Hint: Hit the "$$$" tag to find out how much various items cost and where to buy them. Questions or Comments? Reach me at sj.1996@yahoo.com
Updated: New entry Duochrome Pigment Stores has updated stores, inventory and pricing.
A lot of prices and info on products are are out of date so please remember to check the dates at the top of those entries. I typically date an entry when I last updated the info within. -MK

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Glitter Suppliers

Stores & info will be added as they are found.

Confused by particle sizes and want to know exactly what size you're buying? Read Glitter Size Explanation for a conversion chart & a visual example.

With all glitters color-fastness/bleeding can be an issue. Want to know what bleeds out of those I own? Read my entry, Bleeding Glitter List.

Glitter used in nail polish does not have to be cosmetic grade, it can be craft glitter, automotive metal flakes, even the glitter used for fishing lures because most glitter is all the same material, polyester though some have an aluminum core and some do not. Glass glitter cannot be used in polish nor can it be used for any other type of wearable medium.

This is the list of all the cosmetic and craft glitter suppliers, the occasional fishing supply store and others that don't fit elsewhere. It includes prices, sizes of containers and samples, whether they are sold by weight or volume and what they break down to per gram (listed in red). I have also included available shipping info, size/shape of the glitter/flakes and whether the company accepts PayPal for payment. Currently in alphabetical order. All stores unless otherwise noted are located in the U.S.A. & will ship international. When applicable, sizes above .004 & .008 are in pink.

The second half, automotive suppliers, has been moved to its own page but please check it out for the automotive flakes.

Glitter Suppliers
Abby Lipstick Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Online, Etsy
Shipping Method: Unclear but cost is lower so I assume USPS
What's available: Cosmetic Glitter (2 items available) 1.5 gram jar = $5.00/gram
Other Info: n/a

Affordable Mineral Makeup Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: All US, Puerto Rico, APO orders ship via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation - shipping fees are $6.25 on orders of all sizes.
What's available: No items currently available
Other Info: n/a

Amerikan Body Art Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: USPS Priority Mail
What's available:
Cosmetic Glitter, Hex size .008 (Ultrafine) Listed under Glitter Tattoo Supplies
Sample $1.00
1/4 oz jar $3.49 for regular colors, $3.99 for holographics
1/2 oz. poof bottle, 14 grams, $3.99 for regular colors, $4.49 for holographics
2 oz. refill. $9.99 for regular colors, $11.49 for holographics 
Special Effects Glitter Listed under Glitter Tattoo Supplies. UV glitters, other shapes/sizes
Sample $1.00, Trial Size $1.50
1/4 oz jar $3.99 for UV colors
1/2 oz. poof bottle, 14 grams, $4.49 for UV colors
1 oz for other colors/shapes $4.99
2 oz. refill. $11.49 for UV colors, $3.99
4 oz. for other colors/shapes, $17.99
Frankenpolish Glitter Listed under Frankenpolish Supplies
Trial Size $1.00
1 oz $4.99
4 oz. $17.99
Other Info: also sells 1/2 lb and 1 lb bags

Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Canada, prices listed in Canadian dollars.
Shipping Method: For Canadians, Canadian Post
What's available: Glitters, .004 Hex size (Microfine)
- 5 gram, $3.95 = $.79/gram
- 10 gram, $5.95 = $.60/gram
- 1 oz., $7.95 = $./gram
- 2 oz., $14.95 = $.27/gram
Other Info: A handful of colors. Average prices.

Art Glitter Updated 1/26/14
Payment: Their own checkout
Store Location: Arizona
Shipping Method: All continental U.S. orders under 4 pounds are shipped via USPS Priority Mail
What's available: (4 oz, 8 oz and 1 lb also available)
All Items Below Priced the Same
Opaque .040 Art Hexis- Solvent Resistant opaque colors will not bleed in acrylic, gel and lacquer nail products. 
Transparent .040-.125 Art Hexis Solvent Resistant transparent colored glitter will not bleed in acrylic
and gel nail products, but will fade in lacquer.
Pearlescent .040 Art Hexis Solvent Resistant pearlescent colors will not bleed in acrylic, gel and lacquer nail products.
Slices Solvent Resistant opaque colors will not bleed in acrylic, gel and lacquer nail products.
Flakes .035-.125 random Solvent Resistant transparent colored glitter will not bleed in acrylic and gel nail products, but will fade in lacquer. Solvent Resistant opaque colors will not bleed in acrylic, gel and lacquer nail products.
Ultrafine Opaque .008" Red Orange Yellow Green Aqua Blue Pink & Purple Neutrals
Ultrafine Transparent .008" Blues Aqua & Green  Purples Red, Orange & Yellow Pinks  Neutrals 
Ultrafine Pearlescent .008"
1/4 oz $3.98
1/2 oz $4.98
1 oz $5.98
2 oz. $7.48
All Items Below Priced the Same
Neon .040 Art Hexis Solvent Resistant transparent colored glitter will not bleed in acrylic
and gel nail products, but will fade in lacquer.
Funky .008-.125 Opaque Solvent Resistant opaque colors will not bleed in acrylic, gel and lacquer nail products.
Funky .008-.125 Transparent Solvent Resistant transparent colored glitter will not bleed in acrylic
and gel nail products, but will fade in lacquer.
Specialty Shapes Solvent Resistant opaque colors will not bleed in acrylic, gel and lacquer nail products.
Ultrafine Opaque Neon .008", Ultrafine Transparent Neon .008"
1/4 oz $4.40
1/2 oz $6.22
1 oz $8.46
2 oz. $15.58
All Items Below Priced the Same
1/4 oz $4.98
1/2 oz $6.50
1 oz $9.50
2 oz. $18.36
Die Cut Shapes Solvent Resistant transparent colored glitter will not bleed in acrylic
and gel nail products, but will fade in lacquer. Solvent Resistant opaque colors will not bleed in acrylic, gel and lacquer nail products.
1/4 oz $5.48
1/2 oz $7.36
1 oz $9.10
2 oz. $17.96
Chunky Transparent .015"
1/4 oz $3.98
1/2 oz $4.98
1 oz $5.98
2 oz. $10.98
Other Info: While as far as I know, The Hungry Asian never answered my question, I believe she has had at least moderate success using this brand of glitter in polish. I myself have emailed about bleeding and was told, "I’m guessing you are referring to our Dazzler line of Flakes? They are polyester and should not bleed in nail polish. I’m afraid each color is different and we have found that a few of the darker opaque glitter colors will fade a little. However since the flakes are all transparent, they have a pretty good chance of not bleeding. I’m sorry I don’t have a definite answer for you, we have not been able to test our over 600 colors in this situation."
See the entry, Bleeding Glitter List for additional solvent resistant info.

Artistic Adornment Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Glitter Poof Bottles .004 Hex size (Microfine)
Pastels Color Set 6 colors, 10 grams each $22.00
Prismatic Colors Set 6 colors, 10 grams each $22.00
Rainbow Set 9 colors, 10 grams each $31.00
Individual colors, 1/2 oz $3.95, 10 grams $3.95
Other Info: n/a

Beauty Panic (NaildeRoyale) Updated 1/26/14
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: UPS & USPS
What's availableGlitters 0.1 oz, $2.99-$3.25
Other Info:

Beauty Tech Shoppe Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal & others
Store Location: New York
Shipping Method: USPS - Big points in their favor!
What's available
Color & Glitter Acrylic Powder Not intended for submersion. Ez brand
$5.95-$4.95/.25 oz (7 grams).
Diamonds, BeautyTech Shoppe, That's It & It's So Easy brands. Embed in acrylic or gel, cap with clear. Mylar, $2.50-$4.00/pkg size unknown
Ultrafine Cosmetic Grade Glitter That's It & It's So Easy brands. Most colors will not bleed when doing Franken Polish mixes.  "Thats It Instant Nail Art" brand, $2.95 for 1/8 oz. (3.5 grams). It's So Easy, pkg. size unknown, $4.00
Hexagons BeautyTech Shoppe, That's It & It's So Easy brands. Most colors will not bleed when doing Franken Polish mixes. BeautyTech Shoppe $2.50 & It's So Easy $4.00, pkg. size unknown. That's It 2g $3.00
Strings (Tinsel) It's So Easy $4.00, BeautyTech Shoppe $2.50 pkg. size unknown. That's It 2g $3.00 
Nail Art Kits, various colors, shapes & sizes, average price $24.00
Other Info: n/a

BFTE Cosmetics Updated 1/26/14
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Kansas
Shipping Method: USPS First Class
What's available: No items currently
Other Info: Free Shipping on orders over $50 (within the USA). Flat rate shipping $4.00

Brambleberry Updated 1/26/14
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Washington
Shipping Method: USPS Priority Mail or Fed Ex
What's available: 8 colors.
Glitter 1 oz. $2.50 = $.09/gram.
Sample kit: all 6 colors, .2 oz. (5 gram) of ea, $5.00 = $1.00/gram.
Other Info: No Minimum Order

BuyNail.com Updated 1/26/14
Payment:
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: UPS or FedEx
What's available: Glitter Powder $2.50-$3.50
Color Collection 10 vials Set 1, Set 2 $3.95
EzFlow, 1/8 oz. (about 3 1/2 grams), $2.95 = $.98/gram
Glam & Glitz Glitter Acrylic1/2 oz. $3.50 = $.25/gram
ibd, no glitter or pkg size listed, $2.75
Nail Art Glitter, no glitter or pkg size listed, $2.50
Nail Art Glitter, 10 pc set, $14.95
Ice Mylar Nail Art Flakes, hex cut, tinsel, 3 gram jar, $3.95 = $1.32/gram
LeChat Fine Nail Art Glitter, $2.50
Other Info: Minimum order $25.00, Free Shipping on orders $100.00 & up.

Caney Creek Molds Updated 1/26/14
Payment: unknown
Store Location: Texas
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: High Heat Poly Hex Glitter, .008", .015", .040" sizes, sold in 2, 4 and 8 ounces. These are all polyester glitters.
All 2 oz. colors are $3.75 = $./gram
4 oz. colors are $5.75 = $./gram
8 oz colors are $10.50 = $./gram
Other Info: Fishing Supply store

Cartwright's Glitter Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal & others
Store Location: Arkansas
Shipping Method: USPS
What's availableUltrafine (.008") glitter.
Ultrafine Hologram
1/2 oz $3.99
1 oz $6.99
2 oz $11.59
Ultrafine Opaque & Ultrafine Transparent
1/2 oz $2.99
1 oz $5.79
2 oz $9.25
Other Info: Minimum order $10.00 ($25.00 for international orders). All jars are filled by volume. 1/2 oz., 1 oz., and 2 oz refers to jar size, not glitter weight. 1/2 oz. contains approximately 11 grams, 1 oz. approximately 17 grams, 2 oz. approximately 34 grams depending on the weight of the glitter.

The Classy Clown - new listing

Coastal Scents  Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: FedEx & USPS (always been shipped FedEx to me.)
What's available:  (Microfine) Hex size .004. $4.95, 5 gram jar
Glitter Powder under Make Your Own
Glitter Powder under Eyes
Other Info: No Minimum Order? Free shipping $50.00+.

The Conservatorie Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS or FedEx
What's available: Ultrafine .008" & Microfine .004" glitters
Glitters
Sample 1 teaspoon. $0.95-$1.95
100 grams $8.45-$25.45
Other Info: minimum order $20.00.

Designer Nail Supply Updated 1/26/14
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: unknown
Shipping Method: USPS Priority
What's availableGlitter 
Holographic, 3 grams $0.99 
Metallic, 3 grams $0.50
Neon, 3 grams, $0.99
Hexagons, $1.49/bag. Particle & Package size unknown.
Confetti Shapes, $0.50-$0.85/bag. A lot of different shapes/sizes available
Other Info: n/a

EJR Beads Updated 1/26/14
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: UK
Shipping Method: Shipping charges are based on order weight and destination. Prices start from just £1.75 rising to a maximum of £7.95 for all UK orders.
What's available
Various color-themed sets, 6 colors, 10 grams each. £8.50
- Microfine 10 gram bags, £1.45 ($2.37 USD) = $.24/gram USD
Various color-themed sets, 6 colors, 10 grams each. £8.50
- Iridescent/Holo 10 gram bags, £1.85 ($3.03 USD) = $.30/gram USD
Iridescent Glitter Flakes 4 gram bag £3.45
Blue Interference- 10 grams £2.20
Green Interference- 10 grams £2.20
Other Info: minimum order amount is set at £5.00 GBP excluding P&P. Lower value orders are welcome but will be subject to an additional low order fee, currently set at £1.00.

Envy Nail Supply Updated 1/26/14
Payment: Credit Card
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Glitter
Solid, Small package, $0.98... Large package, $2.75.
Select your packet size... Select your Hue... Select the cut of the glitter (how large it is)… Then we will choose the color for you.
Mixers, Small package, $1.50, weighs 3 grams = $.50/gram... Large package, $3.00, weighs 9 grams = $./gram.
Our mixers are created in house to achieve the most unique color combinations. Each mixer consists of different colors & sizes of glitter to give your nails the best definition possible.
Fine Line Mixers, Small package, $1.50, weighs 3 grams = $.50/gram... Large package, $3.00, weighs 9 grams = $./gram.
Our Fine Line Mixers are created in house to achieve the most unique color combinations. Each mixer consists of different colors & a blend of finer glitters.
Other Info: n/a

Ester's Nail Center Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS Priority Mail, First Class or Standard Ground (Parcel Post or Fedex Ground)
What's available: Nail Gems
Big Hexagon Nail Glitter Flakes Sequins, 12 colors $6.49
Loose Nail Glitter in jar, $0.99
Nail Glitter Set for Nail Art, 10 colors $4.95 
Tiny Hexagon Nail Glitter Flakes Sequins, 12 colors $5.95
Other Info: Shipping Restrictions- Certain items in your order may be considered Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT). Hazardous Materials are as follows: aerosol items, some alcohol and acetone-based items and items containing flammable liquid. Domestic shipping: For flammable liquid items that are more than 1 oz in size and aerosol items will be shipped via Standard Ground. Others can go by USPS  First Class or Priority Mail. International shipping: our primary carrier, USPS prohibits these items to be shipped internationally. These are the items that we will not ship: nail polish (except Gelish and Piggy Paint), nail polish removers, brush cleaner, alcohol and acetone, Demert nail dryer. Free shipping on orders $99.00+

EZNails & Beauty Supply Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: unknown, they say "least expensive"
What's available:
Aqua Effects, $2.34
Mylar Slices $1.50-$4.00
Nail Art Glitter
That's It? Nail Art, 3.5 grams, $1.48 = $./gram
LeChat: $1.50-$4.17
INM Glitter Dust, $2.25
EZ Flow, 1/8 oz. $2.51 = $./gram
It's So Easy Nail Art, size unknown, $4.00
SuperNail, 3.5 grams $2.95 = $./gram
i.b.d., 1/8 oz. $2.51 = $./gram
Other Info: n/a

Face Paint for Everybody Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Australia
Shipping Method: Australian Post
What's available: Puff Glitter, 0.2mm (.008") Hex size, in bottle
 - 20 gram weight, 15ml, $5.27 = $./gram
Other Info: Australian orders- we ship Australia wide via Australia Post and use Express Post Satchels. Expected delivery on average is 2 days but most often overnight. Postage cost is weight based: 500gm $9, 3kg $13, 5kg $20. Australian Orders over $100 receives free postage. International orders are sent by Australia Post and we use Express International Satchels. Expected delivery to many destinations is 7 - 14 days.

Frantic Stamper Updated 1/26/14
Payment: unknown
Store Location: Oregon
Shipping Method: US orders will be shipped “Best Way”, meaning we will choose either UPS or Postal Service to best suit your order and save you money. International orders will be shipped Air Mail unless otherwise noted.
What's available
Elizabeth Craft Design; Jewel Glitter Ritz Micro Fine .004" Glitter. 1/2 oz jar. $6.59 = $./gram
Stickles Dry Glitter, 3/4 oz. $4.99
Other Info: site does NOT have a shopping cart (yet). Please order by phone, fax or email. If you wish, there is an order form you can use.

Fusion Beads Updated 1/26/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Washington
Shipping Method: UPS & USPS
What's available: Ultra-Fine Glitter, .008", 1/2 oz. jar, $2.08-$3.48
Other Info: Free Shipping on US orders

Gel Stuff.com (Smokey Mountain Craft Supplies & Gifts) Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Tennessee
Shipping Method: UPS
What's available: Ultra-Fine Glitter, .008", vial contains approximately .28 oz./7.9 gram.- weight varies, $1.19 = $.15/gram
Other Info: n/a

GirlyBits Updated 1/27/14
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: Canada
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Glitters These can be viewed by color, shape or finish.1 teaspoon sample $1.75, 1/2 fl. oz. $3.50, 1 fl. oz. $5.50
Holo
Iridescent
Matte
Metallic
A collection of glitters that are solvent resistant and intended for frankening. Most are .008" in size but there is a .015", .020", and .035".
Other InfoThe glitter line has been expanded and there is what I call a huge selection of glitters in individual packages and sets as well as suspension base in polish bottles with BBs, ready to be colored. She has confirmed that she personally tests and uses everything she sells so you shouldn't worry about quality. 

Glimmer Body Art Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location:
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available: Cosmetic Grade Glitters .008" Ultrafine size.
- 10 gram jar, 7.5 gram net weight $2.50 = $.35/gram
- Body Glitter refills, net weight 1.5 oz./42.5 gram $7.98 = $.19/gram
Other Info: Neon colors are fleckers when used in polish, others may not be 100% colorfast. Minimum order $25.00

Glitter Galore & More Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Arizona
Shipping Method: unknown but probably UPS
What's availableFace and Body Glitter
Grl™ Cosmetic Glitter, 5 Gram Jar, $5.95
Grl™ Cosmetic Glitter 3X, 9 grams, $9.95
Glitter Confetti Stars, $6.95
As this is more geared towards cosmetics, I suggest you browse the site because they have much more. They sell cosmetic grade Ultrafine glitters (.008")
Other Info: Free shipping on orders $50.00+ within the US

*New* Glitter Lambs (etsy) Updated 1/27/14
Payment: unknown, likely PayPal
Store Location: US, state unknown
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Glitters $3.99-$6.95, 1 fl. oz. by volume.
Other Info:

The Glitter Source Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: South Carolina
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: All sold as 14.2 grams $4.00. Can be viewed by color, shape or size. They sell matte glitters too.
Other Info: This store also has one on Etsy.

Glitter Unique Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Tests for individual solvent resistance and guarantees that all the glitter are. Sold as 1/2 ounce, 1 ounce or 2 ounce- even 4 oz.
Glitters  Can be viewed by color, shape, finish or size. Most samples $1.00. Prices vary
Holo
Iridescent
Matte
Metallic
Mixes
Neon
Unique Shapes
Other Info: n/a

Glitties Nail Art Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Utah
Shipping MethodBecause our products do not weigh very much, we are able to send most orders First Class Mail.  First Class Mail starts as low as $2.70 and takes 2–5 business days to ship. Bonding and Sealing Formula, and Glitter Toes Kits will take 2–10 business to be delivered.  It has to be shipping on by ground, this is why it takes longer.
What's available:
Solvent Resistant Glitter 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Matte Glitter 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Custom Mixed Glitter 5g jar $3.71, 10g $5.21 (sale)
Holographic Glitter 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Neon Glitter 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Inspired by Pantone 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
.062" Random Cut Flakes 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Other Info: Also sells bulk glitter- 3 lb minimum. Huge inventory, browse all categories so you don't miss a thing.

Henna Caravan Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available: Glitter Powder, .008 hex size (Ultrafine),
Holographic & Translucent- 10 gram pouf, $4.50 = $./gram.
Opaque- 10 gram pouf, $4.00 = $./gram.
Kit, 6 colors, 10g each, $20.00
Large Kit, 6 colors, 3 oz. each, $59.00
- Sample: 1 teaspoon, $1.00
Other Info: Sold by weight

Infinity Foils Updated 1/27/14
Payment: Their own checkout
Store Location: Kansas
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available:  Laser, Fluorescent, Metallic and Rainbow glitters. Stock available in particle size of 1/128" / .2mm / .008" *Other particle sizes available through special order.
$13.29 for 3.2 oz container  = $./gram
$12.37 for 0.5 kg (500 grams) = $./gram
$13.29 for 3.2 oz container = $./gram
$15.25 for 0.5 kg (500 grams) = $./gram
$11.07 for 3.2 oz container = $./gram
$7.05 for 0.5 kg (500 grams) = $./gram
$13.29 for 3.2 oz container = $./gram
$13.44 for 0.5 kg (500 grams) = $./gram
Other Info: Packaged & Sold in bulk by the Pound (lb)/0.5 kg and in small 3.2 oz containers (10 - 3.2 oz. container minimum on any combination of colors)

Jody's Soap & Creations Updated 1/27/14
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Illinois
Shipping Method: UPS or USPS
What's available: Glitter, Cosmetic, no size specified
Nothing listed yet
Other Info: n/a

Kit Kraft Inc. Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: Ground service, UPS or FedEx probably
What's availablePolyester Glitters $1.69-$4.69 per 1/2 oz.
- Ultrafine (.008") 
- Extra fine (.015") 
- Very fine (.025") 
- Fine (.040") 
- Medium (.094") 
- Large (.125") 
- Extra Large (1/4") 
Other Info: Glitters are available in plastic or polyester with the plastic variety being slightly cheaper. What I purchased were "plastic", these will warp slightly in polish and the majority are not colorfast. I don't recall exactly what shipping service they used but it was FedEx or UPS and it wasn't cheap. Minimum order $16.00, Craft glitter- not cosmetic grade.

Medusa's Makeup Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Illinois
Shipping Method: USPS or UPS
What's available: Glitter, particle size unknown
- 2 gram net weight, $7.00 = $/gram
Other Info: Free Shipping $50+.

*New* Micamoma Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: in the UK.
Shipping Method:
What's available:
Shapes 5g £3.18 10g £4.80
Blue 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Copper 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Gold 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Green 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Purple 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Red 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Silver 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Black 5g £1.92, 10g £3.60, 20g £6.60
Other Info:

*New* Misfits on 8th Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location
Shipping Method:
What's available:
Glitter 1/2 oz $3.00-$3.50, 1 oz. $5.00-$5.50
Glitter - Dots/Circle 1/2 oz $4.00, 1 oz. $6.00
Glitter - Metallic 1/2 oz $3.00, 1 oz. $5.00
Glitter Mixes 1/2 oz $4.00
Glitter - Neon 1/2 oz $4.00
Glitter Packs
Other Info:

*New* Mon Ennui Cosmetics Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method:
What's availableCosmetic Glitter
Siren & Van Gogh, $12.50, all others $10.00-$15.00. Particle & pkg size unknown
Other Info:

Monave Updated 1/27/14
Payment: their own checkout
Store Location: Maryland
Shipping Method: USPS or UPS
What's available: Loose Glitter, 2 colors
- 10 grams, $5.00 = $.50/gram.
Other Info: Sold by volume: 1 gram weight, 5 grams volume. 5 colors only, size unknown.

My Diva's Closet Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: UPS
Ultrafine loose glitters Pg1 Pg2 Pg3 Pg4 (.008"), 5.5ml, $5.95
Nyx loose glitter, 0.07 oz. containers, $4.95
Nyx Glitter Mania, 5ml, $4.95
Loose makeup grade glitter, 36 grams, $4.95
Luxe Fine Glitter Powder, 5 grams $5.95
Other Info: Free Shipping on orders $75.00+

Nail Superstore Updated 1/27/14
Payment: their own checkout, Visa, MasterCard or Discover
Store Location: Headquarters in Illinois
Shipping Method: UPS
What's available: Obviously nail safe glitters but not necessarily nail polish-solvent resistant. They sell sets of glitter, different shapes & sizes, 12 jars in each set, each jar contains 0.18oz (5g). Descriptions do not include the size of the glitter themselves.
Nail Art Glitter Kit #22 $15.95
Nail Art Glitter Kit #23 $14.95
Nail Art Glitter Kit #25 $14.95
Nail Art Glitter Kit #51 $24.95
Nail Art Glitter Kit #52 $24.95
Nail Art Glitter Rocking Metallic Kit #20 - 12 colors $14.95
Nail Art Glitter Run Way Fashion Kit #21 - 12 colors $14.95
Nail Art Glitters Kit #26 - 12 Ct $14.95
Nail Art Glitters Kit #27 - 12 Ct $12.95
Nail Art Special Effects - Confettis - Kit $14.95
Other Info: Free Shipping on orders $99.00+, $25.00 min. order

Nailite Inc Updated 1/27/14
Payment: their own checkout, or Paypal.
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: Flat Rate Shipping via USPS and Fed Ex or UPS Ground
What's available: Franken Polish Glitter Additives. All the glitters are holographic, sold for $1.39 as a sample, $3.49 ($0.12/gram) for an ounce and $12.49 for 4 ounces ($0.11/gram) if you have a yen for such a large amount. Made in the USA, packaged in resealable bags and solvent resistant. Samples are the only thing available right now.
Gold Holo Stars .125, Gold Holo Hearts .125, Gold Holo Hex .062, Gold Holo Squares .062, Red Holo Hearts .125, Silver Holo Diamonds .062, Silver Holo Hearts, size unknown, Silver Holo Hex .062, Silver Holo Squares .062, Silver Holo Stars .125
Also, Art in a Box, 12 jars, 5 grams each, $9.95, 
Other Info: I've never ordered their franken polish supplies but I have ordered other things from them and have had no problems worth remarking upon. If it's something flammable like polish, base or thinner you've ordered, it will ship Ground so order enough to make the shipping worth it. Free Shipping on orders $99.00+, 15 lbs and less. Not sure if there is a minimum order. 

OOAK Artist Emporium Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: unknown
Shipping Method: USPS Flat Rate shipping
What's available: They sell your typical polyester craft glitter. They also sell Pearl Ex pigments.
- Art glitter, transparent & opaque, not holo, is Ultrafine .008" size, 1/2 oz. for $4.50 = $.32/gram.
- holo glitter is a 1/2 oz., $5.25 = $.38/gram.
Other Info: n/a

R&R Scrapbooking Updated 1/27/14
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Canada
Shipping Method: Canadian Post
What's available: .004" Jewel Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter
- Microfine sets of 3, $16.95
- Microfine, 2 oz, jar, $17.50 = $.31/gram
- Microfine, 11 grams, $5.25 = $.48/gram
- Microfine highlights, 11 grams, $6.00 = $.55/gram
Other Info: While as far as I know, The Hungry Asian never answered my question, I believe she has had at least moderate success using this brand of glitter in polish.

Rainbow Turtle Updated 1/27/14
Payment: their own checkout
Store Location: Oregon
Shipping Method: USPS or UPS
What's available: They sell Ultrafine (.008") craft & "body craft" glitters. Description page says all of these "can be used on the skin as body glitter, in dry cosmetics, indoors, outdoors, kids projects, crafts and more." Dry cosmetics might the key as to whether or not they'll bleed but I don't own any from this company so I have not tested them.
Body Safe Glitter FINEBody Safe Glitter FLAKES
Alphajewels Holographic, 1/2 oz. $5.15
Cystalina, 1/2 oz $2.80
Polyester 1/2 oz $2.60
Polyester UltraFine Sample Pack: includes one of each color of the Polyester UltraFine Glitter (26 Colors). $10.00
Polyester Flakes Sample Pack: includes one of each color of the Polyester Flakes Glitter (26 Colors). $10.00
Crystalina UltraFine Sample Pack: includes one of each color of the Crystalina Polymer UltraFine Glitter (17 Colors). $6.50
Crystalina Flakes Sample Pack: includes one of each color of the Crystalina Polymer Flakes Glitter (17 Colors). $6.50
Other Info: I emailed some time ago to enquire about bleeding & received this response: "I actually do not know if they will bleed when submersed. I just know that we have many people that use it when doing their clients nails but I am not sure how they are applying it. We have others that use it in lotions however I still do not know if some of the colors or all of them would bleed. I would suggest always testing before making any final decisions."  No international shipping.

Real Pro SportFishing Updated 1/27/14
Payment: unknown
Store Location: Canada
Shipping Method: Canadian Post
What's available: Premium Metal Flake Glitter, .008" size. Colors are: Silver, Gold, Blue, Red, Black, Chartreuse, Holo Gold & Holo Silver. All sold in 1 oz. containers,
Regular colors $4.99 = $./gram
Holos $5.99 = $./gram
Other Info: Fishing Supply store. Minimum order $20.00. These are probably in Canadian dollars.

Riley's Rods Updated 1/27/14
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: North Carolina
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Micro Flakes, .004" size. Colors are: Midnight Blue, Purple, Silver Holo, Light Blue, Emerald Green, Seafoam Green & Orange Copper. All sold in 1 oz. containers,
$4.50 = $.16/gram
Other Info: Fishing Supply store.

Riot Art & Craft Browse for prices, I'm not an Aussie and I don't feel like doing currency conversion.
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: Australia
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Glitter
Holographic Glitter, 10 grams average
Glitter Stardust, 12 grams
Superfine Glitter, 2.7grams
Other Info: n/a

Soft Expressions Updated 1/27/14
Payment: unknown
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Jones Tones Prismatic Crystal & Hologram Glitter Shapes
Confetti & Crystal Glitters
Silver Hologram Glitter Shapes, $6.48
Gold Prism Poly Prismatic Crystals by Jones Tones $2.69
Silver Holo Poly Prismatic Crystals by Jones Tones $2.69
Gold Holo Poly Prismatic Crystals by Jones Tones $2.69
MicroCut / UltraFine Glitter
Ultrafine Metallic, 15 grams $1.79
Ultrafine Poly Glitter, 15 grams $2.69
Highlighter, Rainbow & Hologram, $2.69
Other Info: n/a

Sparkle and Sprinkle Updated 1/27/14
Payment: unknown
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available: Ultra Fine Specially Blended Glitter Ultrafine (.008") hex glitter
Opaque $3.35
Semi-Transparent $3.35
Glitter Tinsel $4.49
Velvet Glitter $5.75
Other Info:  Buy 10, get the 11th free.

The Supply Source Updated 1/27/14
Payment: their own checkout
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: USPS or UPS
What's available:
Glitter Powder
Ultrafine (.008") 1/4 oz, $1.95
Microfine (.004") .5 oz $2.00
Glimmerz!!! Micro Glitter Dust 1/2 oz, $3.75
Other Info: n/a

TC Coatings Unlimited Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Pennsylvania
Shipping Method: UPS or USPS Priority Mail
What's available: Flakes .008" 2 oz. $12.49-$18.99
Other Info

TJ's Tackle Updated 1/27/14
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: Michigan
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available
MetalFlake Glitter, unknown particle size, sold in 1, 2 & 4 ounces. Colors are: Silver, Gold, Red, Black & Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Firecracker, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple
All 1 oz are $3.29 = $.12/gram
2 oz. colors are $5.89 = $.11/gram
4 oz colors are $10.99 = $.10/gram
Holographic PowderFlake Glitter, Gold & Silver, 1 oz $4.59, 2 oz $8.49
Pro-Flake Glitter Coat 2 oz. $6.29, 4 oz $10.99
Other Info: Fishing Supply store

TKB Trading Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS, FedEx or DHL
What's available:
Glitters- Random Cut, 8 colors, 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $3.25, 4 oz $12.00
Glitters- Glass Mosaic, 4 colors, 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $3.25, 4 oz $12.00
Sky Diamond Glitter, Microfine 2.5g sample $1.50, 1 oz $2.95, 4 oz $11.50
Shaplies- Holiday 2.5g sample $0.99
Glitter Most colors are microfine, .004" 2.5g sample $1.50, 1 oz $2.95, 4 oz $11.50
Shaplies, current colors are solid white, solid black, blue and red. The shapes (and particle sizes) are Square .025", Square .125", Square .062", White Hex .040", White Hex .062", Diamond & Fiber (also known as tinsel or bar glitter).
White: 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $3.25, 4 oz $12.00
Black: 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $3.25, 4 oz $12.00
Blue: 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $3.25, 4 oz $12.00
Red: 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $5.95, 4 oz $19.00
Solvent Resistant Glitter
Collection of all 5 2.5g each sample $5.25, 1 oz $12.00, 4 oz $39.00
Headtrip
Pink Points
Focus Blue
Adam & Eve Glitter
Luminosity
- Samples, 2.5 grams, are $1.50.
- 1 ounce is $2.95  = $.11/gram
- 4 ounces are $10.95 = $.10/gram
Other Info: I've ordered from this company I don't know how many times and never had a problem. Service and merchandise are top-notch. As of 4/24/12 only samples are available of the Shaplies.  $13.00 Minimum Order, Free shipping $100+

Twinkle Tattoos Updated 1/27/14
Payment: ?
Store Location: ?
Shipping Method: ?
What's available: Cosmetic Glitter, Hex size .008 (Ultrafine).
- 1/2 oz., $3.00 = $.21/gram
- 2 oz. bag, $5.00 = $.09/gram.
- Sample: 1 teaspoon, $1.00
Other Info: Store closed for maintenance

*New* 1/25/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Canada
Shipping Method:
What's availableUltrafine Glitter 10 grams $3.95, 20 grams $6.95 (average)
Other Info: prices in Canadian dollars and varies by color.

Ybody Glitter Tattoos Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: unknown
Shipping Method: USPS Priority Mail
What's available: Cosmetic Glitter, Very Fine (.025")
Pro Body Glitter Collection (Metallic) 6 gram jar $2.00 or $6.81 for 20 gram refill bag
PRO Bridal Body Glitter 6 gram jar $2.50 or $9.63 for 20 gram refill bag
Laser Glitter & UV glitters. 6 gram jar $2.39-$2.50 or $7.31-$9.15 for 20 gram refill bag
Face Paint Glitter 1/2 poof bottle, $3.99
Glitter Sets price varies
Glitter Refill Bottles 2.2 oz $12.00
Other Info: 5ml is about 1 teaspoon. The 6 pack is the better deal but they are specific colors, you don't pick your own assortment.

You Mix Cosmetics Updated 1/27/14
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Solvent resistant glitter
Other Info: Site is down temporarily, info cannot be verified or updated

79 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for putting together these resources in one place! Do you by any chance have an idea of what the opalescent flakes in polish like Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure is called and where it can be bought?

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  2. I wish I did! They are clearly flakes but what type of material I don't know. I've never used flakes in a franken but my experience with opalescent glitters is that they simply bleed away into nothing. You just gave me something else to research, thanks =) Will let you and everyone else know if I find anything out. -MK

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  3. I love that you have done this for us, thanks so much! I'm thinking about trying some of the glitters from confetti.com. I called the company and asked if they know of anyone using them in nail polish. She said yes, and that they've come back for repeat orders, but that she can't guarantee all colors. Also, on their FAQ's page, it says that the iridescent and prismatic don't bleed, but the metallics can. So I'm wondering: have you tried any of the confetti.com in your frankens?? :)

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  4. Rachel, no, I don’t own any glitters from Confetti.com although I continue to think about it. I too read that on the FAQ but I am unconvinced when experience says they are going to bleed. In fact what they say is the exact opposite of my experience. I also don’t know that they are distinguishing between glitter in nail polish and glitter used for nail art- Rainbow Turtle and Art Glitter make similar claims but as with Confetti.com, they don’t guarantee colorfastness. I don’t own those either but I emailed to enquire. And really, for the package size versus the price, you get a better deal going automotive.

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  5. Another thought I had- if you want a guarentee, buy Kleancolor polishes to franken with. They are affordable at $1.75 and have a wide array of glitter in multiple sizes.

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  6. Rachel, Confetti.com ships only via FedEx- spend $20.00, they are going to charge at least $10.00.

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  7. Thank you so much for this info! Extremely helpful! One more question, if you don't mind :) Have you found large-sized glitter (square or hex) that doesn't melt or bleed? I have seen quite a few people adding awesomely large glitter to their polishes, and I can't seem to find any!

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  8. Rachel, the answer to that is no. I'm still on the fence about the larger glitters I bought from Kit Kraft because it looks like within one color, some flecks bled while others didn't. Those companies that sell larger sizes charge too damn much for shipping and I'm not spending big bucks on a product that may not work. If $3.00 worth didn't work, I can live with that but finding out that $20.00 worth didn't work is a bitter pill to swallow. If you know who is using the larger size successfully, ask them where they got it but don't be surprised if they don't answer, particularly if they also happen to be selling their creations.

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  9. Yeah, I'm with you on the cost thing. I see all these fabulous glitters, but I can't spend that much on something I'm unsure of. I'll keep asking around :) Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

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  10. Here are some recent failed attempts.
    I picked up the Crystalina Flakes Sample Pack and they all bled so don't bother with that type.
    I also found this stuff called Angelina Film and I got the one called Aurora Borealis, it's a thin plastic colored film used for crafting.
    I ground it up fine in a coffee grinder and it looked like it might really work (i was sooo excited) but that bled as well.

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  11. skrakablam, I'm glad you told me this as I was in fact considering the sample packs. I suspected that the Crystalina glitters would bleed simply because of the AB effect though it would be nice to find one that didn't.

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  12. Yeah, I kinda figured they would bleed but I reallyreally didn't want them to!

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  13. I bought Art Glitter Dazzlers in color "Rockettes" and it bled right after touching the nail polish!

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    1. Thank you for that info, going to add that to the bleeding glitter list.

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  14. do you have any idea where to find the big glitters that famous frankeners like L...erella, and nerd.. are using?

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    1. No, most of the "famous frankeners" are tight-lipped about their suppliers, I'm sure they have their various reasons for doing so. Chunky glitters can be found many places but my first recommendation would be TCP Global which is automotive or possibly Kit Kraft Inc because they sell larger sizes of craft glitter. I have had mixed success with Kit Kraft, TCP Global's products have held up perfectly. As with most things, there are no guarantees.

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  15. Speaking of "famous L******ella" does anyone have an idea where she got the bLack and white bar hex and dot (matte?? I mean IS there such a thing as a matte glitter! Obviously there is!) glitters for "Conn t D s"? I don't want to "trod" on her profit but seriously she doesn't make enough of it go around! I would GLADLY buy 10 bottles of the stuff from her IF it were available! Hope you can help!

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    1. I have no idea where Lynderella or any of the other frankeners selling their creations get their supply and I suspect it will remain that way. You don't hear of Nfu Oh telling us where their flakes come from either.

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    2. I have had success with Kit Kraft's polyester glitters, all except the pink neon. The white glitter also holds up in polish, though the cut is a bit chunkier than usual - which adds some bulk to the polish.

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  16. Is everyone afraid to say Lynderella's name or what? I think she knows by now people talk about her.

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    1. I honestly was so confused about why Lynderella's name was blocked.

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    2. You and me both. That somehow reminds me of high school- better not let the popular girl know you're talking about her! Bah, Lynderella is a chick just like the rest of us.

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  17. Oh..she probably has her name REGISTERED BY NOW! I would think that it would be HARDER to get Nfu's flakies because she's based out of south korea and who knows WHAT kind of "textiles" they're concocting over there...I would think its harder to get because Nfu has all those asian connections (and WE only have that stupid "alibaba dot com" search engine.) I've read Nfu's formulations are also "made in france" so there's another continent to search for those flakies! As for Lynderella's glitters and flakes one would think it would be EASIER to find in the US because at least I would ASSUME she gets the supplies from a company within the states..but that's just my guess!

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  18. Hello,
    Thank you for all the work you put in your blog.
    I was wondering if the glitters from the conservatories are servant resistant?

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    1. I don't know, I don't own any of them, sorry.

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    2. They are about to add a bunch of new ones to their inventory (as has TKB)

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  19. Does anyone know if the glitter from glittergaloreandmore.com works for frankens? It says on the bottom of their bulk container page that they are but it also describes all of their glitter as holo even though only 7 of them are under the holo category.

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    1. I'm sorry but I personally have never tried any of theirs. I don't know what section you were looking under but what I found for the cosmetic glitters was this: "Sprinkle or apply it to your wet nail polish for glamour nails." This implies that it won't work when used in polish or they simply don't know. You could email and ask but I'd consider it a crap-shoot. That's a fairly high price for something that may not work.

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    2. I just bought the entire sample pack for their glitters - so far I have tested the neons which are all colorfast. I will try to come back and post when I get around to testing all 80 glitters - but if I forget I will be posting the results on www.indiepolish.org

      Also, really appreciate you taking the time to compile and list all of these suppliers!

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    3. Thanks for the information. I did email them on Thursday and have yet to get a reply. Glad to hear the neons are colorfast, I've been itching to try some of these but have not ordered any because of the high price and not knowing if they would hold up.

      Thanks also for the list. Cuts down on a lot of footwork I'd have to do myself. :-)

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    4. just wanted to add that I found the "solvent resistant" description by using the search function on glittergaloreandmore.com and when you put it in it comes up with 3 results. they are all bulk quantities of "Holographic glitter, polyester glitter and neon glitter." if you look at each one, there is a drop down menu of colors and under the list of colors it has a pink product description box that says "solvent resistant." I made a list of all the glitters under the original 3 search hits and at first I thought it was a complete list of their glitter colors but after closer inspection found that it is not a complete list. Since A.Fae says the neons are colorfast and they are listed as being solvent resistant on the website, this leads me to believe they may of actually tested their glitters for color fastness. Hopefully I'll have a definate answer tomorrow or tues if and when I get a reply email from them.

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    5. I also emailed them before I bought and they said that despite being listed as solvent resistant - they "do not test for applications". They advised me to buy the sample pack, so I would advise either buying a sample pack or waiting until my (or someone else) testing is finished. I agreed with MK, "solvent resistant" has definitely lost its meaning to me after so many tries, and fails, with glitter.

      Good luck :)

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    6. I just purchased the sample pack from glittergaloreandmore.com I figures if I was going to spend $50 on a handful of colors (ok, maybe a couple handfuls :-p ) I might as well get the samples so I can have ALLLL the colors!

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  20. Envy Nail Supply has multiple sizes and colors of solid glitter (listed as ultra fine, fine, medium, and large). They used to list white glitter, but it seems to have disappeared, which did work in polish. Their black glitter is not colorfast, it bleeds to a gunmetal color. They also list various mixes of glitter, which I have not finished testing.

    http://www.envynailsupply.com/

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  21. As far as solvent resistance, I quote what I have before: "Each chip of glitter has a minute edge of exposed aluminum created when the particle is cut from the sheet. Therefore, caustics and all chemicals normally affecting pure aluminum could react with this exposed edge. This does not preclude use of this glitter with these chemicals, however, since the short duration of most industrial processes may not afford enough time to cause significant damage to the finished product. It is advised that contact be checked carefully." Emphasis on the "short duration of processes". Frankening is not a short process, it's long term. This quote came from a manufacturer, the Glitterex Corporation, on a MSDS sheet for their Poly*Flake glitters. Even they are saying, listed as solvent resistant or not, it may bleed which is why that phrase doesn't mean a whole lot to me.

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    1. Have you tried any of the Glitterex glitter (or know anyone who has) besides the three Poly*Flake glitters that you have listed in the bleeders list? I would like to order some, but don't want to waste my money if someone has tried them and they bleed.

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    2. And while I'm at it... I was checking out one of the fishing supply stores you have listed on this page, and came across this: http://www.caneycreekmolds.com/X2-Colorant_p_328.html

      What do you think about using something like this to color polish? Do you think it would disperse? Do you have any alternate ideas for liquid colorants? I wish they had an ingredient list on there. Powdered pigments don't always make the best jellies, but I don't want to be using preexisting polishes all the time, either.

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  22. I have been slowly collecting and testing black and white glitters to try to make my own connect-the-dots style polish. I have one really great success for a medium black hex glitter: Art Glitter Dazzler "D22 Black Hills" is colour fast and the doesn't warp in the polish. I also found a black/dark blue ultra-fine glitter "Deep Space" which did not bleed at all. These tests have held up after 2 weeks.

    Sadly, all the other Art Glitter Dazzlers I have tried have either bled, or warped so badly in the polish that they no longer shine or sit nicely on your nail: D18 Showgirl (Red), D12 Surfs up (Aqua), D21 Aphrodite (dark purple) are all total fails.

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    1. If you don't already know (since I'm a little late in my reply), check out TKB's new line of Shaplies.

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    2. Thanks for the info about Art Glitter's Dazzlers too.

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  23. Have you tried the glitters from Caney Creek Molds? Or has anyone else? They seem pretty affordable to play around with...

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    1. I haven't, mainly because they don't have enough colors but yes, prices put them on the lower end.

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  24. I've ordered a couple of the 3mm Erikonail glitters from NailDeRoyale. So far they are completely solvent resistant. I've had them submerged for about a month now with no problems. However, they are super expensive. Their packages are tiny jars that hold approximately a teaspoon of glitter. Sorry, I don't know how many grams that is, but it's certainly one of the more expensive glitters.

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  25. Any idea where to get "Matte Glitter" for frankening? After spending an outrageous fortune on 2 bottles of FL**M on a particular auction site (hey I was desperate) and unable to ever ever get any more, I'm ready to franken my own! I don't even know what "matte glitter" is (neon glitter?). AWESOME site you have--bookmarked for the future!! xo

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    1. I'm working on compiling a list since I get asked this so often. It will be the next new post.

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    2. I'd love to learn where to get the "Fl**m-style" glitters as well...I like the look and don't want to pay the super-high prices when Rh*ni sells out.

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  26. Stumbled upon your site (which is great by the way!) while searching for a specific kind of glitter. This one: http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7202/img1948y.jpg to be exact! They're totally irregular and looks like someone put foil in a blender to make irregular flakes. I can't find this anywhere! Have you seen anything like it?

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    1. You can find these on Glitter Unique, a supplier listed on the Glitter Supplier page as well as at You Mix Cosmetics. Glitter Unique lists these as "shreds" in either a purple-blue color or in silver like those in the picture you linked to, $3.50 per 1/2 ounce. I'm fairly certain You Mix Cosmetics sells the silver variety at least but the shop is closed and not due to reopen until July 2nd so I can't confirm that.

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  27. is Art Glitter safe place to shop? I really dont like shopping on sites that dont use paypal..which sucks that they dont offer that type of payment!

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  28. Art Glitter is a secure site I promise, I work here. We sparkle all the time. Sorry about our antiquated website. We are hoping to accept paypal in the near future. Sparkle on!

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  29. You should probably add Lurecraft (http://www.lurecraft.com/content/) and M-F manufacturing (http://www.pouryourownworms.com/) to this list. Those two, plus Caney Creek, have the largest variety of high heat resistant glitters, all of which are solvent resistant.

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  30. I ordered from m-f and the glitter is kinda strange, and there are lots of little bits in the glitter, not like hexagons or squares but like scraps from when they cut it mixed in with the hexagons and the squares. It would be fine, but you can't actually sit down with something that tiny and pick every single scrap piece of glitter out. So they're out for me. The search continues.

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  31. Hi i need an ultra fins iridescent glitter( lots of colors) to use in aloe vera gel to make body gel. I need it at wholesale price. ANy suggestions

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  32. Oh really? M-F has a lot of error pieces? That sucks. I've seen larger glitters have errors, but it depends on the supplier. Their small (0.015 and below) glitters are nice so far. Their prices aren't great, and their customer service needs work however, compared to the other fishing places.


    ch0colata: you should look into TKB's White Diamond glitter. It's 0.004, and an iridescent mix.

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  33. Does anyone know where I can get the irredescent flakies . Like the ones they use for nail polish ? I want to mix it with gel. Thanks

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    1. You won't find Nfu Oh flakes like that but you can buy a more subdued version from TKB Trading.

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  34. I have four colors in tiny baggies I picked up years ago at a scrapbook convention that are perfectly colorfast. Wish I had supplier info. They shouldn't be glass as that would not be photo safe, but is there any way to figure that out?

    Also, all that poly flake looks an awful lot like the fake snow I bought last year at Christmas time. Quart sized bad full of it for maybe $5.99 at Hobby Lobby. Big mix of sizes, I'd need to sift it somehow, but worth investigating!

    Can I test glitter in acetone? I'm feeling sad about all the wasted polish...

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    1. This response is WAY late but I have no idea anyway.

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  35. MK,

    Thanks so much for listing The Glitter Source on your blog. It has been a great resource.

    Just wanted to let you know of some new products and developments in our store.

    A) We have introduced an entire new product line of College Glitters. A set of two glitters in the colors of all of the major colleges and universities. Great for decorating nails, tailgating decorations, banners, etc to show school spirit.

    B) We introduced an entire line of Fall glitters in the color of autumn, brilliant reds, oranges, coppers, bronzes, golds, cinnamon and others

    C) In addition to our Etsy store we have created a new website/blog www.theglittersource.com where you can purchase and get information on our glitters, but where we will also be blogging and sharing information on all things Glitter.

    Thanks again for all of your assistance.

    Bonnie

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for checking out my blog. I'll be sure to check out yours.

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  36. MK,

    This is an amazing resource! Thank you! Question: do you know how much a fluid oz of glitter ends up weighing? Trying to determine if Glitter Unique's prices are competitive or not! Thanks in advance :)

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    1. I don't know, I down own a scale to weigh these things out but since I own a lot of Glitter Unique's glitters and have used them successfully, I say the price is well worth it.

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  37. I have kind of a silly question, do you prefer to keep your glitters in the baggies they come in or transfer to jars?

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    1. It's not a silly question at all. I prefer jars for glitter storage but I own too many to have them all in jars. Bags develop holes in the corners over time, obviously do not stand up and seem messier to me.

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  38. ** DO NOT ORDER FROM RILEY'S RODS!

    I placed an order for 1 ounce pigment, got a 1/4 ounce jar. It's even marked 1/4 oz on the bottom. On top of that, the jar was half full. 1/8 ounce. I Complained. They said EVERY ITEM ON THEIR SITE IS WRONG AND HAS BEEN FOR *SIX* YEARS and they are just now realizing it! That it should be 1/4 ounce. (how many people have they ripped off???) Will not refund me unless I send the tiny jar back. BTW, the glitter is listed as $4.50, you get 1/4 ounce. That makes the glitter a whopping $18 an ounce! NO thanks! I've filed a claim with paypal. Just a heads up. You may want to update the price & quantity here.

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  39. Oh, their shipping is pretty freaking high, too.

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  40. Big chunky neon glitter. I NEED it. Anyone know where to find it? :)

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  41. Hello, I love you blog as it is a great resource for my frankening. I was wondering if you owned any of the You Mix glitters? Specifically the .40 hex ones. Some of them look pretty bright, and I'm really in the need for some larger neon glitters. If you know where to any that would be very helpful too. Thank you!

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    1. I have some of You Mix's glitters but none that has been recent inventory. Out of what I used I didn't have any problems with bleeding or curling but again, I haven't used them all. As far as usable neons, what I know is already on here somewhere.

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  42. I am looking for the big neon translucent hexes. I didn't see those on here. Am I missing them/ Could you direct me to the right place? Thanks

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  43. I'm in the looking for neon hex wagon, I have been looking at stores for days and can't find green or lime yellowish colors. Any hints?

    MK, thank you so much for putting all this info together, I''m just starting experimenting with franking and it's a lot of fun, and this site will be my new bible! <3

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  44. Confetti.com has since closed down, an in-depth explanation is on the site. Sending prayers their way, talk about the worst way to lose your business :(

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    1. My eyes watered when I read about the dog. Totally devastating. Praying for fast healing in all aspects!

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  45. I will be waiting for your next post. Thank you so much for giving us such kind of handy content which will be most useful to me as well..nail supplies

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  46. Hi there.
    Would you mind adding http://theclassyclown.com/STORE/Glitter.htm to your list of cosmetic suppliers? Thanks!

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    1. Will be done in a few minutes.

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