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Good evening creators! The judges have deliberated, and we now have the Winner and Runner-Up!
The Winner of the Dry Gulch March 2016 Color Design Challenge is...
Tara Angel Keels!
The Runner-Up of the Dry Gulch March 2016 Color Design Challenge is...
Kathy Lake!
Thank you all for participating this month, you all did a great job! Now on to April!

 Tara Angel Keels    Kathy Lake


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?

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.  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, Thursday, March 31st, 2016.

Color Design Challenge

Leslie Pugh Schenkel

Mary Kearney

Terry Jennette Carter

Julie Van Noy Leake

Julie Van Noy Leake

Julie Van Noy Leake

Marilyn Johnston

Zoe Haynes

Zoe Haynes

Kathy Lake

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

Kristina Hahn Eleniak

TinaP ottinger Pawass

Mary Kearney

Kathy Lake

Tara Angel Keels

Jean Ward

Sonia Davis

Robin Young

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