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

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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...]