Saturday, April 23, 2016
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
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
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
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.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
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
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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
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
Saturday, April 9, 2016
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
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
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
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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.
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.