We at Dry Gulch are super excited to once again be a part of the Grow Your Blog hop hosted by Vicki Boster from 2 Bags Full. Vicki creates amazing things with fibers and yarn; and we can't wait to get to know other artisans and see their beautiful creations, too. There is so much inspiration, just waiting to bloom!
Thanks so much to Vicki for all of her hard work in hosting this blog hop, and thank you for letting us become a part of it. Without further do, let's HOP to it!
|Lampwork and brass necklace by Deborah and Jennifer|
|Mixed media birdhouse pendants by Deborah and Catherine|
Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry is a family-owned business having three generations of women designing and creating beautiful jewelry to be worn casually, professionally and formally. We are Deborah (Grandma), Jennifer (Mama), Catherine and Gianna (Cat and Bean - Granddaughters). Not only have we had a “brick & mortar” store located in Joplin, MO. for the past 10 years, but we also have a retail/wholesale website with clients and customers from around the world. We carry a large selection of crystals, beads, findings, chain and tools etc. and our finished jewelry is also sold in several boutiques. We also create torch-fired lampwork beads, hand-cut and stamped metal, painted and enameled components and many other custom pieces. We have a love of “vintage” and often incorporate that into much of our jewelry. We are a “work in progress”.
|Chunky charm bracelet with vintage components by Jennifer|
|Bumpy lampwork beads by Jennifer|
We're inspired by the little things: the beautiful “Ozarks” where we live, our horses playing in the field on our small ranch, and even the beautiful colors we see in our chickens! We have a love of textiles, mixed media, and all things old. All these things reflect in our painting, enameling, glass bead making and finished jewelry.
|Seed bead bezel earrings by Gianna|
|Steampunk styled necklace by Catherine|
We at Dry Gulch love to blog and Facebook and Etsy and Pin all over social media. Searching the interwebs for inspiration and knowledge is something we really enjoy. We feel that blogging is a great way to get to know folks and their craft, so we're very excited for this event! Thank you again for stopping by our blog; have a cup of tea and a cupcake, and enjoy!