Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

 
Welcome to the Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry Blog.  My name is Deborah and I love being involved in our 3-generation, family-owned business with my daughter and granddaughters.  Besides searching for new beads and findings (so much a very fun thing to do), we also create jewelry.  My daughter, Jennifer, runs our store and internet site.  She is also a lampworker and creates wonderful jewelry as seen in this most colorful necklace below.
 
Catherine, my eldest Granddaughter, runs the front of our store and takes great care of our customers and friends.   She also creates beautiful jewelry and loves, loves, LOVES metal and patina!!!!:)
 
 
My other granddaughter, Gianna, knows where EVERYTHING is in the store!!!  She pulls orders and keeps things straight... that is, when she's not creating something fun and unusal as this beautiful wire and button necklace reveals!
 
And then... there's me, I just love it ALL as this necklace below shows!  Everyday is new and inspiring.  There are so many wonderful ideas in jewelry making.  It seems that I hardly have the time to get them all created... simply not enough hours in a day!
 
Our blog has been a great way to show and talk about our customers' projects and creations, and to describe all of the events and happenings in our store.  Our hope is to inspire creativity and bring out the artist in each and every person.  Below, we would love to share these beautiful lampwork headpins made by Jennifer with someone... we will have a drawing and that "someone" will be announced Feb 15th.
 
 
A wholehearted "Thank You", Vicki, for hosting "Grow Your Blog".  It was fun to participate in and I can't wait to visit other blogs.  Thanks to all for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in our drawing on the 15th of Feb.
 
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart" ~ William Wordsworth


62 comments:

  1. Such talent in one family! Wonderful creations!

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  2. Hi Deborah! I’m a GYB party volunteer stopping by to say WELCOME and leave well wishes in the event! Thanks for participating. You post looks great. Your work is truly a piece of art.

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  3. Love the beadwork. You make some really nice pieces.

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  4. Hi Deborah,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You are very talented! I have seen quite a few jewelry blogs along the way. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  5. Wow! What a great way to work - with family around all the time. Beautiful work by the way!!!!

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  6. how lovely to be working all together, this is my dream!

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  7. very beautiful necklaces!!! love them.. all of u are very talented... I'm a new follower.. do visit my blog..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  8. What a talented family you have :)

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  9. What a wonderful selection of jewelry! I shall enjoy visiting and exploring your blog. Those beautiful headpins will be such a treat for "someone" to win.

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  10. I love your blog and the creations. What a talented family of artists! I am looking forward to following your blog.

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  11. Cool Blog! Love your beady vision of the world. Looking forward to following you.
    Regards, Tammie Everly of TTE Designs tammie@ttedesigns.com

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  12. Oh wow you ladies are super talented and how much fun (and probably not fun too) it must be to work with all your family. Your jewelry is gorgeous. It was so nice to meet you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  13. You have a beautiful blog and you all create amazing jewelry. I've been over to your Etsy store to have a look around. Just gorgeous!!

    Wonderful to meet you!! xoxo Silke

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  14. Oh what fun to be surrounded by sparkly wonderfulness, creative inspiration and family, all in a day's work. ;-) What lovely creations!

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  15. the giraffes earrings are amazing!! just beautiful work. ( :
    hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party.

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  16. Your work is just stunning! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  17. Oh my...your pieces are just lovely! Beautiful work! So nice to meet you through this party! Hugs, Terri

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  18. Such a talented family!! Everything is so beautiful.

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  19. Wow, you and your family are so talented! We came here with the GYB party and your blog is wonderful and inspiring! We both like to make jewelry, beading, and paper crafts. We'll be coming back soon to see what you're up to.

    Deb and Kathy

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  20. Hello Again! I've just left your Vintage Paper blog...and am delighted to "discover" this site, too as part of Vicki's GYB... Am seriously in love with the button necklace in shades of green and white, though it was hard to decide on a favorite. Beautiful work! You've inspired me to go sort through my beads and buttons... ;o) though it never takes much to send me to my button tins...I've been in love with buttons since I was a child. One of my tins today is the one my mother kept hers in. Fond memories of happy hours with busy hands

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  21. Lovely blog - makes me happy to see a whole family involved! I dabble in jewelry, and know I will find lots of inspiration here...btw, tell your granddaughter the Giraffe earrings ROCK!!! Newest follower - Happy Creative Beading Sunday! Tanya

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  22. What a pretty background you have. Your creations are inspiring!

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  23. Stunning creations. Am off to visit your website. :)

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  24. How delightful....a family affair. Lovely and a new found follower. Off to visit your site and please tell your family, well done, especially from one Catherine to another.

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  25. Just stoping by on the blog hop. I wanted to say that the jewellery creations that you and your family have made are amazing...love them all:)

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  26. Great site! Love the giraffe earrings! So cute! Found you from the blog party! Hope yous top by and say hi!

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  27. Glad to meet you Deborah! Fun visiting GYB party sites! looking forward to following your blog posts and beautiful artistry! best, deborah lyn http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  28. visiting via Vicki's GYBP and your designs are beautiful...all of them!

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  29. Glad to have found your blog, looking forward to seeing your beautiful jewelry.

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  30. My, my, what gorgeous jewels! Those headpins are marvelous! Hope you are enjoying the blog party! I'm a new follower for sure! Aloha

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  31. Lovely jewelry. Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.

    aprilsongstress

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  32. Your lampwork is beautiful! Thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration on your beautiful blog!

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  33. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Beautiful jewelry. Great blog hop

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  34. Everything in your post is so beautiful! I look forward to having more time to browse your blog and beads.
    Lisa
    http://www.lisayangjewelry.com

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  35. your beading and jewellery is beautiful!

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  36. Hello I'm Lynet, your blog is beautiful, I following now, nice to meet you ,I love to share with you from now on and we are good friends!Happy grow your blog

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  37. Good afternoon, stopping by from the party. Your jewelry is just gorgeous-love those ear rings, and so is your blog. I really enjoy reading creative blogs-so inspiring to me-I will be joining as a new follower. How awesome to have a business and create with your familk.
    If you get a chance please stop by for a visit Kathy

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  38. Greetings Deborah! What a multi talented family! It will be fun to see what you all create in the future. Count me in as a new follower. Blessings, jan

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  39. Wow!! I have clicked a few of these grow your blogs and yours was the first to bring out Holy Awesomeness! Your work is so great!

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  40. Hi I found you through GYB, your beadwork is amazing, as one who struggles with beading I'm in awe

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  41. Lovely, lovely work, I am visiting from GYB . I'll be following along to see your next creations.

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  42. Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

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  43. So glad to meet you. You do very lovely work! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. It was wonderful toventure through your post today. I'm coming to you from Vicki's blog grow your blog. You are talented, all the family. Thanks for sharing
    Cindy

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  45. WOW - I'm blown away by your beads and jewellery!

    Hi, I'm visiting from Vicki's party too - I've just joined your other blog and found my way over here too!
    There's so much to see - I'll be back again when the party finishes!

    Love those lampwork head pins Jennifer - They are an awesome giveaway.

    I'm following now.

    Please pop over and meet me - I've got a GYB Giveaway of a Vintage fabric and lace Collage.
    hugs
    Shane

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  46. Hello! It is so nice to meet you! Thanks for following my blog too! I love your site and I cannot wait to see more of your jewelry and of course I'm going to go through your store too!
    XO
    Rachel

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  47. Beautiful pieces, Thank you for the chance to win, I will check out your etsy store. Enjoy meeting new folks.

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  48. Great to meet you - your jewellery is stunning!!
    I'm visiting from England!

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  49. Hello, New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  50. Love the Jewelry you ladies are creating!

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  51. Hola. Primera vez que ando por aquí y me he sorprendido agradablemente con tu blog. Haces cosas maravillosas, te felicito.
    Saludos desde Chile
    Maru
    http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com

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  52. What a fun way to spend time & make memories with a daughter & granddaughters.

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  53. Those headpins are to die for, and you are all so creative. I make jewellery too, do come take a look - wire is one of my fave media
    xx
    Neena

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  54. Hi Deborah! Nice to meet you. Your blog is full of beautiful and original designs. I'd love to be entered in the draw. I'm holding a giveaway for a pair of beaded earrings at http://acbeads.blogspot. Almost forgot to say that I'm now following your blog. Ana

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  55. Oh my goodness, I love headpins and these are beautiful! Everything is beautiful. How nice to get to work so beautifully with your whole family!

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  56. Hi Deborah, I'm visiting from GYB. Wow, your job sounds like my dream job surrounded by shiny beads all day! Te creations you've shown here are gorgeous. I'm going to follow your blog via bloglovin and am really looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  57. Hi Deborah, Jennifer just left a comment on my blog and pointed me in this direction, so here I am browsing your blog, what a talented family you are the jewelry is so colourful and creative. I have enjoyed visiting and will be back.
    Jackie

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  58. Wow! I dabble a little bit in jewellery making myself ... but these are amazing! So above my ability ... I should stick to embroidery most likely. Will look forward to your progress and will check out your store. Thanks for the chance to own the gorgeous pins!

    Enjoy the party!

    Lija
    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. Hi Deborah,

    Gosh, I am floored by all the beautiful artwork. It's so nice to hear that you work together with your daughter and granddaughters!

    The pins are all wonderful -- thanks for the chance to win one of them.

    Lots of greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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  60. Oh my, your jewelry is gorgeous! I have been through Joplin many times but we usually stop right on the highway. Next time, I'm going to find your store! I found your blog through the GYB hop and am totally in love with your work.

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