Cheyenne Frontier Days just isn't complete for me unless I find a special jewelry purchase or two at the Indian Village.
My goal is to get at least one thing each year I volunteer to mark my time at CFD. I've been doing pretty well, but sadly, I lost a ring I bought a couple years ago. It just disappeared - and oddly so has the post where I'm SURE I had a picture of it. Cue the Twilight Zone music...
This year, I attempted to make up for my broken heart over the cool lost ring and purchased three things. I couldn't help it! There were some irresistible deals I just couldn't pass up!
There are so many stunning pieces in the Village, but I have never spent over $100 on any one thing. One day, I will. I have plans to save a little each month so when CFD rolls around one year I can buy, say, a Squash Blossom. Or a turquoise and silver belt... Or a truly dramatic turquoise and/or coral cuff - one that makes you look like a superhero! Oh...the wish list goes on.
My purchases this year:
The double strand necklace was my first purchase. I was very attracted to the more rough cut turquoise this year and while I've always eyed pieces like the necklace and ring below I ultimately have chosen jewelry that was a little more symmetrical. The second purchase was the ring. After staring at my friend Rachel's finger all week with a similar ring on it I decided to see what I could find. I found this little gem and declared I was done.
But...then I decided to go back one last time to find Todd a hat band. He has a cowboy hat as part of his work uniform and I thought he'd enjoy something for it. The beaded band is what I ultimately found, but only after another irresistible find... That pendant.
The pendant on the left was a super steal! If you hit up the Village toward the end of the week the vendors are more likely to deal. The vendor at that booth gave Rachel and I 50 percent off anything we wanted plus an additional discount for being volunteers. I wasn't even intending to shop for myself that day! I just wanted a hat band! But with that kind of deal I wasn't about to just walk away.
Then there were the three turquoise drop necklaces I got for my sisters and mom. They were too good of a price! And were really pretty.
So, everyone got a little piece of CFD. And since I didn't buy it all for me I'm hoping for some awesome shopping karma next year... and a Squash Blossom...