Thursday, October 2, 2008


At Joyworks we carry tinsel in many wonderful colors. It is great to use to embellish and add sparkle to all your holiday crafts. In the last few years the reproduction tinsel is looking just as good as vintage and is much cheaper. We sell it for around $1.25 a yard.

Here is some of my personal vintage tinsel collection which I always use sparingly because it is hard to find and is getting expensive...
Tinsel was originally a metallic garland for Christmas decoration. Today it is typically made of plastic, and used particularly to decorate Christmas trees. It was invented in Nuernberg, Germany in 1610, and was originally made of shredded silver.
According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, the word is from the Old French word "estincele", meaning sparkle.

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