Rhodochrosite Ring handcrafted by Darlene Armstrong

Gemmy Rhodochrosite Ring

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.

Mother's Rose, Rose Quartz with Rose of June

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.

Zulugrass bracelets

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!

Zulugrass bracelets

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...]

Exclusive Petrified Wood Beads are timeless and very rare.

Made for Santa Fe Trail Jewelry by Sunapee Graniteworks

 This gorgeous piece of petrified wood has been transformed into beads by the Sunapee Graniteworks in New Hampshire.  My first shipment of beads sold in a matter of days, so I am on the hunt for more material.  I am excited to have the opportunity to create something timeless to wear out of something that is already millions of years old.  Talk about timeless! Best of all, these are being made exclusively for Santa Fe Trail Jewelry.  And since the material is plentiful it is still … [Read more...]

Santa Fe Trail Jewelry has more than jewelry.

At home on the 'trail'.

My mission here at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry is much more than selling jewelry.  It is about connecting women with their inner artist and guiding them to create a look that is unique to them.  I have the tools in the store to encourage my customers to play with a look, to mix it up, and to color outside of the box to bring more enjoyment to their own look. This is a great example, I love hats.  I acquired this rare 1940's Stetson from a dear friend who was a cowboy and Indian art … [Read more...]

Vote for Santa Fe Trail Jewelry and support Small Business.

Mission Main Street Grants

  It's easy!  Chase Bank has teamed up with Mission Main Street Grants to share 3 million dollars to small business across America.  It is a golden opportunity for 20 businesses this year.  You can go online to view past recipients.  My vision is to preserve this little gallery and secure its future in Historic Downtown Monument.  THANK YOU for your vote.     SANTA FE TRAIL JEWELRY is dedicated to bringing you unique and rare works of wearable art. … [Read more...]

Trollbeads Day 2014

Trollbeads Day 2014

Today was the first annual Trollbeads Day held globally.  At Santa Fe Trail Jewelry we held a Tea Party with fresh lemon-ginger scones  and creamed Earl Grey tea.  It was a delicious gathering of Troll collectors and friends. Here is my bracelet celebrating Trollbeads Day: … [Read more...]

Art Hop in Historic Downtown Monument


Art Hop is the third Thursday of the month, between 5 and 8 pm, and runs from May to September in downtown Monument, Colorado.  Come in and browse the galleries and shops in this little historic town. At Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, Nancy Bonig will demonstrate her glass design techniques.  Kathleen Krucoff will be showing her newest jewelry creations. Nestled high on the Palmer Divide lies the quaint downtown district of historic Monument. Midway between downtown Colorado Springs and … [Read more...]