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Well, let's see, I was a beadweaver off and on for 40+ years until my eyes decided to go wonky and now, here I am, making candles and carving leather! I was deemed disabled by the SSA in 2003 but I get absolutely nothing - no medical, no income, nothing - although I paid into the system for years but I didn't have enough credits. This is the only way I can earn the extra income I need to get necessities. At this time, I am trying to get other disabled ladies and gents in my area to add items that they have hand-crafted into my shop to help them get by.

I love candles, and I enjoy making them. I used to make all my own candles and for some reason or another, I stopped. Anyway, I started noticing that the candles I was buying in the stores had very little, noticible aroma. I decided I wasn't going to pay those awful prices anymore for such low quality candles and I would start making my…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 6
  • Joined February 20, 2007

Favorite materials

Veg Tanned Leather, Leather Lace, Waxed Thread, Leather Tools, Organic Soy Wax, Mason Jars, Soy Based Fragrance Oils, Soy Based Dyes

About

Well, let's see, I was a beadweaver off and on for 40+ years until my eyes decided to go wonky and now, here I am, making candles and carving leather! I was deemed disabled by the SSA in 2003 but I get absolutely nothing - no medical, no income, nothing - although I paid into the system for years but I didn't have enough credits. This is the only way I can earn the extra income I need to get necessities. At this time, I am trying to get other disabled ladies and gents in my area to add items that they have hand-crafted into my shop to help them get by.

I love candles, and I enjoy making them. I used to make all my own candles and for some reason or another, I stopped. Anyway, I started noticing that the candles I was buying in the stores had very little, noticible aroma. I decided I wasn't going to pay those awful prices anymore for such low quality candles and I would start making my own again. Did I mention that I love candles? Once I started making them again, I thought that maybe there were others out there that may have also noticed the sad excuse of what they're trying to pass off as scented candles these days....Cheap petroleum based wax, manufacture grade fragrances, and no real choice in fragrances that you would like!

Well, I'm here to change all that! Pure Organic Soy Wax (NO GEs or GMOs) candles made with the highest quality of pure, uncut Soy Based Fragrance Oils. At the same time, I try to keep my prices as low as I can. I don't make very much on each candle I sell. I just want people to experience what candles should be...they aren't just for light anymore.......

Leatherwork - I do all the carving, tooling, stitching, staining, lacing and finishing myself. I use top A+ grade Veg Tanned leather. Mind you, the designs I put on my leatherwork are tooled by hand. I do not emboss or use a press on any of my leatherwork - like some leatherwork I have seen recently. My leather projects can take anywhere from 1 day to 3 weeks (sometimes 1 to 6 months) to complete, depending on the type of project and the intricacy of the design. In some cases I can personalize the leatherwork with your initials but most items requiring personalization must be pre-ordered. So, if you are wanting something that is personalized, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

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