Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Flip Flop Lady

Several years ago I had a very nice business making hand made ceramic flip flops. I had a lovely rep and she got me into galleries and gift shops all along the south east coast. Whenever I had to call my customers I would always say, "This is Maggie, the flip flop lady". That business went down the tubes when someone sent my flip flops to China and mass produced them. The worst thing was they asked another artist to do the designs for them. Oh well, I decided it wasn't worth the money or effort to fight it, and shortly thereafter, the flip flop craze was dying out. But I still make flip flops and sell them in the gallery. They make really cute wall sculpture. I make a ladies size and a child's size in lots of different patterns.
I have recently added two new designs. The dragonflies and the cottages. I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day, I did.
Ladies flip flops $48.00 a pair
Child's flip flops $38.00 a pair


  1. I'm dumbfounded about China and flip flops...your creation?! I think you took the right road and you are still selling in your own way...good for you!
    Hope you are having a Happy Mother's Day!

  2. How fun are these? And how terrible for you--but I know this is not unusual to happen. And I agree--just create them for your gallery--just for the art of it. I have never seen any decorative flip flops quite like these!

  3. I LOVE the new designs - especially the dragonfly - very cool. I have had my set for at least 15 years and I still smile every time I look at them - thanks "flip flop lady".......

  4. thanks all, yes I am still making them, but I don't think the other company is, and by the way it was the gift division of Baum Brothers.

  5. You know Home Depot was sued recently for stealing an invention. They have to pay millions. Reconsider girl! I love them. Put a link on a Flip Flop page in facebook and also a post to this blog on Facebook. Love ya Lots!!

  6. Mrs. Ruley i would like to buy a couple of your flip flops designs, i live in maryland how could I do to get them or there's a special webpage or store for buy it. thank you


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