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Announcing the Winner and Runner-Up of the November Color Challenge! It was another month of absolutely fantastic entries, but super tough to judge them, again. Such that we needed an extra day to decide, and we had to bring in TWO extra craft-experienced judges this month to help us choose!

The very first thing we looked for was adherence to the official colors, followed by creativity and then effort. After a LOT of deliberation, our Winner is…

Cherie Somerville!

And our Runner-Up is Coral Tuttle Egelund!

Congratulations to you both for a job well done! We will contact you via private message with your prizes.

Thank you EVERYONE for making such beautiful entries this month, every single one was just wonderful. Thank you all!

  Cherie Somerville   Coral Tuttle Egelund



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.


Entries for the Dry Gulch Color Design Challenge may be turned in from now until midnight CST, Monday, November 30, 2015.

Color Design Challenge

Susan Delphine Delaney

Catherine La Vite

Rita Rosenthal

Brenda Cline

Cherie Somerville

Mary Kearney

Kim Gray Garcia

Karen Jones

Divya Narasimhan

Saranya Anandha Krishnan

Saranya Anandha Krishnan

Brenda Lamb


Joni Atoms

Samantha Jackson

Coral Tuttle Egelund

Dolores M. Osborne-Hensley






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