Crystal Parade and Rising Star Designs Join Forces for IDM’s December Giveaway

Irish Dancing Magazine is hosting an unprecedented competition in the 2014 December issue thanks to a collaboration between Rising Star Designs and embellishment experts Crystal Parade. In the Dream Dress giveaway, Irish dancers from around the globe will be able to win a bespoke solo costume designed by renowned dress designer Keith Marron using Swarovski and Preciosa crystals from Crystal Parade.

To enter the incredible giveaway, all readers have to do is visit the IDM website with their subscriber number and quote the word of the month – star. No tricky questions or long forms to fill out, simply enter the word of the month and the dream dress could be yours! The draw will take place early January 2015, at which stage the winner will be notified to arrange a personal consultation with the esteemed designer Keith Marron who will literally create the dress of their dreams.

Wendy C. Miller, Director of Crystal Parade said, “As a premier supplier of crystals diamantes and rhinestones, we work with the Irish dancing community on a regular basis.  The costumes are renowned for their intricacy and sparkle, and our huge range of crystals at fantastic prices obviously appeals to costume designers and makers.  We are delighted to be helping Keith produce a stunning dream dress for one lucky winner, and can’t wait to see what he produces with our products!”   

Keith Marron is well known in the close knit world of Irish dancing, as he has been designing winning dresses for over 13 years.  Based in Belfast, Keith is an expert in his field and in spring 2014 decided to launch his own company, Rising Star Designs.  Specialising in Irish dance dresses and boys Irish dance shirts and waistcoats, Keith’s designs can be seen in championships all around the world. Appearance and presentation is of high importance at Irish dance competitions, so the perfect, eye-catching dress is a must.

Keith Marron, Designer and Founder of Rising Star Designs said, “I have been working with Crystal Parade for a while now, as I completely trust their products and services. When somebody commissions me to make a bespoke competition outfit, they expect the highest quality in every element.  For example, I only use superior Swarovski stones in my work, and I can always rely on Crystal Parade to provide me with the best of the best.”

Irish Dancing Magazine is the industry’s biggest international resource bringing together the Irish dancing community from all corners of the globe. With industry news, competition results, blogs and all the latest trends, IDM is read by everyone who is interested in the world of Irish dancing.  Published monthly, the December issue will be reaching subscribers in the next few days and the entries for the Dream Dress Giveaway will start rolling in.

To enter the competition or to find out more about the IDM, visit  

For more information about the vast selection of crystals and fabrics for costume making, visit 

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