One of the wonderful aspects of our business is that we sell to bloggers. Not on purpose, but it is just a natural result of who our customers are. And, if you want to see Social Networking in action, just have bloggers as customers. Wow.
Take Tami as an example, someone, somewhere did a mention of us to a group of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dealers, and all of a sudden we got alot of orders from the Chalk paint crowd who wanted to use glitter in their designs. (I still do not understand this connection of Chalk Paint and Glitter, if anyone can help me understand it, please do drop me a note!)
Now, I can not tell you if Tami found us because of the Chalk Paint connection, but if you check her blog, Chalk Paint is one of her main topics. But now Tami (bless her heart) did a shout out to us on her blog, and another group of artist and crafters hear about us and start placing orders. It's just a beautiful thing.
We really do not run any ads, just my little blog, an email to everyone once in a while, some Facebook, and good old word of mouth! And this seems to be all we need to do, as when folks like Tami start to talk about your product and give such a nice real world example of "Glitter in Action" who could ask for more!
So, Thanks Tami, you will be getting my "Blogger Appreciation Kit" in the mail! More of this kit later, but Tami will already know all about it, in just a few days........
We are really happy to announce the first new product in this category, Mica Flitter Flakes. And until the end of January, you can get 50% off this item by just entering the Coupon Code: Mica during checkout.
coupon is only good until the end of this month and only will work on
this one product, but it is a heck of an opportunity to save big on this
great new item, so make sure to check it out before the end of the
From the joys of Christmas, which is now just a memory, and a new year which is firmly upon us, we are entering the Wintery Valley before Spring. Yes, we are officially in the "Blue" period of the year. Spring is not here yet, Summer is way far away and there is not even a good holiday anywhere in sight, until March.
Thus, under this ominous cloud, we offer you the bluest of the blues, Our Blue Fusion.
In an industry that sometime lacks real innovation, our Fusion line of glitters has really taken our little company by storm and are becoming one of best selling glitters. So, it was just natural that we would extend the line by offering more colors.
This is a mixture of different sized glass grains, designed to not only give you the coverage of the small size glass grains, but with the sparkle that you can only get from the large chuck glass glitter.
However, another important aspect of this color is the blending of the shades of Blue. You see, many times the chunky glitters and the fine glitter have small differences in the shading of the color. This is normal occurrence of the production of the glitters, and normally you do not see it. But, we have taken this shading balance to add yet another dimension to Blue Fusion. From the deep blue of the chunky glass to the dusty blue of the fine, this adds a whole another element of this product.
We started in July: Well, this is the real fun part of the business. Trying to order new products in time to allow for development, production, shipping and then marketing. So back in July, when I thought it would be great to have some new Orange Super Shards for Halloween, I went to work. We started working with our partner in Germany, we did a couple of batches, (close but no cigar), changed the process, tried again, better, but not perfect, and then on the 3rd try - PERFECT.
So now, it's time to move to production, so,just make me a couple hundred pounds, please, - and oh by the way, I need like 5,000 pounds of Silver right away. Well silver comes first (Silver always comes first!) so our Orange kind of got bumped to the end of the production line. No worries, plenty of time until Halloween. Right?
And then the Holidays hit and we were running production day and night and our new Orange got bumped again. And then add 6 weeks to get it to the US from Germany and Halloween was over. Actually over a long time ago.
But the good news is that we have some great Orange Super Shards for next year - already in stock and ready to go! I guess it is better to be early instead of late? Well, we are way early for Next Halloween!
We have alot of mushroom in the warehouse and they kind of look the same, with variations for size and color. So, I was not surprised when one of the guy opened a box and ShaBamm, thousands of Extra Large Brown Mushrooms that have been in stock for years, but never put on our site for sale. Wow, what a find!
They are almost as tall as our friend - The Gnomie! They are made from plaster and do not like moisture. However they were produced in the 1960's or 1970's, so they are sturdy and ready for your next crafting or art project. Want a sample? Send us your address before the end of the month, via email, and we will mail you a couple to check out!
This is not your every day glitter, Super Shards are German Glass Glitters with the largest grain size legally allowed by international law!
Small Shard of real glass, coated with real silver and then colorized will pick up the light and sparkle like no other glitter. Just in time for Valentine Day Crafting!
And we just got a new shipment in from Germany with a great new color, Dark Red!
Our customers know that we are not the kind of company that would be happy with one or two shade of red, nope. We carry 21 different shades and textures of Red. (Use our shop by color page to see them all and you can always see what's new in our store by clicking here). Remember, this is real glass and not for children.
Over the years we have received a lot of requests to add Mica Flakes (or as we call them Flitter Flakes) to our product line up. We are really happy to announce the first new product in this category, Mica Flitter Flakes. And until the end of January, you can get 50% off this item by just entering the Coupon Code: Mica during checkout.
This coupon is only good until the end of this month and only will work on this one product, but it is a heck of an opportunity to save big on this great new item, so make sure to check it out before the end of the month!
Whenever I see a store that carries Glitter, I always stop and take a look. But I really did a double stop at Wishes Designs when I saw their photos. Being kind of a connoisseur of Glass Glitter photos, I thought these were really great. The older book as a platform to frame the shot, the stack of colorful jars, the pink flower for color contrast. Really nicely done.
And the use of background focus to direct the eye to the "sparkle" is smart. The glitter looks great, the photos look great and the store looks fantastic! You can just tell when a store is being run by true craft / artists. (not like me, a fake craft artist who is doing the best I can....) I learn alot from their shots, and you can see all their design flare, by clicking over to Wishes Designs!
Once upon a time we only sold Glass Glitter (and mushrooms and miniatures and trees) but mostly just Glass Glitter. Then a very smart customer asked us, "do you have any of the little glass vials with the corks?".
Well in my world, this was a throw down, a "double dog dare you" to find glass vials with corks, and we did.
Lots of different sizes and shapes.
And then a smart customer asked if we had a simple and easy way to fill them "without making a mess". It was the "without making a mess" part of this request which was the "double dog dare".
So, challange accepted, and we scoured our sources to come up with a little tiny funnel that fits the Vials just perfectly. (with the exception of Super Shards, which are one tad too large to get through the funnel). But all other Glitters, Flitters and Flakes work great. Now sit back and enjoy pictures of our new funnel in action!