Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Come See Dry Gulch at the Tulsa Bead Market

Come see Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry at the Tulsa Bead Market!  Visit us for findings in every style and color, sea glass, Dry Gulch lampwork, one-of-a-kind components, chain, tools, patinas, Dry Gulch exclusive painted pendants, vintage supplies, seed beads and so much more. 

Plus, we host classes, repair jewelry, demonstrate techniques and design custom creations.  It's a weekend of fabulous bead shopping!

Read below for more info on our classes and how to sign up, and a preview of all the new things we're bringing!

March 24 & March 25 

Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 4pm


Fair Meadows Exhibit Hall/Simulcast Building/Fair Meadows Sports Grill Restaurant
4145 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114
NEW!  We're having our Domed Collage class on Saturday ONLY. Be sure to sign up early for this 2 hour class as space is limited. Give us a call at 417-628-2828 to sign up.

Join Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry at the Bead Market on March 25th in Tulsa, OK for our Domed Collage class!
This lovely Domed Collage class will teach techniques like doming and decorative metal stamping.  We'll learn how to use snap rivets, doming blocks, decorative stamps and more.  When we're finished we'll have a one of a kind piece that can be used as pendant, decorative element for a bracelet, or even as a centerpiece for an art journal!  Bring your imagination for this class, it's time to play! 


March 25th - Saturday - 1pm to 3pm

Fair Meadows Exhibit Hall/Simulcast Building/Fair Meadows Sports Grill Restaurant
4145 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK 74114 
What do I bring?  
Students should bring what is listed in the Tools and Materials lists (find this information below and on our website here).  It's okay if students don't have everything listed, Dry Gulch will have all of the tools and materials available for purchase.  Students are welcome to bring their own embellishments and extra tools to use in their class projects.

How much?
$20, plus materials
How do I sign up? 
To reserve your class spot, give Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry a call at 417-628-2828.  If you have any questions, do call Dry Gulch and we'll be happy to answer them.  Hurry, space is limited and filling up fast!

Materials List: 
* 5-7 metal discs, any metal and gauge
* Assorted filigrees, any metal
* Snap rivets
* Dimes and/or pennies (optional)

Tools List:

* Bench Block 

* Hammer 
* Metal file and/or sanding block 
* Power Hole Punch  
* Doming Block 
* Decorative embossing hammers 
* Decorative metal stamps 
* Stamp enamel 
* Patinas & paints (optional)

We're excited to show y'all our new finds!  We're bringing stunning new stones, new seed beads like 15s and Mini Duos, fantastic new findings in silver and antique brass, more fabulous tools, painted pendants and so much more.

If you're looking for something in particular, or would like us to bring your online order to the show, please call us at 417-628-2828 or email us at custserv@drygulch.com and we'll be happy to bring your items to the show.  We will also have jewelry repair and custom jewelry design on-site.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop 2017 Swap Goodies Reveal

Our partner's Swap goodies arrived today!  There was a fantastic mix of fun things, but first check out what we sent our partner Barbara Price of ColorCopia Jewelry Designs on her Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRZSak4h9xa/?taken-by=colorcopiajewelrydesigns

We sent her an earthy mix of colors like coppers, purples and sand opals in beads such as garnets, crystals, mother-of-pearl and druzies.  Our partner Barbara works extensively with bold and colorful elements, we wanted to challenge her by sending a color palette with out-of-the-box textures and colors!  As part of the Swap N' Hop rules, we also sent handmade components like a hand forged copper pendant by Deborah, and lampwork floret headpins by Catherine.  We also sent antique copper plated chain, charms and findings.

Now on to the mix that arrived from our partner!!  Barbara works loves to collect and work with handmade lampwork beads, so she sent a lovely mix of lampwork in turquoises, blues and greens.  Artisans represented in this lampwork collection include Brenda Chamberlin, Joan Fogarty, Patty Thomas and Regis Teixera.  Our Swap partner also sent some fun findings in sterling silver.  Thank you Barbara, we're excited to work with all of these!

We already have some ideas on what we're doing with this colorful mix, so stay tuned for the Swap N Hop reveal this April 8th!