Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Wood Creations for Decor

I have always enjoyed painting and I love the rustic simple look of wood pieces in the home. However, it isnt a huge seller for the business so I tend to focus more on the jewelry end of things.

But, as some may know, I have sort of made it a tradition when friends and family get married that their gift from me is some sort of variation on a lasso wreath/welcome sign. I've made four so far but only attained three photos. Newest being at the end.

(pre-laptop photo...poor quality)

and my newest, with a few little tweaks Im really diggin!

Aside from the new wedding gift welcome sign, this season I was commissioned for a welcome sign that wasnt a wreath. Here is what I came up with, and the recipient completely loved it!

Featuring a real 18" elk antler shed, and a hand-cut elk from a piece of rustic metal. Love it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Buy One Get One Half Off Deal - to Celebrate 1,000 Fans

Today was a milestone for The Crafting Cowgirl! Our Facebook page finally not only hit the notorious 1,000 "likes" mark, but surpassed it! A big thank you goes out to all the people who liked the page, shared the page, and supported me and my business in it's growth.

To celebrate this event, I am offering for THIS WEEK ONLY (Wednesday-Tuesday Nov 20) a "Buy One Get One 1/2 Off!". This sale includes all items, pre-made or custom. The only rule is that the second item must be of equal or lesser value to the first bought (ie, $40 necklace bought, 1/2 off item must be $40 or less).

If you want to purchase through my Etsy Shop simply purchase the first item you want, then in the notes section leave a comment (link preferably) to the second item you wish to buy for HALF OFF and I can send you a paypal invoice for that amount.

Thank you to all who have supported The Crafting Cowgirl and liked my Facebook page! Enjoy the sale while it lasts!


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Rustic Longhorn Green Necklace Set

I am in love with this new set. Its the first time I have made a complete pre-made three piece set. I really love it and am having a hard time listing it, I might end up keeping it if it doesnt sell soon!

This three-piece set is absolutely beautiful, photos really dont do the colors justice. A rustic longhorn pendant is attached to a beaded strand of green ovals with visual texture, spaced with green pearl beads and sparkling beads that really pick up the green and brown tones. I attached a doubled-over thin copper chain designed to lay however it falls. Matching bracelet and earrings are included in this set.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cowgirl Rustic Key Chains!

Each keychain is made with a rustic metal cutout figure, a string of stone beads, crystals accented, and all attached to a key ring with large clip. Each keychain is $12.50, and custom keychains are available!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rustic and Western Christmas Ornaments

Each ornament is handcrafted with a rustic metal cutout figure, decoration, ribbon string, and 100% authentic and cleaned horsehair $9.50 each
Custom ornaments available - select your favorite figure and I can even use your horse's hair. Ask for more info!

Cowboy boot with gold bell. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Moose and gold bow. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Bear and red bow. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Bucking horse with silver charm hat. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Tractor and red bow. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Christmas stocking and red ribbon bow. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Deer and green bow. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Running horse and red bow. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Deer and red ribbon bow. Authentic horsehair. $9.50

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crystal Cross Bling Necklaces

Added a few more cross necklaces to my stash. And a blingy horseshoe one.

Crystal and Cross Bling! This beautiful necklace is "slide" style on a thin chain. The beads are in silver and crystal bling with large crystal and silver magnetic cross pendant. Four crystal cross charms are attached and matching crystal cross earrings are included. $45

Available on Etsy:

Black and silver three strand "bib" style necklace. Each strand has a combination of black with silver beads, solid silver beads, and clear crystal beads. The strands are attached to loop chain and hook and eye closure. he magnetic pendant is in black and silver with filigree detail and crystals all around. $40

Available on Etsy:

Pink bling necklace featuring a magnetic crystal horseshoe pendant. Pink beads are seperated with crystal beads and silver rings. Attached to ring-style chain with large lobster clasp closure. Bright and blingy! $40

Available on Etsy:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Rustic Western-Inspired Wreaths

I have been having fun the last few days making Western Wreaths. I was given by a family member some hand-dried hydrangeas (absolutely beautiful) and had some wreath forms sitting around waiting for inspiration to come. Here are the three I have currently available (although I have some sentimental attachment to the first):

Beautifully rustic wreath made from stick frame, attached dried blue and purple hydrangeas, small pheasant feathers, my horse Milo's horseshoe, and finished with a burlap bow.

Available for sale: rustic wreath made from a stick frame. Hand dried blue and purple hydrangeas is attached, with three long pheasant feathers and two empty gold shells. A little rustic barn star and a bow from raffia finish it off. $25, local delivery only at this time.

vailable for sale: Super cute deer hunting inspired stick wreath. I used two wreath forms, medium and small attached together with a burlap bow. The hand-painted "welcome" greeting is attached between the two wreaths, as well as hand-dried pink and brown hydrangeas. An authentic empty brass shell is attached as well as a real antler shed piece. Super cute and fun, $35, local delivery only at this time

This post was linked to the SNS Party at Funky Junk Interiors featuring hydrangea projects. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More Rustic Charm

This last week I added an additional cowl to the Cowgirl Cowls Collection. Its made in a beautiful shell-stitch pattern with a rich rust color and three antler-shed buttons accenting with the warm tones. Both ends are single crocheted to finish and a row around the entire edge to sharpen the overall lines. Made in a standard cowl size, and can with worn with all three buttons closed, a single button closed, with a twist, or whatever you like! $15 Available on Etsy.

I've also added some more necklaces to the Charm Collection, and keeping with the rustic and warm feel in color tones, made another for the beaded collection. 

This is a really beautiful, fun necklace and really sparkles in person. Three rustic metal cutout charms are on it, one large pendant sized bull rider, a smaller cowboy boot, and a cutout star. Two silver small charms are added, one a star, the other a cowboy hat. Spaced between are assorted beads in silver and the rustic copper look, and varied with really pretty purple-tone beads. Attached to copper toned chain and closed with silver lobster clasp. Very fun and unique, available on Etsy for $30. 

Two stranded copper chain with four charms attached: one rustic metal cutout cowboy boot, a silver longhorn charm, silver revolver gun, and silver "cowgirl" charm in pink. Simple and fun! $25 available on Etsy.

Simple and slightly longer necklace made with light brown suede cord and attached to a rustic metal running horse pendant, charmed with silver "ride" charm in green/blue. $18 available on Etsy.

And the beaded Buffalo necklace. For the Buffalo lovin' and cuttin' ladies! This one is made with a rustic metal buffalo cutout pendant, strung onto a gorgeous line of orange/red rock beads, spaced with copper metal spacers and beautiful shimmering gold beads. Very pretty and unique piece, $30 available on Etsy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall is Coming! Rolling Out Cowgirl Cowls

The temperature is getting cooler around my neck of the woods. Time to start pulling out the scarves and crocheted items! I've been busy getting some new product available. But naturally, each must stay true to the cowgirl's style and western lifestyle.

Standard sized cowl wraps just around the neck with a little room in the front. Crocheted in fuzzy green yarn with white trim. Two button closure made from slotted silver conchos with star detail on them. $15

Available on Etsy here

Standard sized cowl wraps just around the neck, and the yarn used in this one makes this cowl lighter and very comfortable. Crocheted in very warm fall colors and in a ribbed-like pattern. Buttons attached at a different position, and made from REAL deer antler sheds. $15

Available on Etsy here

This is a larger sized cowl made with a twist in the front. Leaves a bit of open space in the front, very comfortable. Crocheted in pink soft yarn and with a variating pattern. Closed together with contrasting white yarn stitches and detailed with white and pink crochet flower. $15

Available on Etsy here

Smaller sized cowl designed to fit just around the neck with the concho button closure over the shoulder. The concho has scalloped edges and a more "feminine" feel. Cowl is crocheted in soft yarn in grey and blue tones in a large basket-weave pattern. $15

Available on Etsy here

Ask about creating your own custom piece!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Bootie Line-Up!

Check out our current Baby Booties available for immediate purchase!

Lets take a closer look at them...

Turquoise and Red Booties with Brown soles and bootstraps.
John Deere inspired booties in bright Yellow and Green, with Yellow Bootstraps and Gray soles.
These booties have pull-holes instead of traditional bootstraps. Their tops are a tad but fuzzier then their bottoms, featuring Baby Blue and Light Brown, with brown soles and accent on top.
Another set of booties with pull-holes, this time in a Baby Pink slightly fuzzy top. They have a little more shape in the top then the boy's version.
Violet bottoms and brown soles, but the attention is in the fuzzy blue tops!! Woolly western style!
Pink bottoms and fun multi-colored (pink accent) extra woolly style tops! Light brown soles and bootstraps.
All my booties are priced at $18 a pair. Lots of color schemes are available for immediate purchase, but if you have your own color set in mind, I am happy to make a custom pair for you, price remains the same.

My booties are made from my own pattern and are in standard newborn size. Any question, feel free to contact me!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

NJRA Finals Rodeo

I was able to attend a local event, which was a nice change. The Northwest Junior Rodeo Association held their final rodeo at one of our local showgrounds. I wasnt able to attend both days, but I was able to spend the majority of the day today there.

I believe that a lot of the items I have available are well suited to typical horse-showers, but I also see the trend of the rodeo competitors drawn to it as well. I'm certainly not complaining, but it seems I should be setting up at more rodeos! I made some nice big sales to competitors from out of town, which is nice to get the business out to.

Tried a new three-table configuration. I really liked the layout of it under the canopy and will probably work with this style more. 
And I learned that my new line of single charm-like rustic pendants are a hot item! I sold three of them today, and a single revolver pendant, as well as some ready-made cowboy baby booties.

All in all, it was a great day, and I may have a custom stall sign order from it!