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Welcome everyone! The judges have deliberated and we have found our Winner and Runner-Up for the December 2015 Challenge. Thank you all participating in our contest!

Our judges were the 3 generations of women who own Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry, and their judging criteria was adherence to the color palette, creativity of the project’s design and effort. Without further ado...

The December '15 Winner is...

Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley!

And our December '15 Runner-Up is...

Mary Kearney!

Congratulations!  Again, thank you all for participating in this month's Color Challenge. Now on to a new year of Challenges!

Delores M. Osborne-Hensley   Mary Kearney


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?

{ candy cane tones }

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, Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Color Design Challenge

Zoe Haynes

Mary Kearney

Brenda Lamb

Stacey Barnett

Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley

Kim Gray Garcia

Tina Pottinger Pawass

Chris Donofrio

Emily Brown

Sherry Lynn Loba
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