Jewelry is a natural way to express affection, which is why trees buy each other new rings every year. Proclaim your growing love with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of handmade jewelry from Island Cowgirl Jewelry in Huntington Beach.
Island Cowgirl Jewelry's owner and head jeweler forges ruggedly romantic bracelets, necklaces, and earrings using techniques learned in Mexico and at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. A cornucopia of handmade sterling silver plated or 14-carat gold vermeil treasures fills the decidedly unpretentious jewelry store, which charms visitors with its offbeat vintage furnishings and whimsical merchandise displays. A silver Fleur-de-Lis stacking ring ($26) bolsters the confidence of fingers embellished with nothing but passé fingernails, and lonely ear lobes find some solace in the silver and freshwater coin pearls of the Great Things Lie Within earrings ($40). Ankles score good fortune with the Lucky Horseshoe anklet ($52), and a Petite Bird necklace's ($66) understated elegance may result in the amorous attentions of enraptured ornithologists.
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.