Sunday, April 29, 2018

Art Elements April Theme Reveal - Cowgirls & Horses


Welcome to the Art Elements Theme Challenge Reveal from Dry Gulch! We joined the April monthly challenge and have enjoyed working on our projects for the reveal the past few weeks. We would like to send a thank you to hostesses Jenny and Cathy for putting this challenge together. Don’t forget to visit all of the participating reveals, listed in the links at the end of this blog.

The Dry Gulch Horses - Shorty, Rusty & Lucky

This month’s theme was all about the beauty of horses. We are inspired every day by the nature around us and our own animals, horses included, so we knew we wanted to create a project featuring cowgirls and their horses. As we have a vintage show that we are preparing for in May, we aimed at making several necklaces that we could bring to the show.


We love to create unique components and then assemble them together into new collage pendants. These necklaces feature patinaed filigrees, hand stamped charms and a hand painted bay horse charm. The pendant focals feature vintage cowgirl bezels that have been poured with resin, then bordered with handmade “barbwire” lariats. We finished off these rustic necklaces with our beaded stone and crystal chains, making them perfect for wearing out.








These vintage cowgirl necklaces will be available at our vintage show in May 2018 at Branson Market Days in Missouri. Visit our website for more info on this and more Dry Gulch shows.

Be sure to visit the links below to see all of the participants in this month’s reveal!








Participants:

Alysen

Anita

Beth

Catherine







Jill

Paulette

Raven

Sarajo

Tammy


Art Element Team Member Participants:


Caroline

Claire

Jen

Laney

Lesley

Marsha

Niky

Sue

27 comments:

  1. Hi, not sure why but your photos are not coming up. I will check back later and hopefully they will be fixed.

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    1. Hi Laney, thank you. It is now fixed. :)

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    2. So glad you managed to fix the photos they are fabulous!! I love the vintage look to the pieces and those designs are delightful. Thank you for fixing and for sharing :D

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  2. I love vintage jewelry, and your take on the theme was a treat to my eyes!
    Good luck for the show. :)

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  3. Really pleased I can see your photos now, you have created some lovely western themed jewellery there

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  4. These are so fun! I love all the different pieces coming together to make the whole. The sayings are sassy, and the barbed wire is a fun addition too. Very clever! I hope they sell quickly for you, as they are so unique and clever. Thanks for participating in the challenge this month! Hopefully you'll consider the May challenge.

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  5. Your necklaces are all really fun and so full of energy! They make me smile just looking at them and I soooo love the bay horse charme!

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    1. Thank you thank you! We love to paint our components, but I especially love painting horses. :)

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  6. All of your necklaces are superb & whimsical. I'm sure they'll be a sellout! I especially like the one with the saying "Don't fence me in".

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  7. What a fun collection of cowgirl/equine jewelry. I love all the components you put together! Have a great show and thanks for participating.

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  8. Love your components, they look fabulous as finished pieces.

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    1. Thank you Caroline, we love working on different pieces and parts. :)

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  9. These are fantastic necklaces. Perfect combinations of components for that vintage look.

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  10. I saw all your pieces on Instagram, they are great, so happy and vintage!

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  11. Oh my gosh - I love, love, love your pieces! I especially loved the stamp sayings with the pendants! These are amazing!

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    1. Well thank you! We love collaging different materials together. :)

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  12. Wonderful! Mixed media fun! And especially appropriate as I am hopping from Austin! Have a great show in Branson. Sorry I missed the reveal, glad you liked the theme!

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  13. What a fun collection of necklaces you made! Love the cowgirl and horse theme.

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