i am not afraid I was born to do this

i am not afraid *

Of all the bracelets we sell…this one is one of the ones that people will panic about the most if they lose it. ¬†I know because I get the emails. ¬†It has become a personal mantra to get them through their tough times or overcome their struggles and try to realize their dreams.

It is etched with one of my favorite quotes from¬†Joan of Arc“I am not afraid, I was born to do this.”¬†

Does it really get any better than that? Sometimes that is just the reminder you need to put your fear aside and just move forward. So often we get stuck in a comfortable place and have a hard time moving past it to where our dreams lie. This bracelet¬†can help…at least I have been told!

puppy paw dog paw ring

puppy paw ring*

Well it just seems like a puppy sort of a week…not only do we have new puppy paw t-shirts but we also wanted to share with you one of our best selling rings. Our awesome Puppy Paw Ring.

After all…we all know how much we love our dogs. Wearing this ring is¬†great way to be reminded of them when you can’t have them near. ¬†We even carved a little heart on either side ’cause we love them so much.

Available is sizes 6, 7 and 8 from our ever so easy to order from website. I spend a LOT of time coding the website so I am always extra excited when we get orders. A lot of people do not know that aside from being a jewelry designer and riding horses…I am also an uber nerd. Who would have thought?

So make my Friday and go scoop up some Island Cowgirl.

angel wing bracelet

believe in angels*

This blog has been a little quiet lately. I would like to say that life got a little hectic and crazy and I didn’t have time to post…but that wasn’t really the case. For me life pretty much stopped in its tracks.

I awoke on Thanksgiving Day unable to walk¬†and in excruciating pain. My left leg was paralyzed and¬†I was told that I would need emergency back surgery. ¬†I went from being a very active person to not even being able to lift my head to drink out of a straw. I was staring down the barrel of a four month recovery at the very least…if I recovered at all. Those of you that have gone down the scary road of back surgery know that it is not a guarantee of anything. I had to relearn how to walk, right down to the baby step basics.

I was so blessed to have an amazing and strong husband who not only took care of me, a farm, two horses but also got my business through the Christmas holiday. My employees were amazing and I felt so very blessed to have them as they truly function as one big amazing team. Everyone pitched in and did what it took to get the job done.

And a big grateful thanks to my friends who came over every afternoon in the dead of winter to help with the horses. And my in-laws and mother who cooked and baby sat me.

They were all truly angels. With wings and hearts of gold. You better believe I wore my Rise Above Bracelet a whole lot.

I am better and walking now. And riding my horses who got a little fat and sassy. And beginning the new summer collection. You better believe that it is gonna be a whole lot about gratefulness, gratitude and love. xoxo

 

guitar necklace nashville

ode to music city*

We moved to Nashville three years ago from California on a wing and a prayer. And with a house, a horse, a dog, a store, a studio, two storage units and three vintage cars. But a wing and a prayer sounded much more romantical. We were in search of a simpler life and some much needed elbow room.

As you know Nashville is all about the live music. It fills the streets…it’s the first thing you hear when you land in the airport. We even have live music at the grocery store.

Our Guitar Necklace is our ode to the spirit of love and music we have found in Nashville.

fortune bold bangle

fortune favors the bold*

One of our most popular bangles is our Fortune Favors the Bold bangle…not only do they make great gifts but you can stack them up with some of our other bracelets and wear your intentions on your sleeve.

I have always been a great believer that we make our own luck in life. Sure, there are ups and downs…but all too often we love to blame other people for our perceived lack of “luck” or fortune.

Make your own path. Create your own fortune. No one is holding you back…we all live in the same free country with the same opportunities.

Fortune really does favor the bold. And if you love the bangle we have a necklace to match

fortune favors the bold

heart engagement ring

heart engagement rings*

Here is sneak peak at our new engagement ring line called Rough Luxe. We wanted to create something unique for the bohemian bride.

One of our favorites is the Past, Present & Future ring which is set with three golden hearts. You may have the choice of diamond or moissanite stones in this ring. Moissanite is a lab grown white gem which was first discovered over 100 years ago when a meteor struck the earth. Their brilliance and fire is 2.4 times that of a diamond. Proven to be harder than a sapphire or a ruby and second only to a diamond, Moissanite is extremely resistant to scratching, breaking or chipping.

The best part is that when it is viewed side by side with a diamond, moissanite stones are typically indistinguishable. They make the perfect eco-friendly and conflict free alternative. A big plus is that they are also very affordable compared to diamonds.

You can check out more of our bridal and anniversary bands here. We are always adding more unique one of a kind alternative engagement rings.

unique engagement rings

unique engagement rings*

We are proud to announce our new Bridal division which offers organic and unique engagement rings for the bohemian bride. Rough + Luxe Jewelry was born out of creating my own engagement ring and the many requests from customers for heirloom quality diamond & sapphire engagement rings, anniversary band and wedding bands.

You may view our unique, alternative Bridal and Engagement line on our website at Rough Luxe Jewelry.

heart & soul of a gypsy*

“I have always considered myself a free spirit with a gypsy soul…surrendering gratefully to wherever life takes me”…Our new Gypsy Heart Bracelet¬†reminds us that it is ok to be different & go where your heart leads you…wherever that may be.