Today's post is all about BLING! For the last two days I have been absolutely in awe of the booth for Connie Crystal. Words cannot describe the shine and shimmer that meets your eyes when you enter the booth! At first glace you might think that this booth is strait out of a fairy tail with beautiful gowns made out of crystal bead, glass slipper, and adorable ornaments, but then you remember you are at a craft show! BE SURE TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS POST BECAUSE THERE IS BLOG CANDY AT THE END!!!
Now, I'm not much of a jewelry maker, but after watching Connie (yep the creator of Connie Crystal) and her staff for the last two days, I am convinced that I could make some beautiful pieces with their products! They have offered classes on everything from floating necklaces, earrings, and even crocheted wire necklaces- yep they are as cool as they sound. But jewelry making isn't way I decided I need to share this product with you. Connie has an incredible way of using her crystals with paper as a very unique embellishment. Here see for yourself- this dress was made out of paper and crystals:
Connie used her CRICUT to create the flowers and used the crystals to embellish the dress! It is simply amazing how these crystals changed the look of the cricut cuts. I can't wait to start playing with them. Much to my disappointment the crystals are currently available at any of my local craft stores, but I do hope that the big boys start carrying them soon. For now they can be purchased via AC Moore and I also found a selection of the crystals available on AMAZON.com
Can you say Crystal Christmas Tree! If only it was in pink- then again I would likely have been arrested today for trying to walk away with the props!!!
JaniceA and TinaG (both Cricut Circle gals- hard at work making earrings at the Connie Crystal booth)
Here are some close up photos of her beautiful creations!
Crystal Christmas ornaments!
Glass slipper anyone! Or should I say Crystal!?!?!?
OK GALS- NOW THAT YOU ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT ADDING CRYSTALS TO THEIR CRAFTING, WHO WANTS TO TRY CONNIE'S CRYSTALS? Connie was generous enough to give me a string of her beads to give away to one lucky reader! So, be sure to leave a comment here and visit the Connie Crystal Blog- to tell them that you saw there product here! I will choose one lucky reader via random generator to receive a string of the beads! GOTTA LOVE THE BLING!!!
Don't forget to check out yesterday's CHA post for another blog candy opportunity!