Friday, June 24, 2011

Vines on the wall

We had just returned home from vacation, I was hollering to the kids to make sure everything from the beach was put on the back patio because I didn't want sand in the house when I walked back here and saw this.

Mother nature growing through the tiniest corner of my window.

I was delighted.

My husband was not, and as I was on the patio shaking out the beach towels he was cutting and pulling my pretty green friend from the ceiling.   By the time the children had laid out their seashells along the garden bed he had put away the caulk gun.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Grape Vine Candles

As I've been slowly trying to move my business away from the mass novelty candles I find myself coming right back to it, this time in the shape of grapes!

I couldn't resit, they are super cute and really fun to make and I thought they would go great with the wine cork candles.

These little grape clusters of wax are quite beautiful when lit.  They really glow!

Measures 2.5 inches long by 1 inch tall. Burns about 3 hours.I hHand paint the green vines and leaves.
Green and Merlot colored. Unscented for now, but I can find a good vino fragrance I'll go for it.

Any candle makers out there willing point me in the right direction?  I'm looking for an actual wine fragrance oil  The ones I've ordered have been very grape smelly and not like wine at all.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Floating rose candles new Rust color

Fall has been on my mind a lot lately and after re-tooling the color chart a few weeks ago I realized that I'm severely lacking a good range of fall color options.   It's on the project list this summer for a slow release but our first one is finished!

I had a few requests for a rust color last year after I released that disastrous pumpkin orange everyone said they liked "but could you make it a tad tamer?"  They were right it was just sooo Orange.

So here they are, in all their lovely rusty glorious-ness

Glowlite Candles online 
Glowlite Candles on etsy

NEW Star of David Candles

These are stunning aren't they?

Each Star of David candle will burn for 7 hours.  You can use them as floating candles or place them on a candle safe plate and use like a pillar candle.

I tried to get these released back in November, but I was so busy with those wine cork candles that I couldn't get them on the site.  I made a note to work on them at the end of September but I woke up this morning and said no way I don't want wait anymore, they just too beautiful. 

Glowlite Candles online
Glowlite Candles on Etsy

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summertime candle making

I read recently that September is the busiest month for weddings, which I have no reason to doubt. With the summer heat coming to a close for most the US and the onset of fall in all her splendor makes it a beautiful season for events.

As candles makers in the wedding industry our busiest month is June, where the four of us work near non stop.  I wish, I really really wish it was in November, when the desert lows make the heat wafting off the wax melters a welcome feeling.

Instead we're sweltering back here, the two a/cs can't keep up with the rising heat of the valley sun and the four wax melters set to 112 degrees.

You'd laugh if you saw us today, standing there de-molding roses by the dozens in our bathing suits.  Once those batches are done we'll re-pour, leaning as far from the tables as we can so splashes of molten wax don't bite our bare skin.  Those 15 dozen candles will take a bit of time to harden so we'll spend that down time lounging on floaties in the pool, which is where I'm heading as soon as I finish this post.

If your wedding is in September and you open up a bag of our roses or butterfly candles and you notice a faint fragrance, the tiniest hint of tanning oil or sunblock you'll know your candles were poured by a family in Arizona doing their best to escape the heat.