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Heather Kraty handcrafts each bauble in Island Cowgirl Jewelry’s extensive in-store and online inventory, forging every piece of wearable art using techniques such as lost wax casting and etching. Pairs of Key To My Heart earrings ($40) bedazzle languid lobes and unlock the admiring stares of passersby, while a 10-inch Lucky Star anklet ($52) imbues leg stems with good fortune without having to blackmail a constellation. The message of individuality inscribed around the square Be Your True Self ring ($30) ensures stylish self-actualization and encourages wearers to stop referring to themselves in the third person. Encircle napes of all dimensions with the adjustable Unbridled Spirit Handmade necklace ($62), featuring the graceful figure of a flying horse, or keep wrists grounded with a Lotus bracelet ($72) engraved with the words “be your dreams."
Island Cowgirl Jewelry
After studying handmade jewelry design at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology, jewelry artist Heather Kraty embarked on a globetrotting adventure, living on a catamaran off St. Martin, opening a Miami nightclub with Sean Penn, and mastering silverwork in Mexico. After her whirlwind of travels and enriching life experiences, Kraty settled in Huntington Beach. She now looks back to her childhood love of nature to inspire her as she crafts elegant rings, anklets, necklaces, and earrings infused with a charming rustic aesthetic.
Each sterling or 14k gold-covered adornment inspires wearers with hand-carved maxims and heartfelt advice, such as "Be your true self" or "Always buy plane tickets when petroleum prices are low on the world market." Kraty plies her trade with time-honored jewelrysmith techniques such as lost-wax casting, willing into existence handmade, one-of-a-kind works of art that beg to be cherished and worn forever.