ForestCandleStudio

Unique Candles for Home, Weddings, Gifts

Santa Monica, California | 476 Sales

ForestCandleStudio

Unique Candles for Home, Weddings, Gifts

Santa Monica, California 476 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(170)

Announcement   Welcome to Forest Candle Studio!
I'm passionate about creating unique beeswax candles unlike any you have ever seen. Each candle is a work of art, individually handcrafted. They are meant to add beauty and natural luxury to your life - light them, display them, keep them for yourself, give them away, whatever brings you joy!

Beeswax Rose Candles, Organic Spice Candles, Glitter Candles and more....
A favorite for gifts for all occasions, home decor, holidays, weddings and other special events.
Custom orders are welcomed.

Need it right away or close to it? ...see my "Almost or Ready To Ship" section for candles that ship in 1-7 days. All other candles are made-to-order. See each listing's "Shipping & Policies" tab for that item's estimated ship date.

Contact me if you need the candles by a specific date sooner than what's listed. Rush orders accommodated when possible but may incur an additional fee.

=======Your Needs are Important to Me!=======

Producing work of the highest quality and providing excellent customer service are my top priorities.

If you have any questions or would like assistance selecting the perfect candles for your home, gift or event, please contact me in whatever way is most convenient for you:

• CONVO me on Etsy: click "ask a question" button on any of my shop pages
• EMAIL me directly: forestcandlestudio [!at] gmail.com
• CALL me at my studio: 310.963.7545

For details about current turn-around times, shipping, payment, refunds, etc., read my shop policies here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/policy

=====To Find Out More About Me and How I Make the Candles=====

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/about/

...and in a personal interview by author/artist Diane Fergurson:
http://www.mindbodyspiritodyssey.com/2013/05/mind-body-spirit-artist-series-marcie.html

Reviews from my customers:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/reviews

=====Stay Up-to-Date on My Latest Shop News, Ideas & Favorites=====

• FOLLOW me on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
https://pinterest.com/forestcandle/
https://www.instagram.com/forestcandlestudio/

• FAVORITE my shop on Etsy:
Click "favorite shop" button (located at top of my shop pages) to get my new listings shown in your homepage activity feed.

• FOLLOW me on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/people/ForestCandleStudio
Click the blue "follow" button located on the left side of the page to get my latest Etsy favorites shown in your homepage activity feed.

Thank you for shopping at Forest Candle Studio!
Marcie Forest

PLEASE STOP BY my other Etsy shop to see my original art, fashion & other fun things, including hand-painted embellished tees & mixed-media paintings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarcieForestArt

==========On the Preferred Wedding Vendor List===========
• https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/forest-candle-studio-los-angeles-ca-754981
• https://www.weddingwire.com/forestcandlestudio
• https://weddinglovely.com/vendors/profiles/forest-candle-studio/
• http://www.mywedding.com/vendors/forest-candle-studio-403839
• http://www.amilitarystory.com/p/vendors_20.html
"Forest Candle Studio" in Unique Gift Ideas

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Candle designs & photos ©1996-2018 Marcie Forest (all rights reserved)

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 2, 2018

Welcome to Forest Candle Studio!
I'm passionate about creating unique beeswax candles unlike any you have ever seen. Each candle is a work of art, individually handcrafted. They are meant to add beauty and natural luxury to your life - light them, display them, keep them for yourself, give them away, whatever brings you joy!

Beeswax Rose Candles, Organic Spice Candles, Glitter Candles and more....
A favorite for gifts for all occasions, home decor, holidays, weddings and other special events.
Custom orders are welcomed.

Need it right away or close to it? ...see my "Almost or Ready To Ship" section for candles that ship in 1-7 days. All other candles are made-to-order. See each listing's "Shipping & Policies" tab for that item's estimated ship date.

Contact me if you need the candles by a specific date sooner than what's listed. Rush orders accommodated when possible but may incur an additional fee.

=======Your Needs are Important to Me!=======

Producing work of the highest quality and providing excellent customer service are my top priorities.

If you have any questions or would like assistance selecting the perfect candles for your home, gift or event, please contact me in whatever way is most convenient for you:

• CONVO me on Etsy: click "ask a question" button on any of my shop pages
• EMAIL me directly: forestcandlestudio [!at] gmail.com
• CALL me at my studio: 310.963.7545

For details about current turn-around times, shipping, payment, refunds, etc., read my shop policies here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/policy

=====To Find Out More About Me and How I Make the Candles=====

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/about/

...and in a personal interview by author/artist Diane Fergurson:
http://www.mindbodyspiritodyssey.com/2013/05/mind-body-spirit-artist-series-marcie.html

Reviews from my customers:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/reviews

=====Stay Up-to-Date on My Latest Shop News, Ideas & Favorites=====

• FOLLOW me on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
https://pinterest.com/forestcandle/
https://www.instagram.com/forestcandlestudio/

• FAVORITE my shop on Etsy:
Click "favorite shop" button (located at top of my shop pages) to get my new listings shown in your homepage activity feed.

• FOLLOW me on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/people/ForestCandleStudio
Click the blue "follow" button located on the left side of the page to get my latest Etsy favorites shown in your homepage activity feed.

Thank you for shopping at Forest Candle Studio!
Marcie Forest

PLEASE STOP BY my other Etsy shop to see my original art, fashion & other fun things, including hand-painted embellished tees & mixed-media paintings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarcieForestArt

==========On the Preferred Wedding Vendor List===========
• https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/forest-candle-studio-los-angeles-ca-754981
• https://www.weddingwire.com/forestcandlestudio
• https://weddinglovely.com/vendors/profiles/forest-candle-studio/
• http://www.mywedding.com/vendors/forest-candle-studio-403839
• http://www.amilitarystory.com/p/vendors_20.html
"Forest Candle Studio" in Unique Gift Ideas

===================================================
Candle designs & photos ©1996-2018 Marcie Forest (all rights reserved)

Marcie Forest

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About

Unique Handsculpted Beeswax Candles Inspired by Nature's Beauty

It all started in late Spring 1996 when I fell in love with working with beeswax and roses in my encaustic paintings. The sculptor side of me envisioned a candle shaped like a rose, mounted on rock, adorned with whole roses. I had to see what it would look like!

I'd always loved candles but had never made them before, so I jumped right in and spent the summer turning my idea into reality. First I studied traditional candlemaking techniques, then developed my own. By September my first group of "Rose Candle Sculptures" were completed and quickly sold out. Forest Candle Studio was born!

Over the years my original candle designs continue to evolve and new designs are added. As always, I use my own special techniques to handcraft each candle as an individual work of art. No two candles are exactly the same.

Whether lit or displayed, they are meant to add beauty, joy and natural luxury to your life. Many of the candles can be reused indefinitely by replacing the burned core with a votive or tea light.

HOW THE CANDLES ARE MADE:

I use 100% pure beeswax from honey farms in California and the Pacific Northwest. The natural colors of my beeswax candles range from golden amber to ivory white. To create unique shades in a wide variety of colors, I hand-dye the beeswax in small batches using eco-friendly USA-made candle dyes.

With loving care and close attention to detail (and my favorite knife & paint brush!), I hand-build, shape and dip many delicate layers of beeswax until satisfied with each candle design.

To adorn the candles, I use fair-trade roses that I air dry in small bunches throughout the year. A final dip in beeswax preserves their natural beauty. Other adornments include organic spices, organic lavender, paints & glitters, ribbons, brooches and other beautiful or unusual materials.

For the Rose Candle Sculptures, I hand-cut granite and other types of natural stone to use as permanent bases.

The entire process for each candle can take several days to a week or more.

WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU:

A variety of candle sizes, styles, colors, adornments, and quantities are available in my shop or by request. Any of my candles can be customized to your needs - just ask!

Since 1996 I've had the pleasure of creating candles for customers all over the world for:
• year-round gift-giving • home decor • weddings • holidays and other special occasions • entertaining • relaxation • spiritual rites • memorial candles • and more...
Custom orders are always welcomed.

My customers' feedback:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/reviews

Please contact me if you have any questions:
CONVO me on Etsy: click "ask a question" link on any of my shop pages
EMAIL me directly: forestcandlestudio [!at] gmail.com
CALL me at the studio: 310-963-7545

Don't forget to bookmark my page or add my shop to your Etsy Favorites so you can find me again easily!

Keep up with My Latest Shop News, Ideas, Inspiration & Resources:
• LIKE me on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ForestCandleStudio
• FOLLOW me on PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/forestcandle/
• FOLLOW me on INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/forestcandlestudio

• COMING SOON: Hopefully by Spring 2018 I can restock my other Etsy shop with my original art, fashion & other fun things; please stop by when you get a chance!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarcieForestArt

Some of my Celebrity Customers:
Jean & Alex Trebek • Pati & Danny Hillis • Deepak Chopra • Jerry West • Pete Sampras • Reba McEntire • Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne • Bernie Taupin • Gregory Butler • Tiffany-Leigh Moskow & Drew Seltzer • Frances Cobain • Michelle Pfeiffer • Arthur McFarlane ll

Selected TV, Press:
• Featured on HGTV on The Carol Duvall Show "Artist-at-Work" series.
• Rose Garden Tapers in their home on "The Osbournes" TV series.
https://femme-rouge.uberflip.com/i/598851-femme-rouge-first-anniversary-edition/103 (2015 Holiday issue of FEMME-ROUGE Magazine, http://femme-rouge.com/)
http://ishjesbits.blogspot.com/2014/03/special-feature-friday-forest-candle.html
http://www.mindbodyspiritodyssey.com/2013/05/mind-body-spirit-artist-series-marcie.html
http://www.glamourandgraceblog.com/2013/victorian-elopement-inspiration/
http://www.designswan.com/archives/11-beautiful-and-unique-candle-designs.html
http://trinastrinketts.blogspot.com/2013/11/etsy-finds-friday-candles.html
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/holiday-craft-ideas-from-los-angeles-artists/
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/choosing-candles-for-your-home-160455
http://www.sarahtewphotography.com/blog/melissa-rodrigos-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building/

Forest Candle Studio is on several Preferred Vendor lists including:
https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/forest-candle-studio-los-angeles-ca-754981
https://www.weddingwire.com/forestcandlestudio
https://weddinglovely.com/vendors/profiles/forest-candle-studio/
http://www.allthelittledetailsdesigns.blogspot.com/p/vendors_4.html
http://www.amilitarystory.com/p/vendors_20.html

Shop members

  • Marcie Forest

    Owner, Maker/Designer, Curator/Everything Else That Needs Doing!

  • Camille Forest

    Assistant Curator

  • Cary Forest

    Marketing Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on October 6, 2018
Hello and welcome to Forest Candle Studio!
My name is Marcie Forest - I'm a beeswax candle artisan and fine artist.
Unique work, superb craftsmanship, and excellent customer service are my top priorities.

If you have any questions please contact me in whatever way is most convenient for you:
Via Etsy's conversation system: click "contact shop" or "ask a question" button on any of my shop pages
EMAIL: forestcandlestudio [at!] gmail.com
CALL my studio: 310.963.7545 (leave a voicemail & I'll get back to you asap within 24 hrs)

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
=====CANCELLATIONS & ORDER CHANGES BEFORE SHIPPING=====

Domestic & International orders:
When I receive your payment I start work on your order, so if you need to make any changes (e.g., item, color, size, style, adornment, quantity) let me know asap so I can accommodate your request if possible. There may be an additional charge depending on what you request. If the changes you want result in costing less than you originally paid, only shop credit (no cash refunds) can be given for these changes to your order.

If you need to cancel part or all of what you've ordered, shop credit will be given as follows:
• Custom orders decided on a case by case basis.
• For all other orders if you cancel before I mail your order, you will be given shop credit for amount paid including shipping fee (less 25% of candle price restocking fee).

**PLEASE NOTE**
AFTER YOUR ORDER HAS BEEN MAILED, no cancellations can be made. Please see the "returns/exchanges" policies below if you'd like to return or exchange your order.

==========RETURNS / EXCHANGES==========

• ONLY USA orders are eligible for returns or exchanges.
• Domestic custom orders are approved on a case by case basis.
• PERSONALIZED orders are confirmed with buyer for accuracy before shipping and therefore are final sales and NOT eligible for return, refund or exchange.
• INTERNATIONAL orders are considered custom made, are confirmed with the buyer before shipping, and as such are final sales NOT eligible for return, refund or exchange.

I want you to be happy with your purchase (or gift)!
To qualify for a return or exchange, all three conditions stated below must be met.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the amount of work and expense involved in making the candles, CASH REFUNDS are NOT GIVEN for returns / exchanges under any circumstances.

CONDITIONS FOR RETURN / EXCHANGE:

• #1: If you aren't satisfied with your purchase for any reason, please CONTACT ME WITHIN 3 DAYS of receipt of your package so we can discuss the situation and find a solution. I'm available via email, Etsy conversation (aka convo) or telephone. My contact info is shown on the business card you received with your order, at the top of my Etsy "shop policies" page, on my "about page" in my Etsy shop, and at the bottom of each listing in my Etsy shop. You can also click "contact shop owner" on my Etsy shop main page or "ask a question" on any of my Etsy shop listing pages.

• #2: You must get prior authorization from me before returning your candle(s). As long as the candles are unused and in their original condition (new, resalable), you can return them for a shop credit (amount you paid less original shipping fee & 25% of candle price restocking fee) for an immediate exchange or a future purchase in my Etsy shop. If your replacement item(s) & their ship fee cost more than your shop credit I'll invoice you for that amount. If they cost less than your shop credit you can use the remaining balance on a future order. No cash refunds will be given for returns or exchanges.

• #3: Buyer must mail back the candles to me in their original wrapping no later than 7 days after date received as shown on USPS tracking/delivery confirmation. Buyer pays for return shipping & MUST include tracking, delivery confirmation & full value insurance. You may reuse the original shipping box & bubble wrap if desired.

Shop credit or the exchange items of your choice will be made/sent to you as soon as I've received the returned items & any monies due for the new items. If returned items are received in less than perfect condition, customer is responsible for any loss in value.

=====DAMAGED OR LOST IN MAIL: REFUNDS & REPLACEMENTS=====

Applies to USA & International shipments.

Your candles are mailed to you fully insured. The candles are packaged carefully and it is very rare for them to be damaged in shipping. Please open your package as soon as possible upon receipt because shipping companies have time limits on making claims for damage or loss.

CONTACT ME RIGHT AWAY if any item has been received damaged in shipping, or not received within the expected transit time.

• If received damaged, give me a description via Etsy conversation, email or phone.
TAKE PHOTOS of the candle damage and the packaging and email the photos to me asap (photo proof of item damage and of the interior of shipping box with its bubble wrap etc showing how item was packed is required to file a claim).

• I will then file the insurance claim form online on your behalf with a written statement about the damage or loss. After the claim is filed, the insurance company may ask for you to fill out a short form via email verifying the damage or loss. If so, I'll let you know beforehand.

• Meanwhile I will remake your candle(s) right away and ship them to you at no charge, or if you prefer a cash refund of your original amount paid (including ship fee) I will issue it to you as soon as I've received it from the Post Office or Shipsurance (Etsy's package insurance partner).

**IMPORTANT**
Do not dispose of the damaged item(s) & packaging during the claims process (if you do, you will waive your insurance coverage, and your right to a refund or replacement).

The claims process can take up to approximately 30 days (may be longer for international claims), so please be patient to hear from me as to what to do with the damaged item(s).
Payment
Payment must clear before your order will be made and shipped.

For a preview of the checkout process, here's Etsy's help article on how to make a purchase: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

CONTACT ME FOR HELP IF:
• you need assistance before &/or during the checkout process
• you'd like to pay in installments
I'll be happy to work it out with you!

*** IMPORTANT *** PLEASE NOTE ***
Any customs fees, duties &/or taxes for INTERNATIONAL orders are not included in the purchase price and are the sole responsibility of the buyer upon your order's arrival in the destination country. International purchases are custom made especially for you and not eligible for cancellation, return or refund. Please contact me prior to purchase if you have any questions :)
Shipping
After receipt of your paid order I'll send you:
• Confirmation of your purchase
• An estimated mailing date
• Periodic updates on the progress of your candles while they are being made
• Shipping info with tracking # will be sent to you once your order is mailed

==========TURN-AROUND TIMES==========

Upon receiving your order it is placed in line with the rest of my orders.

Each candle is made in stages with great care & attention to detail, often taking several days to a week or more to complete. Custom designs, colors, adornments, or other special requests may take longer.

EACH LISTING SHOWS ITS CURRENT ESTIMATED PRODUCTION TIME in the "Shipping & Policies" tab. The turn-around time is updated as needed and depends on my work schedule at the time of your order. For weddings & prior to holidays please order early whenever possible!

• If you need to receive the candles by a specific date, tell me in the "notes to seller" section during checkout. If needed sooner than the production time shown in the listing, contact me prior to purchase to confirm availability.

• Rush orders accommodated when possible (there may be an additional charge).

==========SHIPPING DETAILS==========

Your package will be shipped to the address on your Etsy receipt unless you've told me otherwise. International orders must be shipped to buyer's address.

All orders ship via US Postal Service (USPS), fully insured, with tracking & delivery confirmation. Shipping via UPS and FedEx is available by request.

Contact me for rates and availability to your country if you don't see it in the listing you wish to purchase.

EACH LISTING shows the current production time & shipping fee for that particular item. Please allow for possibility of longer transit time during winter holidays or stormy weather delays.

DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL MAILING METHODS & TRANSIT TIMES:

USA
• My standard shipping method is USPS Priority Mail
• Delivery time approx 2-3 days, but can take up to 5 days.
• Overnight delivery via Priority Mail Express available for additional charge.
• Rates shown are from California to East Coast. If you'd like a quote to your location contact us. Otherwise, we will refund shipping fee overages to you via your original payment method.

INTERNATIONAL
Contact us for current info on availability & requirements for shipping to you internationally.


=====COMBINED SHIPPING: DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL=====

• If more than one listing is purchased and the items can be packed together, I will refund shipping overage (if any) to you via your original payment method,
OR
• Prior to purchase contact me for a quote to your location and I'll set up a reserved listing for you with the items you want and adjusted shipping fee.

PLEASE NOTE that to allow enough space around your candles to protect them in transit, some items cannot be packed together to ship economically (surcharges for large boxes are costly). In these cases the items will ship separately (as already charged for in each item listing).
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding use, care, or display of candles you have ordered from me.

Here are excellent guidelines from the National Candle Association for safe use of any type of candle: http://www.candles.org/safety_rules.html

Enjoy candlelight every night!

Back to our shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio