NEWSLETTER 9 - October/November 2013


Hello again!
Here’s another short newsletter to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening at The Crystal Lodge.


Yippee! We have finally finished resizing, watermarking and cataloguing all our crystal photographs and they are now all uploaded onto the website, and also into our Ebay store where applicable. A mammoth task that we are hugely relieved to have finished – we thought we would never get there! We have several other additions planned, but as ever, time is the biggest constraint, however, we hope to add some new features ready for publication early next year.

Functional Items sale

Recently added to the website is a “Functional Items sale” where you will find a wide range of different functional products including candleholders, paperweights, picture frames, smoking accessories, vases, bowls and boxes all at a minimum of 10% off.

Items in this sale are available in limited quantities, and sometimes are just one-offs.

New stock

Newly arrived items which have been added to the website are a range of (unused) handbags and evening bags, plus a selection of Swarovski watches, and a few more Arribas pieces. These are not things we normally stock, but we thought they would make fabulous Christmas presents!

New Swarovski items for 2014

After a massive hint in the latest Swarovski magazine, I am sure you have all worked out what next year’s annual edition will be. There will also be a young version of this piece to accompany it, although we do not know at this stage whether they will be sold as a set or separately. We have also heard about 3 x new Disney pieces, another set of 2 Lovlot Mos, plus a set of Paradise birds which will be in a deep blue. There are even rumours of a Limited Edition piece, possibly in a quantity less than the usual 10,000. I’m not giving any more information away as these items are Swarovski’s surprises for you, not ours!

Crystal Fanatics Club

For all the latest breaking news about your favourite Swarovski product, don’t forget to join the Crystal Fanatics Club at www.crystalfanaticsclub.com, where for a small membership fee you can find out all the latest information about new releases, forthcoming retirements and enjoy their extensive photo galleries, which of course, include many items not yet released by Swarovski. That alone is well worth the nominal joining fee.

Just sign up and owner/founder Pat King will guide you through the process. More information is available from our “links” page.


Please could you “like” The Crystal Lodge on Facebook – www.facebook.com/thecrystallodge. You can also use the link on the left hand side (near the bottom) of our home page to do this. Thank you!! Our likes are gradually increasing, but we would like to get many more!

Warner reference books

We only have a very small quantity of these books left now, and have already completely run out of the colour version of the Beyond Silver Crystal book, so you are thinking of buying a copy of this year’s book, please don’t leave it too long as we are unable to source any further copies now.

Christmas opening hours

If you are ordering for Christmas, please order as early as you possibly can to ensure that you secure the piece you want! Scarily there aren’t that many shopping days left! We are planning to close down for Christmas from Monday 23rd December to Friday 3rd January inclusive, returning at 10am on Monday 6th January.

Orders can still be placed via our website and/or Ebay during that time (don’t forget our website prices are generally cheaper than the Ebay ones) although we will, at some point during that break, process and pack any orders which do come in just to keep things moving, but other than that, we won’t be around during that time, and our phone lines will be closed. It is rare that we ever get a “proper” day off so we are looking forward to making the most of the Christmas holiday period.

And finally …

This is likely to be our last Newsletter for 2013 as we have already noticed a rise in orders, which indicates that the Christmas shopping season is already upon us. Things tend to go crazy from Halloween/half-term onwards, so it is highly unlikely that we will get a chance to produce another Newsletter until the New Year.

So, with that in mind, all that remains for us to do this time round is to (albeit very early!) wish you the compliments of the season and very best wishes for a happy 2014, plus say a huge thank you for your custom and support during 2013.

Until next time ... happy collecting!

Alison & The Crystal Lodge team

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