Sunday, April 4, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Part Fourteen

The artist we have for you this week is one after my own heart - she's into some of the stuff that I'm into!  It's pretty nifty to me to see someone who does some of what I do, only differently.  Her name is Jenn, and she is the owner of Jennuine Candles.

She is, as her banner states, "scenting the world... one candle at a time."

By day, Jenn is an occupational therapist, who has the rewarding but stressful job of working with an older adult population.  She found her escape, though - candlemaking and photography.  Like many other handmade artisans, she started with the idea of making candles for her own home and as gifts for friends, but then started getting enough requests from friends and coworkers that the business was born.

It makes sense, her work is beautiful, and I can only imagine the scents.  In fact, some of the items in her Etsy store have been featured in Etsy treasuries, like these Island Hopper palm wax star tarts and this Rose Covered palm wax ball candle.

And her Hugs and Kisses palm wax tarts were features on the Etsy front page!

For those of you who don't know Etsy, all this featuring and front page stuff is a big deal.  It means you're getting noticed, a tough thing on Etsy, and it means that your work is top-notch stuff.

Jenn also has a very neat product that I've never seen anywhere else - Spa-ndles!

What the heck is a Spa-ndle?  Good question!  Especially since I had the same question when I saw it on her blog.

These are soy container candles, that melt when burned, and become soothing and sensual massage lotion/oil!  I'm sorry, but that's just amazing.  Amazing, I tell you!  They're made with soy wax, mango butter, Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Essential oils - this is the same stuff we use in our soaps and other products! These are quality and beneficial ingredients.

They're available in both her Etsy shop and her Artfire Studio.

For the holidays, look at how innovative she's been - palm wax tart gift tags!

That's just very cool.  Of course, her regular ol' candles are awesome too.

Be sure to check her out!


jewelrybyjanelle50 said...

Great post for a fabulous candle making artist!

Joan said...

Burn up a candle and the leftovers are massage oils - what a totally cool idea!

mooaany said...

How wonderful! These are such beautifully colorful candles and things!

MakinTheBestOfIt said...

Now I want a Spa-ndle! What an amazing creativity! Wonderful post.

jennuinecandles said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful write-up!

Larissa said...

You're welcome, of course!

trusk4u said...

Excellent article as always!

CraftyMama said...

Wow, fantastic post!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post! Love the candles. So, so cute!

Mewes Mountain Arts said...

Amazing Post! I can't wait to try out some of these candles!!

DreamBubbles said...

Very thoughtfully planned out feature, she does amazing stuff and I'm so glad to have learned about her here. Thanks for a great post!

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