Rhinestones Unlimited is honored to reveal the farewell western show jacket created by our friend Liz Vorbeck of Dry Creek Designs. We are thrilled to once again, partner with one of the best in the industry! Liz has created a farewell jacket on the closing of her Western designing empire of 28 years.
Since 1992, she has been designing and making show clothes; for family, friends and customers all over the world. Liz feels ready for retirement after her long, successful career and plans to continue to spend more time with her husband, kids and grandkids. We, along with the rest of the Western show family, are sad to see her retire, but so grateful she gave us one last masterpiece to admire and be inspired.
Unlike the majority of show clothing out there, Dry Creek Designs creates custom pieces that are made especially for the wearer. Liz uses woven fabrics and fits them through intentionally flattering seams, making every rider feel and look their best. She assesses each person’s figure and personality, how they ride, and the horses’ breed.
For this piece, Liz was given a color palette from Swarovski's Crystals Around the World, which included Swarovski Crystals in Fuchsia, Indicolite and Light Topaz. Right away, she knew she wanted a white jacket that she could hand paint, using original stencils. She decided to team up with her friend Jamie, who has worked with her for nine years now. Each had individual thoughts and ideas for the jacket, but when they came together their designs married as one. They wanted this last design together to be their favorite of designs and not just the current trends. Loving boho style and fringe, and unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, they knew this would reflect both of their favorite things. I think we can all agree, it's now our favorite thing too.
Thank you Liz Vorbeck for your years of partnership, business, talent and above all, friendship. Cheers to you!
Designed by: The reunited team of Liz Vorbeck and Jamie Brewer, DryCreek Designs
Model: Chrissy Zimmerman and her horse, “Coin Machine” aka Bode, from Boise, Idaho.
Photography: Jamie Brewer, Nampa, Idaho
Filmed on location at: Les Bois Dressage, Eagle, Idaho
Styling: Sara Weeks, Miss Rodeo Idaho 2019
Photo crew: TC Weiser, Michelle and Alaina Tiner from Meridian, Idaho