Crystal Allure Becomes a Member of the SRAJD

What is SRAJD? It is the International Organization for the Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer. It might sound like a mouth full but when you purchase from an SRAJD member, you are buying directly from and supporting the artist.

An SRAJD member sells the jewelry that they designed and created -nothing is mass produced.

When purchasing your jewelry this is an important designation because it speaks volumes about the artists' quality of work, craftmanship and dedication to their craft. As a consumer, I am much more inclined to purchase from someone who has created their work of art, sells it and stands behind it.

You will see this logo proudly displayed on our redesigned website, very soon!

Crystal Allure Goes to the Prom!

As promised a few months back, here are pictures of the jewelry pieces I designed for two local girls going to the prom. I was honored to have been selected to design these girls' prom jewelry. Although their prom was this past Friday and Saturday, they will be able to enjoy their sparkling Swarovski crystal jewelry for years to come! Every special occasion deserves special accessories!

One girl requested a Swarovski crystal (clear) bracelet and earrings. I designed this set using a wire-wrapping technique for added elegance as well I added a wire wrapped swirl between the two crystals in the earrings. Absolutely stunning!

The second girl requested a Swarovski crystal AB necklace with a drop. Again, I used a wire-wrapping technique for the entire necklace and wire wrapped a swirl to the delicate drop in the front. This necklace was so beautiful I had a hard time giving it up!! One word best described this necklace -Dazzling!!!

Crystal Allure Custom Bead Jewelry for Prom

Some Days....

Some days it just does not pay to get out of bed -today is one of those days. As if running around like a crazy woman to get on the road to work wasn't enough, I had to witness someone who hit a deer today.

Our car barely missed that deer but not the car behind us. He wacked it with his front head light area and as I turned around in the car, I said to myself "don't do it", and sure enough I saw the deer fly into the air in circles only to land on the side of the road. As we drove and I tried to see how it was I noticed it was down (meaning it had been injured) and although its head was upright you could tell it wasn't going to be getting up. What made things worse is the guy who hit the deer didn't even stop.

We have invaded their living space with all our houses and development and for gosh sakes if you hit an animal the least you can do is stop and evaluate its injuries. And in todays day and age, use your cell phone for crying out loud to call for help. Even if the poor thing cannot be saved, at least it would not have to suffer either.

I don't know what happened to that deer today, BUT I did use my cell phone to call 911. I was not told that someone already called it in (which only made me more sad and angry) but I knew at least someone would go check him out. There was construction going on where the deer was hit and I hope those men at least went to check on the deer.

For all the things that went wrong today before seeing that have faded and all I'm left with now is worrying about that poor deer. Really makes a day a bad day. *sigh*

Update On Website Redesign

This is me: change this, update that, change this, oh and change that, how about this, how about that, what if this, what if that, change this, change that......

This is Meredith, our web designer and programmer:

Whew! It's difficult to redesign your website. Obviously I know how hard it is for me to make decisions that will affect my customers online shopping experience but I can only imagine what it's like for web designers.

You originally start with an idea and budget. Here it is. Then as things begin to be designed and you see your idea on screen you find some of the changes you wanted to do won't work, or work in the way the site has developed and so forth. Then of course there is the commitment's hard to get to the point to say, YES, DONE, PERFECT. Because once that happens, you are done. Anymore work and it'll cost you. Sometimes it's good, other times it bad, but I'm the type of person who tries to account for EVERY LITTLE what-if. That way, you know it's done perfectly.

BUT, if you get a great designer who understands you're a little weird (and picky) but through all this can still see your vision for what you would consider the perfect website -then what you'll end up with is just that. It has been what seems like a long road to get here but the new design is in the final stages and I'm getting very excited that it will be done soon.

Stay tuned....

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Vote for Us for's 3rd annual On The Rise awards and you could win a $500 shopping spree!

Put your vote in for Crystal Allure Creations Jewelry for's 3rd annual On The Rise awards and you could win a $500 shopping spree! Designer on the Rise Award