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Hello creative folks! It was good to see so many entries with colors so close to matching our February palette. All of you are so creative and put so much effort into your work, that it is becoming more and more challenging for us to select the winners. Thank you all so much for entering our February Challenge, we are looking forward to seeing all your new entries for March. Your entries have been very inspiring to everyone who sees them!

Without further ado, our Winner and Runner-Up!

Congratulations to Winner Karthika Sundar!

And congratulations to Runner-Up Leslie Pugh Schenkel!

If you're not a winner, don't despair, and don't give up! Your entries are seen by thousands of people. All of the entries are an inspiration to us all!

 Karthika Sundar    Leslie Pugh Schenkel


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?

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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 here on this 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, Monday, February 29th, 2016.

Color Design Challenge

Becca Scott

Jennifer Earnest Brown

Karthika Sundar

Leslie Pugh Schenkel

Lynne A. Goodwin

Peggy L. Holmes Kosier

Saranya Anandha Krishnan

Stacey Barnett

Tara Angel Keels

Terry Jeanette Carter

Treva Fitzgerald

Vickie Segura

Mary Kearney

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

Bobbie Wilson

Gloria Allen

Jean Ward

Rosni Bhanu

Teresa Schurter‎

Teresa Schurter

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