…An October Adventure…

It all started with a trip to the stables

Looking like a country queen wearing our ‘Only From the Heart Necklace‘ with our ‘Peace, Love & Horses Necklace‘… while shoveling hay…of course!
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Did I forget to mention lots and lots of horse play…?

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Time spent with a horse is more then just fun…. it feeds your ‘faith‘ it brings out a ‘strength‘ in you that you didn’t know you had…you learn about your self, but more then anything, you learn to trust and respect.
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Stepping out of the stables and back to work…

We quickly realized boots go with just about anything… but they look especially good next to our ‘reliquary‘ and ‘big dream‘ bracelets…

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We traveled down the road a bit to a nice spot over looking the ocean

Wind blown hair and peace of mind during a perfect sunset…and Our ‘Pure Heart Necklace‘.

PUREBLOG And as the golden rays cast away the day we celebrated… that ‘not all who wander are lost‘.

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Until the next adventure…

XoX

…fallapalooza…

How are you dressing up your fall attire?

fallpeaceWe’re digging chocolate leather pieces with silver accents…like this ‘Love &  Peace Necklace’….

horseshoe bracelet Layering is always a fun part of fall fashion, why should it end with your clothing? Our ‘protect this cowgirl’, ‘follow your faith’ and the ‘courage my love boho wrap’ compliment each other perfectly.

bootsheartrings & The more rings the better… well at least we think so here at IC…
We have rings for every style crosses, peace signs, hearts and horse shoes.
Accessorizing for the seasons is one of life’s many great joys.

Don’t fall behind this season, stay on top of your boho style game with rustic yet feminine jewelry.

xox

…did you have a question?…

We have a few frequently asked questions here at Island Cowgirl…
we want to make sure we answer any questions our customers have because, well, we love you!

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so here is a quick Q & A on a couple of common questions…

People often want to know…

Do you do repairs? The answer is yes! We love how much our customers enjoy rocking their favorite Island Cowgirl piece or pieces… and when you wear something daily ware and tare happens… Mail us your damaged piece  with the repair form and we will be sure to fix it up and get it back to you ASAP. Typically we charge $10 for leather restringing…and everything else is on a case by case basis. We will phone you and let you know how much your repair will cost.

Can I have something from IC customized? You sure can! We try to size our bracelets and necklaces on an average scale, but we can often make exceptions! Most of our leather and pieces can be made larger or smaller or switched from leather to chain… and vise versa! The best way to find out if we can customize something the way you would like it is to call our studio @ (714) 963-6200! 

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How will my IC order be shipped? With tender love and care OF COURSE, in our special Island Cowgirl Packaging. We use UPS ground. If you need something in a big hurry please select our expedited shipping options upon checkout. We offer UPS ground, 3 day, 2 day or Overnight.  We unfortunately DO NOT ship to PO Boxes.

Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii or Canada may incur additional charges. We currently only ship to US and Canada.

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Hope that your questions have been answered, if you have more feel free to email us or give us a call!

info@islandcowgirl.com

(714) 963-6200

XOX

…fresh for fall…

The new line has officially hit the store.

It includes entirely new pieces, fun spins on classic favorites and a whole bunch of gold!

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This new line has been in the works for a while now and it’s so exciting to see all of the ideas come to life.

From a sketch book, to a wax mold to actual castings and assembly each detail was given personal attention.

Our leather word bracelets have always been a IC fan favorite so… what did we do?! We brought you more! New words of inspiration to love and stack!

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And for our golden girls… we’ve had gold on our minds for a while and the timing was right for it to become a reality.

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Mixing the silver and gold is another one of our new favorite looks…
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We hope you are as in love with the new collection as we are… its been a joy to put together.

XOXO

…august adventure…

beachshoot27 We are starting a new tradition here at Island Cowgirl, were calling it the monthly get-away… we are going to take you on a journey with our jewelry to a destination fitting the jewelry’s inspiration.
beachshoot23 copyOur August style is called the Boho Beach Babe….

We went on an boardwalk beach cruiser adventure… a little trip to the beach. We played in the sand and surf taking photos of our jewelry in its natural element… by the seaside.
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This months look includes the “Love Me Necklace”, “Pure Heart Necklace“, “Infinity Bracelet“, “Love’s Circle“, and The “Heart and Soul Cuff”.

Get inspired by our monthly looks, layered pieces and unique locations.

Shop the August Boho Beach Babe Look

xoxo

…mother’s love…

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We’re quickly approaching Mother’s day, the ultimate Thanksgiving for our favorite women.

It is one of the few constant truths in life that nothing can be brought into this world with out a Mother. They are not only the giver of our life, but also our original mentor, caregiver, and guide in this world.

We have the perfect gift to help you say, “thanks” to Mom this Mother’s day.

Our “Love Always Bracelet” is the perfect representation for the unconditional type of love between mother and child.

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Everything we are, would cease to exist without our Mother’s who brought us into this world.

XoXo

…back in the saddle…

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What an amazing smile… right?

This is Cecilia. A friend of hers passed along her inspirational story and I am humbled to share it with you.

On July 4th 2010, when Cecilia was 17 years old she and her brother Joe were in a terrible and devastating car accident while heading home from their family farm. At some point during the drive the car lost control and in spite of Joe’s attempt to take control of the wheel the car spun out, and crashed in to a tree.

Cecilia, still conscious after the accident found her self cemented between the crushed steel of the car. Her legs were completely stuck and she looked over to the driver’s seat to see her brother Joe left completely unconscious, and his jaw entirely detached from his face.

Frightened and in shock, a sense of hope finally arrived with a team of firemen and paramedics. Their parents also made it to the scene, but were urged to go immediately to the hospital while the firemen worked on Cecilia and her brother Joe.

Cecilia remembers talking to her mother at the scene…

“She was going like hold on, it’s going to be alright, ” remembers Cecilia. “We’ll meet you in St. Louis and I was like Mom, don’t leave me. Don’t leave me here. And she had to go.”

It took two long and arduous hours to pry free Cecilia’s mangled legs from the strong steel of the vehicle. Once they were free from the car, both brother and sister were air lifted to the hospital. That night Cecilia was told that her brother Joe was most likely not going to make it, and if she did make it that her legs would probably have to be amputated.

Joe went into a coma, while Cecilia endured four surgeries in which she had 4 titanium rods and over 30 metal screws placed into her legs and right ankle. She then slowly began her journey on the road to recovery, with a great deal of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Her tremendous courage pushed her to persevere through all that she faced. Cecilia always had a great love for singing and for riding horses. She sang through out her treatment and dreamed of one day being able to get back on her horse and go riding…

Her brother eventually came out of his coma 2 months after the accident, and is by some miracle on the long road to recovery, with minor memory difficulties.

After a year-long journey, with her will to overcome immense obstacles and the support she received from family and friends she is not only walking, but she is also saddling and riding her horse!

She wears our bracelet etched with the old cowgirl saying, ‘Always saddle your own horse’, as a constant reminder of what she has accomplished since her accident.

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Thank you to Cecllia, her family and friends for sharing this incredible story with us… We make our jewelry to inspire others…but a lot of times it goes the other way around…others inspire us with their strength, fortitude and reverie.

Ride on Cecillia…

Peace, Love & Horses,

~heather

 

…made with love…

…we love heart jewelry….

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We’re getting super excited about Valentines Day…as you know…Island Cowgirl is all about hearts…Heart Necklaces, heart bracelets…pretty much any kind of heart jewelry you could possibly want.

We’ve been busy as can be preparing for the launch of the new winter collection, traveling to tradeshows and in our spare time plotting our Valentine’s Day windows!  Its safe to say Cupid has arrived and this Monday our display was pieced together with lace, red roses, hearts and trinkets of love galore. (Good thing Samantha is very good with the glue gun)

It’s so cute and so much fun to have the spirit of love so alive in our store. Love is such a constant source of inspiration here at Island Cowgirl. We always try to add a little bit of love in each of our pieces…and we have to say this is our favorite time of the year.

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One of the things we really take pride in about our Island Cowgirl Jewelry is the rustic handcrafted details that go into each and every piece of jewelry.

Giving someone you love a piece of our handcrafted jewelry is sure to make their heart beat a little bit faster…Here are some Valentine’s Day Jewelry gift ideas that we know will get you some extra love…

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Layered bracelets…from top to bottom: Loving Kindness Bracelet $72….Our Big Love Bracelet  $52 and our Whisper of Love Bracelet $72.

Also shown is super popular Love Ring $42…The full collection can be seen at www.islandcowgirl.com

XoXo,

Island Cowgirl

 

…into the fire…

Into the Fire Inspirational BraceletTis the season when we start making our limited edition & one of a kind jewelry available for everyone…far & wide. This is our “Into the Fire” bracelet which is pure love. Semi precious stones of carnelian, coral, moonstone & hematite are all carefully hand knotted on cotton cord…our square inspirational charm bearing the word “love” swings nearby.

Available on our website. Remember this piece of inspirational jewelry is a one-of-a-kind…so once it is gone…it is gone forever.

XOXO

~heather

…spread love & good cheer…

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As we go into the holiday season and things get super hectic around the studio & the store…here is a ring that I love to wear as a reminder to spread love & good cheer.

Which can be a little hard when we are feeling pulled in a 100 different directions…trying to get everything done and make everyone happy. So today…I am going to sit & chill for just a brief shining moment and remind myself what is important, what I am grateful for  & all of the things that make my heart beat a little faster.

Ok…now back to work! We have Christmas trees to put up & poinsettias to water…

XOXO
~heather

…shiny things…

 What are your favorite gems?

….off to my gem dealers today to get some beauties for the holiday gold collection…here is a sneak peak at whats coming up!…cannot wait to get it all together…it will be decadent with lots of inspiration fro Bali…

Wish me luck!

~h

…last chance…

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Our Holiday Catalog is going out soon…So this is your last chance to sign up to receive one!

There are tons of new designs and we love every single one. This is our best catalog yet and it was a labor of love.

Go to our Catalog Request form and we will be happy to add you to the list!

XOXOXO
~heather

..what we’re wearing…

What we’re wearing today around the studio…

Heather likes to stack them up…and today she’s wearing the “Saddling Up” bangle, “This soul has wings” bracelet and “Love has Paws” Bracelet…available online at www.islandcowgirl.com

We love them all!

…new diggs….

We “heart” our new studio by the sea…

Here is a glimpse of our new studo…Simone, my ray of sunshine, has made us the picture of uber-organization and we are lovin it!

Our bench…so nice and tidy…I think I am in love. Of course there is my bench…which has issues….but we won’t post that.

Self explainatory…this is where our one of a kinds and limited edition pieces are born! So many goodies reside here…my own private secret stash!

We use a lot of chain…A lot. We try to keep it organized…and all in a row. Like little ducks…It kind of looks like ducks? No?

So there you have it…a abbrevieated tour of our new studio. Stay posted. More to come.

Nigel & his girlfriend Olive are sure to make an appearance soon.

Olive lives next door. Nigel is hopelessly in love. Such a teenager.

Olive is bossy. She stands on his face. He lets her. They are so flippin cute.

XOXO

~heather