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We had a really hard time picking our Winner and Runner-Up this month, we know that it took a long time for some of the entries to be created and made. We even used 5 different computers this month with different color resolutions to get the closest matches that we possibly could! Our first criteria for judging is color adherence, then creativity and then effort. Remember, if you didn’t win this month, please don’t let that discourage you! We Dry Gulch gals really like to display all of your projects on our websites that all of you submit for the whole world to see! Your finished jewelry, finished artisan components, your creative designs; we love to show-off ALL your creations so that all beginners and experienced artists alike can view them and also be inspired. Thank you all for making our Challenges every month such a wonderful place of inspiration!

Now, announcing the Winner and Runner-Up of the Dry Gulch January 2016 Color Challenge…

Bobbie Wilson is the Winner!

And Teresa Schurter is the Runner-Up!

Congratulations to you both! We will send you both your prizes via private message.  Now on to the February 2016 Challenge!

   Bobbie Wilson        Teresa Schurter


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?

Color Palettes #62

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, Sunday, January 31, 2016.

Color Design Challenge

Manuela Wutschke

Julie Van Noy Leake

Julie Van Noy Leake

Leigh Thow

Mary Kearney

Peggy L. Holmes Kosier

Terry Jeanette Carter

Peggy L. Holmes Kosier

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

Bobbie Wilson

Tara Angel Keels

Karen Bentivenga

Vickie Segura

Andrea Glick

Stacey Barnett

Rosni Bhanu

Mikelene Reusse

Kathy Smith

Gloria Allen

Rachael Grow

Lisa K. Rothe

Jagan Santhosh

Jean Ward

Becca Scott

Tammy Rinehart

Emily Brown

Teresa Schurter
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