One of the most wonderful experiences of the season for us, is being able to sit back to see Meyer Imports Glitter projects pop up all over the internet as all the glitter we shipped "last month" turns into this month delightful creations.
We feel is our job to find the "best of the best" and catalog them, present them and save them for future reference (see our Projects and Tutorial section).
And today we are so very happy to present a wonderful Nativity scene that is a prefect way to start the Christmas week.
Our friends at Hymns and Verses have not only shared their design, but all the templates and details on how to create this project yourself! Talk about the season of sharing! Thanks so much for sharing this will all of us and all my customers around the world!
We literally shipped tons (pallets full) of German Glass Glitter this season and I have been tracking where it went and where it was used. Lucky for me, so many of my customers are bloggers, and not only bloggers, but great photographers and writers as well.
So, it is easy to find a huge number of great projects that are using Meyer Imports glitters. This is just one of them, but wow what a great idea.
On the blog "All Things Beautiful" a simple but very beautiful project that (for the first time that I have seen) is using Sheet Music as a base for printed images. Now, this is a great idea and worth the trip over to the posting.
This is just one of the many blog / projects that I will be cataloging over the next few weeks, Thanks to all for creating so many beautiful pieces with our Glitters. And, we always appreciate the shout out when you name us as your source for the Best in German Glitters!
This has been the busiest holiday season we have ever had at Meyer Imports! Between new products, new partnerships and new marketing programs, we were so happy to have talked to so many new customers and to have help all of you out with products for your holiday projects.
Sure, we are still getting orders and, yep we can ship it out today, but we are also enjoying the opportunity to be "not as" busy so we can once again stop to smell the flowers, admire the glitter and launch new products!
So, now that I have little time back, to the blog I go! I have SO MANY holiday craft projects to share with you, my email box is overflowing with all the great ideas, projects and glittery, wonderful exciting creations that our customers designed this season. So stay tuned for a blog post a day to see the "best of the best" our customers have to offer!
These little 1" Gnomes have quickly become one of our best selling items. It might be because they are so cute, or the fact that we are the only company in North America that imports these, or maybe just because Gnomes are plain awesome.
I came across these on one of my trips to Germany, and was so happy to ink a deal to be the Gnome Guy for North America. We imported a few thousand as a test and ran through them way faster than anyone thought we would. It took a while to get a larger shipment in (these are all hand painted, and take time to produce) but we got our load in this week and are already shipping these out to our Gnome Loving Customers!
Come see these and all our "Tiny Things" in our Miniature Shop and stock up for the holidays!
At the start of November I launched what I thought was a pretty good idea. "We should offer samples to all our customers, so they can try, explore and play with items they just want to check out"
Wow, Open the flood gate. Push the peddle to the metal. Turn the amp up to Eleven. And pack that glitter as fast as you can!
I know this is the start of the busiest time of the year and our customers always need more glitter around the holidays, but it was like flipping a switch from normal to super overdrive and it has not slowed down yet!
So, we are peddling as fast as we can, and are sorry if it is taking us an extra day or two to get your order out, but at least you are getting a free sample with every order!
And if you did not ask for your free sample, shame on you!!!! This is not some hollow offer, this is a real and we mean it!
Many, many customers are walking away with a little something extra in their order just because they asked! You should too!
Ok, back to work, we got orders to ship and the Elves in the pack out room are demanding more Hot Cocoa.....
Yep, each time you place an order, we'll give you a sample card, which is good for one for a sample of your choice with your next order! Just for asking! Or, if you can't wait, just click the link above and download the card for easy reference when you are ready to order.
Now, there is a just little fine print, ad here it is:
This ticket is good for one sample of your choice with your next order of $25 or more. To Order Your Sample: During checkout just add a note to the order form comment section with the item you want to sample and the expiration date of the ticket.Or along with your order, send us an email or a call to let us know what sample you would like to try!
So please remember that we love to sample, we just need to know what you would like! So, we are looking forward to your sample requests, just start requesting!!!
We have had a really great Halloween season this year. Our best one ever. I say this, not by looking at our sales for the season (which is one benchmark) but rather at the overall engagement of our customers.
So, this Halloween Day, I do not want to announce some new product or offer some "deal of the day" I just want to say thanks.
and here is why:
You stuck with us when the times were bad and we struggled to keep the doors open.
You helped us by suggesting new products you would like.
You read my blog and "liked" my posts.
You sent me pictures of your projects.
You told us when we were wrong, and thanked us when we were right.
You did all of this and more.
You may not know this, but by reading my blog, shopping at our store and using our products you are part of a really elite group of designers and crafters.
I could name names, and you would really be amazed at who our customers are.
Famous and on TV, yep a customer. Largest consumer technology retailer, yep, a huge customer. Designers who you see featured in magazines, plus high end retail shop and home decor shops? Yep, great chance that they are customers. And, if you saw German Glass Glitter on ETSY - almost a sure bet, they are a customer.
But you know who is not a customer? Walmart, Target, Michael's, etc. They have talked to us and then buy from China.
That's ok. They are not our cup of tea. They are shocked I am not willing to crawl over broken glass to kiss their toes. Not going to do it. Do not want to part of the retailing mega ecosystem. (But I do shop at Target, kind of like their stores, but that is a different subject!)
So, we are are still small, by design. And we have great customers, by design. And we are having a blast, by design. As we worked really hard to create a business and a product line that by definition, weeds outs anyone who is not like us.
And this turns my thoughts towards you. Yes you. Thanks for being part of our family. Thanks for saying Yes to our business with each order you place. Thanks for helping us through the tough times and sticking with us during the better times. You are the most important part of my company. Without you we have nothing. With you we have everything.
So enjoy your Halloween (for our international friends, we Americas are weird about Halloween, sorry) enjoy your family and sit back knowing you that this is a day where we salute you and all you mean to us and all you create with our products.
It is truly amazing that a company would come across our products and feel compelled to tell they users about us! But this happens every day, it is the reach of the Internet that allow us to have a global reach, with customers in over 50 countries and weekly shipments to Canada, Austrilia, England, France, Japan, Brazil and even China! (but never to North Korea, not really sure why...)
So, to see what our new freinds in Israel have to say about our products and their plans, click on over to NES!
As we all get ready for Halloween, some of us are just a little more ready than others! For example, Lori (from the blog A Pinch of Glitter) has already glittered her pumpkins and done a wonderful blog post on all her techniques!
And on top of that, she raised the "pumpkin" bar, by creating fantastic Glittered Fall Leafs. This really just makes a stunning Halloween Fall display and to see more, just check out all the details on her blog!
This is just one example of the power of our design team and the creations they design. I am always just amazed at the beauty of our glitters once that are in the hands of a master! So, thanks Lori for sharing and for creating both a wonderful Halloween display, but also a full blog post with all the details!
We are back from Glitterfest and have some really great news! We won the award for the most Beautiful Booth! Of course, we had a secret weapon that no one else could compete with, a table full of bowls of German Glass Glitter!
Could anyone really come close to this?
So Many Colors!
Halloween Glitters, and Pumpkins!
Each bowl with it own Spoon. Extra fun playtime for crafters!
Just a few of our own Glittery Designs, just for fun!
From the Glittery Mind of Kaethe....
Just some of our Glitterfest fans, lining up around the corner for G-Fest!
Can't wait to see you all again next Spring! Until then, stay Glittery!
We are happy to be announcing our latest German Glass Glitter Medleys at Glitterfest this weekend! Twilight Sparkle is unique to Meyer Imports and is another one of our custom creations that you will not find anywhere else.
Is it different? <check> Is it gorgeous? <check> Is it going to be a Featured Glitter at Glitterfest <Double CHECK!>
You just to have see this one in person, so stop by our booth at Glitterfest, or place your order today to be the first to play with this wonderful blend of Glitters!
Glitterfest is a pretty big deal for us. We do not do alot of shows or events, (might be doing more in 2014, but it seems like CHA and other gift shows are really not where it is at now adays) If we are wrong, please do let me know!
What I love about Glitterfest is that it gives a chance to talk with really high end artists, and to show what our Glitter looks like in action!
So, if you want to see our stunning Glitters in real life, (not pictures on the website!) here is a great opportunity to meet us, see our products and even take a little Glitter home for your next project!
With Glitterfest being this coming Saturday (Oct 12th), we are going to be ALL Glitterfest, and the means no Miniatures in our blog for the week! We are going back to our roots and are just talking Glitter this week! So stick around for some great and glittery posts!
Since yesterdays blog post was about new items for our store, I thought I should follow up in today's post about these really nice Vintage Miniatures Witches on Brooms.
These were produced back in the 1980's in Germany & we thought we had ran out of them! However, the beauty of having a warehouse full of boxes is that every once in a while you find something you thought was long gone!
so, just in time for Halloween we have these back in the store (click here) and in very limited quantities. So if you like them, and we know you do, please order them before there are gone.... this time forever.....
We currently have a backlog of over 100 new items that we are bringing into the store. From vintage miniatures, to new production items, to new Glitters. Micas and other great products. Literally tons of new products that we are importing from Europe for our new 2014 product line.
We welcome everyone to check out all of our new items and to send us photos of any of our great items in action, in your next project! We know you will create something as a special as our little miniatures, and we want to see them!