Glitter - It just makes us feel good.
Glitter, Glitter and more Glitter. That's what The Glitter Source is all about.
A few years ago I found myself using some left over glitter from my husbands first business, Colorations. It was so much fun creating stunning cards with the glitter colors when I had my little 'epiphany' that I could bring a little bit of color and beauty into the world (I know this sounds like a ‘beauty queen’ speech).
What I was pondering to myself was what is it about Glitter that has such a magical, almost intoxicating, attraction?
Is it the colors? Perhaps. It is true that Glitters have some really beautiful colors. However, they are nowhere near as plentiful as the colors that are available in printed items such as papers or paints.
Is it the Sparkle, as in Holographic glitters? I would agree that these glitters are my favorites because of the interplay of light on the surface of the glitters. Different light sources give off a different color effect. How awesome is that?
But not all glitters are Holographic. In fact, the majority are not.
Maybe, it’s the different shapes. Hexagonals (Hex), squares, diamonds, bars, stars, hearts, crescents, daisies and butterflies? These different shapes certainly provide an exciting variation to glitter. Again, most glitters are of the Hex shape type.
So, I don’t think that the shape type is the answer to 'What is it about Glitter?'
The answer I think is much more personal. Everyone responds to glitter in a manner that reflects one’s sense and appreciation of beauty. The thing about Glitter is glitter is the rare art material that combines so many different facets of color in one.
Color tones, shapes, sizes, reflection. They all come together to create what has been called “fairy dust”. The magical concoction that makes us smile and feel good.
That’s What is about Glitter. It makes us feel good.
And that is what building The Glitter Source shop does for me. It makes me feel good that I can help others with their own creative endeavors.
Bonnie Goobich has a keen eye for color in business. With a background in sewing, quilting, stained glass, decoupage, jewelry and paint. Along with her husband she grew Colorations to a leading international brand of children's art materials.
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International shipments are sent out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
**Due to rising shipping fees as of 6/14/18, we can only provide a tracking number with orders over 2 items.**
We understand the frustration when packages are not delivered in a timely fashion, however, we cannot be responsible for any losses due to lost, misplaced or damaged packages caused by the postal services in the United States or any other country.
International shipments are sent out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Cancellations and Returns are at the discretion of The Glitter Source. If a product has already been processed and shipped there will be a minimum of $2.50 charge or 15% restocking fee - whichever is greater.
Once The Glitter Source has agreed to a refund it will be issued upon the return of the item to the store.
Additional policies and FAQs
We try to provide answers to most of the questions, requests and inquiries we receive on our Etsy store, Facebook page and website. Check back occasionally as we are always updating our FAQ’s.
Glitter & Other Product Questions
Q. What type of Glitters do you sell?
A. We sell a large variety of glitters that can be used in a variety of craft, decorative and nail art applications. We carry a growing selection of glitter colors, glitter shapes and glitter sizes. The bulk of our products are Solvent Resistant Glitters that are compatible with Franken Nail Polish.
Q. Are your glitters imported from China, Taiwan or Korea like what you get at Michaels and other retail stores?
A. We source most of our glitters from domestic sources. We proudly sell Made in America products. We import a few specialty glitters.
Q. Will you be introducing new glitter colors, shapes and sizes?
A. We make it a priority to introduce new glitter products all the time. Check back often at the website or Etsy store. You can sign up for our email list for notifications and special deals on our glitters. Like us on Facebook for frequent posts about our glitters.
Q. Will you create a custom listing?
A. No, or general policy is not to do custom listings. Any custom listing would be a $100 minimum order.
Q. Do all glitters weight the same?
A. No. Some glitters are heavier than others. For example, the very small 0.008 hex glitters are the heaviest. The larger the glitter size and shape, the lighter (less dense) the glitter is.
Q. What size packaging do you use?
A. Our standard package is a 2 x 3 inch ziplock baggie. For our sampler sets we use small mini bottles as well as 2.0 x 2.0inch ziplock baggies. Our lighter weight glitters contain 1 Ounce by volume. Our heavy glitters (0.008 Hex, 0.015 Hex, 0.04 Hex) contain 1/2 ounce by weight.
Q. What is the weight of each package?
A. We fill by volume and so each package weight may be different based on the density of the glitter. Finer glitters (0.008, 0.015 hex, 0.04 hex, 0.062 hex) contain at least 14.2 grams. Larger glitters - such as large shapes may contain less by weight but contain the same Volume as all of the other glitters.
Please note that we fill by Volume based on a specific package size and not by weight.
Q. Do you offer larger sizes? Do you sell in bulk?
A. We do not offer our glitters in bulk.
Q. I’m a blogger, do you send free product to blogs for review?
A. We get asked this all the time. We're so glad that so many of you would love to review our products! As a small business, unfortunately we can't send out glitter to every blogger, but we do love working with bloggers large and small! We ask that you send us your media kit for review to info [!at] theglittersource.com
Q. What type of payment options do you accept?
A. Our payments go through Paypal.
Q. How do you ship the glitters?
A. We ship almost exclusively through the US Postal Service using First Class postage. We ship internationally to all corners of the globe. We have almost no record of delivery issues.
Q. What type of shipping containers do you use?
A. We use a variety of shipping methods. Most of our smaller orders are shipped in a padded mailing envelope. Larger orders are shipped in a simple corrugated box. We package the glitter baggies inside a separate plastic bag to provide additional protection from any damages that might occur during shipping.
Q. Can I get an expedited shipment?
A. We make every attempt to ship within 2 business days of receipt of an order. For most domestic customers that means they will get their orders delivered in 3 days or less, often the next day. We can accomodate expedited delivery, however please be advised that there would be an additional cost.
Q. Do you test all of your Solvent Resistant Glitters?
A. Whereas the Solvent Resistant Glitters are guaranteed by the Manufacturer as solvent resistant and can be used in nail polish, we at The Glitter Source cannot test our glitters in all of the possible nail polish bases and solvents and cannot guarantee how they will perform in each situation. The Glitter Source recommends that customers who are concerned about solvent resistancy test the glitter in their nail polish bases beforehand.
Return & Cancellation Policy
Q. Do you have a return policy?
A. Refunds will be given for damaged items. The item must be returned within three days of the delivery confirmation date. Contact The Glitter Source if you experience any problems.
Q. What is your Cancellation Policy
A. Cancellations are at the discretion of The Glitter Source. If a product has already been processed and shipped there will be a minimum of $2.50 charge or 15% restocking fee - whichever is greater.
Q. Do you accept special requests?
A. It is our objective to provide great customer service and offer the highest quality selection of products. We will consider most requests and make every effort to accomodate the needs of our customers.