guess I need to face facts and admit to needing one of these. Since the design is so lovely, I would be proud to show it off!

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  114. Melissa says:

    I don’t use a magnifying glass to read but I should probably start. It would help with all of the spreadsheets I have to read.

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  115. Debbie W says:

    I haven’t had to use one, yet! But, it would be nice to have this beautiful handy when I need it!

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  116. Naomi says:

    Only when I want to look super cool!

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  117. Diane Harl says:

    Sometimes when I need to read the fine print on paperworkI will use a magnifying glass. When everyday reading like books or newspapers I usually do not need to use a magnifying glass .

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  118. Tom Bedford says:

    Not often, but nice to have handy on my desk for when the need arises; yes on occasion I do..

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  119. Becky says:

    No, I have not….but sometimes I could sure use a 100x’s. Is it just me? or is small print getting smaller? Even some menus are using smaller print, as well as directions on small size products and ingredients. I would use it; maybe more than I would like to admit to.

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  120. Hotforfifty says:

    Absolutely! If the print is too small for me to see with my contacts AND readers.

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  121. Marcia says:

    Wow that’s some magnifier! and 100X? You could pick a zit off a nit with that! Oh, yes I use magnifiers at work. They reduce large mechanical drawings down to all fit on 11 x 17 paper and you are supposed to read the print after reducing it at least 4x. It’s insane. They call it progress.

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  122. spirit_kim says:

    Yes I do use a magnifying glass when I read sometimes.

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  123. dogladydi says:

    Particualrly for wording on small bottles.

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  124. starsmom says:

    I would START using one if it could be as cute as this one is!!

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  125. Deb Morgan-Nelson says:

    I would if I had one as lovely as this one!

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  126. Deb Morgan-Nelson says:

    I would if I had one!

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  127. Soledad says:

    There are times when I could use one but haven’t purchased one yet. I would love to win this one. It is so pretty.

    By the way Katy and Michelle, your terrariums are fun to look at.

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  128. Theresa N says:

    No I don’t, maybe someday soon though.

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  129. disgusted says:

    I wear glasses that magnify but also use a magnifying glass as does my Mom who is 90 years young and has macular degeneration. She has them all over the house as eyeglasses don’t help..This would be a great gift “if chosen” for her..Thank You for the chance to enter!

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  130. Lisa says:

    I could really use this magnifying glass. My short-distance distance has deteriorated and I need progressive lenses. I can’t afford them right now and lately I have not been able to read as much as I would like to! Plus, it is a stylish glass!

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  131. Ogden says:

    Love these ” little worlds”!!

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  132. angela peifer says:

    i have to ,most adds are soo little i need a magnifier 🙂

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  133. hrbeck_98 says:

    I use a magnifier all the time. I wear reading glasses but still can’t read the small print so I keep a magnifier next to my keyboard. Couldn’t live without it!

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  134. mink says:

    I keep one handy in my desk for small print my reading glasses aren’t enough for but it’s not this pretty or as powerful.

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  135. Anita Conley says:

    There are no words to describe this fabulous, beautiful, unique Magnifier. I would love to win this and show it off at work. I could definitely use one. I have to wear glasses and I am older now and my eyes are not what they once were. I have been employed for 29 years and my work involves working in front of a computer all day, alot of text, #’s, small detail etc. I thank you for the opportunity and this will make someone very happy I am sure.

    Blessings

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  136. A. Conley says:

    Absolutely no words to describe this
    Magnifying glass I could definitely use one for my work
    of 29 years since my eyes are not as good as they used to be and would love to show it off it I was lucky enough to win.

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  137. FabGirl says:

    More often than I care to admit. I can’t read anything without help and my glasses aren’t enough anymore. I love this one – it is so me!

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  138. pepper3 says:

    Yes for reading very small print. I would love a stylish version like this to carry with me!

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  139. Mary says:

    No, I have reading glasses. I have thought about getting one to read the exp. dates on coupons-who do they write these for??? It would be nice to carry in my purse for the times I forget my glasses.

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  140. Debbie Chaney says:

    I have never used a magnifying glass when I read, unless you count reading glasses.

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  141. Robbie S. says:

    I rarely need a magnifying glass as I have an e-book reader which I can use to zoom in on text. But I do find it useful sometimes when reading fine print on products.

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  142. Sandy says:

    I have to use glasses for reading \:-/ – but I’d use this for looking at beautiful things!

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  143. wizardewu says:

    I don’t use a magnifying glass for reading, but I could use some help with small print.

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  144. amelia1313 says:

    yes, I use a magnifying glass to read, for splinters, and any other close work to be done! This one is beautiful; would love to win it!

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  145. surikr says:

    mostly for maps

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  146. elizabeth says:

    No, don’t need those yet. But this is very nice looking.

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  147. Terri Urban says:

    I love Terrariums. They are great. I also love the eye catcher so we can see the little print. Great Idea.

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  148. Karen says:

    I use cheap magnifying glasses that I get at the Dollar Store…this sure is a LOT prettier!

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  149. velder dixon says:

    awesome-handy

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  150. sharyn says:

    I often have to use a magnifying glass to read small print. This one is much prettier than what I have.

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  151. CDSmile says:

    This Magnifying Glass is beautiful and very unique. I would love to win it!

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  152. Jenni says:

    Yes, I use a magnifying glass when reading specific things, like footnotes and endnotes, that, for whatever reason, are always printed in smaller type than the regular print. I also use a magnifying glass when reading instructions on how to cook food that comes in boxes and bags. My kids love mac and cheese, and one kind has the instructions written in such small writing that I can’t even read it with a magnifying glass!! Good thing I’ve got kids!

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  153. pattib says:

    I use a magnifying glass when I read, often when I sew or attempt to “do” tiny things that my tired old eyes can no longer see well! Would make a tremendous gift!

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  154. mawk313 says:

    No I haven’t tried a magnifying glass to read, but it would definitely help me see the fine print I am having trouble seeing. This one is truly beautiful and I would love to win it.

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  155. valorosa says:

    I haven’t used a magnifying glass yet! I can see the day coming when I will need one however. I noticed my eyes get very tired when reading so a magnifying glass will probably be needed soon.

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  156. sattalia says:

    I use reading glasses, but need the magnifier for very small print.

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  157. lorraine says:

    I have used a magnifying glass with my reading glasses! That should tell you how bad my eyes are!

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  158. Nancy D. Solomon says:

    My nick name around here is “Woman Who Runs With Tweezers.” My tweezers’ best friend? That’s right: my magnifying glass. And what a couple they make!

    Without my trusty magnifier, I’m prone to accidentally remove large chunks of skin instead of those ornery little culprits. Then, instead of people pretending not to stare at a long wiry white one, they’re avoiding looking at a nasty little crater on my face. Ugh!

    I also use a magnifying glass to read the directions on medication bottles, contracts, my children’s school trip forms, the obituaries (okay, so I don’t often read them, but when I do….), dropped knitting stitches, and the back of cake boxes. The list goes on.

    Actually, now that I think about it, maybe I should add “Woman Who Runs With Magnifying Glass” to my moniker.

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  159. eddyrobey says:

    I use the magnifier which came with my Oxford English Dictionary

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  160. Debra Stewart says:

    I do not use one, but I can see the day coming….

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  161. ginny says:

    No, I don’t use one, but it is so cute, I would leave it out as a decoration and when I need to use it —- it would be readily available.

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  162. Gaye says:

    I don’t, I have perscription and readers. But even they don’t work on a lot of food labels or phone books. I sure could use a magnifying glass for that!

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  163. Cindy says:

    Not to read a book, but to see other things.

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  164. ktpotat says:

    Not for books but for reading small print like the channel guide

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  165. Susan says:

    I use a magnifier for beading, needlepoint, and do use magnification for reading as well.

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  166. AJB says:

    Yes, I keep a magnifying glass handy to read text written in a very small fonts (usually the “fine print” info).

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  167. adrienne z says:

    i do use a magnifying glass when I need it in addition to the glasses that are always around my neck. I especially need a magnifier when reading the fine print on products, expiration dates on coupons and when there’s not enough light. My eyes have definitely gotten worse over the past couple of years and it would be great to have a really pretty magnifying glass at my fingertips! thanks for the chance!
    chichijunk at cs dot com

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  168. LindyBelle says:

    I was waiting for my husband in his dentist’s office yesterday and brought a book of crossword puzzles to work on while I waited. I did not have reading glasses with me and had quite a difficult time bringing the clues into focus. I spent more time watching the antics of the fish in their aquarium than reading or working crossword puzzles. A chic and beautiful magnifier such as this one would fit into my purse easily and solve this dilemma. I would use it for reading labels while shopping also. It would be a perfect addition to my purse as it is beautiful, useful, and would soon become meaningful as well.

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  169. Catherine says:

    When my arms got too short for me to read the TV Guide and my medication labels, I invested in a pair of readers! A whole new world opened up for me and I was able to see clearly. I also have a pair of reading glasses, but I prefer the strength of the readers — especially for menus in darkened restaurants. This is so pretty and feminine, I might wear it on a chain as jewelry when I’m not using it to read!

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  170. Ellen says:

    Yes I do.

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  171. Marynell says:

    I keep one in my purse that also has a tiny light in it. It’s great for reading the menu in a dark restaurant.

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  172. pboyd3 says:

    This is gorgeous!! It reminds me of my Dad using one to fix broken chains and reworking his pocket watch!! Love it!!

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  173. Lisa Fillmore says:

    Do you ever use a magnifying glass when you read?

    For very tiny print and it a magnifying glass is very useful for when I am inspecting a gemstone or when counting a cross-stitch pattern online. 🙂

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  174. Helen says:

    Would love to have this. It would come in very handy when reading the small print — plus, it’s beautiful!

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  175. Ruth Wherley says:

    I absolutely do! It is great for checking expiration dates on coupons!

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  176. travelgirl says:

    Yes, I definitely use a magnifier all the time. I keep one in my purse, in my glove compartment, at my desk, in the kitchen, just about have one in every room. They are very handy for reading those pesky tiny price tags when I go shopping. Think how stylish I would look using this one!

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  177. Moonchime says:

    Oh Yes! At my age, the print on packaging seems to have shrunk a hundredfold.

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  178. lydianna says:

    Not if I can help it, but lately I’ve been using magnifiers for close up work. Darn it. Might as well have a magnifier that is simply beautiful.

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  179. jamorela2002 says:

    I use reading glasses, but you have no idea how many times I wish I had a magnifying glass because sometimes the print is still too small to read.

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  180. DOTTI says:

    OH, YES, USE ONE FOR THE TINY PRINT ON MEDICINE BOTTLES AND THE PHONE BOOK, FOR SURE!! LOVE THIS ONE, IT IS SO ATTRACTIVE.

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  181. keizerfire says:

    I’ve only started recently having to use a magnifying glass on occasion (shhh!). I definitely like having it handy though.

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  182. Michelle says:

    Yes I do. They come in very handy when your arms aren’t long enough! I also keep one around for guests who need a little help. Love the packaging.

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  183. paula says:

    Would love to have a magnifier like this one..They are nice to have when print is a little to small!!

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  184. Marilyn says:

    Yes I use one along with my glasses. This is absolutely beautiful.

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  185. debrastoykovich says:

    Yes I use a magnifying glass all the time, but I REALLY need one with such MAGNIFICENT style!!!!

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  186. Janice says:

    Don’t use one for reading but definitely for labels and this one is stunning!

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  187. Sue McKinney says:

    Occasionaly I use one to read things on bottles that make their print so very small. This would be handy & so pretty!

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  188. SUE says:

    I always use one in the kitchen to read labels and cooking instructions.

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  189. DawnMarie Helin says:

    I most certainly do, and I don’t try to hide it! This would make me tre chic and give other FOF”s the courage to put it right out there…the print is too small and my eyes need help!
    With style!

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  190. Felina M says:

    Yes, especially for trying to read a product’s ingredients list.

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  191. sussexr says:

    I do use one to read, especially menus. How elegant it would be to use this beautiful glass.

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  192. nancymonts says:

    That magnifying glass is a piece of art! Would love it!

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  193. Sadie Briggs says:

    Oh Darling, I wish I had a magnifying glass to carry in my bag, what a great idea. My friends and family look the other way in restaurants when I try to read the menu with 2 sets of glasses, or ask the nice person at the next table if I could borrow their eyeglasses! I’m also Known for my eyeglass borrowing at the grocery store,when 2 set of glasses just isn’t enough for that pesky little fine print!

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  194. Nancy Jachcik says:

    I definitely do use a magnifying glass! Even with prescribed reading glasses I still find some small print difficult to read, threading my sewing machine needle almost impossible and dimly lit restaurants don’t help when trying to read a menu!

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  195. bclaxton says:

    Sometimes. IF the print is tiny or in some weird font.

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  196. tarheel4ever says:

    Yes, I do use a magnifying glass when I read that teeny, tiny print so many companies use for product descriptions and disclosures but not generally to read a novel.

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  197. Cathy G says:

    I use a magnifying glass to read the labels on medicine. And then I find a child to open the child-proof tops! LOL!! (Getting older isn’t easy!)

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  198. Angela K says:

    Not very often, but occasionally! This magnifying glass looks like a work of art, though. I’m sure I’d display it and find reasons to use it practically as well.

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  199. Ruth says:

    Yes, I NEED to use magnifying glasses, even with my reading glasses.

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  200. Kathy. says:

    Oh yes! This one is beautifuf!

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  201. gshep says:

    No, I haven’t used a magnifying glass to read ,but I have used them for many other reasons. I would use them shopping ,because now there are some boxes that have such tiny print that my teenager can’t read them. Maybe they don’t want us to know what is in them!

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  202. Patricia says:

    Not for reading, but for when I do cross stitch, it is a must!

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  203. Lisa says:

    I haven’t yet, but have been thinking that I should get one, because my eyesight is not what it used to be. This glass is beautiful, and I would love to win it!

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  204. 3thingsuneed says:

    No so much when I read But I do use one for seeing imprints like the designer/brand or the karat on jewelry pieces. Old eyes sometimes need more than just reading glasses. lol

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  205. KAREN COGBURN says:

    Being over 50 I use a magnifying glass for labels & others things with small print.

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  206. Rallo says:

    Mainly use a magnifying glass for small print on prescriptions.

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  207. Sheila Chaffins says:

    I don’t use a magnifying glass to read. I use my reading glasses. I do do some beading projects and I would love to win this beautiful magnifying glass to use when I bead. Please pick me!

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  208. Valarie says:

    Yes, I do use a magnifying glass, for reading labels and other fine print and as an amateur geologist, I use a magnifying glass when studying rocks. This would be an elegant touch on a chain when I’m out hiking!

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  209. suri40 says:

    I can’ read a thing without a magnifying glass. Sad but true!

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  210. Lucas says:

    I never use a magnifying glass when I read, love my kindle

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  211. Jean F says:

    I do use one, sometimes at work.

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  212. Jill57 says:

    I found that I use a magnifying glass more at night now, when the lighting isn’t just right. I also use one to look for jewelers marks when I’m scouting for vintage jewelry , This one is very pretty, would love it!!

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  213. Catherine says:

    Magnifying glasses to read and magnifying sheets in the car for maps, etc. apparently I need this magnifying key ASAP!

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  214. Cheryl says:

    Yes I do if there is detail I want to see in a picture or the printing is so small that I can’t make out the words….Love this magnifier!

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  215. wlfrank says:

    Love this magnifying glass and yes sometimes I do use one. Not usually out of the house but this one I wouldn’t hesitate to pull out of my purse–terrific looking.

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  216. Merri matalon says:

    I have not used one but I will when I win this one!

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  217. sylvia shaw says:

    yes, I use one to read all the time

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  218. Diane says:

    I most always have to use a magnifying glass of some sort to read instructions/ingredients on over the counter medications. The print seems to become smaller and smaller. I keep a magnifying glass handy……………in my purse as well as on my desk.

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  219. Elaine Dreyer says:

    Absolutely—when traveling in China, magnifying glasses became my item to bargain for the best prices.

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  220. Janet Atchley says:

    My eyesight sucks anymore. Would love to have a pretty magnifying glass.

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  221. Linda says:

    I don’t use a magnifying glass, but my sister could benefit by using this!

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  222. smfsprout says:

    Occasionally, I use a magnifying glass to read the miniscule print on medicine bottles – or to read anything when I can’t find my glasses.

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  223. skipheart says:

    Unfortunately yes…..but with this beautiful maginifying glass who cares.

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  224. Lisa M says:

    My mother always used one & I thought it was silly but I’m always forgetting to put my reading glasses in my purse. A magnifying glass would be perfect to tuck into my purse since I’m trying to downsize my purse.

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  225. Kathy Luman says:

    Yes I do. Especially the fine print on bottles such as medication bottles.

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  226. Theresa says:

    Yes! I use a magnifying glass. I work with tiny seed beads and there are times the eyes are just too tired to see the beads. I also have to read labels when shopping for groceries, so magnification is a must have. This one would rock with a delicately beaded chain!

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  227. Sue Zabritski says:

    You bet I do, and more and more frequently, too. Aging eyes, you know. And I also have a terrarium. Mine has mini orchids in it, and an African violet, but I’m going to look into moss now.

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  228. slbennetti says:

    I must say that you always find yourself with that small print at the most inopportune times, this is a great tool for all of the FOF women. This is the right size, a very cute style and the beauty of it is in seeing. Excellent.

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  229. nascarblue3 says:

    Yes, I do now, the eye’s are not what they used to be, even with my reading glasses I also at times use a magnifying glass. Some print is too small so this comes in handy, I agree with kgritts concerning menus and low light, one night visiting my sister in Naples, Fla. the restaurant had very low low lighting and I ordered what I thought would be a great fish dinner, well steak it was, lol, lesson learned, i love this magnifying glass very creative and so are these ladies. Have an FOF day..

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  230. Linda says:

    Yes, I do occasionally use a magnifying glass-but I would much more frequently if I had this adorable one to brandish! It is absolutely an accessory, not just a utilitarian piece.

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  231. Baw59 says:

    Yes I do use a magnifying glass to read when I forget my reading glasses . This fancy magnifying glass would look so much nicer than the bigger gawkier one I use now. I also use one to apply my makeup . Can’t see a thing with out my magnifying mirror 🙂

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  232. deestea says:

    I definitely use a magnifying glass when reading the small print on labels.

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  233. Padma Narasimhan says:

    Yes, I need glasses to read, but I am vain & resist. This would be a lovely magnifying glass which would be essential & pretty.

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  234. hoppupp says:

    I have had to start. Isn’t that sad!?

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  235. laclay says:

    No, I don’t use a magnifying glass. I think this one is so pretty. By the way I love terrariums.

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  236. kgritts says:

    I do use a magnifying glass! mainly in restaurants where the menus are printed in little pretty print. This magnifying glass would look so much better than the credit card looking thing that I have now!

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