CrystalJewelryAffair

Designer Crystal Jewelry

Tampa, Florida 515 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (266)

CrystalJewelryAffair

Designer Crystal Jewelry

Tampa, Florida | 515 Sales

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Rene Harris

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Rene Harris

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Every jewelry treasure that you find in Crystal Jewelry Affair was designed and created by me. Each magical piece is absolutely one of a kind and cannot be reproduced. I also like to offer minerals, each unique in every way.


I'm René – and this shop is my life. Well this, and my other Etsy shop! I'm a full-time maker, and I've been selling for almost a decade on Etsy. I've created this shop for my specialized crystal jewelry, as I am a maker of many things. If you'd like to see my other work, or see the hundreds of positive reviews I've received over the years, please visit my other awesome shop! (Fem By Design) http://FemByDesign.etsy.com

Want to see behind the scenes of my jewelry design? Follow me on Instagram!
www.instagram.com/crystaljewelryaffair

More about my shop and pieces---
I like working with many different materials and techniques to design my jewelry.
All my crystals have been cleansed in the moonlight and charged in the sunlight. They surround me in my studio, with good intentions flowing into the stones before each piece is even created. I believe crystals are a tool for us to use. Intention is very powerful, and these beautiful pieces will help you on your journey. Anything purchased from my shop also gets cleansed with sage before it leaves me!

If you have questions about my electroplating and electroforming techniques, please feel free to ask! This is a fascinating art form that has been around since the 1800's.
I have a secondary studio where I copper-plate my jewelry. To describe the process very quickly-- the plating process uses electricity to transfer copper from sheet form, onto my crystal creations. It makes the jewelry extremely durable, beautiful, and one of a kind. Each time I electroform, the copper builds up differently, molecule by molecule. It's science and jewelry design at its best! Again, please let me know if you have questions about my process.

-René Harris

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Last updated on Aug 16, 2019

FREE U.S. SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER!

Every jewelry treasure that you find in Crystal Jewelry Affair was designed and created by me. Each magical piece is absolutely one of a kind and cannot be reproduced. I also like to offer minerals, each unique in every way.


I'm René – and this shop is my life. Well this, and my other Etsy shop! I'm a full-time maker, and I've been selling for almost a decade on Etsy. I've created this shop for my specialized crystal jewelry, as I am a maker of many things. If you'd like to see my other work, or see the hundreds of positive reviews I've received over the years, please visit my other awesome shop! (Fem By Design) http://FemByDesign.etsy.com

Want to see behind the scenes of my jewelry design? Follow me on Instagram!
www.instagram.com/crystaljewelryaffair

More about my shop and pieces---
I like working with many different materials and techniques to design my jewelry.
All my crystals have been cleansed in the moonlight and charged in the sunlight. They surround me in my studio, with good intentions flowing into the stones before each piece is even created. I believe crystals are a tool for us to use. Intention is very powerful, and these beautiful pieces will help you on your journey. Anything purchased from my shop also gets cleansed with sage before it leaves me!

If you have questions about my electroplating and electroforming techniques, please feel free to ask! This is a fascinating art form that has been around since the 1800's.
I have a secondary studio where I copper-plate my jewelry. To describe the process very quickly-- the plating process uses electricity to transfer copper from sheet form, onto my crystal creations. It makes the jewelry extremely durable, beautiful, and one of a kind. Each time I electroform, the copper builds up differently, molecule by molecule. It's science and jewelry design at its best! Again, please let me know if you have questions about my process.

-René Harris

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Phase 1 of my “Phased by the Moon” collection is now live! Search”moon” in my shop if you can’t find the individual listings. Lots and lots of magic went into these! Each piece was also charged under a full moon.
Every piece of my copper jewelry has been electroformed for 17-36 hours. It requires a lot of knowledge and maintenance to have an electrobath. This process gives each piece a unique texture and makes everything very sturdy! See my Instagram for more!
Crystals have to be temporarily sealed before electroforming. They are vulnerable to the acidity of the electrobath.
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Sales 515
On Etsy since 2017

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Last updated on May 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Does copper change color?

The color of freshly buffed copper is similar to that of rose gold. The nature of copper is to adjust to its surroundings, often producing a natural patina with time. Patina never damages your copper, its more of a color film that sits atop the metal's surface. Copper is super durable and never rusts. Ask me about polishing cloths!
I seal almost all my copper jewelry with professional lacquer to prolong the color and help slow oxidization. This builds a slight barrier to moisture.
The darker pieces you see in my shop were hand antiqued and rapidly darkened by oxidizing the metal. These colors generally stay about the same, but again will adapt to the surroundings.
Refrain from wearing when showering, swimming or washing your hands.

How will the copper affect my skin?

Copper has been used for healing and creating purposes throughout history.

Copper won't harm your skin. I seal most my pieces with professional lacquer, but when it wears off over time rings can leave a slight greenish mark on your skin. This doesn't usually happen with pendants. Any green marks can easily be washed off with warm water and soap if bothersome. This is copper reacting with your natural chemistry! Completely harmless.
Some people don't experience this at all.

If desired, your piece can be easily re-sealed at home with a thin, even coat of clear nail polish. Most people like the healing nature of copper and just let it do its thing. Ask me any questions that you may have; I also know of good polishing cloths.

Can I wear my jewelry in the shower or swimming?

I would not recommend wearing any jewelry if you are going to be submerging yourself in water. Excess water can cause your copper to oxidize faster. Remove all jewelry before jumping in the shower or the pool!
With my own pieces, I remove them before washing my hands as well.

What is patina?

Patina is the natural color that forms on metal. The darker pieces that you see in my shop have been rapidly oxidized to bring out rich tones in the copper. I use Liver of Sulphur or an oxidizing liquid to do this. I then buff the jewelry to give it a lovely contrast. Copper is special in that the patina can't damage the copper, it just sits on top as a film. Bare copper pieces will react to your body and environment. Ask me about polishing cloths if interested.