New clothes, new shoes and other new back to school essentials…but wait! What about a new necklace to make going back to school even more memorable?

“Island Cowgirl’s new pieces are restless, gritty, and romantic. Creator Heather Kraty calls the style, “funky chic with a western twist.” The style is born out of her own travels from New York City to the beaches of the Caribbean. After graduating from NYC’s Fashion institute where she studied design, she sought inspiration on the sandy beaches of St. Martin where she honed her craft. A true child of the sun, Heather’s adventurous spirit led her to Hawaii, Paris, and Mexico. Her free-spirited craftsmanship is infused into her designs, which incorporate inspirational thoughts in the rough-hewn pieces. Each creation is hand carved and then cast in recycled silver or 14k gold using the art of lost wax casting. Her line celebrates the journey with barefoot elegance. Her pieces are “wear forever” keepsakes for you to take as you…Dream. Wander. Inspire.”

Win it!
Go to Island Cowgirl and tell me your favorite piece of jewelry.

For EXTRA entries:
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Contest ends August 14, 2009 @ 11:59:59 pm EST

Detroit Mommies Expert Contributor
Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.