Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015

http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/2014/11/grow-your-blog-2015-party-this-is.html 

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!


http://www.drygulch.com/jewelry.aspx
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!

24 comments:

  1. On behalf of Vicki at Two Bags Full and myself, welcome to the Grow Your Blog blog hop! Wow, your jewelry is awesome! Will be looking around a bit more. Thanks for participating today, and I hope your traffic is good.

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    1. Thank you thank you! It's a pleasure to be participating in this Hop this year.

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  2. I love handmade jewelry and handmade beads-they are so beautiful-I am loving your background here allot too.
    I live in the Ozarks too-we are retired and moved here from northern Illinois-we live very rural and in the woods between Lebanon and Lake in the Ozarks-a beautiful area to hunt and fish and hike.
    I hope your property did not get damaged during that horrible tornado.
    I am a new follower and off to explore your site-I love to pin too-
    Kathy

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    1. Wow, it's wonderful to meet a fellow Ozarkian! We live just south of Joplin in Anderson, MO. We have a ranch, and we just love it out here! We're constantly inspired by the nature around us. Our store wasn't damaged during the tornado thankfully. Thank you for visiting!

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  3. You guys make some lovely jewellery. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Welcome to Grow Your Blog party. Wow your jewelry are stunning. Hope you'll made some new friends and have new followers in the weeks to come. Big Hugs from Singapore

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    1. Thank you for the warm welcome and comments. Big hugs back from Missouri!

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  5. Glad to meet you! I am having a lot of fun seeing all the great inspiration, so many new ideas! Love the labradorite! I have some, but not that gorgeous. L

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to see us! And yes, Labradorite happens to be one of our favorite stones (especially me, Cat!).

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  6. Glad to meet you! Such lovely creations! I was just over Jennifer's Vintage Paperie! My you all so creative!! You make awesome jewelry! Please come visit me at my blog: http://gesmpccorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello! Jennifer makes the most wonderful cards! She discovered that the paper world and beading world really do mix together for mixed media projects, something that we love to work on! We will visit, thank you.

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS. Your beadwork is just stunning!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy Crafting!
    SuZeQ

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    1. Thank you so so much for your kind comments! I'm headed right over to check out your blogs too. :)

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  8. You have some amazing creations! How wonderful it must be to have three generations working together. Thank you for inviting us in for a visit!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments!

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  9. Hello, nice to meet you. Your jewellery is beautiful!

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  10. How nice to have three generations working together. You make amazing jewelry.

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    1. It's really neat that we all do different things! Thank you!

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  11. I sure enjoyed your blog.The jewelry is very nice ,it is kind of what I like to make allot of junk.
    Laura

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  12. What a great blog. I really enjoyed poking around it. I'm a new follower and will be back often!!

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