Steve Clayton Blog

5 Days Left!!

Don’t delay on placing your custom guitar pick order…there are just 5 days left for our 20% off Father’s Day Sale!

Custom picks make wonderful Father’s Day gifts! They are useful for Dads who like to rock out, and the custom printing on them adds that personal touch.

Now through the 14th, we are offering a 20% discount on all custom guitar pick orders placed through our website at www.claytoncustom.com. Just use the promotional code “DADSROCK” when you check out to have the discount applied!

Screen shot 2015-06-10 at 3.26.13 PM

 

 

4 Days Left for 12% Off Your Custom Guitar Pick Order!

There are just 4 days left to take advantage of our Spring Sale for Custom Guitar picks! If you order online at www.claytoncustom.com any time between now and Monday, April 27th, be sure to enter in the promo code SPRING12 to get a 12% discount on your order! Custom guitar pick orders start at just $24.99 (text-only picks), and we offer free 1st class shipping on orders that are less than 400 quantity. What a deal!

Don’t delay; place your order now at www.claytoncustom.com!

Screen shot 2015-04-24 at 1.21.39 PM

2 Days Left!!

Don’t let our Halloween Custom Guitar Pick Sale pass you by! You can still order custom guitar picks any time today, or tomorrow before 11:59pm Central time, and get 10% off your entire order! Just visit our site at www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your custom picks. Use the code BOO14 to automatically have the discount applied! If you are an early Holiday shopper, this is a great time to get a gift for that musician in your life!

Halloween

 

 

Two Days Left to Get Free Stuff!

Hi Clayton Customers! Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend! Just a reminder that there are only two days left to take advantage of our “Get Free Stuff” promotion! If you place an order for custom guitar picks by tomorrow, 9/4 at 11:59pm (Central), you will automatically receive not one, but TWO free packs of Clayton guitar picks! You will receive one 6-pick Variety Pack, and one 12-pick pack of Hex .73mm Yellow picks! No promo code is required for this offer…you with get these free picks simply by placing your order as you normally would online at www.claytoncustom.com!

Time’s a-tickin’, so get your order in today! 🙂

Screen shot 2014-09-03 at 3.31.58 PM

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

Our July Custom Guitar Pick Sale has begun! We are now offering 15% off all custom guitar pick orders, and this special lasts for only three days! Starting today, July 25th, you can place your custom guitar pick order online at www.claytoncustom.com. When the site prompts you for a promotional code, enter in CJUL14 to automatically have 15% taken off of your order total. Again, this is only for 3 DAYS! Ends July 27th at 11:29pm Central Standard Time, so get your order in ASAP!

 

Screen shot 2014-07-25 at 2.52.23 PM

April Showers Sale!

Cheer yourself up from those April downpours with a new set of Clayton Custom Guitar Picks! This week we are running a 15% off your custom guitar pick order sale! To order custom picks and take advantage of this offer, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Create your pick design, and click on the ‘Order Pick’ button. When prompted for a promotional code, type in S14GP to automatically have 15% deducted from your order!

Don’t delay! This sale ends on 4/29/14 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time.

Screen shot 2014-04-24 at 2.11.33 PM

Pick-cakes

Looking for a unique way to use custom guitar picks at a party? How about as cupcake decorations?! It seems that cupcakes, especially ones with extravagant fillings or frosting decoration, are becoming increasingly popular for events. What better way to make them stand out than with some custom guitar picks crowning the tops? Below is a photo sent to us by customer Deanna Vickers, who placed an order for custom guitar picks for a friend’s birthday party. As you can see, she attached the picks to toothpicks so that she could place them in the tops of the cupcakes to make a customized dessert! They turned out so cool! It’s always fun to learn about the surprising and creative ways in which our customers use custom guitar picks, and we couldn’t help but share this idea!

20140308_185806-1

 

To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!

2 Days Left!!!

St. Patty’s Day has passed, but our sale lives on! Only for 2 more days though! So now is the time to place your order for custom guitar picks! If you order any time between now and 11:29pm central standard time on 3/21, you will automatically be upgraded on your order to ship Priority Mail instead of 1st Class, and we will include a free pack of our Acetal Flex picks in…you guessed it…green! To place your order, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Be sure to choose the 1st Class shipping method, so that you receive your automatic free upgrade. *Can only apply to orders shipping within the US*

St.Pats

Love Your Custom Picks!

Love and music areVDay in the air…it’s Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with 14% of your order for custom guitar picks! Starting today, we are running  this sale on custom picks, and it extends through next Friday, the 21st, so you can ‘feel the love’ for a whole week! To order, visit www.claytoncustom.com and start creating your design. Once your awesome custom guitar pick design is finished, you can order directly from the site, and use the code VLT76 to get 14% off of your order! Custom guitar picks also make a great gift! If you had an “oops” and forgot to get your sweetie a gift, you can always create the pick design, print out a copy of it, and say “Hey look what I got you! They just need to be made and shipped!” 🙂 Or, you can save this awesome gift idea for the next birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s day etc. Custom picks are both personal and useful, which is why they make such a great present!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, to all of our awesome customers!!

3 Days Left!

Happy New Year Clayton Customers!!! We have decided to kick off 2014 with a 10% off custom picks sale! Better hurry though, just three days left to put your order in! To take advantage of this discount, visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your custom pick design and place your order. When the site prompts you for a promo code, use NY14V to have the 10% discount automatically added! This offer ends on January 10th, so start designing right away!!

Screen shot 2014-01-08 at 4.48.42 PM

Strumming for the Cause

A couple weeks ago, we had the opportunity to make guitar picks to help support a wonderful cause. One of our customers, Justin Jacobs, has a passion for guitars and has recently been working on a very special project…building a guitar that he has christened the 65 Roses Guitar. Jacobs himself was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of three, and he explains that kids that age have trouble saying “cystic fibrosis” and it ends up being pronounced like “sixty five roses.”

Because Cystic Fibrosis is still non-curable, Jacobs wanted to take action to help find a cure. He has combined his musical passion with his desire for change to come up with the unique idea of building this special guitar to auction off. In addition, he has gotten the signatures of many celebrities who support his cause, and he will be framing those and auctioning them off as well. He is also currently working on a musical line-up for a benefit concert where he’ll auction off the items and collect the funds to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

560541_426426924144421_826325658_nOur contribution to Justin’s project was to donate custom guitar picks that he can hand out to help spread awareness about his project and what he is trying to accomplish.

To learn more about Justin Jacobs, his story, and the 65 Roses Guitar Project, visit

www.facebook.com/cfguitarproject

or check out these articles:

http://m.wfmz.com/Man-builds-guitar-to-raise-awareness-of-cystic-fibrosis/-/15946050/22621428/-/c27vj2z/-/index.html

http://touch.mcall.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-78051497/

Remember that any contribution helps, even something a simple as clicking “Like” on the 65 Rose Guitar facebook page will help to generate recognition for all of the hard work that Justin is doing to benefit others who have suffered from this terrible condition.

Music = Awareness

BreastCancerPicksMost of you probably already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What better way to help spread awareness than with custom guitar picks! We even offer a pink pick material, called pink delrin. These pink picks, with a custom ribbon design on them, are the perfect item to use as give-away’s at concerts, fundraisers, and events to support this ultra-important cause. They are also great to give as tokens to volunteers who participate in these events. Order today at www.claytoncustom.com!

 

Summer Strum


CampPikcs

Summer is upon us! For all of those summer camps that are starting up, what better way to advertise than by passing out custom guitar picks with your summer camp logo/website! Guitar picks are more durable and less likely to get thrown away than business cards or fliers. Or, if your camp has already started, custom picks are a great memento or prize to hand out to your campers! The picks shown in this image were made on our white pearl guitar pick material, but we offer a variety of other pick materials for custom printing, including Eco-friendly picks! Create and order your own custom summer picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!

Just Two Days Left!

Hurry up! Only two days left to place your order for custom guitar picks and still receive a 15% discount! We are currently running our Spring Sale and you can take advantage of getting 15% off any order of custom guitar picks. Just visit www.claytoncustom.com to create your design and place your order. When the site prompts you for a promo code, enter in the code SPR13 and the discount will automatically be deducted from your order! This sale ends at 11:59 central standard time tomorrow, 4/23, so get moving before this great deal blows away!Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 4.43.27 PM

Spiketastic

Are you looking for the quality of pick that you have come to expect from the Clayton brand, but with some extra attack for those speed riffs? Look no further than our Clayton USA Spike series. Available in 3 different shapes and 3 different gauges, these picks possess extra sharp edges and pointed tips that will allow you to get that killer attack you’ve been dying to unleash. Also, the Spikes are made out of the same pick material as our Ultem Gold series, so that you know they have the strength to stand the test of time, even after endless nights of hard-core rocking out. To order your Spike picks, visit http://www.steveclayton.com/spike.php today!

One Day Left!

Order custom guitar picks today! 3/19 is the last day of our St. Patty’s Promotion. If you place your order for custom guitar picks on our site at www.claytoncustom.com, and choose the USPS 1st class shipping option for orders shipping within the US, we will automatically upgrade your order to a free Priority shipment! You do not even need to enter in a promotional code to take advantage of this offer…we will take care of the upgrade for you once the order is placed. And that’s not all! In honor of the favorite color of the Irish, we will include a free pack of our popular Duraplex guitar picks, in green .88mm! So don’t hesitate, get that order placed ASAP!!

St. Patty’s Picks

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, so now is the time to start creating your custom good luck picks to make the perfect party! Visit www.claytoncustom.com to begin the design process. We offer green delrin picks to suit your Patty’s Day needs, or we have white picks that can be printed with any color ink like the ones shown in the image below. Starting at just $24.99, and with free standard shipping available for US orders, they are a steal! Save your gold for pesky leprechauns 😉 Place your order as soon as you can so that we have time to get them to you for your party, concert, or event!

Three Days Left!

For those of you who might have missed it, our Valentine’s Day Sale is currently running! We are offering 14% off any custom guitar pick orders placed by this Thursday, the 21st. To order your custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Create your pick design and save the design in an online account with us. Then click on the “Order Pick” button once the design in finalized. When completing the order process, the site will prompt you for a promotional code. Use FEB14 (all capital letters, no spaces) to have the 14% discount automatically applied. We are also offering free standard shipping for orders of less than 400 picks shipping within the US! Don’t delay; get your order in before this sale is out!

One Day Left!

There is only one day left to order custom guitar picks and receive your 10% off New Year’s discount! To take advantage of this sale, start by visiting www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your picks, or place a re-order of a design that you have already saved. Once you start the order process, you will be prompted to enter in a promotional code. Use the code NY13Z to automatically have 10% deducted from your total! Again, this sale only goes through midnight, central time, today. Order now!

Our New Year’s Sale Is On!

Going on now: Our Happy 2013 New Year Sale! Order any time between now and January 11th to receive a 10% discount on your order of custom printed guitar picks from Clayton, USA! To take advantage of this sale, start by visiting www.claytoncustom.com to design and order your picks, or place a re-order of a design that you have already saved. Once you start the ordering process, you will be prompted to enter in a promotional code. Use the code NY13Z to automatically have 10% deducted from your total! Again, this sale only goes through midnight, central time, this Friday the 11th. So don’t delay!

 

It’s now or never!

Okay, you’ve waited until the last minute to order custom printed guitar picks as a gift, but it can still be done! Place your order today at www.claytoncustom.com. If you choose the Fed Ex Overnight shipping method, we will ship your order out tomorrow, 12/21 and it will arrive on Monday, Christmas Eve. So don’t think that you are completely up a creek, because we’ve got you covered! We guarantee to do a one-day production time on orders that are placed with the Overnight shipping method.

Wishing a safe and happy holiday season to all of our customers! Thank you so much for your continued business with us!!

Start Your Design Now!

We are going to share a little secret with our devoted blog-readers; today is a great day to start working on a custom guitar pick design, because our Christmas Sale starts tomorrow! Make sure to sign up for our newsletters with your email on our contact page. You will automatically have an e-mail blast sent to you tomorrow with a discount code for 15% off your entire order! It’s not too late to order custom picks for holiday gifts, so be sure to take advantage of this sale that will only last three days!

Geocache that Pick!

As many of you know, custom picks are not made solely for musicians. They are often used for advertising, weddings, and even as clasp-openers for jewelry. What we really love is when our customers can combine their love of music with other passions, and this is one of the most interesting combinations that we have heard of so far!

Lisa is “a 40-year-old mum shamelessly playing metal in the attic when the rest of the family is at school/work…” Her second hobby is geocaching. Geocaching is a sort of high-tech treasure hunt where people go looking for boxes hidden by other players with a GPS all over the world.
They are about 5 million players worldwide. One may find little objects in the “geocache” that they can trade with another little object.
Some players make a trading item with their geocaching nickname and drop it in the geocaches. This is where Lisa’s “signature items” come in. Lisa decided, because of her love for electric guitar, that a customized pick would be the perfect treasure: it relates to her, fits easily even in small caches, and is original.
Lisa’s geocaching name is “Mirage Breton” meaning, in French, “Mirage from Brittany”.
Brittany being a region of France heavily influenced by Celtic culture- hence the Triskell design you can partially see on the pick- which represents land, sea and fire.
Lisa writes: “I’m thrilled by the quality of the picks and I have an immense pleasure playing my guitar with ‘my own picks’. I’m also enjoying the fact that these picks are now traveling all over the earth (I travel a lot) and puzzling fellow geocachers…”
Follow Lisa in her geocaching adventures on Twitter at:
http://twitter.com/geoT7

Shown here is the next geocache that Lisa is going to hide with the pick ready to be traded!

Lisa’s picks were made on our white pearl pick material, which gives that 3-D iridescent effect to her design. Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!

Cyber Monday Super Sale!

It’s Cyber Monday everyone, and our super sale is on! For one day only, we will be offering 20% off custom guitar pick orders! To order your custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com. When prompted for a promo code, enter in:              and you will automatically receive 20% off your order. We offer 14 different pick materials to choose from, in a variety of shapes and gauges. Pricing starts at just $24.99 and we offer free 1st class shipping on all orders of 300 picks or less! Again, ONE DAY ONLY on this sale!! Will end at midnight central time! Start your design right away!!!

All the Pretty Pearls

Our colored pearl custom guitar picks can make an especially unique holiday gift. This is because, along with being able to customize the design of the pick, you can also choose the color of the picks! The colored pearls are custom color matched, so you get to choose from a huge palate of colors when you place your order. Shown below are some examples. If you think that colored pearls might be the perfect gift for the musician in your life, the time to start designing your picks is now. They take about 3-4 weeks to produce, and you will also want to plan for shipping time. So don’t delay! Place your order at www.claytoncustom.com!

Don’t Let Our Thanksgiving Sale Pass You By!

This sale is three days only, so be sure to take advantage of it! Order custom picks now, and automatically get 15% off your order by using the promo code: TK12G. The sale started yesterday, so you can still order anytime today or tomorrow to use the 15% code. To order, visit www.claytoncustom.com and choose and design your picks. Save your design and click on the red “Order Pick” button to place your order. During the order process, you will be prompted for a promo code, so enter in promo code TK12G and the discount will automatically be deducted. Now is the perfect time to get a jump start on that holiday shopping!

Shown here is one of our customers’ custom fall designs, done on our Eco picks in natural…one of our new custom pick items!

Kid-inspired

We had to feature this design for custom picks because the team at Clayton all loved it! It is a very youthful, colorful design with the catchphrase “Doin’ It My Way” and it reminded us that it is very important to encourage kids to pursue their musical interests! If you know a young person who is just starting to get interested in guitar playing, custom picks are a great way to get them extra excited about following their dreams! We can print all types of designs on picks, so you can even scan in a design that a child has created to really give that special touch that lets them know they are a rock star. The holidays are coming and custom picks are awesome stocking stuffers! Order your custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!

It’s not too late!

Today is the last day of our Halloween sale, so it is still not too late to order and receive 10% off on custom picks! Just visit www.claytoncustom.com to place your order, and use the discount code HWL12 when prompted for a promotional code. So hurry up to take advantage of this offer and get your order placed! Most orders ship out in just 2-3 business days and custom picks start at only $24.99!

Creative Wedding Picks

Today we wanted to show off some of the creative wedding guitar picks designs that our customers have created! Custom wedding picks have become a very popular item, and they are used as favors, decorations, gifts, thank-you’s and announcements! Let your creativity loose by creating a really unique design like those shown below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the far left, the pick design mimics the opening title of The Simpsons TV show, but of course is replaced by the couple’s last name. This is a full bleed design on our acetal material guitar picks. For the middle pick, the couple chose to use a caricature of themselves (also full bleed art on acetal material). For the pick on the far right, the design is a very pretty bird and anchor graphic, and on the back of the picks is printed the couple’s names, their wedding date, and the the phrase “Flying High and Steady.” These were done on our white pearl picks, which helps to showcase the beautiful colors of the graphic and gives the picks a very classy “wedding look.”

Because of the popularity of wedding guitar picks, we have made a new website specifically to share designs and ideas; www.customweddingpicks.com. You can contact us directly with questions regarding wedding picks or how to order at weddingpicks@steveclayton.com and we will be happy to assist you. We would also love to feature more ideas on our site, so if you are interested please let us know!

To start the design process for custom picks right away, visit www.claytoncustom.com!

Pick of the Week — Rob “Fixxxman” Hendrikse

This week’s Pick of the Week was made for musician Rob Hendrikse. Rob is a member of a few different bands, including Defense, Lucky Faces and Rough ‘n Ready. For Defense, Rob already got a lot of different picks, so he thought it would be a good idea to design new ones for Lucky Faces and Rough ‘n Ready combined with his own artist name; Fixxxman. Lucky Faces is the acoustic version of Defense and Rough ‘n Ready. Lucky Faces is an acoustic duo (Rob’s girlfriend and himself) occasionally joined by a drummer and a bass player, (which are the other members of their newly formed classic rock band Rough ‘n Ready). The bands that Rob is involved with do covers of classic rock songs and they play them with a twist in their very own, unique style.
As Fixxxman, Rob does more singer/songwriter stuff and writes his own material as well.
The bands do a lot of shows throughout the Netherlands at festivals, parties and in a lot of live-music-supporting venues.
In March of 2012, Rob participated in the release of a non-profit CD- ‘29 Years, 29 Songs’- to honor his dear friend Saz, who died at the age of 29 in 2004, due to cancer. The CD was released to collect funds for a charity that makes the lives of kids with terminal diseases a little more bearable. 32 artists from The Netherlands, Australia, USA, Great Britain, Scotland and Spain participated, and all donated a song for the cause. A few names: Popa Chubby (USA), Michael Katon (USA), The Wildcards (GB), Hook Herrera (USA), Rob Tognoni (Aus), Julian Sas, Rob Orlemans and many others.
Rob also wrote and recorded a song for this album; “The Long Road.” It was recorded with the band Defense, and they were joined by the Dutch Blues Artist Rob Orlemans on Lead Guitar.
At the moment they have already sold 1000 copies of the double CD and they are planning to relaease part 2 in March 2013. A lot of major (blues) artists have already agreed to participate on part 2. Danny Bryant, Jon Amor Band, Jim Schuler, The Ori Naftaly Blues Band (Israel), 16 Dollars, Rough ‘n Ready and many more.
All about the CD can be found on http://www.stichtingsaz.nl
To learn more about the bands that Rob is in, see the following sites:
Defense: http://www.defense-theband.nl/
Rough ‘n’ Ready: https://www.facebook.com/#!/rnrclassicrock
Lucky Faces: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lucky-Faces-2-Voices-1-Guitar/335120886566774
Check out this Fixxxman YouTube video as well! http://youtu.be/smVjS0cTb_k
We really love the way that Rob combined all of his logos together to make an awesome custom guitar picks design for acetal picks! To create and order your own custom pick design, visit www.claytoncustom.com. Also, be on the lookout for a special Halloween promotional discount for custom pick orders towards the end of this month! Discount codes will be e-mailed automatically if you have created an account with us!