Friday, September 29, 2017

Hello Autumn

I know what you're thinking, that's a very summery looking candle.  With it's pineappley shape and pool blue hues it certainly doesn't scream, Welcome to a new FALL season!

I've been pouring fall candles for several months now and as much as I have a fondness for the warm autumnal palette I needed a serious break from it and from the headache inducing fall fragrances!  Does anyone else think fall fragrances are just too strong? Too spicy?   If you have any suggestions or favorites that aren't the typical fall scents, I'd love to hear about them.

My home has smelled like a perpetual pumpkin spiced bakery, even my neighbor came over to see what I've been up to because she can smell it from her house and when we left on a 5 day holiday at the begging of Sept the aroma traveled with us AND greeted us upon our return.

So I decided to play around with a new dipping technique and I've been wanting to test out my pineapple mold that I made few months back and never had a chance to pour.  The technique is amazing and the gold dip is more lustrous than I thought possible to achieve with a wax alone.  In the past I've had to over dip in gloss or add glitter to make it sparkle and shine.  The next steps are wick sizing and getting a burn from it, that dip is super thick and heavily concentrated with dyes so I definitely have my work cut out for me.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Death Stars for Christmas

Hi candle friends.  Yes, I know it's way to soon to be thinking about the holidays...or is it?

I've spent a lot of my August gearing up for the season and honestly that's about 3 months behind where I should have been...but I was enjoying my summer so much the last thing I wanted to think about or spend anytime on was Christmas!

So August first hit and I literally had to force myself to sit at my dusty desk and write out a list of what I should offer this year for Christmas.

I started the list with molds that I've bought or made and never used.  For one reason or another I have a ton of really cool designs that have never seen the light of day, or better put, poured with wax.

This Star Wars candle is one of them.  I picked this mold up from Amazon of all places and in the drawer it went where it was properly ignored for close to THREE years!