Friday, September 28, 2007

3x8 Beeswax Pillar Candle

This beautiful large purple and blue beeswax candle is listed for sale on my new Etsy account - I will be adding more items and getting better adept at listing real soon. My photography skills need improvement to show off the uniqueness and beauty of my candles. Who knew all the skills that a candle maker needs?!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Spider Lily

Lycoris radiata - red spider lily

These beautiful flowers impress me every fall with their color, prehistoric appearance and perseverance. They pop up in very unlikely places throughout our old homestead. The horses and dogs trample them but their leaves will appear next spring and the flowers will surprise me once again in September.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

36" Beeswax Tapers

Recently finished these 4 as a special order. They are 100% Beeswax and are 36" tall. They are twisty and curvy and will burn beautifully.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Beeswax Pillar Candle

This is pure unbleached white beeswax with natural colors added. The beeswax is nearly translucent. The flame back lights the color swirls for a magical candle experience.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

12" Beeswax Taper Candles

Here's a set of fun 12" Beeswax Tapers that I recently made. As I flip through the pictures quickly - it looks like their dancing.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Laila and 36" Beeswax Taper Candle

Laila (see my other blog for Laila's story) wants to know "how tall is this candle?"
It's 36" of luscious beeswax in a unique holder that Reed made. Our front door is in the background and that's only one half of the double door! No problem moving furniture in and out of this house. The doors were hand planed in 1832.
I don't have vats tall enough to accommodate making 36" candles. So this candle was made by repeatedly pouring beeswax from the top - down over the primed cotton wick, cooling between applications. After a week or so of curing, I apply color and shape - voila!
These one-of-a-kind candles look great on a stand alone table, or on the floor by the fireplace or wherever you want to make a statement.

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