Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Designs For Sale HERE First

We are proud to show our blog readers and Facebook Page fans a sneak peak of upcoming designs at a deal we hope you find hard to pass up. Ok here is the deal, y'all snag your necklace here- saving me the time and cost of listing and you not only get same GREAT deal we are running on etsy (FREE Shipping in US & Canada and Gift Wrapping) PLUS you get it at a discounted price. SO here we go with two, not yet on etsy, designs. If you are outside the US or Canada then please message me or leave comment so I can get a shipping estimate for you.

These are some designs that we had requested and are extremely proud to show you

The Fairy

The Owl
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Thanks for looking and love our readers comments so feel free to share in comments.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pride Day 2010

This is a post written by John about an event he recently attended. As always it is beautifully written and I am proud to share it with you.

(Sweet Customer)

Pride Day, 2010

So I spent a couple Saturdaysago (October 16, 2010) with about 3,500 folks in a celebration, primarily, of gay being. It used to be “Gay Pride Day”’ but I think they changed it so that no other group would feel they weren’t invited. These people are that nice. If they played hockey, it would be non-goal-oriented hockey.

Which makes what they go through that much sadder. Nobody bullies young people who are, well, bullies. When was the last time you heard of anybody beating up Young Republicans for fun? Nobody suggests that if too many left-handed people teach school, we’ll wind up with a generation of southpaws.

Discovering who we are and where we fit in the world is tough enough for anybody. Toadd an extra layer of self-doubt, isolation and anxiety is a substantial burden.

However, when these folks get healthy, they do love to celebrate. They are smart, kind, creative, and they love to be beautiful for each other. How, in the name of all that is self-affirmative and rational, can this be construed as anything other than healthy?

When I told my 85-year-old Catholic mom where and ho I’d spent my day, she sounded as if she were concerned for my safety. Which brings us to another useless bugaboo – honestly, gay folks ARE interested in things besides sex. There seems to be a residual image of gay folk as people who are continually scurrying around in dim places, furtively seeking compulsive sex. Well, sometimes we all……….never mind.

Anyhow, I didn’t sell as much stuff as I could have because I spent more time than I should have out roaming and meeting and mingling – and having FUN!

Enjoy the pics – and respond, comment, question orshare humor – as you please. Peace and love, y’all. ~John

Pictures are property of Dylan Blue and JohnMadsen- do not copy without written permission, all ya gotta really do it ask- don't steal.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dylan Blue in Lowndes County Georgia

We are proud to announce that Dylan Blue jewelry is now on display in Lowndes County Georgia in Lake Park (just outside Valdosta) at the Lake Park Indoor Flea Market. There are many different designs along with our WINNING local team the Lowndes County Vikings! Handmade treasures you can wear- the ART OF PERSONAL ADORNMENT!

If you are traveling North or South on I75 you HAVE to go right pass it- so stop. If you mention that you read this blog post you will receive a Free Little Something Something from me!

Lake Park Indoor Flea Market
5244 Jewell Futch Road
Lake Park, GA 31636
Traveling South on I75 to Exit 5 in Georgia (almost before you hit FL)
Take Left off ramp onto GA 376 W/ Lakes Blvd
Go short distance- 2nd light - Take Left onto Jewell Futch Road
Follow down and around and Flea Market is on Left.

My shop has front window so look for the only one full of handmade treasures- planning on putting some kinda sign in the window... will update when I do.

Traveling North on I75 Get off at Exit 5 Georgia- (shortly after entering GA)
Take Right off ramp onto GA 376W/ Lakes Blvd
Go short distance -first light- Take Left onto Jewell Futch Road
Follow down and around and Flea Market is on the Left

My shop has front window with crafts and all kinds of pretty things... will be putting up signs... and will update post when I do.
Here are some pics of the Dylan Blue display so far above and the outside of the flea market below. It can be seen from I75

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NEW Etched Copper Pendants

Happy Thursday! I am excited to share something new with y'all. Dylan Blue is offering etched copper pendants now! These are truly awesome and unique. The pictures do not do them justice- to really appreciate you must see and feel these beauties! This is all John- his creativeness and talent is AAAA~Mazing! He would never say it so I will- his art and jewelry just plain ROCKS!!
Here is the process of the etched copper pendants in John's words ~
"The design is painted on the metal in a protective acrylic coating. The piece is then immersed in a caustic fluid and the uncover surface is etched away, leaving the design in raised relief"

The possibilities of what can be done with this are about as open as with the enameled copper ones- with a few exceptions- if you want to know just ask. John is wonderful at making it work- so sure if your exact idea can not be done- he has an equally as cool idea that you will love!
I will start listing these in the etsy shop by this weekend. Just in time for the holiday season! They will be price the same as our other pendants in keeping with the idea that we are really working hard to make giving someone (or yourself) and original handmade piece of jewelry affordable!

Monday, September 20, 2010

NEW Design, NEW Designs and NEW Prices

Hello Friends! I have missed y'all! Sorry for be lazy on posting recently, with the kids home summer and John doing local shows and venues.... well really that's all I got in way of an excuse. BUT I am back with some great news and exciting show and tell.
First Dylan Blue, although not posting, is still hard at work and as determined as ever to continue on our path. Our goal is to create beautiful creations for beautiful people, while forming beautiful relationships along the way. Our process is unique and our desire to provide excellent customer service is unmatched!
While preparing to revamp up on marketing and networking we have decided to give our Dylan Blue etsy shop and our blog here a 'face-lift'. I worked hard on designing a banner that showcased John's gorgeous talent and utilized our logo that we love! What do y'all think? I hope you like it as much as we do. Love for your to leave a comment on our new banner on etsy- and here on our blog!
We have tons of new designs ready to be listed and others that we are working on. We always welcome hearing what you would like to see on a Dylan Blue pendant, you can always comment below or on our Facebook page. Keep an eye out for lots of designs and design lines to come.
Finally I am super excited to say that John and I have really focused on making our pendants and jewelry AFFORDABLE. We know times are hard, bills keep on coming and the kids gotta eat (and eat and eat) and we really wanted to making something that people could buy without feeling guilty. Everyone needs to buy themselves a nice little something once in a while, us women especially understand this, and gift giving should not wipe out your savings. John and I are regular hard working people with families and we find that in this way we can relate to out customers- which we like to call friends! So our new prices making owning your own handmade gorgeous Dylan Blue pendant something you will feel great about!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Black History Month Designs

HOWDY! Long time no post- SORRY... BUT it is a New Year... a New Decade! Dylan Blue is ready to go full steam ahead and make this our year with your help. WE love what we do and we LOVE who we do it for!
So without further chit chat... moving right along to February...Dylan Blue presents the first two designs in our "Celebrating Great African Americans" Series. We are proud to reveal these in honor of February which is Black History Month.
We start of course with the Late GREAT Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968).
On the Bright White Background Above~

On Copper Background Below~

The First African American President... President Barack Obama
On Bright White Background~
And this Awesome Likeness on the Copper Background~

Honoring Black History Month

Monday, December 7, 2009

Give a Dylan Blue Original this Holiday

Still time to get a fabulous, handmade gift for those speical someones in your life. Whether you are looking for a gift for a dear friend or a stocking stuffer for your teenager or something for the person that is impossible to buy for...we here at Dylan Blue have you covered. Did I mention AFFORDABLE too! Ok, affordable too!

If you would like to consider some lovely Dylan Blue jewelry as a possibility for your holiday shopping, send us a message with your email address. We'll send you a copy of our PDF catalog, and will include some special "friends and family" pricing - 30% off, or More! All orders will be shipped FREE USPS Priority Mail.

Orders received by 12/17 will be shipped in time for Christmas delivery. BE this first on your block to make the gift of handmade enamel jewelry!