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. .
“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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
Distinctive jewelry designed by Dusty Shutt Silver never fails to make a good first impression. Enjoy and incorporate these quotes by people-in-the-know and check out Dusty’s handcrafted jewelry pieces online. Together we can present ourselves to the world without needing a second chance to make a good first impression. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland Develop a changeless sense of who you .
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 .
Are you looking for a jeweler with a flair for the fabulous? Let me introduce you to Dusty Shutt, the imaginative creator-half of the silversmith team at Dusty Shutt Silver Ltd. Dusty thinks outside the box. Her imagination soars among the peaks of the Colorado mountains, sails along the raging whitewater rivers, and strolls amidst the wildflowers of the fields. Her handcrafted jewelry reflects the inspiration gathered from this wild natural beauty into pieces of jewelry .
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 .