Ellen DeGeneres’ plight to ban glitter gets the Crafty Chica going:
Being a polymer clay glitter fan, I had to respond to this highly unusual news story. If you haven’t already caught wind of it, I’ve posted a YouTube video below, that was put together by Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica. In a nutshell, Ellen has stepped out on a limb requesting that congress pass a bill to ban all glitter activity. Kathy responded by staging a Pro-Glitter Rally in an attempt to get Ellen to back down.
How fun is that! You go glitter girl! Kathy Cano-Murillo is my hero! I love Ellen DeGeneres too. But I don’t think I’d have the guts to stage a Pro-Glitter rally like Kathy did outside of her studio to try and save the honor of glitter for all crafters!
The Crafty Chica is certainly no wimp! She fights for what she believes is right! The right to make all things sparkly! The freedom to bling! To glitz far beyond all reasonable glitzing!!!
Without people like the Crafty Chica, faux opals created with glitter and translucent polymer clay would dazzle no more! Elvis belt buckles would just loose their appeal!
And crafters would no longer get that mischievous feeling inside, when they pour that handful or two of glitter into the unsuspecting recipient’s birthday greeting card… knowing all too well the birthday boy or girl will be sweeping up bits of glitter for untold days, reminding them yet again of you!
A world without glitter? What would be fun about that?!
Polymer Clay Glitter Tips:
- If you get glitter all over your work surface, roll a chunk of raw clay over the surface to pick it up. Then knead it into the clay and use it for some sparkly beads.
- Buffalo Snow – the stuff you spread around for fake snow decoration at Christmas is really large flake glitter, which is excellent for making faux opals.
- For extra bling in your metallic colored clays, add a pinch or two of glitter to any one of these Metallic Polymer Clay Color Recipes
As you can see, I’m definitely on side with the Crafty Chica here. I’ll play the Polymer Clay Glitter Gal role in this very fun story.