The story of the glitter

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Remember these from last month?  I’ve gone into chandelier production here and soon found myself short on the silver glitter.  Looking around the room, I can see twinkles everywhere which might explain why there wasn’t quite enough to cover the next chandelier – it was covering everything else!

 

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It was lovely, fine glitter, though I really couldn’t expect such a small pot to go very far.

 

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I hunted around and found another tube of silver in a cupboard, but this was pretty coarse stuff and the end result was a bit heavy handed

 

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Anyway, it didn’t go far either.  Time to buy more.  Except that in Cirencester yesterday, there was not a single bit of silver glitter to be found anywhere (except on me, of course…I was twinkling with the best!)

 

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The Pound Shop had this gold glitter glue but really, not only is a nasty colour, it’s more glue than glitter and wasn’t good at all.

 

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So, today, in the Gloucester branch of Hobbycraft, I picked up a large pot of silver and a small one of white, for a little alternative if needed.  I left the empty pot there for size comparison – I don’t think I’m going to run out now, am I?

I also bought a couple of fine tipped squeezy bottles, to better control the glue and avoid that horrible lumpy look in the photo of the chandelier above.

 

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That’s when I spotted the silver glitter paint.  Hmmm.  Might be a better option.  It was very cheap – less than a pound – so I dropped it in the basket as well.

 

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If only I’d found this first.  Silver glitter in an aerosol spray: so easy, so quick!

 

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Comes with the added benefits of solvent, too.  We are happy.  We have silver, glittery chandeliers.

Finally.

Tiffany windows

A beautiful world