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Announcing the Winner and Runner-up for the Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry April Color Design Challenge! Everyone did a lovely job creating their entries, and the judges had another tough time picking the top two. Great work everyone!

The Winner is Peggy Houser!

The Runner-up is Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley!

Thank you all for submitting to this month’s Color Design Challenge!

 Peggy Houser    Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley


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 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.  You may also use our official Color Challenge blog badge, which can be found on our blog here.


Entries for the Dry Gulch Color Design Challenge may be turned in from now until midnight CST, Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

Color Design Challenge

Kathy Lake

Kathy Lake

Susan Voges

Mary Kearney

Sharon Brown Ne Bair

Mary Kearney

Divya Narasimhan

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

Peggy Houser

Jean Ward

Jean Ward

Clair Rigby

Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley

Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley

Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley

Rachel Grow

Rachel Grow
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