Western Vintage Revival
Mavericks of Santa Fe, 80 East San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
About Western Vintage Revival
Growing up in Southwestern Oklahoma on a farm, Jacque's first choice of recreation was always horses. When indoor activities prevailed she was enthralled with paper dolls but couldn't be happy with the outfits they came with. No ... she had to design her own, paint them, and cut them out to her specifications. After high school she attended Oklahoma State University where she majored in Fashion Design and Marketing, graduating in 3 years Phi Beta Capa. For the next 15 years she worked for and with clothing and jewelry designers across the country, never quite happy with what she saw, constantly wanting to change and tweak everyone else's designs, before finally stepping out on her own.
Pennsylvania in 1990 proved to be an antiquer's paradise! Jacques opened a store in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania and began her journey of selling antiques and everything imaginable made from them. There were pin cushions from sugar bowl, shirts from old linens, bears dressed in old baptism gowns with vintage jewelry on, memory boxes from old wooden flatware boxes, handbags and coats from antique quilts, bears from old minks, picture frames covered in memorabillia, and jewelry from buttons, broken china, and spoons.
In 2001, Jacques's jewelry took on a whole new look as she began to experiment with sterling settings. A few years later in 2004, she felt her roots calling her back home. She had come full circle, back to her roots, back to horses, back to boots, back to the farm and back to that Southwestern influence that had started it all.
What could be more natural than to start a "Western" line that reflected the "Cowboy" lifestyle. Turquoise was the natural choice to enhance this new collection and Jaques set out to learn everything she could about American mines. Visiting Kingman, AZ and Carico Lake she was hooked! Collecting along the way fetishes, arrowheads and conches the "Western Vintage Revival" was birthed! The one thing that always sets her jewelry apart from any other is her distinctive, recognizable style. Her ability to see a finished piece of jewelry in precious old family heirlooms, to combine unrelated mediums, and to make every single piece of jewelry truly one-of-a-kind.