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Thank you all for submitting to the Dry Gulch July 2016 Color Design Challenge. We had some very beautiful entries this month! Without further delay, we will announce the Winner and Runner-up!

The Winner is Aryd'ell Hotelling!

And the Runner-up is Tara Angel Keels!

Thank you all for making this month of color design challenges such a success. Now on to August!

 Aryd'ell Hotelling   Tara Angel Keels

Design with color and inspire your creativity!

 Welcome to the

Dry Gulch Color Design Challenge!

 Every month Dry Gulch Beads and welry will be hosting a challenge for creative artisans everywhere. 
Be inspired and unleash your creative talents! 
What will you create?

Color Palette #183

Use our colors to inspire your creativity!  Post your proct 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 finished and 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 to 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, Sunday, July 31st, 2016.

Color Design Challenge

Shirley Evans

Cassandra Wood

Mary Kearney

Karen Ames

Karen Ames

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

April Tobias

Jean Ward

Tara Angel Keels

Aryd'ell Hotelling

Jeryl Swanson Black

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