The idea for this business sparkled in Cynthia Rodriguez' mind thanks to her daughter's style - and stubbornness. "She was having a quince. She was wearing a big beautiful dress and she wanted her Converse sneakers under the dress," Rodriguez said. "I didn¿t want to do it, but I thought of a way that we could make the Converse more special." Rodriguez covered her daughter's gray Converse in rhinestone crystals. It was a hit. "Everybody wanted to know where to get it, and that's how her and I started," Rodriguez said. Now, Rodriguez and her daughter, Megan Rodriguez, now 22, manage Crystal4U and cover anything in crystals: high heels, purses, computers, guitars, microphones, and of course, Converse sneakers. They offer collections they create, and also "crystallize" any other products customers bring them. Prices vary depending on how many stones they use. For Valentine's Day, they have a series of red products, including shoes and purses. Crystal4U takes orders by phone and delivers their products anywhere in the tri-county area. Call 954-770-7466 or visit Crystal4U.co.
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