Monday, April 26, 2010

The Handmade Community

A few great Virginia & North Carolina artisans we have joined in promoting the handmade community:

Virginia Is For Etsy'ers is an Etsy Team for sellers living in and around Virginia!
Shop Virginia Etsy Stores is an independent group of shops working together to create a top notch shopping experience on Etsy.

North Carolina and the handmade community:

Check out this great foodie shop on Etsy at Amy's Cakes and Candies
Making Life a Little Sweeter! Custom Miniature Cakes, Decorated Cookies & Chocolates, Bundt Cakes, Cupcake Parfait Jars, Edible Images. Edible Favors & Gifts creatively designed & decorated to match any style or theme.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mountain Laurel Split Log Candle Holder Features Five Beeswax Candles

New addition to the Split Log Candle Holder Collection:

Mountain Laurel Split Log Candle Holder

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mountain Laurel Timber Candle Holder

 Mountain Laurel Timber Candle Holder

This Mountain Laurel Timber Candle Holder is made from fallen old growth laurel in an area on our land that has been untouched for many years.  Every time I look at the wood it brings me back to that beautiful, peaceful area on the mountain hill top.

I am so glad to be able to share this with you!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pay It Forward Treasury!

What a great concept!  Paying It Forward!  The Virginia Etsy Team has put this awesome treasury together featuring Virginia Artisans, me included.  Thanks guys!! 

I just had to to share this awesome idea!!

Check it out here!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ByDan: This Earth Day, do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle!!

ByDan: This Earth Day, do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle!!

This Earth Day, do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle!!

15 Simple Ways To Help Save The Earth!! 

 Let's Keep It Beautiful


1.  Use Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

2.  Compost (don't throw all those coffee grinds, apple peelings and egg shells away)

3.  Invest in recycled glassware (glassware made from recycled glass)

4.  Use re-usable lunch totes instead of paper bags

5.  Solar charged path lights to illuminate pathways and gardens (harness energy from the sun)

6.  Use reusable shopping bags

7,  Reusable coffee cup:  bring your own coffee cup to your favorite neighborhood coffee shop

8.  Install a low-flow showerhead in your home

9.  Use a push-reel mower (you know the kind)

10.  For baking small items or reheating food, a toaster oven is a great way to cut down on your energy consumption at home

11.  Save money, water and energy all at once by switching to an energy-efficient washing machine

12.  When you shop....Shop Eco-friendly

13.  Switch to all natural cleaning products can reduce your family's exposure to potentially harmful fumes, harsh chemicals or dyes and they are bio-degradable

14.  Cut back on how much bottled water you purchase by using a water pitcher that filters your own water

15.  By using re-usable bottles, you will save money and the earth!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Unique Hollow Single Mountain Laurel Candle Holder

 This handcrafted Mountain Laurel Candle Holder is from a unique hollow section of a fallen Mountain Laurel tree. It has a hollow space due to, what I think, is the immense size of the tree.

It is amazing how large these Mountain Laurel have grown, and I can't help but wonder how old they must be. They have grown on the side of a mountain and have gotten so big they have fallen over due to the size and weight.
There are many that are 40 plus feet tall and are in full bloom in the summer.

We have added a 100% pure beeswax tea light candle with a cotton wick handmade by my wife and myself.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Split Log Candle Holder Collection

This is the newest addition to my Split Log Collection!!

Mountain Laurel Split Log Candle Holder Features Four Beeswax Candles

This beautiful Mountain Laurel Split Log Candle Holder features four beeswax candles hand poured ByDan. It has a gradual slope which makes it very appealing to the eye.
The candles are made with 100 percent pure local area beeswax and cotton wicks.


Find it on Etsy!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Split Log Candle Holder Collection

Eastern Red Cedar Split Log Candle Holder

The newest addition to my Split Log Candle Holder Collection! This candle holder is made from Eastern Red Cedar and makes a great addition to a mantle or table setting.

 You can find it here on Etsy!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Featured on Etsy's Front Page & In bois et faux bois (I will always love wood grain) Etsy Treasury West

 Mountain Laurel Split Log Candle Holder

Honored that ByDan Woodworks' Mountain Laurel Split Log Candle Holder is featured in an Etsy Treasury!  Treasury West:  bois et faux bois (I will always love wood grain) treasury.

This rustic one of a kind Mountain Laurel Split Log Candle Holder includes five 100 % pure beeswax candles.
It would make a perfect center piece for a rustic or all natural themed wedding.
It is made from huge fallen Old Growth Mountain Laurel on our land in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Friday, April 9, 2010

ByDan Woodworks and The Handmade Community Online and Offline!

Mr. Berry Hines of Bee Blessed Pure Honey is promoting  ByDan Woodworks along with his wonderful local honey, beeswax, and other naturally derived products at the State Farmer's Market in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Salon Jasemine in Raleigh, NC and The Sharpest Edge Hair Salon in  Holly Springs, NC are also displaying ByDan Woodworks.

Keeping it Clean with the Virginia Etsy Team is an article written by Kathryn of  Dyche Designs.  She was kind enough to add my soap dishes in a featured article about handmade soap in Virginia on Etsy.

ByDan Woodworks is also a proud member of the Virginia is for Etsyer's Team, which can be found here!

ByDan Woodworks online:  Artfire and Etsy.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Give Away - 100 Facebook Fans!!

This is the Mountain Laurel Candle Holder we will be giving away to one random fan when we reach 100 Facebook Fans! 

Mountain Laurel Candle Holder

Thank you to all of our FB fans for all of the support you have shown!!

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