Art Hop in Historic Downtown Monument

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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...]

Zulugrass has arrived at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry.

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Natural grass beads dyed in over 200 rich color combinations mixed with sparkling Czech glass beads create the luminous Zulugrass Jewelry.  Philip and Katy Leakey, who live among the Maasai, designed contemporary products that utilize the natural sustainable resources around them as well as the expert beading skills of the Maasai women. The Maasai women like to work with the freedom to come and go as their lives dictate.  Over a thousand women handcraft Zulugrass Jewelry, for the … [Read more...]

Trollbeads sterling beads offer strong texture to your designs.

As a collector of Trollbeads, I am usually using mostly glass beads in my designs.  Today, I chose a few  rare beads and used mostly strongly textured beads in between.  There is no limit to design opportunity here! The glass beads used are in order from left to right:  Tiger, Tibet, Cappuccino, Unique, Silver Python and Honey Bud. … [Read more...]

Trollbeads Autumn 2013 Collection is here!

Innovation in glass beads is what Trollbeads is all about. Once again Lise Aagaard is refreshing the glass bead category. In the autumn collection, you will find two stunning glass beads in azure blue and fuchsia red. With a new technique in bead design, a detailed flower is engraved on the bead. Besides these new comers, 2 glass kits also enters the collection. With colors leading thoughts to the very much adored Aurora, a new kit – Purple Heaven Kit – designed by Lise Aagaard is … [Read more...]

Nancy Bonig is now featured at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry!

I am delighted to offer the designs of Nancy Bonig to you.  She and I collaborated to create something with a Native American influence, especially for Santa Fe Trail Jewelry.  These magnificent platters are of dichroic glass, so one view will be orange and lime and blue, another angle will show lime and blue.  Eye catching and conversation sparking, Nancy's work brings an artistic touch to any room. Come meet Nancy Bonig in person at this summer's Art Hop events held the third … [Read more...]

New to ‘The Trail’…….

Being the owner of Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, I have little time to design works of jewelry let alone other things.  I love being around my  horses and dogs and this picture is one of those moments....not planned...that just happened.  One night, out at the barn, the sun had just set and I snapped this photo by mistake with my cell phone.  I have loved this picture  ever since because if you are around horses much, you know the experience of them being in your pocket sniffing for … [Read more...]

Trollbeads new Limited Edition Aurora Bangle Bracelet!

“The colorful light of the North has always fascinated people, and there are many myths related to this beautiful, natural phenomenon. The ancient people of the North believed that the Aurora was the fire of torches lighting the way to heaven.” Release Date:  April 19th, 2013 … [Read more...]