November 14, 2013 | by Jeep Collins
Just in time for Christmas 2013 we present these new symbols that relate to powerful messages of promise, hope, love and truth from God’s Word.
Blessings to you and yours this Christmas season.
In His love,
Jeep and Dana
October 10, 2013 | by Dana Collins | 2 comments
I am really excited about the 2013 Nativity! Every late summer I remind Jeep to start thinking about the Nativity for the coming Christmas season. This year to my surprise he had begun the design prior to my prompting but I wasn't allowed to see it till it was finished. When I saw the piece I knew exactly where he had gotten the inspiration—a wooden Nativity scene that hangs on the porch of our workshop, an Enid Collins design from the 80’s. Jeep's mom, Enid, was a handbag designer who even after retirement continued till her death to pursue her God given gift of designing. She was then and still today an inspiration to Jeep.
We hope you like it as much as we do!
PS We are making it available early this year because I think it will make a great gift for this time of year to be worn and enjoyed throughout the Christmas season.
September 12, 2013 | by Dana Collins | 1 comment
For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1Corinthians 1:18
There was a time I thought that if I saw someone wearing a cross it meant that he or she was a Christian; it being worn as a symbol of their faith. I have come to believe that the real symbol of our faith in Jesus Christ is what’s on the inside and lived out in our thoughts, words and actions. The cross worn around our neck should be an outward expression of what is apparent in our lives.
September 02, 2013 | by Dana Collins
Although I am no longer greeting customers face to face at our retail store and my lifestyle here at our new location is much more casual I still don’t leave home without my jewelry. Maybe it’s 40 years of being a walking/talking advertisement, but the fact is I just don’t feel dressed without my earrings and bracelets.
Santa Fe Ovals
An early design that we have rediscovered! Lightweight, dramatic and festive; these fun earrings are available in sterling silver and in our new bronze. If you visit Fredericksburg check out Otto’s, a new German Bistro. Our daughter, Rachel, is the hostess and will likely be wearing the new Bronze Santa Fe Ovals!
Heart Link Bracelet
An old time favorite that has never left the line.
My current everyday earring—lightweight, cool and sassy!
Skinny Wire Cuff
So light and comfortable you hardly know you have it on. I enjoy pairing mine with my 2 link bracelets. My artsy mother-in-law, Enid, taught me years ago that odd numbers are best. So I wear either 1, 3 or 5 when it comes to bracelets.
This beautiful cross was originally made in our sterling/copper combination and now we have it available in all sterling. It truly exemplifies Jeep’s handmade style and God-given design talent.
Speaking of vineyards, as per the Fredericksburg Visitors Center we currently have 19 wineries in Gillespie County.
Love, love, love these simple earrings. Shown here in the combination sterling/copper but also available in all sterling.
A proven favorite among our customers.....particularly among the young and the young at heart. A Lara Collins Design.
For those who prefer to wear warm tones our bronze is a great alternative to pricey 14k gold.Try mixing some of our new bronze pieces with your gold. You may not be able to tell the difference. Many of our customers enjoy this little trick.
A Rachel Collins Design that expresses her eclectic style to a T.
Enid’s Rose Ring
Enid’s Rose showcases Jeep’s exquisite carving abilities and the beautiful effect of oxidation. A rose is classic. It’s our best selling ring at present.
Coming of Grace
I love the name Jeep chose for this new cross design. I enjoyed the task of searching the scriptures for verses that related. My favorites are 2Cor. 12:9 and Titus 3:4-7 Pieces named for their meaningful symbolism often make for the perfect gift.