Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Custom Candles

Just a quick post to show (off!) some custom candles that were picked up this morning. Mel first found me at the Niche Markets in May and has been kind enough to keep coming back for more and bringing along her empty containers to be refilled. This time she gave me some different containers of her own as well as ones she had bought from me. The challenge is to get the right amount of wax to fill them and the right wick for the candle to burn cleanly. What fun!Mel's chosen fragrances this time around were: Vanilla, Pomegranate & Black Currant (my fave); Rhubarb; White Tea & Ginger and; Cinnamon Sugar.
Also had a play with layering the colours in the candles - the far left (hard to see) is pale yellow with white on top and the second from left is a pale pink and white. Am quite happy with how they turned out. Looking forward to hearing how they burn for her.
In the background are the two candles I have made up for Michelle of Nook wrapped and ready to be posted.


Peg and Kate said...

These containers, are gorgeous. Maybe you could start sourcing some containers at your local second hand stores, and do a groovy vintage line.

red bamboo said...

Great idea! Have been keeping an eye out for some interesting containers.