GZ Glitter 101

 We know the glitter world can be confusing. You may be asking yourself, what do all these terms, categories, colors, cuts & weights mean?! What am looking for?! What do I need for my project?! Here you can take a quick class called GZ Glitter 101 to explain the many glitters we have for you to choose! 

Polyester Glitter: 
Polyester glitter is the only type of glitter we sell. It is solvent resistant & very versatile! It can be mixed into things without bleeding & holds up much better with higher heat/UV exposure which makes it great for all projects & crafts. There are so many gorgeous colors & types that really sparkle!
Weight vs. Volume
All our glitters & powders are measured by WEIGHT not volume. The weight is listed in the description of each item on the website. Since we measure by weight, each type of glitter will fall & fill each shaker, differently. The perfect example of is the age old question of “which weighs more? A pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?" Of course, they weigh the same but a pound of bricks is more dense than a pound of feathers.

GZ Glitter Categories 

Holographic:  Available in ultrafine & chunky colors. These colors sparkle to reveal a rainbow of colors at different angles. It gives an amazing hologram look with an actual rainbow affect. 

Metallic: Available in ultrafine & chunky colors. These are single, solid colors that show the one color it is made of. 

Color shift: Available in ultrafine & chunky colors. These will look different colors from different angles. 

Iridescent/Opal: Available in ultrafine & chunky colors. These colors are semi transparent & considered color shifting. These can create different colors & looks just by changing your base color!

UV: Available in ultrafine. These are changing colors when exposed to UV light.

Epoxy Additive: a glitter dust powder, a super ultra fine cut of glitter to add a sparkle to your project. A little bit goes a long way. 

Glow Powders: These require UV or blacklight to “charge” but gives you a bright glow in the dark color!

Mica Powders: These powders give a metallic or shimmery pearl-like effect, except our fluorescent colors.

GZ Glitter Sizes 

Super ultrafine (epoxy additive): 1/500"

Ultrafine: 1/128” or .008”

Fine: 1/64” or .015”

Dots: mix of different size dot glitter

Chunky: different size hexagon cuts ranging from 1/10”, 1/12”, 1/16”, 1/24”. Our Diamonds in the Ruff Series chunky mix also includes 2mm diamond pieces. 

 Hope this helps you choose the best glitter to fit your needs & project!