It’s not too late!

Valentine’s Day is practically here, but it’s not too late to treat someone you love to a little sparkle. Give your Valentine the gift of handmade, locally crafted jewelry designed to be a part of their permanent collection. I have items under $100 perfect for your Galentine or sweetheart!

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Kairos Collection: Fall 2018

The fall equinox has arrived, and so has my latest collection, Kairos. Just like the arrival of autumn reminds us of the rhythmic march of time (chronos), the Greek word kairos refers to a special moment of opportunity. That perfect moment rolls around and you can say or do the perfect thing, when the energy shifts and you can feel the electric moment of potential.

The equinox is somewhat of an opportunity as well – it marks a transitional point in time. Here in the northern hemisphere, summer is ending, and autumn is beginning. Day and night are completely equal, and there’s a moment of balance. We’re reflecting on the past, as well as looking forward to what the future has in store.

I adore equinoxes (I try to release my collections in conjunction with them). This season, the concepts of chronos vs kairos were especially fascinating to me, and have been my main source of inspiration as I’ve worked on the collection. The hoops are not only flattering (what’s better than hoop earrings!), but symbolic of cycles and wholeness.

Handmade in my Flagstaff studio, this collection is made with recycled sterling silver, pearls, green onyx, and ancient bronze.

Long Necklace by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

My long pearl necklace with a hand-pressed silver hoop can be worn short or long. Pair it with a simple blouse and jeans or dress up an evening outfit.

Boho Hoop Earrings with Green Onyx by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

The hoop earrings in my Kairos collection add a flash of silver and are dripping with lovely faceted green onyx accents. The rich jewel tones will be perfect as we enter the cooler months.

Green Onyx Hoop Earrings by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

Small Hoop Earrings with Pearls by Rosa Kilgore Jewelry

Making this collection was such a great experience, and I’m excited to share it with you. On this equinox, I’m grateful for all 2018 has brought and looking forward to what’s to come!

Cheers to fall, and here’s hoping you seize the kairos moments in your life.

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Loving these blue onyx and sterling silver earrings by Rosa Kilgore

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

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. 

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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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How to travel with your jewelry

When traveling, the less you have to carry the better, right? Versatile jewelry that can be worn in different ways allows you to change your look without taking up extra space in your suitcase. Necklaces that can be worn short or long, earrings that take you from day to night, these are ‘must have’ items for every fashionista to travel with.

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Hoop Necklace on Triple Strand Pearls

This triple strand ancient bronze hoop necklace goes beautifully with black and shades of brown and gold, making it a travel must-have. It can be worn with only one strand around your neck for a longer look, as pictured on the left. The pop of color from the sleeping beauty turquoise brings out shades of blue, and adds some intrigue.

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Amethyst Tableau Earrings

These earrings are under-stated enough to wear with a t-shirt and jeans, and stylish enough to become evening wear.

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Falling Rain Earrings

Travel tip: avoid swimming and showering in your jewelry! Your pieces will tarnish and become duller faster. Lounging around in jewelry and swimwear on dry land is A-OK though.

Reach for pieces that can be worn long or short when packing for your journey. My longer pearl necklaces give you the freedom to play around with length.

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Storm Necklace on Pearls

Longer necklaces look great with v-necks, open necklines, and swimwear.

As a denim fanatic who often has to look professional, I want my jewelry to be as versatile as possible. I love keeping things easy and simple, especially when travelling!

Wherever this year takes you, I hope your travels bring you adventure and inspiration! To keep up with my trips and treks, follow me on Instagram

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