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Beryl Racing

Beryl Racing

It was as if March got the memo regarding how to come in like a lion. On March 1st at about 2:30 am the winds picked up. And by ‘picked up’ I mean furious gusts relentlessly wind-whipped our little cabin and threatened to drop a giant cottonwood tree on top of us. For hours. No sleep was had. And during that time, I really did try to be exhilarated by its power, but instead I felt anxious and annoyed by its persistent, chaotic and overly aggressive behavior, because… 2:30 am. Was such an irritatingly grand entrance necessary?

But now that March is here, I at least have an excuse to indulge in aquamarines. These are gorgeous stones from the beryl family and the birthstone of the month. I do love them so! The translucent, deep, blue varieties from Brazil are stunning. And so are the tranquil, watery, greenish-blue and teal colored stones, found in the moss aquamarine variation. So, I’ve been busy. In the Rodeo Of Jewelry-Making, I’ve been the wire wrestling, beryl racing queen! You can browse and enjoy the selection of available aquamarine and other jewelry here.   

Moss Aqua

Fans Who Kick Ass

Have I mentioned, lately, that Cowboy’s Sweetheart fans are the best? Well, they are. Seriously. These people are adventurous, intelligent, creative, conscious, compassionate, and authentic… doing inspiring things in the world by pursuing their dreams… and I get to call them my friends! Periodically, I feature a fan here so the rest of you can be exposed to,… Continue Reading

Wait a second… I’m fashionable… Right?

When it comes to fashion, I am often a little slow, or reluctant, or too practical, to fully embrace the trends. I prefer style, which is more about being oneself, over fashion, which is ever-changing. That is why you will probably never see me rocking the asymmetrical, single-statement-earring trend I’ve noticed on the covers of… Continue Reading

A Piece Of My Mine

I am a prospector of sorts, gleaning objects both natural and man-made, from the area’s mountains, old, abandoned mine sites, and flea markets. My studio has become The Home For Wayward Objects. It houses mostly old, weird, rusty things, which I collect, incorporate, and present in new and unexpected ways in my jewelry designs, transforming… Continue Reading

Increase Your Earring Potential

I read, or rather misread, something in the newspaper recently. What I should have read were the words “Increase your earning potential.” But, of course, what I saw was “increase your earring potential.” Truly, there is no hope for me. But let us put that aside for now and focus instead on what I thought… Continue Reading

I’m Not A One Trick Pony

Being a small business owner requires wearing many hats. It is the variety of responsibilities, though, that makes this one-woman operation interesting. At any time, I could be office manager, designer, boss lady, photographer, marketer, receptionist, production assistant, janitor, or shipper. It becomes especially interesting when I have to wear two hats at once, like… Continue Reading

My New Website Goes Jingle Jangle Jingle

Well, I sincerely hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day.  I certainly did.  It was a full but relaxing day, with so much to be thankful for.  Cowboy’s Sweetheart is especially thankful for being spared from the flames of The Four Mile Canyon Fire in September, for this small business’s steady growth during a fiscally-challenged… Continue Reading

Luck O’ The Draw

March is my birthday month, people! Which is the weirdest thing because the same thing happened to me at this time last year. So odd! And you would think another birthday would be exactly the kind of thing that would freak me right the hell out, because… um… FEELING OLD! But it doesn’t, I feel… Continue Reading