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GLITTER

Glitter describes an assortment of very small, flat, reflective particles. When particles are applied to surfaces, they reflect light at different angles causing a surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is similar to, but smaller than confetti or sequins. Glitter has been produced and used decoratively since prehistoric times from many different materials including stones such as ...

PARASOL

A Parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The word parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun. Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof. The word "parasol" (Spanish or French) is a combination of para, meaning to stop or to shield, and sol, meaning sun. "Parapluie" (French) ...

FEATHER BOA

Urban legend claims that women's clothier namesake Henri Bendel (b. 1868) 'invented' the feather boa, yet Wikipedia has this to say about its history:  "Feather boas have been documented for use as an adornment since at least 1820, but they might have been worn as early as the 17th century."  Feather boas have fallen in and ...

PEARL

A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusc.   Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers.  The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of ...
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