Category Archives: Silversmithing

Passionate Pursuit

What is your passion? What, when you think of it, fills you with pleasure and puts a smile on your face? What is it that you pour your heart and soul in to doing? That thing that makes you sweat pride and bleed joy and spend hours passionately pursuing? For Craig and Dusty Shutt, that thing is silversmithing. Even the word itself fills them with excitement. Each day, these two artists plan, imagine, design, .

Our Talk About Jewelry

Okay, let’s talk about our jewelry. We’re getting ready for work or a night out or something in-between, and what are we going to wear for jewelry? We sort through the jewelry box, pushing this and that out of the way, waiting for something to hit us as “perfect” for the occasion. And you know what we usually do? We choose the exact same piece – necklace or bracelet or earrings – we always .

Under the White Tents

Have you ever wished to watch world-famous artists work in their medium? Have you ever wanted to speak one-on-one with an artist to ask specific questions and get direct answers? Have you considered that you need a trip to warm weather and exciting exhibits as a winter blahs break? Well, do we have the perfect location for you! Visit with a wide variety of artists in the warmth of Scottsdale, Arizona under the white .

Sounds, Sights, Scents, and Gifts of Christmas

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Bells ring in front of shops around town, and coins are dropped into bright red buckets. Choirs of school children in the mall sing as sweetly as the first carolers who sang to the shepherds. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. How beautiful are the branches of our elegantly dressed trees! If there’s not snow on the ground, we’ve sprayed it onto our windows. .

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 .

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.                                   .

A New Love for the New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to fall in love. And we’re here to be your matchmaker! We have the perfect match for you and are excited to make the introduction! We may half-heartedly deny it, but we all want an eye-catcher when we fall in love.  One with good looks, a unique character that’s not influenced by every fashion and fancy that floats by, with a sense of personal style, of enduring .

Tradition with a Twist

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Jewelry-making is a tradition of people-groups around the globe. Native Americans are long famous for stunning handmade adornments. Known world-wide for their use of the silver-turquoise combination, American Indians have been making jewelry since ancient times, using the natural elements around them.   Sterling silver was incorporated into their craft in the 1800’s when the Spaniards came. The paired silver and turquoise has been appreciated and worn as adornment for nearly two hundred years. .

Created to Create

“We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 Mankind is gifted with many things. We enjoy the countless blessings God bestows upon us and are privileged to share them with others. One of the many blessings He gives is the ability to fashion works of art. As God’s handiwork, we are created to create. We have eyes to visualize .