For years now, Customized Girl has been one of the few custom apparel websites to offer a true customization experience with rhinestones. Alas, all good things must come to an end.
Starting today, we are phasing out rhinestones as an option within our Add Text and Add Art tabs of the design center. Soon, it will no longer be possible to place orders with rhinestones.
This is an important update for all of our store owners and any of our customers with saved rhinestone designs in their accounts.
First, we’d like to say that we are going to keep making amazing custom shirts for a very long time. We’re growing every year. Things are good.
But trends in custom apparel decoration tend to come and go. To serve our customers and our store owners in the best possible manner, we have to keep up with these trends.
Custom rhinestones have been on the downward trend lately.
You know what’s on the upward trend? Custom metallic foil decoration. We’re adding silver, gold, and other metallic foil options to more and more items. People love it!
Back to rhinestones. This phase-out process is happening in several steps.
1. We’re removing all rhinestone-related content from our website.
2. Then we will archive our Rhinestone Font options.
When this happens, you will no longer be able to choose a Rhinestone font when you use the “Create” menu and start with a blank item.
If you find a design that uses Rhinestone text, you will still be able to customize and purchase it (until we get to step 4).
3. Then we pause all Rhinestone Art options.
4. Then we will starting updating the share status on all designs that use Rhinestones. The status will be changed to “Private”. After that, it will not be possible to place an order for those designs. If you try, you’ll see a warning that rhinestones are no longer supported. You will still be able to edit those designs and remove the rhinestone elements, and then re-save them. Once you do that, you can change the status back to “storefront”.
If you are a store owner, and you want to keep any of your current designs that use rhinestones, we urge you to follow these steps:
A. Log into your account and click on your rhinestone design.
B. Click Edit Design.
C. If it uses Rhinestone Text, click the Text Style menu and choose a different font. If it uses Rhinestone Art, click the Add Art tab and choose a different piece of art.
D. Click Save and you are good to go.
We recommend doing this in the next couple of weeks.
If you still like some bling on your custom shirts, we would like to recommend our Misses Relaxed Fit District Made Scoopneck Bling Tee. It has studs on the shoulders. You can add your own custom design to it, and we will print it in ink.