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For other uses, see Glitter (disambiguation).
Glitter is the word used to describe an assortment of very small (roughly 1 mm²) pieces of paper, glass or plastic painted in metallic, neon and iridescent colors to reflect light in a sparkling spectrum. Glitter is usually stored in canisters somewhat similar to salt shakers, which have openings that control the flow of glitter. These canisters may contain one or many colours. It is not to be confused with confetti, which contains larger pieces, nor sequins, which are larger yet.
Glitter is commonly used in craft projects, especially for small children, because of the brilliant effects which can be achieved relatively easily. Glitter is commonly used as an element of Christmas decorations, and can be added to rubbers and plastics. It is also often put into cosmetic products like lipgloss and eyeshadow. Glittery cosmetics are most popular among teenagers, but are also worn by older people, notably in the disco scene.
Glitter was invented by Mister Ruschman on his hereford cattle farm in Bernardsville, NJ shortly after World War II. Today the company he founded Meadowbrook Inventions is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of glitter and has been for over fifty years.
- "Glitter" is often used euphemistically to refer to brilliantly gorgeous but superficial glamour. From this meaning comes the term glitterati to refer to pop stars and socialites. The word is a combination of "glitter" and "literati"
- Glitter graphics are animated gifs that have a glittery effect.
Glitter has also inspired web graphics, glitters. ' Glitters ' are made with glitter fills and are animated. Image:Http://www.starrydollz.com/TingAuction/5a.gif Credit to http://www.starrydollz.com for the image.
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