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Glitter In Water

Glitter For Water



Not all glitter is going to do well when submerged in water for long periods of time. The glitter we sell is basically "water resistant", which means it can get wet, but is not necessarily meant to sit endlessly in water. Glitter in water is one of those things that you have to test on a type by type and color by color basis. We have some general information that may help you but plan to run your own tests on whatever color you have in mind. Before you rush out and put glitter in water please read the chemistry notes at the bottom. Let's go through the various types...


CHEMISTRY NOTES:
1. 
If you have a lot of chlorine in your water, you should expect some surface coating breakdown and dulling.
2. Aluminum & Water React! The Metallic and Holographic glitters have a very small amount of aluminum in them. It is never exposed except on the edges where the glitter is cut. The exposure of the aluminum edge and water can cause off-gassing. Off-gassing can be a problem when you have a sealed container and the gas cannot be released.
3. S
ome glitters will float on the surface and then drop and some drop right away. We ran some tests for snowglobes that looked like fails (never sank). We put them aside and a couple of weeks later looked over and the glitter was at the bottom as we hoped.

All Craft GlittersCRAFT- These glitters will not break down in water but some of the colors will bleed. Sometimes that is the desired effect and sometimes not. We find that the colors that have a lot of red in them pretty much always bleed. The Iridescent craft glitters will not bleed in regular water. You may see some fading over a period of time (especially if it is exposed to the sun/uv). Please see Chemistry Notes in the header above.


Hybrid Glitter Collection
HYBRID- These glitters will not break down in water but you may see some fading over a period time (especially if it is exposed to the sun/uv). The Iridescent glitters will hold up best and give you the biggest sparkle effect. Please see Chemistry Notes in the header above.
Polyester Glitter Collection
POLYESTER- Most of the glitters in this line are very water resistant. The Iridescent glitters are especially good in water and look terrific in things like snowglobes and calming jars. Please see Chemistry Notes in the header above.
Cosmetic Glitter Menu
COSMETIC- These glitters will handle some water exposure but are not meant to be submerged for long periods of time. If you have a person in a bathtub covered in glitter for a photo shoot, you should be fine. Plan to use it in a snowglobe, and you might run into issues. Please see Chemistry Notes in the header above.




Glitter For Snow Globes

Polyester Iridescent GlittersIRIDESCENT POLY-ACRYLIC- This is a line of glitters that does great in water. It will not bleed, resists fading, and is beautiful in water. It is great for snow globes, calming jars, and such.  It swirls and flashes beautifully in water when light hits it. You can find it in the Polyester section of the site. Will not off-gass (no aluminum).
Iridescent Glitter Snow
IRIDESCENT GLITTER SNOW- This is a gorgeous random cut poly-acrylic glitter that does great in water. It will not bleed, fade, and is beautiful in water. It is great for snow globes, calming jars, and such.  It swirls and flashes beautifully in water when light hits the random cuts. You can find it in the Craft Glitter section of the site. Will not off-gass (no aluminum).
Snow White Iridescent Craft Glitter
SNOW WHITE IRIDESCENT- This is an opaque solid white glitter with a secondary iridescent finish. It is a subtle look but very pretty in a snow globe. When you first put it into water it floats, but eventually, it does sink and looks a lot like snow. You can find it in the Craft Glitter section of the site. It comes in a variety of flake sizes (fine, chunky, fat, colossal hex & square). Will not off-gass (no aluminum).
Dazzling White Craft Glitter
DAZZLING WHITE- This is an opaque solid white glitter with a glossy finish. It is a standard white and does really well in water (no aluminum). When you first put it into water it floats, but eventually, it does sink and looks a lot like snow. You can find it in the Craft Glitter section of the site. It comes in a variety of flake sizes (fine, chunky, jumbo). Will not off-gass (no aluminum).


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