Saturday, April 23, 2016

Colorful Eggs

I have to say, these beautiful eggs are not craft related at all, although I think this would be a great color challenge palette.  These colorful eggs are from our personal flock.  We have 40 hens and 1 rooster named Bullseye.  These particular eggs are in the incubator and will head to the coop in about 2 weeks. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Murrini Lampwork Headpins

This is the latest batch of murrini headpins.  My daughter, Victoria makes these and she does an amazing job.  We are fortunate to have 2 torches so we can work together.  I have ordered lots more murrini chips because these little ball headpins are addictive.  You can find them in our Etsy store.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Charlotte CAL

Here is my week 2 of the Charlotte square CAL.  I made a mistake and used 2 different shades of blue on the triangles so I decided to make it part of the design.  I really, really HATE to undo stitches.  There are only 3 weeks of instructions currently available for this project, so I am almost finished.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ozark Regional Craft Fair

We are excited to be joining the Ozark Regional Craft Fair May 6-7 in Springdale, AR.  We will have a large booth featuring our boho handbags, shabby flower hats, jewelry and more.  Catherine will be hand-stamping custom leather bracelets while you wait.  Come by and see us at this fantastic craft show.

Mandala Madness Week 3

I finally completed the week 3 portion of Mandala Madness.  I started out using the black for the outer row (see below), but I really didn't like it.  I decided to order more yarn and wait, knowing I would be behind.  This is such a large project I decided to be patient and use colors that work.  I like the teal edge much better.  On to week 4!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Elephant Pendants

We have been busy painting lots of pendants for our trunkshow in Rogers, AR.  These elephants have been painted, distressed and sealed by Catherine.  These will be in our Etsy store in the next week or so.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dry Gulch Beads Trunkshow - Rogers, AR

We are excited to be hosting a bead and jewelry trunkshow coming up April 22-23.  We will bring our finished, ready-to-wear jewelry as well as tons of beads and findings.  Rebekah from the Bead Market will have a huge selection of vintage and semi-precious beads.  We are going to have a blast!  If you are in the area, stop by and say hello.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bulb Headpins

These bulb headpins are just out of the kiln.  I am preparing for our bead show at the Bead Blast in Kansas City next month.  These bulbs make the cutest earrings.  You can find these headpins in our Etsy store.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Crochet Earrings

This is my newest creation.  I have combined my new hobby of crochet with jewelry making.  I love these light weight earrings.  I plan to make lots more in beautiful colors. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Charlotte Square Crochet-A-Long

This is my newest crochet-a-long project.  It is the Charlotte square from Look What I Made.  This starts with flower center and then eventually grows into a square design.  I chose my favorite colors for this one. I am learning lots of new stitches with this project.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Montage of Creations

This is a montage of several of the things we make at Dry Gulch.  In addition to beads and jewelry, we also make tattered floral hats, boho handbags, and sparkly boot bling.  On occasion, we set up at vintage junk shows.  We bring chalk paint furniture, vintage jewelry components, vintage ornaments and our re-purposed jewelry. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pink Crochet Baby Blanket

This is my latest pink baby blanket.  This one is a simple shell design and I didn't even use a pattern.  I used 5 skeins of yarn and it is very soft.  This snuggly blanket is on its way to Okinawa for my granddaughter, Lilly.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

New Floral Tags

These are my latest floral tags in bright, spring colors.  The pink tag was for my daughter, Gianna's 21st birthday.  She loves anything pink and lacy.  I started with distress ink and added lace and crystals to all of them.  The pink tag has yarn leftover from my latest baby blanket project.  I hope to make more this week.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Fingerless Gloves

These are my latest "hobo" or fingerless gloves.  I searched for a lacy, feminine pattern, but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.  I decided to create my own pattern using a simple shell stitch.  These gloves can be found at Posh Alley Boutique in Rogers, AR.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Boho Necklaces

We have been busy creating new necklaces for Posh Alley in Rogers, AR.  Each of these pieces has unique components and handmade ingredients.  The feather necklace has a hand painted pendant with a hand stamped copper feather.  The chain is sprinkled with unusual beads.  The purple squiggle necklace features a pendant made by Catherine.  She recently taught this pendant class in OKC at our Bead Market Show.  This piece has wire wrapped crystal links.  The flower necklace has a carpet of aqua flowers under a bright and cheery yellow crystallized flower.  The semi-precious chain has dots of amber throughout.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mandala Madness - Week 2

I have completed week 2 of the Mandala crochet-a-long at Crystals and Crochet.  I am learning new stitches every week so this is quite a challenge.  Stay tuned for week 3!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

More New Necklaces

Here are even more boho style necklaces that can be found at Posh Alley in Rogers, AR.  These asymmetrical necklaces are challenging to make because I love things that match.  These colorful necklaces go well with the beautiful clothing at the boutique.

Lampwork Flower Bud Headpins

I have been busy at the torch working on more flower bud headpins.  These little bouquets are perfect for a charm bracelet.  I start with an opaque green rod of glass then add the flower color.  Each petal is covered with clear.  You can find these buds in our Etsy store.