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Liven Up Your Wardrobe with Green Accessories

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.

Do You Know Filigree Designs When You See Them?

Do You Know Filigree Designs When You See Them?

Western style jewelry has many different components and design styles. Often pieces are referred to as having filigree elements, but what does this mean exactly? Filigree is a type of metal crafting where delicate threads of silver, gold or other metals are twisted and entwined into designs which resemble lace. Through braiding and curling thin, pliable metal threads together, and joining them through soldering techniques, there is no limit to what can be created with this unique style. 

This art form has been around since the early days of civilization, most notably in ancient and Persia (the Middle East). It has been found in cultures around the world throughout history. Filigree is at its core about creating something from thin metal threads, with an intricate design. This technique has been used for jewelry, to embellish manuscripts, architectural features, and even armor. When the ancient Greeks learned the craft, they began to add in gemstones to their filigree creations. 

The addition of gemstones, along with the finely tuned skill needed to craft filigree items, made these pieces a symbol of elegance, and costly for the average wearer to obtain. Filigree designs reached their peak of high fashion popularity in the early 20th Century, when King Edward VII of England had the brilliant idea of intertwining different metals into filigree pieces. This brought more color and flare to this already specialized metal craft. 

With the modern era, filigree jewelry became more readily available with the advent of machinery which can readily mass produce pieces, making them more affordable. Filigree still exists as a hand-crafted art form though, an incredible skill for a jeweler to have. The endless design possibilities with filigree is what keeps this style of jewelry in demand today.

If you love Western Style jewelry like I do, I invite you to check out our products, West Coast Cowgirl, where you will find a wide variety of jewelry options, from classic motifs to more modern cowgirl bling. 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. 

October 20, 2016 by Kathy Stenberg