began The Crystal Seen in Austin Tx. in 1993, shortly after our
first dig in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. With a growing love, and a focus
on learning the habits and properties of these crystal wonders of
Mother Earth, we soon discovered that we had a natural gift for
digging and working with them. Over the next five years we found
ourselves in a market, where we based The Crystal Seen, and with
the special needs of our clients in mind, we began to combine
crystals with other stones, set in our hand-crafted gold and
silver jewelry, specifically directed towards balancing the
emotions, body, mind and spirit.
in 1997, we purchased property just outside of Mt. Ida with the
dream of someday moving and building a shop. We realized that
dream when we moved there in Oct. of 1999 and opened a little shop
for business that December. Times were hard, and we saw a lot of
changes in the mines and in the crystal business. We decided to
focus our work on teaching, working with families and groups, and
doing our custom, "empowerment jewelry." And, over the
last few years, we have been building our own "tailings"
right here at our shop, so that we can share the experience of the
"dig" with all those who are "just passing
through" and might not have the time to go to the mines.
April of 2007 we opened a new gallery of crystals, gifts and
jewelry, and then during the summer and fall of 2008 we added on
the "rock room". Our new gift shop, where you can find
many different items, including hand-dug crystals, minerals from
around the world, fine jewelry, beautiful quilts and wall hangings
and hand-crafted items of all kinds, is open to the public 7 days
a week. You can also have your crystal and other treasures custom
wire-wrapped while you are visiting the shop.
as we welcome the abundant blessings of 2009, we are excited to
announce that we have just purchased a rockhounding crystal mine
where we have also pre-seeded other minerals, fossils and metals
from all over the world to enchant and delight the child within us
all. So bring your family, friends and metal detectors and come
join us in a day of digging and treasure hunting that will leave
you feeling like a "kid in a candy shop."
folks, we sure hope you will find your way to visit us here in
beautiful Mt. Ida, "THE QUARTZ CRYSTAL CAPITAL OF THE
WORLD" We look forward to meeting each and every one of you,
and sharing the joy of digging your own crystal with you, whether
it be here at the shop or at our mine, and remember that we are a
trading company, so bring lots of "trade goods" and
maybe we'll do some good trading too!!!
THANKS AND MANY BLESSINGS!!!