Here is what you need:
white craft ink
glitter & clear EB powder
holding the brads with the pliers dip it into the ink. While the ink is wet dip brad into glitter Eb powder. Heat with tool to melt.
After the last heating of the glitter EB dip hot brad into the clear EB and heat. Do this 2 times.
TA-DA!!! You have sparkly, glittery brads now!!
I also make these with colored EB. When I do just colored EB you don't have to use the clear EB at the end. I only used it with the glitter EB because the glitter was a "bumpy" when done and I wanted it to be smooth!