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All That Glitters: The History of Shiny Things


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(Music by Caroline, courtesy of Temporary Residence Limited)

Who isn’t dazzled and enchanted by that wondrous stuff called glitter? The sparkle dust has long fascinated humans and iterations of it go back to the Pleistocene. As you shimmer and shine through the holidays, revel in its brilliant backstory.

Items featured in the video by Creations620, RagBagArtistry, monjardindepapier, FuelToTheFire, purekatherine, and gxnelson. Video directed by the accomplished director (and my wonderful friend) Gilly Barnes.