Interview: Amanda Whitworth of Crystal Addiction

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Crystal Addiction shoe wear caters to those wanting a little more bling in their step. Designer Amanda Whitworth crystalizes shoes and accessories with luxury Swarovski crystals meticulously by hand with exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail like no other. She is also one of the featured designers for this year's Jacksonville Fashion Week! Join us after the jump for details on this quirky and exquisite young woman!

designer Amanda Whitworth

The Metro Jacksonville Drilldown Questionnaire:

Why? (Existential. answer any way you want)
I design fabulous shoes, purses and accessories for anyone who wants to add some sparkle and flair to their outfit.
What fabrics do you like to use? Why?
Being a crystal designer, Swarovski crystals are my favorite and most used element. Swarovski crystals are the highest quality crystal available and give off unbelievable sparkle.  I also like working with materials such suede and leather because of the durability.
What do you want to say with your style?
I get my inspiration from crystal designers such as Swarovski and b.b simon. Judith Leiber is one of my favorite accessory designers. She has inspired me for many years.

Where are you at in your career? What are your goals?
I feel like I am in the beginning of my career. This past year has been amazing and I can’t believe how much my business has grown in such a small amount of time. I started off three years ago just making home decor and in just the past year I have added a variety of shoes including a bridal collection along with purses and jewelry. My goal  is to keep evolving as a designer and to continue to add to my collection.
What do you want Jacksonville to know about you?
I want people to know that the reason I became a crystal designer is because of the way I personally feel when wearing something that sparkles. I wanted other women to be able to experience the feeling of having something that turns heads and truly makes them feel unique and glamorous.

To find out more about Amanda's unique (and dazzling) creations and designs, check out her website at: