Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Stuff at Dry Gulch!

We're super excited to talk about all the new stuff we're working on on our website at and on our social media!

Jewelry Learning Center! 
Visit to see our new Jewelry Project Inspiration Center!  Make fun pieces of jewelry and bead components.  Projects are designed by the Dry Gulch gals, and are updated weekly, so stop by for some inspiration!

Trending Now! 

Hearts are big this month!  Shop our collection of heart-inspired beads and findings to make your next project sparkle and shine!


Shop our new Clearance section on our website at today!  This section will have discontinued bead strands, findings and more, all at up to 80% off.  Check back often for new items!

 Bohemian Handmade Jewelry on Facebook!
You're invited to the Bohemian Handmade Jewelry group from Dry Gulch!  Post your Bohemian inspired creations, ask questions, give and get critique, show-off, and most of all, INSPIRE.  Join us and see what all the fun is about!

Also, Gianna, our youngest creator, has been busy!  These sweet, shabby earrings have been wire-wrapped with crystals and charms, and a little Gilder's Paste has been added for color.  Adorable!  Check them out on our Etsy shop here.

Thanks for stopping by!  We'll see you next time! 


Friday, January 1, 2016

Dry Gulch January 2016 Color Challenge

Design with color and inspire your creativity!

Welcome to the
Dry Gulch Color Design Challenge!

Every month Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry will be hosting a challenge for creative artisans everywhere.  Be inspired and unleash your creative talents!  What will you create?

Color Palettes #62

Use our colors to inspire your creativity!  Post your project using the color palette above.  Your design will be eligible to win either a $50 gift certificate or a $25 gift certificate to Dry Gulch Beads.
Anything can be created for this challenge, including;  finished jewelry pieces, headbands, wearable pendants/pins, handmade cards, lampwork beads, seed-bead art, sewing design, metal-smithing/art, paper crafting, clothing/fiber art, leather work, painting, even your favorite culinary delights (like cupcakes), etc.  Your project must be created newly and specifically for our current monthly challenge.  The sky is the limit!  Show us how creative you are with our color palette.
For this challenge, Dry Gulch is offering a $50 gift certificate to the Winner and a $25 gift certificate prize to the Runner-up.  The judges will be looking for adherence to the color palette, creativity of the project’s design and effort.  You may purchase and use Dry Gulch components in your project, but that is not a requirement to win.
Your judges (4 judges) will be the 3 generations of women who create at Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry.  The judges may create and post their own visions of the monthly color palette also, but for inspiration and presentation only.

We’ll publish each created work on Facebook and on the Official Challenge Page.  Add your photo in the comments on our Color Design Challenge Facebook Event or email us your photo to  When uploading, you may add a description of your work.  If also Facebooking and/or blogging your Dry Gulch Color Design project, please add a link to the Challenge on your page.
Entries for the Dry Gulch Color Design Challenge may be turned in from now until midnight CST, Sunday, January 31, 2016.