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Glitter For Crafts

Glitter For Crafting


What kind of glitter should I use? This is an important question with no simple answer. The best thing to do is understand the limitations of the various glitters and then eliminate the ones that will not work for you. Here are some basics...



All Craft GlittersCraft Glitter cannot handle a lot of sunlight or they fade. Some of the colors will bleed into water. They can discolor or melt or curl if you soak them in strong solvents (epoxy ok). They do not like high heat or dishwashers. Some colors can change when using glues that have certain ingredients in them. All seem to do fine with Mod Podge Gloss, but some colors have had issues with Mod Podge Extra Thick, Triple Thick, and Dishwasher safe (should not go in dishwashers anyway). Sealing too heavy can kill the sparkle. The glitter is thick so the smaller the flake, the more of the non-sparkling edge you see. The bigger the flake, the bigger the sparkle. It is very affordable and there are lots of flake sizes to choose from.

Hybrid Glitter Collection
Hybrid Glitter cannot handle a lot of sunlight or they fade. They can discolor or melt or curl if you soak them in strong solvents (epoxy ok). The film is thin and it sparkles like crazy. It is very affordable and there are lots of flake sizes to choose from.
Polyester Glitter Collection
Polyesters- There are many different types of polyester glitter and each type has limitations (please read descriptions as you shop). However, overall they can handle a lot of sun, water, heat, and solvents. The film is thin and it sparkles like crazy.
Cosmetic Glitter Menu
Cosmetic Glitters- These glitter are made to wear on skin BUT they can be used for crafting with some limitations. They are not meant to handle a lot of sunlight or they fade. They can handle some water, but are not meant to soak for long periods of time. They can handle mild solvents like epoxy but are not created to handle industrial solvents. They can handle some heat up to around 225 degrees. The film is thin and sparkles like crazy.
Boutique Glitter Collection
Cosmetic Boutique Glitters- These glitter are made to wear on skin BUT they can be used for crafting with some limitations. They are not meant to handle a lot of sunlight or they fade. They can handle some water, but are not meant to soak for long periods of time. They can handle mild solvents like epoxy but are not created to handle industrial solvents. They can handle some heat up to around 225 degrees. The film is thin and sparkles like crazy.