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Searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? February 7, 2017 05:47

Are you searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? I'm here to help you!  If you're a local here in Durango, I'll be showing my jewelry at the Smiley Cafe in the Smiley Building Thursday and Friday, February 9 + 10, from 12:00 to 5:00pm. I have a wide variety of one-of-a-kind pieces from everyday elegant to bold statement pieces.
I would love to help you select the perfect gift for your special someone!
If you can't make it to my shows, please feel free to call for an appointment with me at my studio or a phone consultation. You can also shop for my jewelry in Durango at April's Garden and Joy Art and Tea at the Durango Arts Center.
Thank you for your support and I hope to see you at the Smiley Cafe!
For web orders use code valentine2017 for 10% off your purchase ❤
Happy Valentine's Day!
Diane

Happy Holidays! December 16, 2016 06:55

As we get caught up in all the joys and stresses of the holiday season, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you, my loyal customers, for your support of DKTDesigns.

DKTDesigns is a one-person show, and I have to wear many hats, from designer (love!) to bookkeeper (not so much love;)), to marketer, to customer service representative, and everything in between.  

At the Olde English Farmers Market Dec. 10

It's easy to get caught up in all these different roles and forget the bigger picture, especially when things get crazy busy!

And what is that bigger picture?  You, the customer!

I want you all to know how much I appreciate your love and support of my budding business, which would not exist without you!

So thank you from the bottom of my heart, and as an appreciation, please use this code to take 20% off your next order: 

CUSTOMERAPPRECIATION16

Expires 12/31/16

I hope your holiday season is filled with love and blessings!


Mothers' Day is May 8! March 15, 2016 12:27

Mothers' Day is coming up on May 8!  Why not treat Mom to a stunning, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted piece of jewelry from DKTDesigns?  She will love having a unique adornment that reminds her how loved she is.  Shop now for the best selection!        

Readers' Collection December 29, 2015 07:23

I don't know about you, but I'm a big reader.  I belong to a book club in my neighborhood and we have read some great (and not-so-great) books over the years.  I really enjoy losing myself in a good story, or a well written non-fiction piece.  Some of the books we've read recently include Patti Smith's autobiography, Just Kids, Donna Tartt's A Secret History, and we are currently reading The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah.  I also enjoy reading books and blogs about diet, fitness and business.  Even magazines will capture my attention and imagination, especially mountain biking and outdoor lifestyle magazines!

Are you or someone you know a book lover too?  If so, have you checked out my Readers' Collection?  This whimsical collection is designed with the book lover in mind. The focal point of these necklaces is an exquisitely handcrafted silver bead made by Anne Choi.  Each bead has a quote carved on it relating to books, such as:  "A room without books is like a body without a soul."  I have kept the rest of the necklace simple in order to highlight the beautiful craftsmanship of the bead.  As with all my creations, each Readers' Collection piece is one-of-a-kind and will not be replicated.

What better time to gift your favorite book lover than now, in the dead of winter, when curling up with a good book is such an enjoyable pastime?  Let me know in the comments what books you love!

 


DKTDesigns at CrossFit Catacombs Friday Night Lights October 29, 2015 06:54

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places!  Sure, I look at fashion magazines and blog posts about current jewelry trends, but I tend to be most inspired by what I’m doing in my everyday life.  Many times, inspiration will come to me while I’m out mountain biking or hiking our beautiful trails here in Durango.  However, in the past 2 months, inspiration has come from my CrossFit box!

 

I’ve been CrossFitting for over 5 years, and just recently joined the CrossFit Catacombs family.  I say family, because it really does feel like a family!  Tracie and her trainers and participants are so welcoming and from my first class, I felt like I was home.  The combination of camaraderie and competition has taken my training to a new level.

All this, plus the fact the the Catacombs logo, the sugar skull, is one of my favorite images, has inspired my newest collection of work.  I have designed this collection with the active jewelry lover in mind and I’m striving to make pieces you’ll want to wear every day.  I will have a display of this collection as well as some of my other pieces at Friday Night Lights October 30th, and I invite you to come have a look and let me know what you think.  These pieces are not yet available on my website, so you’ll have to see them in person!


Item of the Day! October 12, 2015 10:01

This necklace is discounted for today only!  It's normally $89.00, but it's 20% off until Tuesday, October 13, at noon MDT.  Like all of my designs, it is unique and there's only one, so act now to get this special pricing!


Welcome to my new website! September 21, 2015 06:00

Hello all and welcome!

This is my newly redesigned website for my handmade, one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry.  I'm so excited to have such a beautiful layout of my pieces, and hope that you will find it easy to shop here.  I welcome your comments and suggestions below.

I will be adding new pieces weekly throughout the fall and winter, so come back often!  It's not too early to start thinking about the holidays (eek!), and don't forget that I do custom work as well.

Thank you for visiting, and enjoy the store!


DKTDesigns September 20, 2015 08:22

First Blog coming soon!  

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