About our hand carved candles and
See our Hand Carved Candle Index
includes Birthday Countdown Candles, Anniversary
Countdown Candles, Unity Candles and Memorial
* OUR HAND
CARVED CANDLES... THE PROCESS
...also called 'Cut-n-Curl' Candles or
All of the hand carved and the hand sculpted
candles shown at our site we create from
"scratch". The large blocks of high
quality paraffin wax specially formulated for
"candle carvers" - are melted in our
custom-made wax tanks and "cookers".
We cast metal molds to create the peculiar-shaped
"center cores" for our hand carved
candles. Using a clear (transparent) wax allows
our candles to gives off a beautiful warm glow
when lit - since light passes through the clear
wax - making these beauties the 'center' of
The center cores are strung on a hand-held hook
and hand-dipped - one at a time - into hot
colored waxes using white in-between most colors
to help separate the colors - and to achieve
specific colors. There can be as many as 40 dips
for just one candle to achieve the proper
thickness and shape. The last few dips determine
the OUTSIDE COLOR of the candle.... the INSIDE
exposed when the candle is hand carved. Our
"dipping station" wax tanks are custom
made to our specifications. We have the ability
to hand-dip up to an 18" tall candle
depending on the diameter of the candle.
When all the dipping is done and the center core
is now about 1" wider than it's original
size the candle is hung from the hook and spins
freely ready to be "cut and curled".
This is accomplished using special knives, tools,
and 'fast but gentle fingers'... this process
requires both speed and accuracy. The wax is cut,
twisted and sculpted into beautiful intricate
patterns exposing the INSIDE COLORS. Patterns include twists
and spirals, criss-cross ribbons and
bows, hearts, basketweaves, angels with wings and halo.
Each hand carved design can be uniquely different
and wax temperature will play a role in the final
Watch "How It's Made - Carved Candles"
*EACH CANDLE IS MADE in the
highest tradition of professional candle making.
We create quality, long burning, hand-crafted
candles which we unconditionally guarantee
against defects in workmanship.
You can read about our experienced candle carver here:
We invite you to read testimonials from our
And here: http://www.waxwizard.net/testimonials-publiceye.html
* CANDLE COLOR, DESIGNS,
color chart for hand-carved candles is here:
several heights in both our "Wide Tops" and "Narrow Tops"
Visit this page for the best example of Wide Top
& Narrow Top size comparisons:
Due to wax temperature the elegant hand carved
cuts / designs may vary - sizes may vary slightly
AND colors may vary. ALL candles will
include white to separate the inside colors.
Please also be aware that dark colors such as
black, navy blue, royal blue, dark or medium
green, purple, burgundy and red tend to bleed
through the layers of white wax over time. If you
plan to display your hand carved candle over a
period of time we suggest you select light to
The most common cause of colors fading is
exposure to UV light, including direct sunlight,
reflected sunlight (such as being in a bright
room), and even some fluorescent bulbs. For this
reason candles should be burned as soon as
possible. When storing candles keep them wrapped
to avoid any type of light, and store them in a
cool dark place.
Please note that we use the more expensive
colored pigments which resist UV light much
better than the cheaper candle dye.
CUSTOM COLORS and more about wax
Matching a particular color is not always
If you mail us a color sample make every effort
to match your color, HOWEVER we CANNOT guarantee
color match. There are standard colors in our wax
tanks and to achieve other colors mixing hot wax
is necessary. As wax cools it's color will
change, so there's no way to see the final color
until it cools completely.
keep in mind as we're hand-dipping the candle
into the hot wax tanks we're creatitng layers of
color. When going from one color to another there
will be some bleeding which creates a new color
or shades of that color. So going from red to
white will result in pink. This is a natural
mixing and binding of the colored waxes that come
into contact with each other. Darker colors are
stronger colors and will bleed quicker and
colored waxes such as gold, or silver.... if
you've ordered a personalized candle that gets
decorated in silks we can add some metallic trim
when we decorate the candle, to pull your colors
Visit these pages to view the best examples of
inside and outside colors:
* SPEED AND
The wax is cooling at a very high rate so the
hand sculpting must be completed in less than 2
minutes for most size candles. That's the 'speed
part'.... the accuracy comes from having a sharp
eye, keepiing cuts even and level...and allot of
Message from Diane...
As owner of this company I think you should know
a litte about my background and experience. I've
been hand carving candles for over 20 years. I
was taught by a gentleman who had just closed his
candle shop (of many years) and was moving out of
state. He was willing to share this beautiful art
- and many well-kept secrets - with me. His fee
in 1990 was $1500 for a 40 hour week. For nearly
4 weeks he and I worked side-by-side, only
breaking for lunch --and scrapping many, many
"center cores"! Precision cutting,
carving and speed can only come with many, many
hours of practice and patience.
Wax Wizard Candles, the retail store opened for
business the following week right next door to my
Ceramic & Art Studio where I taught ceramic
and art classes for more than 25 years -
including hand-painting on porcelain china,
porcelain doll making, clay-sculpting, pottery
wheel, silk flower making and arranging, T-shirt
painting and air-brushing, pen-n-ink drawing,
water colors ... to name just some.
Because of my background in Art we can offer you
custom graphic designs to match your Wedding or
Party theme. Just let us know what you have in
NOTE: Turnaround Time is always posted
right near the item offered or on the page where
the item's offered and here: http://waxwizard.net/TA.html
Thanks again for your interest in our hand carved
*OUR PERSONALIZED CANDLES
hand-carved Birthday & Anniversary Countdown
Candles make wonderfully unique and
gift that are remembered and enjoyed
year-after-year to celebrate that special
Our Birthday Countdown Candle can be personalized
with your child's Name and date of birth. The
perfect Baby Shower gift or new baby gift that
will be enjoyed year after year !!
(we can hold your order for the child's name
& birth date)
Our Anniversary Countdown Candles can be
personalized with the couples Names and their
Wedding Date. The perfect wedding gift for newly
weds that they'll enjoy year after year !!
& Unity Candles can be personalized with the
bride & groom's Names and Wedding Date.
We create custom graphics to match your theme!
Unity Candles pages begin here:
Read more about our Unity and Wedding candles
*WE CREATE CUSTOM GRAPHICS to match
your theme and personalize your candle. We can
work from your original photo, graphic,
invitation, or company logo to create something
unique, personalized, and beautiful. We can
imprint Names, Dates, poems, verses, or your own
See some of our Custom Graphics and Custom Labels
Visit our Print Shop here: http://bridalshopstore.com/printshop.html
ANY graphic at our Print Shop can be used on
Unity Candles, Personalized Mini Pillars, Favor
Tags or Place Cards.
WE DECORATE YOUR CANDLE
and Unity Candles are beautifully decorated with
a variety of silk flowers, ribbons, metallic
leaves, pearl beads and other tasteful
embellishments - just enough to look classy but
Our Birthday Countdown Candles are decorated with
your choice of silks or colorful plastic
balloons. Our Anniversary Countdown Candles are
decorated with a simple selection of silks.
You can view some nice close-up photos here:
* SOME SAY
"THEY'RE TOO PRETTY TO BURN"
are fully functional so you can burn them and
enjoy them for many years to come. Following our
easy Burning Instructions will extend the life of
your Candle considerably. Our 'Wide Top' Candle
can later accommodate an 8-10 hour votive
extending the life further.
Burning Instructions for our hand-carved
Burning Instructions for our Countdown
* OUR CENTERPIECE
& CANDLE ACCESSORIES
We offer a
large selection of centerpieces and centerpiece
accessories including glass stemmed candle
holders, glass bowls, glass cylinders, glass
hurricanes, glass vases, candle holders, candle
lanterns, decorative bird cages, centerpiece
mirrors, decorative mirrors, river rocks, colored
sand and more!
Use our candles, glassware, candle holders and
centerpiece accessories to create beautiful and
unique centerpieces, wedding centerpieces, table
decorations, reception table lighting, candle
arrangements, table centerpieces and home decor.
our Centerpiece page
Candle Accessories page
* OUR PARTY FAVORS
& CANDLE FAVORS
We offer a
huge selection of Party Favors for ALL occasions
and life celebrations
Always 15 to 58% OFF Retail
Our Favor Index page is here:
Visit our Print Shop for
Personalized Favor Tags and Personalized Place
Cards. We offer a large selection of graphics to
match your theme!
Personalized Ribbons here:
* OUR BRIDAL
Our Bridal Shop Store offers hassle-free
shopping for Bridal accessories including our
baeutiful hand carved unity candles, cake tops,
guest books, guest book alternatives, signing
stones, pen sets, ring pillows, toasting flutes,
cake server sets, handkerchiefs, special hankies,
reception card holders, decorative bird cages, discount
wedding favors and much more!
We offer you all the major Wedding collections
and themes including Cinderella, Disney, Mickey,
Precious Moments, Dreamsicles, Biker Weddings,
Lillian Rose, Simply Charming, CR Unique,
FashionCraft, Cassiani Collection, Kate Aspen and
many other products.
We offer one of the largest selections of Cinderella
Wedding products including:
Cinderella Caketops, Guest Books, Pen Sets, Ring
Pillows, Ring Holders, Glass Slippers, Cinderella
Candle Favors, Coaches, Carriages, Castles,
Slippers, Pumpkins, Place Card Holders, Picture
Frames, Favor Tags, Place Cards and more!!
Visit our Wedding Lobby for a list of all our
Bridal Accessories or go direct to our Bridal Shop Store.
* OUR PRINT
SHOP - http://bridalshopstore.com/printshop.html
Our Print Shop offers personalized Favor Tags,
Personalized Place Cards and Personalized
We offer a wide selection of
graphics to match your theme
GRAPHIC SAMPLES can be viewed in several location
throughout our websites:
You can choose a Font from our Font Library
beginning here: http://bridalshopstore.com/fonts1.html
*INK COLOR AND GRAPHIC
choose ink color and border colors from our color
You can read details about our Imprinted Items
*WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ:
Our Ordering Information here:
Our Store Policies here:
*WE INVITE YOU TO READ
our customer Testimonials here:
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