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Last updated on Jan 10, 2018

Looking for something special? Ask me about creating a custom piece just for you!

Madeleine Laurion

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Madeleine Laurion


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Our custom leather dog collars come in all lengths, wools and leather options! Like this Herman Oak Havana brown bridle leather paired with blue-green plaid Harris Tweed. heart_eyesheart_eyesheart_eyes

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Use any of our available wool fabric to create the perfect custom collar! This is definitely a favorite of ours heart_eyes

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New padded collar style added to bela&blue and more fabric patterns on the way!

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In short: Naughty dogs make great models.

“... ‘forever dogs’ we call them, the canine loves of our life, dogs who expand our hearts and fill our souls in a way that nothing else ever had.” - Patricia McConnell "For the Love of a Dog"

I love this quote. It beautifully sums up my relationship with my two rescue dogs, Lulu Belle and Ozi Blue.

Now, here’s the part where you would expect me to go on and on about how wonderful my dogs are, how well behaved and perfect they are, how they fetch my slippers and the newspaper every morning, saved me from a well...
I hope you were rolling your eyes.
In reality, my dogs are far from perfect. Heck, they’re miles away from obedient. But nonetheless, they are my very own “forever dogs.” And I wouldn’t change anything about them. Well… maybe I could do without them stealing and eating my chapstick.

So how does this all fit in with my beginnings as a pet product designer?

Well, to make a very long story short:

I am an avid craft enthusiast (you name it, I’ve crafted it) with an unhealthy obsession with textiles, especially those that consist of 100% natural fibers. Also, I happen to have two very easily bribed dogs who will model anything as long as they are compensated with treats.

To say that bela&blue was inspired by my dogs would be an understatement; my admiration and love for them is the driving force behind it. They are by no means perfect, but they are perfect for me

Materials used to create a bela&blue design are carefully chosen for their quality, comfort and environmental impact. Every effort is made to source materials that celebrate the hardwork and exceptional skill of artisans from around the world, but I do my best to source American made whenever possible.


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  • Madeleine Laurion

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Engineer by day, Crafter by night.

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Last updated on February 3, 2016

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Not satisfied with a product? Please let us know and we will do our best to make it right!
A replacement or full refund is eligible for any unused product that was damaged during shipping.
Was the purchased item chewed or destroyed by your furry friend...? We know how that feels (lesson learned: keep expensive shoes out of the puppy pen) and we'll do our best to help. Send us a picture of the item and we'll work with you to determine the next steps; whether it's a quick repair or a discount on a replacement.
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Everything is handmade in a smoke-free environment.