I LOVE candles! It’s one of the small luxuries that I don’t splurge on too often, but when I do, I appreciate that extra ambiance the warm glow brings. I recently went to a candle lit yoga class and the difference it made was almost worth the cost of the class. Almost.
If you haven’t noticed, we recently launched a brand new collection of hand-decorated candles from Chandler’s Candles. The collection includes pillar candles, votive candles, tapered candles, and for the lovebirds out there, the unity set!
Chandlers starts with their own specially designed candle molds, along with American made blended paraffin wax and all natural cotton wicks. The wax has a very high burning point, which means their candles will not bend or melt in hot summer temperatures (nice!) and they have a long burn time…about 120 hours for a 3×9 candle! (That’s like binge watching all 6 seasons of Downton Abbey while STILL having your candles burning bright!)
Not too hot, not too cold! Temperature is everything in candle making, so the wax has to be heated to just the perfect temperature for the candle to properly set up in the candle mold. Each mold uses only cotton wicks. Even the size of their wicks are specially made for their type of candles. After pouring the hot wax in the mold, it must be cooled down rapidly in order for the candle to set up correctly. There’s definitely a science to how this happens.
At certain points in the candle decorating process, the candle is dipped into a hot tank of beeswax, which gives the candles a creamy, white textured look, allowing for the decorator to embellish the candle, place the personalization and finalize the candle.
Each of Chandler’s candles is painstakingly handcrafted so you receive a genuine, one-of-a-kind article. They then hand wrap each candle to give it that gift-giving look. Even the way they pack it with love to make sure it arrives on time and undamaged is a reflection of the pride they take in their work.
We’re so excited to welcome them on the Zazzle Platform, and hope to see all of your beautiful designs on them as well.