I have the most fun making the layered pillars. These candles have different-coloured layers, and the coloured wax drips down the candle to create one-of-a-kind patterns. I never know what they will look like, and am always excited to take them out of the mould to see what I have.
One of my favourite pieces is a white pillar candle. The white wax has been naturally whitened, using a charcoal filtering technique, and I buy it like that. I took an old drawing of a landscape that my son did, photocopied it onto tissue wrapping paper and then glued the tissue paper onto the candle. Then I dipped the whole thing into hot white wax to give it a nice sheen.
What I like about making and selling candles is the beautiful smell that I get to work with, the fact that I get to meet a lot of new people and I can please people with my creations. Most of all, I love being able to take a simple candle and make it into a work of art, and a beautiful piece of home decor. I like working with beeswax because it is a natural product that produces a lovely glow and healthy burn, which doesn't pollute our homes like other commercially-produced paraffin candle products. No artificial scents or dyes are added.