Carolyn is always inspired by the kaleidoscope of Balloons
Get Balloon Fiesta Ready for next year! Albuquerque is home to the largest hot-air balloon event in the world. A tradition started in 1972 when 13 balloons launched from the Coronado Mall parking lot. For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloons.
You will experience exciting balloon rodeos, vibrant balloon-filled skies and after dusk see twilight balloon glows. Brisk autumn mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an out-of-this-world backdrop for the breathtaking, majestic event: Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 🎈
Wow, our Native Pearl Necklace with a Squash Blossom is a perfect festival of colorful, genuine gemstones! Select yours today, choose from, Pink Rhodonite, Orange Spiny, Picture Jasper and Blue Lapis in stock but with low inventory: https://www.qvc.com/american-west-sterling-silver-mini-squash-blossom-bead-necklace%2C-17%2B3.product.J427614.html
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Select a day or more from the 9 Days of Balloon Fiesta
Plan to arrive on the field well before dawn, pick up a breakfast taco and a hot cup of joe. At dawn, patrol balloons test the weather conditions. At sunrise balloon pilots from around the world are briefed. Thousands of spectators roar with delight as the official announcement is made: Mass Ascension is a “GO”! Balloon baskets are unloaded and hundreds of volunteers assist the pilots with the inflating process. When the whistle blows, signaling it’s their turn to ascend, you will cheer with new-found friends who have gathered at this happy and uplifting event. 🤠
The beautiful multi-gemstone Torsade Necklace reminds me of the multiple balloons you will see! It is available in all 3 colorful options (Rainbow, Earth Tones pictured & Pastels) for you to lasso home for the look from the Land of Enchantment: https://www.qvc.com/american-west-sterling-silver-multi-gemstone-torsade-necklace.product.J412048.html
The colors of the balloons in flight are illuminated by the rising sun over the Sandia Mountains. We celebrate the mountain range in expertly crafted Sterling, creating a colorful cuff and ring. Sandia is the word for watermelon in Spanish, so Carolyn chose Orange Spiny Oyster to represent it. Also, the gem of Picture Jasper for the rocky landscape and sky-blue Turquoise, for the New Mexico heavens! This colorful, peaceful yet invigorating scene inspires those who attend to deck out. Wearing their most colorful, joyful jackets, hats and vests. Always adorned with collectible pins and jewelry, collected over the many years! 🏜️
We enjoy celebrating our heritage with colorful jewelry inspired by the happy, positive energy of the Balloon Fiesta. We’ll take you Up, Up and Away in genuine gemstones in the vibrant colors of a festival! So plan your trip to see hundreds of balloons grace the sky, like bursts of color scattered on a canvas of blue turquoise. It’s a beautiful sight and one of our favorite Fall traditions.🍂
Speaking of celebrating, a favorite ballooning tradition is the ceremony by the pilot for his passengers. This prayer is recited, followed by a 🥂 toast!
The sun has blessed you with its warm hands.
You have flown so high and so well
that God has joined you in your laughter
and set you gently back again
into the loving arms of Mother Earth.
Reach for the sky in your new rings and bracelets of genuine Gemstones and Sterling, designed in New Mexico, for You! QVC link to all jewelry: https://qvc.co/American-West-QVC
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So make your 2024 plans to experience the most photographed event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!
Happy Trails, Laura ~Your Personal Shopper Stylist
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