March 12, 2015 | by Dana Collins | 4 comments
“And behold I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 22:7
Over 30 years ago Jeep and I attended Bible Study Fellowship at the urging of his mother, Enid Collins. This study along with the friends she made while attending classes and volunteering at headquarters, impacted her life dramatically. It was here that she met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jeep and I, though professing to be Christians, were ignorant of the true meaning of living the Christian life. As his mother saw our marriage falling apart she began to pray we would attend BSF and meet the Savior we so desperately needed to save our marriage. Her prayers were answered and we both attended classes for several years. We joined a Bible teaching church and through a growing abiding faith in Jesus Christ our marriage was restored, stabilized and blessed far beyond our deserving.
For many years now we have been producing a charm to represent each individual BSF study. What a joy it has been for me to visit with so many of you BSFers face to face, via phone and email through the years. Little did we know that when we made that first charm it would be so well received by our customers and an important part of our business. We give God thanks and praise for His leading us to BSF and allowing us to stay connected through the representative jewelry we produce. In the Fall of 2014 I came back to Bible Study Fellowship to attend the pilot Revelation class in Boerne, Texas. I can’t begin to express in words the powerful message that God has spoken to me through this final book of His written Word. It is such a blessing each week to come together with my small group of ladies where we share our study of God’s Word and grow together as sisters-in-Christ.
We now present the NEW Revelation charm to complete the 9 year BSF program. This study will begin internationally in the Fall of 2015. Don’t miss it....it will change your life!!!
In Christian love,
April 01, 2014 | by Dana Collins | 7 comments
Dear Friends and Customers,
Jeep and I were blessed beyond measure by the many kind words and well wishes sent our way upon hearing of the coming close of our business. We thank you for the wonderful response to the first phase of our inventory reduction sale.
Now we are offering the second discount of 25% off all in-stock items excluding BSF items which we will continue to produce.
We hope you will take advantage of this sale and perhaps do some early Christmas shopping or maybe get one more fabulous pair of dangling earrings or another beautiful handmade piece to add to your own Jeep Collins collection!
Remember to use the discount code "sale414" in checkout.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office Monday thru Friday between 10 and 12 Central Time.
May God bless you all.
Jeep and Dana Collins
February 18, 2014 | by Jeep Collins | 11 comments
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven...
In the late summer of 1972 I began making jewelry and in September of that year I sold my first piece at my sister’s store in Fredericksburg, Texas. Since then it has been my career; not the one I thought I would have, but it has been a good one. One that has allowed me to live in a small town; developing many wonderful relationships with customers and employees along the way. I am grateful to the many people who have been such a help, but especially to God for the gift of creativity that has allowed me to support my family and touch, and be touched, by the lives of so many people.
Over the next few months, Dana and I will phase out of our business. As many of you know we no longer have a retail store and our business is solely web driven.
Starting February 18th, 2014, we will begin the process of selling our inventory with a 15% discount on in-stock items on our website, excluding BSF jewelry which we will continue to produce for the time being. We will soon have the Revelation piece to complete the BSF set. All sales will be final on sale items.
Use discount code "sale214" in the checkout process on our website.
Thank you all so much for you support of my work over these almost forty two years. We will be in touch as we make this transition.
God Bless you,
Jeep and Dana Collins
February 04, 2014 | by Jeep Collins | 3 comments
When I was a lad in the 1950’s and 60’s my parent’s business took them to New Mexico and Arizona annually. They would save that trip for the summer when my sister, Cynthia, and I could go with them. We learned about, and came to love, the art and culture of the Native Americans.
In the 1970’s, and early in our marriage Dana and I traveled those same trails; paved by this time. I was re-inspired by the jewelry of that region and used turquoise and other semi-precious stones in my work which was in its beginning stage.
I recently completed a few one of a kind pieces using stones I have been saving since those early days. These will be the last of the one of a kinds as Dana and I begin to phase out of our jewelry business.
You may see the individual pieces by clicking here.
In a few days I will have news about the future of Jeep Collins jewelry.