Summer Blues

Well, we’re officially in the dog days of summer. Traditionally from July 3rd – August 11th, it’s name comes from Greek and Roman astrologers who saw the rising star Sirius, the “Dog star”, join the sun in the sky. It was believed that this period brings bad luck, storms, monsoons, and lethargy.

While I’m not sure of the accuracy of this old belief, I can certainly understand summertime blues. When the days are long and slow, and the sweltering heat never seem to end, it’s easy to feel low energy.

Despite all the superstition, I love all shades of summertime, especially blues. There is something so cool about denim and indigo in the sunshine. These warm July days are longing for some balance!

Embrace the chiller side of summer with some of my cool toned, blue-accented jewelry.

Loving these blue onyx and sterling silver earrings by Rosa Kilgore
Storm Earrings on Blue Onyx

My Storm earrings on blue onyx are elegant, simple, and perfect for all day wear. Versatile enough to wear with your favorite pair of blue jeans or a little blue dress.

 

 

 

 

Loving this long pearl and blue onyx necklace - handmade by Rosa Kilgore
Rain Drop Lariat Necklace on Blue Onyx

 

There’s something so captivating about summer storms. This Lariat necklace with blue onyx from my MONSOON collection hangs on a lovely strand of little pearls with faceted blue onyx at the drop point. This necklace has a 2 inch extender, so it can be worn with a variety of necklines.

The dog days of summer will be over soon! Let’s be thankful for another trip around this hot, hot sun. I’ll be avoiding the AZ sun as much as I can and seeking shade, preferably indoor and air-conditioned!

Here’s hoping any summer blues you encounter are temporary and fashion forward.

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Memorial Day Sale

This Memorial Day, take 15% off all dog tags and tableau items. Use the discount code…

Every year, Americans reflect on and remember those who made the most honorable sacrifice. Our troops are a point of pride, and I want to thank those Heroes who represented and defended our country.

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Tableau Charm necklace

In honor of this day of remembrance, I’m discounting all dog tags and tableau items.

Military inspired, my dog tags are simple and elegant. Like all my jewelry, this collection is handmade in northern Arizona.

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Tableau Dog Tag necklace

My tableau collection is inspired by the concept of “tabula rasa” or “blank slate”.

We should always remember those who served and memorialize their service, and then look ahead to what will we do to honor their sacrifice.

This ‘blank slate’ represents the world’s future waiting to be written — the future our soldiers fought for.

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Small tableau earrings with pearls

Their courage and values should inspire us all to live our best lives and to create our best reality for ourselves and for the next generations.

For the next three days, use discount code “remember” at checkout for 15% off this entire collection. 

View the collection here.

 

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Leonard Kilgore, my grandfather

 

My Grandfather, Leonard Kilgore, fought in the Navy in World War II. He thankfully returned home safely, while many of his fellow soldiers did not– they and all combat Heroes should be remembered and honored.

 

 

Thank you, to all those who served.

 

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