Turquoise Ranch


From the time I was a little girl, I loved accessories. Sure, I was raised with two brothers, and certainly valued all that came with that, but I was a girly-girl in that way. I loved working with beads and creating what I thought were such beauties. I couldn’t wait to get my fingers into the embroidery thread and make knotted chokers, anklets, and friendship bracelets. 


As time went on, my materials and skills evolved, but I always loved working with my hands and creating. I suppose it only makes sense that here I am, decades later, still creating jewelry. To be honest, even writing/reading my own story it feels like fate. But it wasn’t always that way.


In all honesty, it was a fluke. I wasn’t happy with my selection at all my usual haunts. I was relentless in jewelry shopping. I have generally always cared substantially more about my accessories than my clothes. Just the way I’m wired, I guess. From the time I was little, shopping excitedly at Claires and The Icing, through later in life in Charming Charlie and the like, then to local boutiques- it was one of my favorite hobbies. I didn’t care where I shopped, I just wanted to curate an amazing selection for myself. And wow, I sure had a great collection.


As time went on, though, I just was not satisfied with what I was finding out there. So, without even thinking about it, I started making my own jewelry again. Friends and family were supportive and loved it, and one thing turned into another, and here I am. The little girl who loved creating is now the 30-something mama creating for herself and family. 


Would you like to check out my creations? I’ll be sharing them here from time to time, but you can find them anytime at www.shopturquoiseranch.com or on Facebook or Instagram @shopturquoiseranch.


What about you mamas? Do you have a dream? Do you have something that calls to you time and time again? Please share in the comments!


All photos taken by the incredibly talented Michael Blount, Jr. Find him at michaelblountjr.com or on Instagram at @michaelblountjr. If anything, just click over for all of the eye candy!