DryGulch

Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry

Missouri, United States 13339 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (3465)

DryGulch

Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry

Missouri, United States | 13339 Sales

Catherine La Vite

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Catherine La Vite

Announcement    Dry Gulch is a small, family-owned shop in the US that creates beautiful, unique artisan components for jewelry. We have new lampwork and hand painted pendants on a regular basis. All of our components and pendants and beads are available for resale - we are a shop that's geared for makers! Be sure to view our unusual and sometimes vintage beads and findings as well. Find us online or at shows all across the Midwest of the USA.

Announcement

Last updated on 25 Nov, 2019

Dry Gulch is a small, family-owned shop in the US that creates beautiful, unique artisan components for jewelry. We have new lampwork and hand painted pendants on a regular basis. All of our components and pendants and beads are available for resale - we are a shop that's geared for makers! Be sure to view our unusual and sometimes vintage beads and findings as well. Find us online or at shows all across the Midwest of the USA.

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(3465)

Updates

Yummy new seam binding ribbons have been listed! Lots of pretty colors like rose, ochre, grey, fawn brown and more adorn our hand dyed ribbons. Check them out in our Etsy Shop!
Introducing our new Boho Indian Headdress pendants! We designed these pendants in our studio and had them created to our specifications, so you won't find them anywhere else. Come see them in our Etsy shop!
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About DryGulch

Sales 13,339
On Etsy since 2009

Our Story

Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry is a family-owned business located in the Heartland of America with three generations of women designing, creating, and collaborating together for a great selection of beads and findings. We are Deborah (Grandma), Jennifer (Mama), Catherine and Gianna (Cat and Bean - Granddaughters). Each one of us has our own personal, creative workspace. Our workspaces go from highly organized to scattered and just a little bit cluttered !!

We have had our website since 1997 with clients and customers from all over the world and we also had a bead store location for over 15 years, servicing a four-state area and all those just passing through. We carry one of the largest selections in the entire Midwest of crystals, beads & findings (new and vintage), chain, tools, and so much more, and we ship world-wide directly from our warehouse.

We closed our Joplin, Missouri store in 2015 to devote more time into growing our website and meeting new customers as we travel throughout the Midwest doing bead shows, vintage shows and teaching classes to new and experienced beaders alike.

We also sell our finished jewelry at shows, on-line and in several boutiques. We create torch-fired lampwork beads, hand-cut stamped metal, painted and enameled components, uniquely finished leather jewelry, and of course custom pieces. We have a love of "vintage" and often sell parts and pieces to incorporate them into much of our finished jewelry. Since we are always trying to improve, we consider ourselves a "work in progress".

The things around us are the things that motivate and inspire us. The beautiful "Ozarks" where we live, our horses playing in the fields at our small ranch (Dry Gulch Ranch), our silly dogs and cats with all their different personalities, and the beautiful colors we see in our free-range chickens – it's ALL so inspiring!! We have a love of mixed media, textiles, and all things old. All these things are reflected in our painting, enameling, glass bead making, finished jewelry and in the decisions we make on our selections of beads and findings.

The classes we offer at our bead shows are also to inspire and to teach all the wonderful things we have learned throughout the years (and are continuing to learn). Often, our customers just come to see us at our bead shows and bring in their current projects where they can be inspired by their "beady" surroundings and to get one-on-one personal assistance. We Dry Gulch Gals have many years of combined beading experience and that is why we understand the needs of new and experienced beaders and why we can resolve their beading issues.

We are quite passionate about our business and the very personal service that we afford our wonderful customers.

Shop members

  • Deborah LaVite

    Founder, Owner, Creator

    Mother-in-law to Jennifer, and grandma to Catherine and Gianna; Deborah is the owner and creator of Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry. She creates with vintage pieces, works in leathers and fibers, and specializes in shabby chic, boho and organic designs.

  • Catherine La Vite

    Owner, Marketer, Designer

    Big sis to Gianna, daughter to Jennifer and granddaughter to Deborah, Catherine loves to sculpt and shape her projects. She works with metals and leathers; whether forging them, hand-stamping them or painting them.

  • Gianna LaVite

    Warehouse Manager, Dispatcher, Designer

    Little sis to Catherine, daughter to Jennifer and granddaughter to Deborah, Gianna loves to add tons of tiny details to her organic projects. They include bird houses, fabric cuffs, wire-working and seed beading.

Local

Find DryGulch at the following upcoming markets!

  • The Bead Market Tulsa
    Expo Square
    4145 E 21st St
    TULSA, OK

    Mar 6–7

    SHOW HOURS: Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-4 Public Welcome – Free Admission You can now find wholesale and retail fashion accessories, gift merchandise, lapidary and beads at most Bead Market shows. Antique & Estate Beads, Gemstone, Glass, Crystal, Bali Beads, Metal Beads, Tools, Jewelry, Buttons, Lampwork, Seed Beads, Pearls, and more

  • 59th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show Kansas City
    KCI Expo Center
    11730 N Ambassador Dr
    KANSAS CITY, MO

    Mar 13–15

    59th Annual Gem and Mineral Show Wholesale Side Show Hours Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ~Wholesale closes 1 hour earlier Admission Adults- $6.00 3 Day Pass- $14.00 Children 5 to 12- $3.00 Children 4 & Under- Free

  • 2 Friends & JUNK Joplin
    Leggett & Platt Athletic Center
    JOPLIN, MO

    Mar 20–21

    2 Friends & JUNK - Vintage Junk Market - Joplin, MO will be in Joplin, Missouri for one time only! 🌸 March 20 + 21 🌼 ALL INDOORS! 🎟🎉VIP/EARLY Shopping Tickets are available NOW. Even food trucks! 🚛 Location: MSSU Leggett & Platt Athletic Center 3950 East Newman Road Joplin, MO 64801 2 Friends & JUNK will happen only ONE time in Joplin in 2020! Hours Friday, March 20 : 10a ShOp EaRLy! Friday, March 20 : 12p - 4p Saturday, March 21 : 10a - 4p All indoors!

Shop policies

Last updated on 12 May, 2019
Welcome to the Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry Etsy store. We are a small, family-owned company that creates artisan jewelry and handmade components for making jewelry. We also carry tons of unique findings, beads, ribbons, jewelry tools and so much more. We love to create every day in the heart of Midwest USA. We hope you will enjoy our American handmade designs. Enjoy our unique beads, chains, pendants, findings and more!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We want you to be happy with your handmade purchase. Please contact us immediately if there is any issue with your order. We will work with you until you are satisfied with the purchase. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on our items, but please contact us if you have any problems with your order.
Payment
We accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy Payments. We do NOT accept checks or money orders.
Delivery
• Shipping Carrier •
We ship using the US Post Office / USPS, via 1st Class or Priority mail.

• Shipping Overages •
We always refund shipping overages. We will also automatically upgrade any orders that reach 16oz and over to Priority USPS mail.

• Shipping Time •
We ship as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 business days. If we are away at a show, we may take a little longer or we will ship the next business day after we arrive back home.

• Packing Info •
We ship our items wrapped in tissue and bubble envelopes. Our lampwork ships carefully bubble-wrapped in cardboard tubes or in cardboard boxes.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are not responsible for any foreign customs charges.