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What about stackable Bracelets?
The Bracelet has been a large part of our daily dose of jewelry for a long time now. They have been a status symbol, a reflection of our style and even a small glimpse into the person we are striving to become.
Wearing them for decoration and status started thousands of years ago. We’ve come a long way since the first Native American women started decorating their arms with pieces of bone and shell.
In today’s society, we are bombarded with choices, we can wake up in the morning and decide that today we are going to be a career girl by delicately draping on a classy bracelet, perfect for the office. Later, we get home, throw our shoes off, slip on our favorite jeans and t-shirt twinned with our Halona Heart Bracelet and become a sultry cowgirl by nightfall.
What about the trend you're seeing on the streets? The stackable bracelet...
Here is a style that allows us to recycle our old, much-loved bracelets of times gone by and pair them - or even multi-stack them - with new deliciously subtle, or delightfully extravagant bracelets of our future. It is inexpensive, organic and it can change from day to day, even hour to hour, depending on your mood or destination.
So how to get the right look for you?
Well, that’s easy, start trying them on together! Start off with what you feel comfortable with, as your confidence grow’s with matching styles and themes so will the size of your layers. Have fun with it and make sure your style evolves from day to day.
Wrap Bracelets are a great way to start off, they come in different sizes and colors so you can choose the perfect balance of bracelets for you.
Try looking at West Coast Cowgirl for some design ideas.
Pair a wrap with a beaded bracelet or friendship bracelet to give it that layered look. Choose different sizes, patterns, and colors, try using different materials and shapes.
Most of all have fun with it and don’t forget to add a little you with every layer!
Shop for stackable, wrap and friendship bracelets here.
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6 Creative Ideas for Ladies Night Out (or Ladies Night In!)
When was the last time you spoiled yourself with a ladies night out? Here at West Coast Cowgirl we are all about making you feel special, whether it’s through wearing beautiful jewelry or treating yourself with a new handbag. There are also many other fun and creative ways to pamper yourself. Check out the ideas below and begin planning your next Ladies Night out today.
Grab the fondue pot out of the back of your cupboard and enjoy dipping and eating the night away. There are several fondue recipes you can find on Pinterest. You can also come up with your own ideas such as fruit and white chocolate, pretzels and dark chocolate, or cubed bread and cheese.
Even if you didn’t live through the 80’s you can still enjoy them! Dress up in your favorite bright pink clothes and bold color styles. Rat your hair, wear those large hoop earrings, and place your favorite bangle bracelets on your wrists. Now you’re ready for a night of dancing and cocktails.
Paint & Sip Party
Have you heard of these painting parties? They seem to be all over the place these days. Everyone gathers at one person’s home and they enjoy a relaxing night of painting and sipping wine. Gather supplies, or have each lady bring a set of their own supplies, open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy the evening.
This is a more traditional ladies night but still an old favorite. You can choose a theme or simply have different options available like a foot bath, face masks, and hand scrubs.
The possibilities are endless with this theme. Choose a romantic comedy, spooky horror, or action/adventure. Grab a few bags of popcorn, pour your favorite soda, and relax in front of the TV.
Cupcake Decorating Bar
Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat? Set up your own cupcake bar. Bake a couple dozen cupcakes a few days ahead of the event. Each lady can bring their favorite cake topping - frosting, chocolate candies, sprinkles, crushed pretzels, gummy candy, and the like. Divide the cupcakes out among the ladies and begin creating.
Which ladies night out would you enjoy the best?
Pendant Jewelry Spotlight: A Hot, Eye-Catching Summer 2017 Trend
As summer 2017 heats up, one particular trend is increasingly on fire: Pendant necklaces that make a huge statement! This eye-catching style is no stranger to fans of Western and Rodeo Chic jewelry, but its place on the must-have shopping lists means that even more designers are producing these exquisite, memorable pieces. West Coast Cowgirl has you covered! Here’s a list of some of our favorite pendant necklaces that are ideal for any summer wardrobe. And, given that layering is another popular way to wear this style, now is the perfect time to pick up a few pieces that you love to pair together for a customized look!
Our Lilys Dream Catcher Necklace is a charming, wonderful piece full of Southwestern grace and Earthy appeal. Traditionally seen as a method of warding off negative energy and bad dreams, this gold or silver-tone necklace features delicate feathers along with its dream catcher design. With earthy-colored beads and a 65CM chain that’s fantastic for layering, this pendant necklace offers good Mojo and style in either stunning metallic hue!
Available in three stunning hues, our Lustrous Necklace offers an Earth, Forest, or Sky motif color choice, with multicolored rope strands and a gorgeous central pendant. The stone pendant is removal, making the 16” rope “chain” a lovely and subtle necklace choice, or Boho bracelet for a slender wrist. With silver-tone accents and inlaid gemstones corresponding with the blue, green, or brown theme of the piece, this stunning necklace is sure to be a favorite.
At West Coast Cowgirl we love our Rodeo Chic accessories, and our Jayesh Necklace is a remarkable blend of the pendant necklace trend and traditional Western style. This pendant, which is available in both antique gold and antique silver, features an eye-catching arrowhead pendant embellished with turquoise-colored sets. Turquoise beads adorn the Zinc Alloy 60CM chain, and the pendant itself is a bold, 2.67” size!
When it comes to layering pendant necklaces, our Cowgirl Love – Cross Necklace is a versatile, charming option that blends beautifully with other pieces. This subtle but stunning necklace has a turquoise resin pendant that is 1.2” in length, with two styles available for the pendant itself – Cornered Cross, or Square Cross, to be exact! The 21” length of the chain provides lots of room to work this piece into many different outfits, and it’s sure to be a popular choice this summer with the high demand for quality, timeless pendant necklace styles!
No matter which pendant necklace speaks to you, we hope our suggestions here at West Coast Cowgirl will leave you inspired and excited to experiment with this hot summer 2017 jewelry trend! Our superb catalog of pendant-style jewelry makes layering simple, but even just one of our eye-catching pieces is the perfect new addition to your summer wardrobe in these sunny, bright months!
Rodeo Chic Style Guide: Jewelry and Accessory Recommendations
For many Western Jewelry and style enthusiasts, a Rodeo is an ideal opportunity for them to showcase their love of this exceptional fashion trend while feeling excited to be a part of something akin to modern Cowboy entertainment! And while Western, Southwestern, Rodeo, and “Cowboy” style trends come and go as do all others, some key staples are perfect for incorporating into your wardrobe if you’re just starting to attend Rodeos as someone that loves this popular trend of jewelry, fashion, and lifestyle!
At West Coast Cowgirl, we are committed to providing high quality, incredibly stylish jewelry and accessories that are “Rodeo Chic” and ready-to-wear to events with a Cowboy/Cowgirl theme, Rodeos, and other Western-style parties, and we hope the following ideas and suggestions will have you excited about your upcoming events! Just grab a pair of jeans, a huge, silver belt buckle, and a fun, Western-style shirt and pair them with any of the following suggestions for a polished, “Rodeo Chic” look!
A Killer Cowgirl Hat
It’s no wonder that “Rodeo Chic” incorporates countless Cowgirl Hat designs, making these accessories a fun, highly personal, fundamental piece of any Rodeo outfit! A killer hat sets your tastes apart, and can quickly become a hallmark piece of your Rodeo wardrobe. Let your personality shine, and don’t be afraid to use bold colors and fabric choices! For example, our Cowgirl Pride Hat is available in Electric Blue and Pink in addition to the more traditional Black, Camel, and Coffee color choices. Similarly, our popular Coco Lady Felt Hat has a Red color option on top of black and khaki, and the felt material with the beaded brim is memorable and stylish. It’s no wonder that so many “Rodeo Chic” fans end up with a whole wardrobe of cowgirl hats, considering how fun and versatile they are!
The Fringe Effect
Without a doubt, “fringe” details are an integral part of Cowgirl fashion, and they are extremely fun and versatile for Rodeo events. A tiny amount goes a long way – consider pairing a garment or purse, such as our stunning Gabriel Handbag – with a simple base outfit, such as jeans and a white Western snap shirt, plus some fun Cowboy boots or hat. If your intended outfit or wardrobe is already completed and you want a more understated, jewelry piece to compliment your look, our Tawni Earrings incorporate the fringe theme without being over-saturated. These pebble stone earrings combine metal with dangling suede for an eye-catching, lovely design that softly moves when you walk, and they can be blended with other fringe elements as well without over-saturating your style!
Earthy Gemstone Details and Silver Styles
While Cowboy boots and hats are all the rage in Rodeo Chic fashion, there’s no question that jewelry choices featuring agate, turquoise, and other earthy, Southwestern-style gemstones are crucial to this fashion trend. Our Diego Necklace is the perfect example, featuring a bold style that combines agate and turquoise beads for a charming effect, with a large slice of natural agate for its eye-catching pendant! Alternatively, if you’d like a silver jewelry set that’s ideal for any “Rodeo Chic” outfit, our new arrival Acadia Choker Jewelry Set combines the super on-trend Choker necklace style with a pair of matching earrings. With rhinestone details and either periwinkle or cardinal stone accent colors, this set is sure to be a go-to favorite for our Rodeo-loving customers!
Liven Up Your Wardrobe with Green Accessories
Western style jewelry is full of fabulous blue tones, especially shades of turquoise. Many pieces have the soft browns and reds of the desert, too. While these are wonderful shades to wear, sometimes we need to inject another color into our wardrobe. It can be a great way to chase away those winter blues, especially when you wear green.
Green is the color of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and the month of March, as daffodil and crocus leaves pop up just before these colorful first blooms of the season. Spring is just around the corner, but you don’t need to wait to see the return of green; wear some green yourself, and you will feel vibrant and ready for a new season.
At West Coast Cowgirl, we have some incredible accessories and jewelry with splashes of green, including some of our newest arrivals. Charming and delicate headbands are a growing fashion trend. What comes around, goes around, and here is a perfect example. Our new headbands are a wonderful way to welcome in spring. Our Prisha Feathered Headband is reminiscent of spring fairs of old, and festivals of today, which are blooming everywhere as the days lengthen and warmer weather arrives. The peacock feathers will put a smile on anyone’s face just for the fun of it.
You will feel like the desert after a spring rain, fresh and alive with our new Samar Earrings. The green patina metalwork is a classic Western Style with its tribal motif. Set off with natural stone elements, these earrings look good with your hair up or down, and are sure to turn heads when you walk into the room.
As the days grow warmer, we begin to think of trips to the beach, which are not so far off. If you can’t get the beach yet, shift your attitude by dressing for warmer latitude, and donning our Western Spark Earrings. These seafoam green pieces bring beach memories alive with their soft shading. You can almost hear the ocean waves.
Bright spring greens and flower embellishments will add a spring to your step when you wear our Doulton bracelet. Various shades of green reflect the beauty of a garden; you can’t help but feel happy with this charming piece. This cheery bracelet is perfect for a day out in the sun, on a picnic, or at lunch with friends. Need something green to wear for St. Patrick’s Day? This is the perfect piece!
If you are ready to say goodbye to winter blues, get into a green spring mood with vibrant green Western Style accessories and jewelry. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly, so be sure to check back often.
Jasper- Stone of the American West
At West Coast Cowgirl, we pride ourselves on providing beautiful and striking jewelry inspired by the American West. This region is full of history, culture and natural beauty, which has long been reflected in the jewelry designs. Influences from Native American and the Spanish, along with the romanticism of the Old West and the Victorian era, have impacted many styles we see today. This includes the use of natural stones within Western style jewelry. One stone, Jasper, is so amazingly varied in its colors and patterns, it is known as the picturesque stone.
Jasper is found world-wide, and has long been used by many cultures, from ancient Antiquity to the present day. Jasper comes is so many colors and varieties of patterns, it is considered the art canvas of nature. Hues of golden-red deserts, earthy brown canyons, deep spruce forests and rich azure skies are seen reflected in these amazing stones, each one a picture of nature itself.
Within some Native American tribes, Jasper was long used by Shamans as a ‘protector’ stone when they performed healing ceremonies. Spider Jasper is a specific kind of Jasper which comes in shades of brown with either white or dark spider-web like markings. These were thought to be directly connected to Grandmother Spider in many tribal legends. Jasper is also an easy stone to carve, making it an ideal piece to choose in carving stone fetishes, and beads. Our Biraldo Bracelet shows off the striking earth tones that can be found in Jasper, making it easy to see why this stone has long been used.
The range and vibrancy of colors found within Jasper will enhance any piece of jewelry made with this stone. Jasper jewelry connects you with the natural beauty of the American West. Like wearing a piece of art, Jasper bracelets and necklaces are brilliant statement pieces. Our Tamika & Pablo necklaces are excellent examples. When you are looking for a conversation piece to add to your accessory wardrobe, you can’t go wrong with Jasper.
Our latest collection of Stone Beaded jewelry includes several items with beautiful, colorful Jasper. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.
The Beauty of Feathered Jewelry
We wear jewelry to feel good, to enhance our own beauty and take pride in our appearance. Jewelry is a wonderful way to express yourself, who you are, and what you like. Western style jewelry speaks to the cowgirl in each of us, showing off our pride in the West with traditional elements, materials and symbols. One symbol that can readily be found in many types of western jewelry is the feather. Feathers may be delicate, but they speak volumes.
The feather has many symbolic meanings attached to it. Native American tribes and other indigenous people around the world connect the feather with the wind, powerful energy, such as thunder, and wisdom. As birds fly high in the sky, they are closer to the sun, stars and cosmos beyond. In many Native cultures, birds are messengers of the spirit world, bringing lessons and wisdom to those who receive them. The feather as a sacred symbol for many Native Americans ultimately represents trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power and freedom.
When it comes to fashion trends, feathers have been popular throughout various times in history, and probably even before then. Native American ceremonial headdresses, were worn only by men and at special occasions. Feathers reached
their peak in popularity with the high-fashion feathered hats of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Unfortunately, exotic feathers were often sought after during this time, which led to the decline of many beautiful birds around the world. The practice of using real feathers from birds declined itself with the modern age. Today we have synthetic feathers such as can be found in the feather boa of today’s entertainers. There are better supply practices in place, with feathers being sustainably harvested from more common birds, such as roosters. Feathers have been used make a bold statement in a beautiful way.
In current western style fashions, feathers are still a popular element and can be found in a variety of pieces. Feathered earrings and necklaces can add a bit of whimsical fun to an outfit, and make for a wonderful conversation piece. Feathers can also add a bit of romance to your mood. The soft flow of feathers dangling from filigree earrings can feel like the wind gently whispering by. But a feather need not be a real one from a bird. Antiqued gold or silver feathers provide beautiful details, as a delicate accent, or as a bold centerpiece. At the office, they can bring a bit of flair, and at a party or big event, they can highlight a new dress or stunning outfit.
Feathers make a bold and beautiful statement, and are a great way to show off your Western style. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of items with a feathered centerpiece or accents at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or you are ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.
Horse Sense in Western Jewelry
The American West and horses go hand in hand. As an icon of independence and beauty, the horse has long had a place in western style jewelry as well. As the world has become more globally connected, so too have various fashion styles, including those with an equestrian flair. Today, western style jewelry has become popular with people sharing a wide range of tastes. The horse lends itself to a variety of jewelry options from showy and glitzy, to simple and alluring, and everything in between. As an accessory theme, all things equine related can make stunning statements to enhance your personal style.
There is more to horse inspired jewelry than stallions in profile and bejeweled spurs. Today’s western style includes other accessories as well, including handbags, such as the Blazing Pony Handbag which you can find on our website. This new addition to our product line offers a stylish and unique way to step out on the town with purse in tow. The shape and way these handbags drape easily across your body are reminiscent of the mailbags used by the Pony Express.
Horse lovers can express their passion with the simple design of the Wild Hearts Sterling Silver necklace. Taking inspiration from heart silhouette pendants with a bit of bling, this necklace features a unique heart formed from a mare and foal with their heads touching. The cubic zirconia accents make this a sparkling piece perfect for dressing up or any casual day.
No western style wardrobe would be complete without at least one glittering horseshoe.
Legend has it that an up turned horseshoe on a door can keep evil spirits, or bad luck at bay. The traditional use of 7 nails to hold a shoe in place is also considered lucky. You can carry your own bit of luck with a glittering horseshoe of your own, besides horseshoe jewelry is hard to resist! West Coast Cowgirl has Lucky’s Chance Bracelets which feature a crystal horseshoe on a sterling silver chain. You can enhance your horseshoe collection with our Rhiannon Earrings, dangling horseshoe post earrings, as well.
Whether you ride a horse or not, every cowgirl needs the right hat. If you are as inspired by horses as we are, you will want one which speaks to your horse sense with finesse. Our Coco Lady Felt hat is made to embrace the equestrian within. Available in midnight, claret and saddle shades, this hat’s classic lines and finer details evoke horses and beautiful sunsets.
I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you will find a wide variety of jewelry options, including pieces inspired by the iconic horse of the American West. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or you’re ready to treat yourself to something new, we have new products added regularly so be sure to check back often.
Crystals, Rhinestones & Cubic Zirconia - Oh My!
Value is a big benefit when it comes to fashion and adding to your jewelry choices. At West Coast Cow Girl, we pride ourselves on being able to offer stunning jewelry at a great cost to fit any budget. While many of our items are hand-crafted, all of them are of high quality. When it comes to diamonds in jewelry, we are not shy about how we can save you money.
Diamonds are said to be a girl’s best friend, but the rarity of these gemstone beauties keeps them out of reach for many a fashion forward wardrobe. Luckily, there are alternatives around. From synthetic, or man-made stones, to natural alternatives, you can have glittering jewels without the high cost. The most common diamond substitutes are crystals, rhinestones, and cubic zirconia.
Crystals are the most abundant stones on earth. These natural beauties shine with a
flair uniquely their own, making for a great alternative to diamonds. Clear crystals are often mistaken for diamonds, as they look very similar. Their natural shapes and hardness are distinctly different, however. This doesn’t stop crystals from adding extra bling to jewelry.
One type of crystal which has been used in western style jewelry for generations now is a rhinestone. These were originally crystals found near the Rhine River in Europe. These crystals often shine like a diamond, enough to fool many an eye. Today, however, most rhinestones are actually man-made pieces of leaded or crystal glass.
Another man-made diamond alternative is the Cubic Zirconia. This synthetic stone so closely resembles a diamond that, since the 1970s, cubic zirconia has been the largest competitor when it comes to the question, Diamond or no? for fashion jewelry. These stones are a low-cost alternative, and even come in different colors.
There is no need to spend a fortune on jewelry. With crystals or synthetic stones, you can enjoy the look of a diamond without digging deep into your wallet. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you will find a wide variety of jewelry options, including pieces with crystals, rhinestones, and cubic zirconia. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone, or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly, so be sure to check back often.