Category Archives: Collections

There’s a Change in the Air

There’s a change in the air. The seasons they are a’changin’, James Whitcomb Riley would have written. Indeed, the trees are glamorous in their shimmery golden gowns. The sunshine is peeking up these mornings deeper to the south. The very atmosphere has taken on a crispness unknown to sultry summery days. Riley wrote, “They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere                              .

Dusty Shutt Silver Announces Our New Location

Drum roll, please, and trumpet blast. Dusty Shutt Silver announces our newest location, opening October 6, for First Friday Art Walk! We’ve rolled out the red carpet. Come check out what we have in store for you.   Our new shop is Horse Alley Studio located at 2425 ¾ Colorado Ave in Old Colorado City’s National Historic District. Filled with fascinating pieces of fabulous jewelry, our newest location has quite the interesting history. Did .

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 .

Our Love Affair With Jewelry

This one we readily admit to – our love affair with jewelry. Our eyes are drawn to it wherever it’s displayed – on others, in the counter, in the window. We’re always checking it out. And critiquing it. “Nice.” “Expensive.” “Good taste.” Or our thoughts may be negative. But we’re constantly noticing jewelry wherever we see it. And we’re always happy to show off our own. What is it with us and jewelry? We .

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 .

The Furnace and The Hammer

The furnace refines and softens. The hammer shapes. The silversmith uses both to form the silver into pieces of jewelry you want to wear. The blast of heat removes impurities and brings sterling silver to its best value. The fire takes the silver from solid and unyielding to malleable, ready to be shaped by the craftsman’s imagination.                                   .

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 .

Wear the Wild

Father’s Day approaches. And so starts the mad scramble: what do we buy him this year? A gift card from the local hardware store for yet another tool? A tie he’ll never wear even if it is a Jerry Garcia? A wallet? Dusty Shutt Silver has a better idea for items on your shopping list. Let’s honor our man and choose a gift he’ll wear with pride while feeling that we really do get .

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 .

Wear the Flair

Colorado natives are a proud crowd. They brag about the Bi-centennial state and her many splendors, and are fervent followers of her extreme sports. Colorado high country flair is wide-flung wherever they look. Climbing the “fourteeners” to breathe fresh air on mountaintops, bicycling the miles and miles of rugged trails, jeepers and skiers and hikers – whatever her natives, and visitors, are into, Colorado provides soaring scenery and perfect playgrounds.   Colorado high country .