Candles, Just Like Mom used to Make ;)

There are now more candles up for sale in the shop! I’ve found that candle making is a great way to reuse pieces that come out of the kiln with imperfections. This time around I was able to outsource that job to my very creative mother. I’d like to give a big shout out to her for taking on the project. She used soy wax and essential oils to give new life to some pieces I had been holding on to around the shop. I believe this will be an ongoing collaboration between us going forward. <3

More Candles and Better Pictures

This past weekend I turned some of the pieces with minor glaze imperfections from my last firings into candles. They turned out so lovey <3 I’ve already sold 4 of the 7. The rest are up for sale here.

I have been looking for a better way to take pictures of my work lately. I just haven’t been feeling my old method and have been looking for a way to capture the depth of the glazes better. Today was a bright, sunny day so I tried taking pictures outside on an old stump in our back yard. I am super happy with the results! It was much easier to photograph this way too, so bonus 😀

This large cinnamon candle is a stand out to me from the bunch. It smells like a stick of pure cinnamon and looks like toasted marshmallows dripped over the edge. It just feels so cozy to me with winter coming and the holidays upon us. Sorry, it is one of the pieces I sold right away.

This one is also drippy and cute, and still available. (Sold)

Don’t forget I have all my old work on sale 30% off right now also! This beauty is only $14.00 + s&h.

I have plans for a low fire this week and I will hopefully finish up a few vases and planters in that. I might be making a couple more candles as well. Thanks for all the love and support!

Candles

I have made some candles ;D They’re for sale here!

In my previous post I talked about how I had some glaze defect problems with my last firing. The glaze defects made these otherwise beautiful pieces not food safe. Thankfully my mom gave me the great idea to make candles out of them instead. Turn the lemons into lemonade if you will, and cute lemonade at that 🙂

I love how these candles turned out and I’m sure I will continue to work on my candle making skills in the future. They are made of soy wax. Some of them are scented with essential oils and some are unscented. I think this citrus scented one is my favorite in both looks and scent.

Besides the candles I am currently working on some shot glasses and drinking cups for the Cheeseburger in Caseville festival. The plan is to set up a little stand at the Wooded Island Sports Grill like last year. I will be there selling in the afternoon/evenings on the 17th, 18th and 19th next month. Hopefully the shot glasses I’m working on will turn out, but no matter what I have some great pieces I’m hoping to find new homes for 🙂 I’ll put out more info as the festival gets closer. Thanks for the support and much love <3