Owyhee was the first county created in Idaho in 1863, during the heydays of the gold and silver rush. It’s the second largest county in Idaho, situated in the southwest, encompassing scenic mountains, desert canyons, historic Silver City, the Snake River. It’s ranching country - the Joyce Ranch was established in 1865 and still runs cattle on the ranges. It’s riding country. Saddle up your horse, bring your hat, and come experience the Owyhee wild country.
The artwork of Owyhee Designs reflect the colors and flavor of the Owyhee country. The barbed wire designs come from rusted Owyhee county barbed wire. The bracelet and necklace stones reflect the colors of the country: pink, rust, tan of the desert; magenta, plum, crimson of the rhyolite cliffs; green of the sagebrush; blue of the Snake River.
Take a bit of Owyhee home with you. Contact OwyheeDesigns@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HILLERY in Owyhee

June 16 2015

Oh, I love this sign for many reasons! (and I have no political leanings in this race one way or the other - particularly since it doesn't matter anyway in Idaho. Although I'm sooooo glad the Donald joined the race! He's got the best/worst hair.)

In case you can't read it, it sez,


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Owyhee Christmas in June

June 10 2015

Who needs a blue spruce or white fir Christmas tree? Where you gonna find it in the summer on the desert? Who needs it only in December anyway? Here in Owyhee you just have to adapt. Overgrown (6 foot), out-of-control, invasive thistles happily stand in as Christmas trees in July. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Owyhee Signage

Wednesday April 8 2015

We're spread out in Owyhee county, but still live 'close.' We all *try* to get along - farmers, ranchers, riders, ATVers, bikers, neighbors, and the BLM.

But it doesn't always work.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Owyhee Wallerin'

Wednesday March 4 2015

It's great when your Owyhee riding partner is willing to take time out of your ride, if you just gotta stop and waller in the snow in the Owyhee mountain foothills. Particularly if you can't ever get enough of snow in a dismally dry winter.

Note the thumbs up gesture up top. And for the record, the horses both thought I was a little nuts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Owyhee: God's Country

Tuesday March 3 2015

It's a coooooooold windy enough Owyhee day for full chaps. My favorite temperature!

It's God's Country. Although not so much in the summer.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Owyhee Drunk Tank

Saturday February 28 2015

They stagger around, nearly fall over; they drool from hanging lips, and they have to sleep it off.

Not from alcohol, but good drugs that tranquilize them for their visit with the dentist!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Owyhee Cheater

Wednesday February 25 2015

No, we're not talking a cheating partner. This kind of cheater you are happy to see in Owyhee. The little log-on-a-chain helps you open a tight barbed wire gate with leverage.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Branding Time in Owyhee

Thursday February 19 2015

Spring has come way too early, but it's branding time in Owyhee county.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Little Idaho Barbed Wire

February 5 2015

Got Idaho?

Currently in Owyhee Designs stock is this charming little Idaho barbed wire piece (if barbed wire can be called "charming"). It's approximately 11 inches by 8 inches, made of gen-u-ine Owyhee barbed wire, weathered, collected, shaped, sweated over and swore at in Owyhee County, Idaho.

These Idaho pieces are currently available. (I also have large ones, but when I figure out how to ship them, I'll post them!). Price is $16, including shipping (USA only!). Email OwyheeDesigns at gmail dot com.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Owyhee Tumblefence

January 5 2014

Tumbleweeds + Barbed Wire Fence = Owyhee Tumblefence
I sure hope it's not my turn to fix this barbed wire fence.

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year's Fireworks

January 1 2015

Owyhee fireworks don't have to be the noisy kind. A spectacular colorful sunset takes your breath away and celebrates the New Year just as well.