Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dry Gulch Bead & Jewelry Shows

We have shows galore in the next few weeks, folks! 

 Come see us in Rogers, Springdale and Kansas City!!

First, we're heading to Rogers, Arkansas for our Bead & Jewelry Trunk Show Rogers, Arkansas with The Bead Market this April 22 & April 23. If you're a crafter/beader, or just love handmade jewelry, this trunk show is for you!

Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry's photo.

Next, Dry Gulch is going again to Arkansas, this time in Springdale, for the Ozark Regional Arts and Crafts Spring Festival this May 6 & May 7! We're bringing all our handmade vintage creations like hats, bags and more, plus tons of artisan jewelry. We're having a custom stamping event AND a make-your-own-jewelry event, too! This is Mother's Day weekend, so come on out to the Spring Fair for awesome shopping!


Finally, Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry is going to Kansas City for the 2016 Bead Blast this May 14 & May 15!! This fabulous show will be chock-full of beads, jewelry and so much more. Dry Gulch will be there with all of our custom creations like pendants and jewelry, and we'll be hosting demos the entire weekend. You can't miss this show!



Be sure to visit our Show Schedule on our website for admission details, location addresses & more!  

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Dry Gulch April 2016 Color Design 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?

Violet Ruin Clockwork Heavens
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.  Your project must include all the colors shown in the palette. The project may have other colors in it, but the official palette should be the main focus.  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 our 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.  You may also use our official Color Challenge blog badge, which can be found on the right side of our blog.
Entries for the Dry Gulch Color Design Challenge may be turned in from now until midnight CST, Saturday, April 30th, 2016.