Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Peace & Color

Peace n Color Clip-on Earrings






"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."

(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). Quotation found on www.poemhunter.com) 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Clip Earrings for a New School Year!




P&P Crystal & Granulated Clip On Hoops
P&P Crystal Granulated Clip On Hoops





The 2016 school year is set to begin here in the Midwest in less than two weeks. And in many states on the east and west coasts of the U.S. there is a little over three weeks to go.  And to prepare for the coming school year - new binders, notebooks, pencils, crayons and other essentials are purchased.




Little Girl's "Pearl" Earrings


And sometimes a new outfit for the first day of school too.  Why not add one finishing piece to your little girl's outfit specifically a pair of clip one earrings!  Cliptomania.com has two sections appropriate for girls and they are Kid's Corner (ages 3-10 years) and Pretty & Petite ages 10 and up.  A new piece of jewelry may just be that little pick me up she needs and a boost to her confidence when she starts a new school year. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Summer @ Cliptomania!






Summer is the best opportunity to slow down in a busy year.  Many people get to planning a vacation or special celebrations like weddings and anniversaries plus let's not forget the 4th of July coming this Saturday.  But while we maybe taking things slower, it by no means a person shouldn't look their best.  Not only in what clothing she wears, shoes, but accessories too especially clip earrings.  Be sure to visit cliptomania.com to take advantage of summer savings of 15% off the following sections: Holiday & Seasons, Something Special, and My Favorite Color before it ends midnight July 5th Est.



Friday, June 5, 2015

The Lotus Flower





Egyptian Diadem Clip on Earrings




There are two types of plants called lotus: Nelumbo and Nymphaea.  Since the early days of ancient Egypt, the white Nymphaea was depicted in art showing the flower opening, when the sun emerged each morning. (Associated with rebirth)  The blue Nympaea nouchali or Star Lotus shares the same distinction.
The distinction between a lotus and water lily is Nelumbo commonly have long tuber shaped roots the color of a peeled banana or potato.  The Nymphaea roots, however, are somewhat elongated and usually horizontal below water.  Also its plant stem tends to have thick deposits of reserve food that produces shoots above and below the root.   The third difference is: Nymphaea have buds or nodes and scale like leaves which Nelumbo do not have, their leaves are whole.  




Lotus grow best in a warm environment and need an area of 50 feet or more to grow in or be planted into with at least 400 liters of water in a pond whether the lotus is in a container or grown straight in a pond.  The tuber of the lotus is placed on top of the soil and over time as the roots form they will pull the tuber into the soil.  The first few leaves will float on top and any other leaves will grow straight up into the air.
Cliptomania.com has two types of lotus clip on earrings the first is inspired by ancient Egypt and is made by MuseuM ReproductionS (MR97) and called Egyptian Lotus Petal Clip on Drop Earrings and the other pair (FWP55) was designed by Heather Outlaw and are called Antique Lotus & Gem Clip on Drop Earrings.     

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tulips!





 





The third most popular flower globally is the tulip.  Over the course of five hundred years about three thousand varieties of tulips have been cultivated.  A majority of them are grown and exported from Holland.  Tulips come in a variety of colors including red, yellow, orange, purple, pink, white, and bicolor.  They are a perennial and bloom in the spring season and are propagated three ways.  The first is bulb offsets which are a small, nearly complete daughter plant (from Wikipedia.org), seeds, or micro propagation.  It is the practice of rapidly multiplying stock plant material to produce a large number of progeny plants using modern plant tissue culture methods (from Wikipedia.org) 

Tulips are classified fifteen ways based on season of bloom and parentage.  Early flowering tulips that bloom in March to early April are Red Emperor Tulips, Waterlily Tulips, and Greigii Tulips.
Midseason flowering tulips that bloom from April to early May are Swan Wing Tulips, Parrot Tulips, and Darwin Tulips. And lastly late blooming tulips that bloom in mid to late May are Rembrant Tulips and Fringed Tulips. The earrings in the photo above are designed by David Howell and the earring on the right as a tulip at its center.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May's Flowers




 


May’s flowers are out in force! I have seen phlox, dogwoods, roses, azaleas, clematis, anemone, and more in bloom.  It only seems appropriate for cliptomania.com to get into the spirit of Spring Flowers!  In our Boutique section there is a Spring Fling category with over a dozen different flower clip on earrings styles.  There is no reason to just put flowers in a vase when you can also adorn your ears with flowers too! So why not stop by the #1 site for clip on earrings and get a pair of more of flower clip on earrings to show express your appreciation or love of flowers!