Posted: 7:34 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013
Someone needs to go to church!
RumorFix has learned exclusively that two designers are taking credit for Alexis Bellino’s Swarovsky crystal Bible that was recently featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
“That’s my Bible,” says Glitz & Glamr owner Danielle Pascente. But, here’s the problem, Alexis told all her friends on Twitter that the Bible on her reality TV show was made by Shelly VanderPoel, the owner of Glitz Bella.
And Shelly is enjoying the press – she is promoting it this way on her website:
“Just like the one seen recently on your favorite TV show, given from Alexis to Lydia, a gift like this will surely be a treasured item. “
Danielle says she’s been making the Bible for five years, but Shelly says she’s got Danielle beat — she’s been making hers for seven years.
They both claim they did not copy each other. And, Danielle provided RumorFix with receipts showing that Alexis does own two of her holy books. “It’s a Bible,” Danielle tells us exclusively. “You’re lying about a Bible — how bad is that?”
But, Shelly, who is in a partnership with Alexis on several jewelry items, says, “Everything I make is an original design. It’s our thing to come up with your favorite product crystallized.”
Here are the two Bibles — the one on the left is Danielle’s. Danielle says her pink cross is darker than Shelly’s and she says her Bible has a white border around it.
Danielle says, “Look closely at the screen grab — you’ll see the white border and you’ll see that the pink cross is darker. It’s my Bible!”
While Danielle’s argument is convincing, Shelly says she is the original creator of the Swarovski crystal Bible.
Shelly says the idea came out of her head. She explains a friend of her’s was dying and wanted a keepsake for her granddaughter — so she came up with the idea of the crystallized Bible with a pink cross in the center. But Shelly says she’s not going to fight Danielle. After being overwhelmed with orders for the holy book, she said, “There are enough sales to go around.”Who’s Lying?