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your fall fix*

In the depths of summer…it got pretty hot down here in the south…I’m not gonna lie. I began yearning for fall…and although it hasn’t come yet here…I am beginning to see subtle signs. The first leaves began falling from the cherry tree into my horses paddock…August 21st…right on schedule. Each morning when I go out to the barn there are more and more. Continue reading

…the yummiest time of the year…


What brings people together more then food? Especially during the holidays!

We’ve added lots of delicious giftable goodies to our shelves at the store for the holidays…Including adorable boxes of milk chocolate toffee, caramel popcorn, and THE cutest dry cookie mix in pre packaged jars!

You really cant go wrong with these decadent and delectable treats…

Stop in to our store on main street in Huntington Beach to try out any one of these amazing edible gifts!

Or call to order and have it mailed directly to someone you love!




…black friday & small business saturday…support the little guys!

small business saturdayAre you feeling lucky?

Come by our little store by the sea this weekend and pick a discount coupon out of our magical Christmas stocking! It could be worth 10-50% off your purchase that day!

In support of all the small businesses across the country to work so hard, sacrifice so much and support the American dream…show your support this weekend and pick small businesses first. And as an added bonus…all of our jewelry is all made in the USA. Right here in Huntington Beach, CA.

So stop by and say howdy! Offer is good 11/29-12/1/2013
Island Cowgirl Jewelry
320 1/2 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA.   92648

peace, love & horses,

…the pick of the week…

twistpeacemich The Twisted Peace Necklace!

The long chocolate leather cord makes this necklace the perfect piece for this fall season, because of how nicely it lays over scarves and chunky sweaters!

You can also layer this necklace with other shorter necklaces for more of a statement look.

Make sure to check in regularly for our pick of the week!


…halloween @ the store…


There were so many fun halloween festivities this year we’re still reminiscing…


Its a Halloween tradition to pass out candy from our flagship store front, on Main Street in Huntington Beach. All of the local business partake in this huge event that brings the community together and allows the little kiddos to come out dressed up to trick or treat!


We saw some of the cutest little tots strolling for candy. This itty bitty crew composed of snow white, the evil queen and their monkey friend was one of our absolute favorites. They were so sweet and excited.


The kids weren’t the only ones having the fun. Our next door neighbor from the salon came as a head turning ‘Marge’ from the Simpsons. It was quite the get-up! She had everyone smiling and laughing

hall5…and of course it wouldn’t have been a true family holiday with out grandma Sheila and our furry kids. Bonnie was sneaking up from behind to steal some candy (the usual).

It was another wonderful holiday spent as an Island Cowgirl family.

…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.

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


…giving back & getting more…

trott-rescue1A few weeks ago we attended a fundraising event at the Peacock Hill Equestrian Center for Trott Rescue. It was such an amazing day…

I know we were there to help and raise money for a good cause and we did a great job. We sold a ton of jewelry and helped spread the word about the wonderful work that Trott does.

trott-rescue2But I feel like we got the better end of the deal. Simone & I arrived early and it was a gorgeous warm day. There were peacocks prancing all around with their feathers spread wide…the horses were just waking up and being fed. After we set up…I was able to attend some of the clinics they had…A natural horsemanship clinic and a wonderfully informative question and answer session from two equine veterinarians. And don’t get me started on the Tacos they had there…amazing.

It was a magical day…we spread some good in the world, I got to snuggle all the horses I could possibly handle, I learned a lot and we raised money for a good cause. What could be better than that?

If you want to read more about Trott or make a donation please visit their website.


…postcards from Atlanta…

americasmart 2013

Tradeshow season update….Every year we go to tradeshows. Every year we try to bring something new to the table.

This year besides having over 60 new designs…we got super ambitious. We decided to give our booth a major face lift and a radically new look. Which in my world usually means projects. And when anyone even remotely close to me hears me begin a sentence with the words “I have this idea”… or “I was thinking we should..” they usually run in the other direction because they know it means a project. And my projects are never simple…they usually involve crafting lots of complicated things out of not very readily available materials in a very specific manner…the blueprint of which only really resides in my head and of which no one else is privy to.

You see I am really good at dreaming up cool things to make. I am super duper lousy at drawing them out and explaining them to others. Which usually drives my reluctant volunteers crazy.

So my first task is to find some volunteers with the skills to execute my vision. Because god knows…I cannot sew and I cannot wood work. I would probably stitch my thumb and forefinger together in the first five minutes…and then cut them both off with the band saw shortly after.

Enter my new family members…

Did I marry into the most generous and crafty family ever or what?…a big giant huge shout out to my mother in law who slaved away yet again (and she thought the wedding dress was gonna be the end of the sewing tasks) making our new denim drapes.  After many trips to Good Will to buy up all the biggest sized jeans they had….she whipped them into shape and they were spectacular.

And my Bob-the-Builder husband, (who besides looking great in his tool belt) scanned Craigslist for months to find recycled fence post wood to make into all of our new necklace & bracelet displays…it took him a few solid weekends in the back yard…and I am sure he would have rather been doing other things…but he never complained…gotta love midwestern boys.

I love you guys. You totally rock. My booth looked even better than I had imagined it would.

americasmart booth

…a H.O.R.S.E. rescue update…


Have you seen our featured ‘H.O.R.S.E. Rescue’ page on our website?

We have been featuring horses from an organization called ‘H.O.R.S.E. Rescue’ for the past several months. These horses were all up for adoption to good homes and/or sanctuaries. The Organization was founded by a man and wife who had a serious goal to find care and compassion for these beautiful creatures… These horses were all in desperate need of a big heart, willing to take on the responsibility of a special needs horse. In early 2012 they received news that would change their ability to run this amazing rescue…this was Mike’s final statement released to their website…

“It is now August 2012 and has been almost a year since my cancer diagnosis. Since my last ct scan last month things are still going. My lung cancer is still stable and the only thing that’s changed is a tumor on the adrenal gland. That one has doubled in size and I start radiation on August 21 with five treatments. We’ll see how that goes.”

“We still have 12 horses here in Pavilion and five in foster care. Cali and Betty are in Pike undergoing training and Blue, Mykala, and Maverick are in Spencerport. It looks like Makayla and Maverick may have found new homes with Marial in their foster home.”

“We still need your help. I don’t know about my health right now. I am still trying to get things done but I don’t have the strength to do what I did before so vounteers are needed especially doing yard work. We need help taking care of the horses with feeding and grooming. We’re not able to do much fundraising because of physical limitations. We also need help with maintaining the facility such as painting, mowing and weed whacking. If you can help in any way please let us know.”

Mike and Chris Dodge

Mikes wife could not manage the rescue by her self and they would be forced to close once he passed. His final wish was that all of the horses that remained in their care would find forever homes before he passed. With the help of a lot of word of mouth in the horse community all of the horses have been taken in to new homes and/or sanctuaries.

Mike recently passed away after his long battle with cancer.

He was able to hear the good news before his passing, and left this world at peace.

Here are pictures of the horses that were at the rescue during its final days…the last horses Mike cared for… all of these horses were adopted and now have new care takers.

horserescue1We feel so blessed to have been able to help support this amazing program for horses. Mikes story will always be in our hearts. We will forever remember his selfless love for these majestic animals.

Rest in Peace Mike. We will miss you greatly.