…luck of the irish…

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A limited edition boho wrap bracelet, just in time for Saint Patricks Day. The ‘Luck of The Irish‘!

And with March right around the corner, it has us thinking about a few of our favorite Irish phrases

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What is your favorite Irish saying?…We’re wishing everyone lots of luck in the month of March.

XOXO

…new things on the horizon…

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Who goofs off on the job? No silly Sallys around here! No sir! We get down to business!

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This may appear to be a fluffy english sheepdog, but Nigel, he’s is all about focus! No shenanigans are tolerated while he’s on set! He directs production.

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Oh and don’t let the eyes fool you… Bonnie Bell is our lead styling assistant here, she tries to stay behind the scenes.
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It’s all quiet serious really. No funny business. WORK. WORK. WORK.
springblog6Just kidding… We love this stuff and we laugh all day long.

Its good to be an Island Cowgirl!

Keep an eye out for our new lifestyle photography, coming soon to the site!

 

…the boho life is the life for me…

Are you happiest in a floppy hat with a denim shirt? …We are.

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This outfit showcases the ‘Wishbone’ and ‘Be The Change’ Necklaces.

jan 12-31 “snip, snip”, cutting twine wearing the ‘Love Always’, ‘Open Heart’ and ‘Big Peace’ Bracelets.

jan 12-51 jan-121jan 12-61“Why so smiley?” Because we love the ‘Find Your Wings’ and ‘Peace Sign’ Necklace combo!

Lace and rustic wood make us feel at home in our boho chic frocks and leather strung jewelry.

Shop our rustic & romantic boho style jewelry…

www.islandcowgirl.com

xo

…into the night…

Sometimes what you really need is a night wrapped in a blanket of stars, in a bed made of freshly fallen leaves…
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2014-01-08 18.46.19Featuring our ‘Love Me Necklace’ long boho style piece hand shaped into the word love strung on leather, Our ‘Brave Heart Necklace’ in our classic pendant fashion and our ‘Whisper of Love Bracelet’, ‘Willing Heart Bracelet’ and the ‘Courage My Love Boho Wrap’.

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1-2014-01-08 18.56.28We loved the way our gold necklaces complemented the lace of this dress in a natural setting… Seen here is Our ‘Golden Wisdom Necklace’, ‘Golden Free Spirit Necklace’ and ‘Golden All You Need is Love Necklace’, ‘Girl With a Dream Bracelet’ and Our ‘Heart and Soul Cuff’.

1-2014-01-08 19.41.38Above is our spiritually inspired and ever popular symbol of protection the ‘Hamsa Necklace’, paired with the ‘Twisted Peace Necklace’.

Remember to always appreciate the natural beauty that exists around you, its yours to enjoy.

xo

…where are the cowgirls at?…

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Every woman has a cowgirl side, whether its out there in the open or some where deep inside their heart.

Because being a cowgirl is about so much more then just riding horses, and knowing the lay of the land. It’s about the strength that comes from the soul, as tough as boot leather when times get rough. Having humility from knowing you’re just a small part of a much grander plan. It is when a woman feels a wide open space and is comfortable with where she stands.

(Pictured above is our ‘Cowgirl at Heart Necklace‘…)

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These pieces were all influenced by a love for the country and the majestic beauty of horses… perfect necklaces to show off your inner cowgirl spirit. Free as an unbridled horse running wild.

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The is so much inspiration to be found in the country life style, from the iconic lucky horseshoe symbol, to the classic mantras of old time cowgirls… like, “worship your wild soul“…. “always saddle your own horse” and so many more… sayings to live by and learn from!

XO

PS. Always remember to always embrace your inner cowgirl

…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?

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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

…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.
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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

…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

 

…whats sweet for spring…

butterfly braceletWhats sweet for spring? Well we are all about soft pastels & butterflies. Here is our Butterfly Boho Wrap on buttery soft rose suede.

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Love charm bracelets but want a new twist? Check out our super cool Island Cowgirl charm bracelets…a different take on a classic theme. Shown is our Garden of Love Bracelet, Our Bravery & Peace Bracelet and our Live with Strength Bracelet

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(Oh, this is just some random artwork that Nigel & I saw at the dog park this morning…but we thought it was real pretty…and we thought we would share..ok back to jewelry…)

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Our Ray of Sunshine Necklace which has a beautiful briolette of citrine dangling from it…and our Twisted Boho Wrap Bracelet on pretty soft suede which is shown here being worn as a necklace! So it’s like getting two for one!

…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

 

…inspired by you…

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Some customer love! This is a photo sent to us from one of our awesome customers…Now we all know I am a big fan of stacking bracelets higher & higher and she has done it just right.

The top leather bracelet is our I Am Not Afraid Bracelet, and the bottom two cuffs are retired pieces from our archives…

I L*O*V*E the native american indian cuff she has on in the middle with the Carnelian stone…I love to collect vintage Navaho, Apache & Zuni Indian belt buckles and this reminds me of them. I am not sure which tribe that is from…but it is a beauty.

My great grandmother was American Indian…part of the Iroquois tribe of upstate New York. My mom always said that is where I got my perseverance from…my grandma. (Others would say stubborn-ness)

Send us photos of how you wear your Island Cowgirl…We would LOVE to see them…

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…crazy about wraps…

Attention Peeps: Our uber popular wrap bracelets are back in stock! Everyone just loves these!~

Our original chocolate leather wraps have inspirational quotes… Our “I am not afraid” Bracelet quotes Joan of Arc…”I am not afraid, I was born to do this…”. One of my favorite quotes of all time. The Trust Yourself Bracelet says “when you trust yourself…you will begin to live…”. Hand stitched with brightly colored linen.

The newest addition to our wrap bracelets are our “From the heart” bracelet, “Said its Prayers” bracelet and Warrior wrap. These are dyed by hand after we have lovingly etched inspirational quotes on them….

All available from our website at www.islandcowgirl.com

Get a head start on your holiday shopping!