Monday, February 16, 2009
Give-in to Glitter!
I have become quite smitten with glitter and am starting to amass a collection. I love glitter’s small, neat containers and how their brilliant, tiny contents catch the light.
The Michaels near my home has a beautiful set of fine glitters called the essential colors glitter set. There are twenty-four 0.37 oz vials of glitter. Vivid shades with names like charoite, kunzite and verdelite. On my all-too-regular jaunts to Michaels I would “visit” the set, unwilling to pay its price of $29.99. But yesterday there was a 50% off coupon and now a set is mine, all mine!
Tinsel Trading Company. It’s all so precious that I haven’t even opened one container yet. I know I won’t be as wasteful with it as I am with my glitter from the kids’ craft aisle: letting the shaken excess scatter on a paper plate and then discarding much of it. The glass glitter is like fine gold. (Um, I'm beginning to sound like my "mascot" the troll!)
To me there is something about glitter that takes me back to doing crafts as a child in school. The ooh-and-aahs of making something sparkle with a simple outline of glue and an outpouring of glitter. This still holds true for me today, even if I now refer to the color as say, carnelian instead of red.