German Glass Glitter is here!

German Glass Glitter, German Glass Glitter…I must have said those three words fifty times at our BEACH GLASS holiday event last week! It’s funny how words come in and out of your life. Right now it’s “NO!” (due to Allie our new puppy) and “German Glass Glitter” because of all of the gorgeous sparkle currently at the shop.

What is German Glass Glitter? Well, it isn’t your finely shredded tinsel my friends! Y’know… the kind that sticks to your face for several days forcing you to defend exactly how you are spending your spare time? German glass glitter is actually crushed glass that give the most beautiful reflective sparkle. Silver coated with actual silver, German glass glitter ages over time to a beautifully aged patina. I can’t get enough of the stuff! Armed with an old paint or sponge brush and some good old fashioned Elmer’s glue, nothing is off limits!

Here are some examples currently at BEACH GLASS by K.Miller Interiors, and why I will continue to say “German Glass Glitter” throughout this holiday season.

Pinecones are one of my favorites…

German Glass Glitter Pinecone

German Glass Glitter Pinecone

Just about anything wood, the B & G on our BEACH GLASS Christmas tree are made from MDF and boy do they shine!

German Glass Glitter Letters

German Glass Glitter Letters

The gorgeous reindeer, twig star garlands, and gift boxes are all hand crafted from Sherri’s Designs using german glass glitter and mica flakes.

Sherri's Designs

 

By now you have read “German Glass Glitter” more times than you thought you ever would, so you are probably asking, where can I get my hands on this glittery goodness?

No fret my friends, I have bottled some magic just for you! I blended my favorite fine and course grit glitters to create the perfect blend for just about any project. Fine enough to get the coverage you need, but enough of the chunky stuff for that extra sparkle!

BEACH GLASS German Glass Glitter Blend

BEACH GLASS German Glass Glitter Blend

Come on in and get your hands on some while it lasts!

german glass glitter, german glass glitter 🙂

 

just a little more glitter…

Whew! I just arrived home late Sunday night from my whirlwind remodel project in Mesa, Arizona…and was hit pretty hard on Monday morning by the fact it was December 17th! Crap!! I have soooo much left to do to get ready for Christmas!  I had a custom paint project dropped off yesterday, so somehow between my last minute holiday shopping,  I need to squeeze in painting a dining room table and EIGHT chairs before Christmas! <deep breath>

So if you run into me at the grocery store or the mall looking a little crazy with paint in my hair,  pretend you don’t see me when I dive into a nearby clothes rack to hide instead of saying hello.  🙂

But for now it’s about the glitter…

In an earlier post (you can see it again here) I made glittered letters with the german glass glitter I ordered online from Meyer Imports. Well, I couldn’t leave all that glittery goodness alone!   I picked up a variety of pinecones from the craft store and went to work on creating a little more sparkle around the house.  It’s about as easy of a project as it comes (I said easy, but I might mention messy)  but the results are worth the clean up.  Just apply glue to the areas on the pine cone you want to highlight with a small paint brush or sponge brush and sprinkle with glitter. That’s it!

Here are the large pinecones I added to the tray on my coffee table to add a little winter glitz:

Pine cones & starfish

And many more I added in clusters in our upstairs Christmas tree:

tree pinecones 2

tree closeup

christmas tree full

You may not hear from me much this week…but I’ll check in and let you know how it’s going.  Maybe I’ll see you at the mall 🙂

glitter

Look out my friends, the german glass glitter I ordered arrived!

JOY - glitter

So as I feared, many of my Christmas decorations pre-remodel were a bust.  Too gold, too burgundy, too formal, too-something…I was able to make a lot of it work, particularly the more whimsical items we use downstairs and on the boys’ tree. But our main floor needed some help. I’m all about the holiday sparkle, but I needed more silver, less gold.

Since I’m still working on decorating our house for the other eleven months out of the year, I couldn’t justify a big holiday decor shopping spree. So a little thriftiness combined with my decorating OCD usually leads to me looking around trying to think of what I can make…which can be dangerous. I’ve been wanting to try german glass glitter for awhile, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Continue reading