Gems and Materials used in our Clip earrings
Thank you for your visit to Crazy4clipons.com! A place to shop for unique, stylish earrings.
We carry hundreds of earrings made with a large assortment of materials: semi-precious stones, beads, a large variety of metals and pierced/clip findings to match. Feel free to browse our store, we hope you will find a perfect pair of earrings.
About Our Materials:We love variety and we are proud to use different eclectic materials to create amazing, unique designs for you. For more information see below:
Metals Used in Our Earrings
Our earrings are made using a large variety of metals including: .925 Sterling silver, Gold filled, copper, bronze, *German silver, antique brass, gunmetal, nickel and nickel-free wire. *Note: German silver is not Sterling silver. It is an alloy of zinc, nickel, and iron. It has properties similar to stainless steel, it does not rust or tarnish. It keeps up beautifully, is light and easy to care for. For customers concerned about nickel-free allergies, we offer a collection of items made of nickel free wire and clips. Nickel-free items are labeled as such, please ensure to check the details of the ad.
Important: Materials used on our children section ( kids over 7 years of age) For the safety of our young ones; The United States CPSIA Consumer Protection Laws requires all materials used in children's earrings to be proven lead-free and to use only materials that are compliant with their regulations (Sterling silver findings and natural gems). For more information check the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Earrings under any other section ARE NOT to be purchased for kids under 13 years of age.
Clip Earring Findings/Components and Parts
Our store is about choices. You get the opportunity to browse our products by their styles, colors, themes, materials and sizes. You can also choose the type of backs for your earrings, whether clips or pierced. We carry a huge assortment of clip findings: nickel plated clip findings, nickel free, gold toned, gold plated, gold filled, silver-toned, sterling silver. Looking for clip parts to match your earrings? Come see our copper, antique brass, gunmetal clip parts. These are perfect to create unique styles or to fix/repair vintage earrings Do you like the pierced-style clips? We carry pierced-like clip findings too!. If you are interested in looking for parts and components to make/repair your own earrings come and see huge selection of clip earrings findings/parts
Beads, Beads and More Beads!
We love to incorporate unique beads as part of our fashion jewelry designs. We utilize many different types of beads to create beautiful earring designs. These beads can include the following:
We are obsessed with colors and shapes and semi-precious stones offer an infinite variety to satisfy or needs. We use a variety of semi-precious stones which include: Czech crystals, Pearls, Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Quartz, Andean Pink Opal, Moonstones, Celestine, Serpentine, Black onyx, Lapis Lazuli, Jasper, Pearls, Hematite, Mahogany obsidian, Agates, Mookaite, White Mop, Carnelian, Tiger-eye, Amethysts, Garnet, Citrine, Aventurine, Carnelian and many, many others.
Many of these stones have been assigned a common property, a distinctive quality to bring and help with the overall well-being. Interested in the most common qualities of semi-precious stones? Check the Meaning of Semi-Precious Stones Guide Here
Vintage BeadsLampwork Beads
Vintage beads are an elegant way to make a powerful fashion statement in the modern contemporary world of today. Vintage beads bring out the uniqueness of old techniques, the colors, the shape and the memories of past times. We use vintage beads such as glass, lucite and plastic. Many come Germany, Japan, Italy, or Czechoslovakia. Although we do not always know the exact date of manufacturing many of them are at least 20 years old and some times older. If we know we will specify the dates on each ad. Many of this lovely older beads are handmade and are hard to find. Their overall beauty is appreciated by bead lovers who appreciate uniqueness and beautiful handmade work.
These are handmade beads frequently called glass-blowing beads. They are made when raw glass is exposed to a high-temperature torch melting and forming into different shapes. They are usually bold and brilliant.
Swarovski Crystals-Pronounced Swore-Off-Ski
Swarovski Crystal is not a natural crystal but is man made. The formula for this beautiful crystal was perfected by Daniel Swarovski and his three sons in the earlier part of this century. Swarovski Silver Crystal if fired using a combination of natural minerals and quartz sand, and then cooled slowly to avoid stress and inclusions. Swarovski Crystals come in a variety of shapes and a beautiful array of colors. Many of these colors provide a lovely representation of Birthday colored stones which allow people to wear beautiful personalized earrings at affordable prices.
Although Swarovski crystal is Class 1, it still requires the following warning. Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.Swarovski crystals are known to contain LEAD and therefore this material is NOT suitable for earrings for kids under 13 years of age.
Gold Foil and Silver Foil Venetian Beads
Beautiful blown glass beads that use an extra special technique. Small squares of tissue thin gold foil 24kt gold and .925 sterling silver are used. The white gold foils is known in Venice as "Platino", it is an alloy of gold and other white metals. Beads are started on the mandrel and then quickly a molten small center of the beads is rolled over the tissue thin foil. A final coat of clear of molten translucent glass completes the beads. Because the gold/silver reside inside the beads, they will not peel or chip away. Note: Beads with the gold exterior simply do not have the final coat of clear glass and with time and wear some of the gold or silver will wear off. This is not a defect, rather it enhances the overall effect of the bead and makes it unique.
What Other Eclectic Materials Do We Use?
Other materials used in our jewelry: Glass, wood, bamboo, dried gourd, bone, horn, cat-eyes beads, glass seeds, lucite, pewter beads, copper beads, lava stones, leaves, paper, clothes pins, buttons, shell, plastic beads and so much more
Handpicked diverse materials + Careful Hand-Craftsmanship = Unique, Fabulous Earring DesignsWith the large variety of materials, the handcrafted nature of our earrings will produce minor differences in color & sizing. Subtle shade variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities.
So what are you waiting for? Start your shopping engines and browse our store to find that perfect pair of unique earrings, as unique as you!