Every year in May, we celebrate that special person who helped shape us into the person we are. From the time we are little, they impart valuable lessons and inspire us to be better. They are part nurse, part cheerleader, part confidante - they are mothers.
I know I would be lost without my mother, Linda Margaret Kilgore. Her style, sophistication, and know-how inspires me daily. She paints, sculpts, she is my unofficial consultant who's always willing to lend me her artistic eye and give me guidance.
And speaking of guidance, where would I be without the best step-mom in the world? Thea, also known as T-Bird, has been so influential on my sense of style, my sense of loyalty, and my entrepreneurial spirit.
Mother's Day Gift Guide
This Mother's Day, give the gift of handmade southwestern jewelry. Created in my Arizona studio, I pride myself on creating flattering pieces that are high-quality, easy to mix and match, and made to last a lifetime. My latest collection, SUMER, is made with ancient bronze, sterling silver, lapis lazuli, and freshwater pearls.
These earrings are perfect for adding a pop of color and eye-catching movement to any outfit.
Give mom some subtle flair with my pyramid lapis lazuli bracelet - the perfect beaded bracelet with healing properties from the lapis lazuli stone. Also pictured is my diamond pearl bracelet, made with real pearls and a charming diamond pendant of ancient bronze or sterling silver. Both bracelets feature my accessible S clasp, so they're easy to get on and off.
If mom likes bold pieces, she'll love this double strand pearl necklace. It's a modern take on a classic necklace: chocolate freshwater pearls with lapis lazuli accents and daring diamond-shaped pendants. And this versatile piece can be worn short, as a double strand, or long as a single strand, which makes it a great necklace to travel with.