400 year old Carnelian beads are a treasure from the ancient past.

Few designers work with trade beads and ancient artifacts like Richard Lindsay does.  He sold me this necklace of 400 year old Carnelian beads several years ago.  They were so beautiful and I was able to restring the beads to create two necklaces.  I added my own twist to the design.  I have included in my necklaces for sale a similar design using Kyanite rondells. "In ancient times, Carnelian was believed to give the wearer courage in battle and to help timid speakers become both … [Read more...]

The Art of Layering at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry

I love to wear layered necklaces.  It is not for everyone, not for the faint of heart.  I'll never forget a customer telling me I needed to 'ditch' a necklace ( I was wearing three at once ).  I guess I spent too much time hunting for treasures in New Mexico.  The Santa Domingo and Navajo women wear many necklaces together. To me, it was normal.  So my first rule is that there are no rules.  What you love and what the next person loves will ALWAYS be different, so let's not be the … [Read more...]

Bonnie Mattox, Colorado Artist, is represented in Monument at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry.

Bonnie's talent is rich with color and textures.  Learning under one of our favorite artists, Darlene Armstrong, Bonnie has developed her own unique and organic style, fitting well with the offerings here at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry.  Come in and see her beautiful designs including rings, pendants and earrings.  This ring has sold! … [Read more...]

Rhodochrosite Ring handcrafted by Darlene Armstrong

Darlene Armstrong has brought in a beautiful array of jewelry designs to Santa Fe Trail Jewelry. This ring is hand crafted with gemmy Rhodochrosite. Colorado officially named rhodochrosite as its state mineral in 2002. Large specimens have been found in the Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado. … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day is on its way! Give her a Rose from Trollbeads.

Coming soon is that time of year where we celebrate our mothers.  Even though we should always appreciate them, Mother's Day is extra special whether the gift is a card or just flowers.  Trollbeads has created an extraordinary bead just for that purpose....The Mother's Rose, a Limited Edition Glass Trollbead.  I have a limited amount and know they will not last long. … [Read more...]

Santa Fe Trail Jewelry has a new mascot!

Meet Sully, a newly adopted puppy.  Being a blend of three of the smartest dogs on our planet (Border Collie, Aussie and Heeler), at ten weeks old he already has learned to sit, knows NO, and will lay down and wait for his dinner. He is so young, he will be with me as much as possible and is currently napping at my feet.  So if you are in the vicinity of Monument, come by and meet the newest member of the pack here at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry.   … [Read more...]

Zulugrass by the Leakey Collection was a big hit this season.

At Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, Zulugrass outsold anything else in the store.  Why?  Because you can get a very rich look by mixing a few colors together, making the price is unbeatable! And best of all the sales benefit the Maasai women in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and Tanzania. … [Read more...]

Happy New Year from Santa Fe Trail Jewelry!

Happy New Year to all! I am eager to begin a new chapter, a new year with hopeful promise of abundance. We have all worked hard and should take the time to acknowledge a job well done. Let's look at what we do have and not at what we lack. Thanks for being apart of Santa Fe Trail Jewelry's success. I'm still here and am still living my dream.       … [Read more...]