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Glitter Jars 04 Jun 2013 18:49 #1

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You'll need:
A Jar (I prefer small jars, but the tutorials I read all used larger jars)
Glitter (I used super fine stuff, but you can use whatever you want I imagine!)
Sparkles
Water (Hot preferered)
Glycerine (tiny amount)
Glitter glue
Ribbon (Optional)
Hot glue (Again, optional, but I recommend!)
  • Put some hot water in your jar (Don't fill it right up!)
  • Add some glitter glue (I used some blue for the blue one, and some clear/white for the whiter one).
  • Put the lid on, shake it up until you don't have clumps of glue.
  • Add glitter and shake again.
  • You'll probably have some float on the top, but I found it was much less using the glitter glue.
  • Add a few drops of Glycerine (Add more by eye until your glitter settles at the speed you want).
  • Add other sparkles. put lid on and shake again to make sure it still works like you want.
  • Top up with more water to the top (or just below).
  • Put lid on and I suggest using hot glue to go around the rim and seal it. Add some ribbon and stickers if you want to.

  • Beside
s just looking pretty, these jars are often recommended for those that suffer from things like depression and self harm. Why? Because they're a possible means of calming a person down. Also a lot of parents have used them for kids, again, to help them calm down. I haven't personally had any urges to self harm in a good while, but I'm more than happy to have one or two glittery things around my room in case I do. The idea is to shake the jar up, and then watch as all the glitter and sparkles settle.

I have found that the sparkles settle much faster than the glitter. Going to try again tomorrow (Try and get another jar or two from somewhere) with more glycerine and see how that works.
Anhang:
I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 07:10 #2

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Isn't that a snowglobe, basically? Or is there so much more glitter in such a jar?
So I would glue something to the bottom. ^^ I have a snowglobe with glitter and a faerie with a unicorn inside.
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 14:22 #3

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Basically yeah. There's a LOT more glitter in these, and I would have used more, but I ran out of the white. XD.
I'd like to do one with mini Loki and Thor from Marvel, but I can't get such things, which is sort of rubbish really.
I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 14:39 #4

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Maybe a small MLP would do? That would be cuter anyway. ^^

For a while I was pondering over Seekers snowglobes but I wasn't sure about the figurines inside. Modelling a tiny Giselda, making a mould and casting her wouldn't be a problem anymore. (Back then I would have used cement which worried me, these days I know how to cast resin which does not act like a sponge.) I'm not sure if the acrylics would stay on forever though. It would suck pretty much if the painted mini-Gisi sits in murky water one day because her colour went off in the water.
Making each figurine from FIMO in the right colours would be too much work and thus too expensive.
So the idea stayed an idea. I think I would have to make one and watch it for a year or so. *gg*
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 17:47 #5

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Oooh! That's an idea! I could get a pony, all I'd need would be a larger jar! Scratch that! Rainbow Dash would fit lovely in the larger jar I have here! Aww, I wanna do that now! Have to try and get my dad to take me to Hobbycraft 'cause I can't afford to go by bus again. =D And get another Rainbow, that's easy enough, I could do that next Wednesday.
Oh ephie, you have some wonderful ideas. <3
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 17:48 #6

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You mean one of the large ponies with hair? I thought the smaller ones which are all plastic. An underwater pony would be a novel idea though!

Uhm, as we're speaking of glitter... I just attached some to a new project of mine and now it's everywhere. When you use glitter, do you use some kind of varnish or sealant on it? I just used thinned-down white glue (which is not that perfect, btw) and nothing on top of it so far.
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 17:55 #7

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To be fair, I tend to not use glitter if I can avoid it, my dad despises the stuff since he got a bit in his eye one time! But I did read that the girl who makes the bows that inspired mine, uses hair spray to seal glitter...

And nope, one of the little ones entirely made of plastic.
(mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:G4PVRainbowDash.jpg)
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 18:05 #8

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I don't use it much either since it's so messy but it fits this piece so well. Hair spray, eh. Then I'll try fixative.
Patrick always ends up with glitter in his hair although I'm long done when he comes home. ;D

Ah, yes, that's one of those I was thinking of. Didn't know you can buy them like this, I thought they might come in random bags as they're so much smaller than the others.
That will look grant in a glitter storm!
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 18:09 #9

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They generally do come in 'blind bags' but you can get Rainbow, Twilight, Apple Jack, Pinkie and Rarity separate in blister packs. Fluttershy's a rarity in herself and only available in the bags. >.<

Next project sorted. =)
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Glitter Jars 05 Jun 2013 18:24 #10

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Can't wait to see the finished piece!

I haven't seen those all-plastic ponies in a store yet but I see them on Ebay so they must be available here too. ^^
If I would make one of those jars... I think I'd try to add a small tree made of silver wire and beads. Or brass wire, green wire - whichever is more resistant to water. Man, now you planted an idea in my head again. Thanks. *grumbles* :P
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