why hello fall…

Triple heart necklace silver

“autumn is the years last, loveliest smile”

Fall is in the air here in Nashville…well at least the trees are starting to turn. Someone forgot to tell the temperature because it is still in the mid 80’s around these parts. We are looking forward to the cooler days of fall soon! It is by far my favorite time of the year.

Here are some of our fall favorites to kick off our favorite season. And a little hello from Miss Liberty Belle who is matching the fall scenery like a true Island Cowgirl Fashionista.

Love word leather bracelet

faith cross leather braceletHorseshoe heart silver necklace

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summer loves*

word gypsy bangles from island cowgirl

As summer winds up here in our little Tennessee village we are both happy and sad all at the same time. Summer brings us fireflies in the pasture, green rolling hills forever, brilliant sunrises over the ridge and lots of outdoor music in the Fork. Happy because it will start to cool off soon and bring us all of the blessings of fall. Summer also brings up a sense of wanderlust which makes our Gypsy Stacking Bangles perfect.

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sunrise with sundance*

Of course my personal favorite is watching the sun come up every morning with Sundance.  This summer we saw some spectacular ones! In the summer I am often up at 5:30am to feed the horses and try to get a ride in before the the heat. Oh, and I have to work too…so think of me when you start work at 9AM and know that I am already 4 hours into my day. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

anchor earrings

anchor earrings…a big summer favorite

dragonfly ring daisy ring

A few of our favorite rings…and who doesn’t love dragonflies? A symbol of rebirth. Dragonfly Ring, Blossom Ring and our Oceans of Love Ring

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a little gypsy in your soul*

gypsy soul leather bracelet

We all have a little gypsy in our soul…this is one of our most popular bracelets. In fact we have one client that travels a lot and annonymously sends them off to fellow gypsies that she meets along the way. How awesome is that! Summer is also a perfect time to get your wanderlust on.

horse necklace tree of wisdom necklace

Here are a few of our newest necklaces…of course you know which one is my favorite. The running horse is actually of my Gypsy Vanner horse Sundance called the Wild & Free Necklace. And that is just what he is…my little wild child and appropriately named after the Gypsies of Wales where he originated from.

The Wisdom in your Heart Necklace represents the tree of life and all of the branches of wisdom that go with a life well lived.

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My little gypsy wild child

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beachcomber boho*

anchor bracelet
Silver Leather Anchor Bracelet from Island Cowgirl

the sun and the sea are healing and this is my happy place…

Hit the beach and don’t worry…we’ve got you covered. Summer favorites to channel your inner mermaid. Our Anchor Necklace is perfect for your trip to the beach and the Palm Tree Necklace reminds us of a little bit of paradise.

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dreaming of the sea in Tennessee…

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mom necklace

we love mom*

Mothers Day is coming up on May 14th…don’t forget mom! We have some great Mothers Day gift ideas on our website to make shopping easy for you. Show mom some love and get her something special…Check them out!

love ring heart ring puppy paw

heart leather bracelet

i am not afraid I was born to do this

i am not afraid *

Of all the bracelets we sell…this one is one of the ones that people will panic about the most if they lose it.  I know because I get the emails.  It has become a personal mantra to get them through their tough times or overcome their struggles and try to realize their dreams.

It is etched with one of my favorite quotes from Joan of Arc“I am not afraid, I was born to do this.” 

Does it really get any better than that? Sometimes that is just the reminder you need to put your fear aside and just move forward. So often we get stuck in a comfortable place and have a hard time moving past it to where our dreams lie. This bracelet can help…at least I have been told!

puppy paw dog paw ring

puppy paw ring*

Well it just seems like a puppy sort of a week…not only do we have new puppy paw t-shirts but we also wanted to share with you one of our best selling rings. Our awesome Puppy Paw Ring.

After all…we all know how much we love our dogs. Wearing this ring is great way to be reminded of them when you can’t have them near.  We even carved a little heart on either side ’cause we love them so much.

Available is sizes 6, 7 and 8 from our ever so easy to order from website. I spend a LOT of time coding the website so I am always extra excited when we get orders. A lot of people do not know that aside from being a jewelry designer and riding horses…I am also an uber nerd. Who would have thought?

So make my Friday and go scoop up some Island Cowgirl.

angel wing bracelet

believe in angels*

This blog has been a little quiet lately. I would like to say that life got a little hectic and crazy and I didn’t have time to post…but that wasn’t really the case. For me life pretty much stopped in its tracks.

I awoke on Thanksgiving Day unable to walk and in excruciating pain. My left leg was paralyzed and I was told that I would need emergency back surgery.  I went from being a very active person to not even being able to lift my head to drink out of a straw. I was staring down the barrel of a four month recovery at the very least…if I recovered at all. Those of you that have gone down the scary road of back surgery know that it is not a guarantee of anything. I had to relearn how to walk, right down to the baby step basics.

I was so blessed to have an amazing and strong husband who not only took care of me, a farm, two horses but also got my business through the Christmas holiday. My employees were amazing and I felt so very blessed to have them as they truly function as one big amazing team. Everyone pitched in and did what it took to get the job done.

And a big grateful thanks to my friends who came over every afternoon in the dead of winter to help with the horses. And my in-laws and mother who cooked and baby sat me.

They were all truly angels. With wings and hearts of gold. You better believe I wore my Rise Above Bracelet a whole lot.

I am better and walking now. And riding my horses who got a little fat and sassy. And beginning the new summer collection. You better believe that it is gonna be a whole lot about gratefulness, gratitude and love. xoxo

 

heart engagement ring halo

sweet as sugar unique halo engagement rings*

We are crushing on our new engagement rings…I am madly in love with halo engagement rings after having made one for my own engagement ring. We have a heart shaped ring surrounded by a halo of sparkly delicate diamonds that we have dubbed our Clementine Halo Ring.

You may have one custom made in 18k yellow gold, 18K peach gold or 14K palladium white gold. The best part is that we offer a traditional diamond center stone or a more budget friendly, eco-conscious option of moissanite. Both are brilliant halo engagement rings and have their own unique characteristics. We also have a rainbow of sapphire center stones to choose from as well.

On the right is our Helena Ring Halo Ring which I am in love with. It is a very unique halo engagement ring that can be customized with all of the different stone options that we offer.

You can see our entire line of bridal and halo engagement rings here. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your dream ring.

fortune bold bangle

fortune favors the bold*

One of our most popular bangles is our Fortune Favors the Bold bangle…not only do they make great gifts but you can stack them up with some of our other bracelets and wear your intentions on your sleeve.

I have always been a great believer that we make our own luck in life. Sure, there are ups and downs…but all too often we love to blame other people for our perceived lack of “luck” or fortune.

Make your own path. Create your own fortune. No one is holding you back…we all live in the same free country with the same opportunities.

Fortune really does favor the bold. And if you love the bangle we have a necklace to match

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celebrate adopt a dog month*

dog paw bracelet

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October is the official Adopt a Dog Month…We are very excited to announce a jewelry fundraiser for “A Place To Bark“dog rescue.

A Place to Bark works tirelessly to save and rehabilitate abused and abandoned dogs. My friend Bernie Berlin saved over 1000 dogs last year alone. This is a worthy cause if there ever was one.

Get your Holiday shopping done now & help Save The Lives of homeless pets!
You will not only get a 20% discount, but also a donation will be made to “A Place To Bark” for each & every purchase made! Win/Win!!!

Enter promo code BARK20 upon checkout to receive your discount and help save a dog.

We would like to thank Nigel, our model, for modeling our Puppy Love Bracelet.

all you need is love…and a dog*

All you need is love and a dog…and maybe a red chicken…

This is Nigel, my Old English Sheepdog, constant companion and snuggler extroidinaire. And quite possibly the best dog that ever was.

He is the inspiration behind most of our dog inspired jewelry…and we love him so. Like our new Paws Forever Bracelet from our new Fall collection…For those of you that love your dogs as much as I do.

puppy paw bracelet