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!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May - Full of Good Events!



 






May, the second month in the spring season and when the effects of April’s rainy days bring an abundance of colored flowers.  It holds a day we honor our mothers and for some families May also includes an additional celebration - that of a young woman in the family about to graduate from high school and anticipates college.  Or she has finished with higher education and has earned her degree and is now ready to transition to a life on her own and beginning a new career.  Celebrate all these special times and more with jewelry, specifically clip on earrings.  Jewelry has always held unique place in people’s hearts as an item that can speak volumes when we can’t find the words or adds impact if we do have them.  Visit www.cliptomania.com and check out our hundreds of clip on earrings styles to find that one truly and just right gift to order & receive in time for that special day.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kiku - The Japanese Name for Chrysanthemum

 




The chrysanthemum or kiku-no-hana or kiku in Japanese is believed to have arrived in Japan from China in two different time periods the first Nara (710-793) and Heian (794-1191).  The royalty of Japan believed kiku had the power to prolong peoples’ lives.  Emperor Gotoba (1180-1239) adopted kiku as his official seal but it was not until the 19th century that kiku was officially adopted as the symbol of the Japanese royal family.

Designer David Howell elegantly captured the kiku in these Kiku Non-pierce Drop  in the form of a giclée print which generates images from high resolution digital scans which are then printed with archival quality inks onto various surfaces including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclée printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.