The Glitzer was developed by Faraj Inc. right here in the USA, a company that's been on the cutting edge of fabric decorating for three generations.
We have beaded and decorated millions of garments DOMESTICALLY using the same technique as the Glitzer, but on a larger scale. Our technique is amazingly quick and revolutionary that have received the Patent # 7,785,515 from the US patent office, And now we offer it to you to make your very own beaded and decorated garments with an ease that was never available before in the history of garment decorating.
So go ahead, dazzle your friends and Glitz all you want. All it takes is just a few minutes and a few pennies to turn any fabric from dull and boring to DAZZLING and FABULOUS.
Q: What is the difference between this machine and what's already out there?
Now for first time EVER, you can decorate with an amazing variety of rhinestones and studs, along with wide variety of Acrylic beads and pearls from sparkling to Vintage that come in many shapes, size and colors . Your decorating possibilities are truly unlimited.
What's amazing is that, There is:
- NO messy glue.
- NO dangerous, sharp metal points that snag on your fabric.
- NO tedious unsightly threading or puckering - perfect for see-through, sheer or stretchy fabric.
Machine is light and portable, just 3" X 4" X 5" and there are NO tips to align or damage and NOTHING to assemble.
Q: How does the Glitzer work?
Our Patented machine is very unique. It uses pressure, heat, and a laser pointer to make decoration fusing and bonding to fabric a breeze. We have decorated millions of garments using the same method on a larger scale, and now it is yours to beautifully decorate your garments and accessories for pennies in minutes.
Q: What other beads and decorations are available?
You will be amazed at the wide variety of reasonably priced items of different shapes, colors, and sizes that we have available for you to choose from - from rhinestones, to studs, to beads and pearls, from antique to sparkling. Thousands of items that were never before available in the history of fabric decorating are now available for you to make your very own unique creations. To see and purchase our amazing variety of decorating items, just visit our sister website at www.customtcouture.com/glitzer, and click on any of the glitzer's decorative items.
Q: How do I use the The Glitzer?
It is extremely easy to use your Glitzer.
1) Plug it into an electrical outlet. Turn your machine and laser light on from the back.
2) Wait one minute for the plate to heat up.
3) Place your fabric over the hot plate and your decoration on top of your fabric.
4) Press the plunger down on top of your decoration with medium pressure for about 4 seconds.
5) Release the plunger, and you are done. Your bead, rhinestone or studs now bonded to your fabric.
Q: How do I know when the decoration is nicely bonded to my fabric?
You can tell that your bead is bonded when you see a circular wet-looking spot on the back of fabric. Please test your bead on a scrap piece of fabric before you apply it to your garment (you can use the provided light or heavy fabric for testing).
Q: What kind of fabric can I decorate?
You can decorate an extremely wide range of materials, from thin netting to thick canvas (as long as the fabric is a little porous). For instance, you cannot bead leather.
- your Glitzer manual comes loaded with many tips and tricks that will make your decorating experience a breeze.
Q: What are the care instructions?
You can wash your garments, even the beaded ones. However, we recommend turning your garment inside out to wash in a washing machine on a gentle cycle or to hand wash. Please keep in mind that beads are not dry-cleanable.
Q: I want to make many garments, but I don't want to make them one by one.
If you wish to make more garments, we would love to help. Please contact us at 1-888-480-4480, and we will be happy to make your garments with your designs quickly and for a reasonable price.
Q: How do I take care of my Glitzer?
Once you are done decorating, wait a few minutes for the machine to cool down. Then twist to lock and store.
To clean your Glitzer, just turn off the machine and use a damp cloth to wipe the brass plate while it's still warm.
Q: Are there any tricks or tips you can suggest?
1) The AB bead's color reflects your fabric color, therefore it will work well with most pastels and light colors.
2) To get a full and rich look for pennies, use lots of beads and accent with rhinestones.
3) Use our design patterns to get rich looking precision designs, quickly and easily.
4) Use our iDesign beading program at www.customTcouture.com to see how your design looks. You can print your design and use it as a guideline on your fabric. Also we will be adding many other how-to videos, cool ideas, and supplies very soon. so don't forget to visit us often.
Q: what is the FREE bead for life club?
when you purchase a Glitzer you can enroll in our amazing " Free bead for life club" every month our designers pick and send you a wonderful selection of beads that will coordinate with the upcoming event ( over 1000 beads and other decoration).
For instance, in January we will send you bead and decoration selection that works well for the Valentine holiday (e.g. Hearts, red and gold beads, crystal rhinestones etc... ) all you do is pay $8.75 for shipping and handling. It is that easy
Please supervise kids while decorating with the Glitzer, Age 9+
iDesign is a revolutionary online tool that gives you the freedom to create your own t- shirt, garment or craft item using printing, beading, rhinestones and applique. Just let your imagination run wild and create something truly unique. There is no minimum order, create one garment or design a full collection. We proudly create, pack and ship your one of a kind t-shirt right here from our New Jersey factory.
As with most embellished garments, turn the garment inside out, and either hand wash or machine wash in cold or warm water using the gentle cycle. Next, lay the garment flat to dry, never machine dry or dry clean your embellished tee.
These are garments created and submitted by our customers from their saved designs, reviewed by our design department and selected for their content and artistic creativity to be featured on our showroom pages.
We have added many categories and sub categories of designs to choose from.
By clicking on Design Details you can get a closer look at the garment and the elements used in constructing that design. If you are completely happy with the selected design, just click to purchase that garment, choose your size, and add it to your cart.
You can point at any element under “What's In This Design” to see an enlarged view. Click on it to load it in iDesign and use it, or click on the “EDIT with iDesign” button to load the whole garment in iDesign. Make it yours by adding your own personal flavor during the fun editing process.
There are many designs available in our Showroom. We’ll be adding many more in the near future, so keep checking us out.
Our inspiration section gives you an idea of all the ways you can apply our beading and embellishment techniques to create many design combinations and possibilities. Most of these designs can be accomplished by applying our innovative iDesign program to your selected garments.
Here you can see great close ups and true to life, detailed views of our beading.
In addition, you will find many categories and sub categories to choose from.
When you click on the view button and point your mouse on the design, you will an enlarged image of that design. You can also view the name of that design and the elements used in constructing it. Keep in mind that some of these designs are also placed in the Showroom under the same category for you to use in iDesign.
As with all of our design libraries, we will be constantly adding and updating our collection, so stay tuned to see new styles.
Designs that are created and submitted by our customers are featured within our Showroom. Here you will find many categories and sub-categories of designs to choose from. Just click on Actual View to see what each garment looks like as a finished design. These styles are available for purchase exactly as shown, or you can load them into our iDesign software program to add your own flavor, personalize them and make them yours.
Our inspiration section gives you an idea of some of the fun ways you can apply our beading and embellishment techniques to garments. Here you can see close ups and true to life, detailed views of our beading. We will be adding more items such as trims, home furnishings, dance and swimwear and much more, so stay tuned and check back often.
Ready to Wear
These are couture-style items we’ve decorated with beautiful beads, appliqués, transfers and cool images. You can just pick your size and add them your cart for purchase.
How-to Video Our easy to follow step-by-step videos show you all of the cool functions available to use with iDesign. We’ve made the design process simple by showing you tips and tricks to help you get the most out of our products.
Garment Patterns for Manufacturer
If you are a garment manufacture we can help you embellish your fabric using our revolutionary beading technique. Select a garment pattern, create a design using our online iDesign tools, and then submit your work for a price quote.
Send Cart to a Friend
You can send all of your designs to a friend by opening up your selection in iDesign, view, make any modifications, and then your friend can send it back to you or immediately purchase.
Submit to Showroom
From your saved designs, you can submit your designs to be featured in our showroom. If your design qualifies for our showroom, please keep in mind that your design might be viewed, modified and purchased by other users. We will keep a record of all the submitted designs so that, in the near future, we can feature each designer’s name, and occasionally run contests with prizes awarded for best designs.
Send Design to a Friend
From your saved designs, you can share your designs with up to three friends by checking the box next to each selected design. Enter your email address, recipient’s email address, an optional message and press send. Your friends will get a link to view your design in iDesign, make changes and purchase it if they wish. What an extremely cool feature to allow you to share your design ideas with your friends!
iDesign is our revolutionary online designing tool that gives you the freedom to create your own t- shirt, garment or craft item using printing, beading, rhinestones and appliqués to transfer an ordinary item into a spectacular custom design.
Create many shapes and cool graphic effects. For the names of all our fonts click here.
Write your name with beads and rhinestones, change sizes, colors and type of beads. We have five types of fonts to choose from: Romantica, Hollywood, Glitterati, Deco and La Moda.
A) Traditional styles are available for many different types of artwork. Choose from holiday themes to Gothic, all with the flexibility to adjust sizes, change layers, colors, add textures and so much more.
B) Graphics – We’ve made available cool, hip graphic styles such as tattoo art, and grunge. Some of it is PNG that can only be tinted with different colors.
A wide variety of types, shapes, colors and textures of beads, rhinestones and dome studs are available for your designing pleasure. Check out the bead main pages to see detailed photos of each bead and see what a finished product will look like with that particular embellishment.
Here you can load your own images and decorate them with our elements. Our iDesign software will guide you on the best size to use for optimum results in designing your garment.
Here you will find three categories to select from:
a) Bead Art
Our bead art consists of designs made entirely out of beads and rhinestones. Some designs have just a few layers where each layer and sub-layer can be ungrouped and manipulated, thus giving you all the flexibility you need to change even every single bead in every layer.
We have a wide variety of fabric appliques and transfers available. Sizes, prices, and colors for each design are conveniently listed next to each item.
c) Beaded Clip Art
Similar in concept as bead art, but done with printing so you can manipulate all the beads and print in your design. Digital printing on black garments is not yet possible as the design will not be visible.
We have six shape selections, with each shape having two layers: the fill and the outline. You can manipulate each layer individually or you can increase the outline size by using the slider located off to the side. And similar to manipulating details just like regular clip art, you can change the color, add texture, hide, change the garment color, add fades, and much more.
With three sizes of nozzle sprays, this will give you the freedom to randomly sprinkle beads or rhinestones onto your garment. Of course, you can always move, delete or change each single bead after you spray.
Here you can view a size chart and pick your exact size. You will also get all of the information you need about how your price was structured. Any custom instructions can be included with each order by simply typing in your request into the special instruction box.
You can tell a friend about this design, save it, and print it. For special requirements, or if you are doing large production, you can send your design in for a quote and one of our salespeople will get back with you to discuss pricing and estimated completion times.
Clicking on “How is Price Calculated?” will give you a drop down menu explaining our pricing structure. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What's On My Garment
This link will tell you exactly what you have on your garments, such as the type of printing, beads, appliques, and texts you’ve selected for your design. This link will also tell you if you have grouped objects together.
Clicking on any element inside this menu will draw a selection box around those elements on your garment. Now you can move them, copy and paste and delete these elements. Clicking on your garment anywhere outside the box will undo that selection.
If you click on the small "group object" icon around the selection, they appear as one group in "what's on my garment". Now you can also mirror your selection and manipulate the design as before.
Group and Ungroup Objects icon
This is an extremely fantastic feature that will give you so much control over your design. It is the small icon of bead clusters that appear in the corner of selected objects.
Here is how to use this feature:
The group object icon has seven small beads.
The ungroup object icon has five small beads.
When you draw a selection box and click on group objects, you can manipulate all of these objects at the same time. You have the ability to move, copy, paste, mirror, rotate and delete these items. They will also appear in "What's on My Garment" as one group.
If you click on ungroup object, you can now separate everything and manipulate it individually similar to when you first started the design process. The main detail to note is that they will also now be ungrouped inside the "What's on My Garment" menu.
Digital printing is an environmentally friendly process where ink is printed directly onto the garment. Design feels softer and is more comfortable to wear than other printing methods. Not as vivid as screen printing, great for single t-shirt and custom orders.
The simplest way is to use our online Show Room. There you will find a large library of designs that you can load into iDesign and then personalize. Here you can add a name, rhinestone, bead, garment or change the color of a bead selection or t-shirt. You are free to manipulate the design and make it your own as each layout is structured to give you the maximum potential value and uniqueness. Check out our inspiration section for some cool ideas.
Designing from scratch is also very easy and interactive. In iDesign you can pick your garment and color, upload your own images, and add printed or beaded text. We offer a large design library of traditional or graphic clip art, appliqué, beaded clip art and bead art. Of course, this brings you to the really fun part: adding beads or rhinestones in different shapes, colors and sizes from our drop-down bead menu. You have the ability to manipulate beads, bead clusters, rhinestones, appliqué, copy, paste, rotate, mirror, delete, replace, print shapes, use beaded texts and much, much more. The sky is the limit!
For more in-depth instructions please click on the 'how to' link. This will take you to our collection of step-by-step videos that will help you get the most out of the iDesign program
Four factors help to determine the overall price: garment style, printing price, type of beads used, and additional features added to your shirt.
Garment price is determined by the type and style of the blank t-shirt chosen as the base for your design.
The printing price is determined by an area 14” x 16” and smaller. Under this size, you will only be charged one set-up fee no matter how many types of clip art are in your design. You do have the option of printing up to a larger 16” x 28” area, however, that will double the set-up charge.
The type and quantity of beads used in your design also determines the price. The more beads you use, the less your cost will be per bead. Here is a breakdown: 1-10 beads is one cost per bead. For 11-50 beads, the price drops slightly for each. From 51-1000, there is an additional price break, and finally, 1001 and up beads incurs the greatest savings.
Additional elements added to your design such as appliqués and transfers have a separate cost for each. The individual cost can be found at the bottom of each image when viewed in iDesign.
What should I keep in mind when designing with beads?
Designing with beads is a new, wonderful, three-dimensional way to decorate your garment. You can achieve such amazing results, however, please keep in mind to always check what your bead will look like on various fabrics either by:
1) clicking on Bead's Photos in iDesign
2) clicking on Actual View in “Show Room” or by
3) clicking on View in “Inspiration” and in the “Ready to Wear” section.
These will gives you a better idea of the actual size and texture of your decorating elements so you can use them in the right places with the right quantity to get the finest look and most value out of this technique.
Important Tips to Remember
Please check your bead sizes to ensure you’ve selected the proper size for your garment. Keep in mind that while larger beads will have a nice fashionable and chunky look to them,they might be uncomfortable to use on certain parts of the garment such as the back or the lower area. This is true especially if the garment is to be tucked inside slacks, jeans or trousers.
Select your sizes according to how you will place the beads.
Transparent beads will slightly reflect the color of the fabric underneath the bead.
Designing with a large amount of beads might cause your computer to slow down.
Our interactive iDesign software will guide you on what to do when you are applying beads, but there are also a few things to keep in mind. For example, when an X appears, this usually means one of the following:
a) If beads are too close or overlapping, just slide the bead away from the other beads.
b) It is perfectly acceptable to drop beads on top of most appliqués, however, you will not be able to apply beads on some of the thicker appliques or on top of the elements of any transfer designs. If you try to do that, an X will appear.
You can always drop beads or rhinestones in the design gaps of the applique or transfer designs.
As most of our beads are made with an acrylic material, please adhere to the following recommended care instructions.
Turn garment inside out, then hand wash or machine wash in a gentle cycle using cold water. Lay your garment flat to dry. Do not dry cleaning any garment decorated with beads.
As with all beaded garments made with small parts, please keep these items out of reach of small children.
Be sure to check out the section on " How is the price determined?" to get the best value.
How do I get a price quote for special designs or quantity pricing?
If you have a special requirement, or if you wish to develop a price structure for your garment line, please send a note to our sales department. One of our friendly and knowledgeable sales people will contact you ASAP.
Can I see a sample before my order goes into production?
By using our Interactive iDesign software, you can see exactly how your finished garments will look. The tool allows you to see the size, color and placement of your design on any product we offer before you place your order.
In addition, every order is reviewed by our graphics department to ensure accuracy and practicality of your design. If there are any discrepancies or alterations that we need to make to facilitate printing or beading, we will contact you immediately.
Every personally designed article is an original: Your design will be placed on the T-shirt according to your instructions. Since this action is not automated, and there are many steps we have to follow to finish your T-shirt, it is possible that there could be minor alterations. Also, it's possible that the design will look smaller or larger in reality. This is because the T-shirt example shown is always a fixed size (often "medium", sometimes "small").
Another great way to better understand how your design is going to look like is by visiting our showroom/inspiration page. There you will find many close ups of images of designs that are composed of many different beads, clip art and appliques, These images will give you an extremely good idea of how your design will look like. If you have chosen similar types of design elements on your garment, a list of elements used from the showroom designs is a great way to see how a particular bead or applique looks on the garment after it is applied.
Also to make you feel more confident in the iDesign software, we will also E-mail you a design verification link for you to approve before we are ready to go into production.
However, if you still have further questions, just give us a call and we would love to give you further clarification about how your garment is being prepared.