All posts by Jodi Greene

First Class Customer Service

First class customer service. You want it. You deserve it. We’ve got it. At Dusty Shutt Silver, we value our visitors as friends, and enjoy building lasting relationships. We take the time to learn what our friends expect, and we adjust to meet those expectations. We appreciate hearing from our guests and we follow up on both positive and negative feedback. We listen to all concerns and work hard to find a solution. We .

History of Horse Alley

The news is out! Dusty Shutt is opening a new location! In our last blog, we told you when (October 6th, for First Friday Art Walk) and where (Horse Alley Studio, 2425 ¾ Colorado Ave in Old Colorado City), and a little about its Old West history (horses were tied in Horse Alley to keep streets clean and tidy). Now here’s a little about its more recent history! Horse Alley Studio was originally a .

New Ways to Wear Your Old Jewelry

We women are infamous for peering into our closets, which are stuffed to the hilt with all sorts colorful clothes, and wistfully muttering, “I have nothing to wear!” What we mean, of course, is “I have nothing I want to wear today!” Not one garment in that overflowing wardrobe appeals to our mood that day. The once “simply marvelous” top, or fits-just-right pair of pants, now hangs unused because we want to wear something .

Back to School

Whether you are a summer buff or fall lover, there’s no doubt that, like it or not, school is soon to start. College students are relishing their last class-free days or perhaps finishing up a summer internship. Kids and parents are shopping for backpacks and school clothes and pencils and glue. Public, private, and homeschool teachers alike are straightening school rooms, reading over curriculum, and busily and happily organizing school supplies. Ah, yes, there’s .

From Sea to Shining Sea

“O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates When Katharine Lee Bates first penned these words in 1895 as a poem, she titled it “Pikes Peak”. For publication, it was renamed “America”. As we Americans celebrate our nation’s .

The Value of a Dad

It’s been said that “we all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” That is the value of a dad. All men are dads to some extent – whether he’s a biological father or a step-dad, a mentor or a role model, every man is seen as “Dad” to someone somewhere. And that is the value of a dad. Billy Graham once said that “A good father is one .

The Prom: Jewelry for all Ages and Stages

Prom season has arrived again! Flowing dresses and done-up hair, long limos and nervous dates, corsages and boutonnieres, loud music and fun dances. Chaperons keep a watchful eye out and young hopefuls do, too. The excitement, the tension, and the fun in the atmosphere is palpable during this season. Of course, the dress is of utmost importance for a young lady attending the prom. It must fit well, it must move well, and it .

New Beginnings

In typical Colorado fashion, spring is here once again. Warm, sunny days are mixed in with chilly reminders that it’s still early in the season; spring break came, bringing happy, laughing children to the playgrounds, and left, bringing bright yellow buses back to the streets from their quiet parking lots – but just for a couple of more months; and sheets of rain washed away winter blues ushering the new life that bursts forth .

What’s Love Got to do With it?

The short, often cold month of February hosts numerous famous birthdays and interesting holidays such as Groundhog Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras. It’s also National Bird Feeding Month and National Dental Month and boasts the Super Bowl, America’s largest and most watched football game of the year. But American Heart Month is most famed for Valentine’s Day, the day on which love in all its various forms from sensual and romantic to brotherly .

5 Ways to Get Your Man to Buy You Jewelry

It’s an age old complaint: “My man never buys me jewelry!” But how many of us ladies realize that the solution may just lie with…us? Let’s look at five reasons men often don’t buy jewelry, and five ways to get your man to buy you jewelry! 1. Men don’t know what their ladies like or want. OK, ladies, we have a bad habit of expecting men to just “know” what we like and what .