Oh darn, I got all excited thinking you found a Fantasia Cosmic Window!
I see you found a regular Fantasia glitter lamp instead.
Unfortunately old Fantasia glitter can often go bad like that especially if it is run to long.
The glitter becomes transparent from heavy use and will not be as reflective/nice.
I am guessing that it does not flow well for very long either.
They stopped making Fantasia glitter a long time ago because it used ingredients that were to toxic and were banned by the Government.
The only way to get new Fantasia glitter is to find NOS ( new old stock ) available which is very hard to find and very expensive!
To be honest i don't think a regular Fantasia glitter lamp with bad glitter would sell for much - maybe $25.00 ?
If you ever find a Fantasia Cosmic Window ( even if it has bad glitter ) please let me know as I would pay you a lot for it!
FANTASIA COSMIC WINDOWS ->
A regular Fantasia glitter lamp typically uses a 15 watt bulb and Cosmic Windows came with a 25 watt bulb.
I think they just ran the lamp too much/long and it cooked the glitter!
It is not really worth much now unless you want to refill it with some other type of glitter. ( perhaps glitter from Kirk or Loren? )
I run my Fantasia glitter lamps for no more than 3 hours at a time to preserve them.
I have one of the regular Fantasia glitter lamps that I bought from Erin. The square glitter in mine flows well, albeit a bit slower than the faster LL Gemlites and Wizards.
Refilled with my glitter for $45 shipped -- this lamp is most definitely worth $20! However, I just checked mine, and the Fantasia lid is really glued on tight. So, getting into it may be a problem.
Sorry, no square glitter at this time. I've had requests for it, and I'm planning on doing it in the near future.
I'm not sure about the cap and closure, either. I'd need to get a hold of a crappy one (read -- low cost) just to experiment and see if I can get it off.
I'd give it my best shot, Cowmatian. The worst that could happen is that I screw it up trying to get it opened. If I do that, I'll refund your $45 and your original $20. It's worth the risk to me to learn how to do it!
I'm outside Austin, Texas. My shipping address is:
PO BOX 1188
Manor, TX 78653
I just need the globe, not the base. Make sure the globe is bubble wrapped really well. Then, use newspaper or other packing material to ensure that the globe does not touch the sides, top or bottom of the box.
USPS is the cheapest way to ship one lamp. Ask them to ship it, "Standard Post" and don't insure it. It should be $10-$15 to ship it to me.
I'll fill it with multicolor glitter and ship it back to you for $45.
I can do any size and shape glitter, but I can't make glitter fluid. I know what's in it, but either I'm not putting them together right, or in the right proportions. :( I'm an artist, not a scientist.
If I can get some lava orders though, I can fill that globe, for sure.
I don't want to bust in on Kirk's thing though! I was just saying...