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Now announcing the Winner and Runner-Up of the Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry​ May 2016 Color Design Challenge!  Your judges (4 judges) were the 3 generations of women who create at Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry.  The judging criteria was adherence to the color palette, creativity of the project's design and effort.  The judges had a tough time choosing, so without further ado, our announcement!

The Winner is Lisa Prus​!

The Runner-Up is Jean Ward!

Thank you all for participating this month!  Wonderful job, everyone.  Now on to the Dry Gulch June 2016 Color Design Challenge!

Lisa Prus   Jean Ward


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?

Vintage Poppies

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 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 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, Tuesday, May 31st, 2016.

Color Design Challenge

JR An Carol Carnes

Mary Kearney

JR An Carol Carnes
Tara Angel Keels

Jean Ward 

Lisa Prus
JR An Carol Carnes

JR An Carol Carnes 

Kristina Hahn Eleniak 

Rachael Grow

Elena Nitchman Culcer

Bobbie Wilson

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