Alexis Young

   Alexis Young made this beautiful evening gown when she placed fourth runner-up at the 2006 Miss Texas USA pageant!


I used your beautiful crystals to make my evening gown when I placed fourth runner-up at the 2006 Miss Texas USA pageant. My mom and I made the dress out of heavyweight silk satin and I completely covered the bodice with over 3,000 Swarovski Elements 2028 Hot-Fix crystals. I used a combination of crystal SS34 and SS20 on the main part of the bodice and the straps, and around the waist I blended in black diamond SS34 and SS20 to create an illusion of it being smaller. Then I blended the bodice down to the skirt with a waterfall effect using crystal SS 16, 12, and 10.

An interesting tidbit: I later was able to re-heat and remove a bunch of the crystals to alter the dress for my little sister to wear at the Miss Teen Texas pageant. The crystals have withstood all of this, plus multiple wearings and dry-cleanings!

Here is the link to the crystal: