4/7/08

Glitter Gives Back!!!!!

Perhaps some of you might have heard that Ellen DeGeneres mentioned her dislike of glitter on one of her past shows...Needless to say, I was cut to the quick, ( oh, the horror of it all...) but I heal quickly and just as quickly forgot about it. ( Remember I have the attention span of a gnat! )  And ya gotta figure she was kidding, right???  She's a comedian, after all.  I do love her.  However, as for "glitter",  she knows not of whateth she speaketh...


However, this burning issue has once again surfaced in my glittery world and I want to tell you what's going on...

Tomorrow, there will be a very friendly, tongue-in-cheek, rally outside Ellen's TV studio, to show her glitter is not evil and that there are actually some alternatives to messy, loose glitter. They will all be trying to help Ellen "get her glitter on!" [CC_Rally_LowRes.jpg] The press will be there and who knows what will happen...and I live too darned far away to attend!  Rats!  I would have loved to have personally enlightened her re the joys of glitter...

My newest crafter-in-glittery-crime, the crafty chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo (www.CraftyChica.com), did manage to score some tickets and will be in the audience of Ellen's show the next day, Wednesday, so the subject of glitter might just come up!  Fun!  (Note:  The word "glitter" always comes out of Martha Stewart's mouth when I'm in the audience...YAY!!!!!)  BTW, Kathy is an amazing artist, author, teacher and diva of all crafy goodness!  Check out her website and blog.

However, Kathy has also cooked up something much more important...she has 
organized a bunch of us glitter artists to donate to IdolGivesBack, a most worthy cause.  The special IdolgivesBack show will air Wednesday night, and after crying my eyes out last year while watching the show and seeing all the suffering children, I am sooooooo happy to be able to give something back myself.  Kathy kick-started me to do something worthwhile and therefore,  have posted three brand-spanking new products in my etsy shop, and will donate all the moola to IdolGivesBack.  
This bird-in-nest Trinket or Gift Box is my latest product, just in time for Spring!
(Editor's note:  This puppy just sold!!!  Yay!)
Remember my paper plate pedestals on Martha last October?  Well, the duct-cap surfaces yet again in this unlikely combo!  Instead of paper plates, I used a trusty duct-cap, mounted it on a candlestick and glittered the whole shebang with silver vintage German glass glitter, and tricked it out with fringy & funky vintage 1 " and 1/4" tinsel roping for giggles.
Last but not least, I glittered a teensy weensy birdie and her eggs with silver glass glitter, popped her atop a 1 1/2" nest and tied it up with a velvet leaf and pale blue seam binding.   I sell these as gift toppers. They add a touch of sparkly spring when tied into a bow on a package. I'll be shipping a bunch of these babies to Tinsel Trading Company and ABC Carpet & Home in NYC to sell.  (Editor's note:  This just sold, too!!! Double Yay!)

Please take a moment and go to etsy and take a look at the over 30 glittery items for sale.  All proceeds will be donated to IdolGivesBack.  There are some pretty cool things there!

This time, glitter can do a little more than just make ya smile!

Glittery hugs,

The Glitter Fairy

5 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

Oh you should have pitched yourself to the Ellen show when she said that! You could have helped her create some glittery wonder! Next time call me and I'll act as your agent LOL! Let's get together soon!
Karla

Rosemary said...

I can't believe Ellen said that.
She needs glittery enlightening.
I am going to go check out your Esty, as soon as I get the glitter off of me.
Rosemary

Crafty Chica said...

thank you for all you've done!!! you are so glorious and glittery!!

Jenny Ryan said...

You rock Laurie! I met you last October with my pal Natalie @ Tinsel Trading-- we work for CRAFT? Thanks so much for helping with the glittery efforts! Wish you were here!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

A day without glitter is like a day without sunshine.
:)
Cathy