ForestCandleStudio2

Unique Candles & Fine Art for Home, Weddings, Gifts

Santa Monica, California
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Announcement    Welcome to Forest Candle Studio 2
We're a mother-daughter artist duo who are 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!

===== What are our customers saying? =====
(A quick backstory & how you can see reviews)
My name is Marcie Forest, and I opened my original Etsy shop "Forest Candle Studio" in 2009. Since my daughter Camille has now permanently joined me in the studio, we opened this new Etsy shop together and are phasing out the original shop. We opened "Forest Candle Studio 2" on Jan 1, 2022, so there aren't any reviews here yet. However, my original shop (Forest Candle Studio) is rated a "5 stars, top Etsy shop" with over 210 reviews & 700 sales from 2009-2021. You can see these reviews via the following link to my original Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/reviews

============= What we make =============
Using our original designs & techniques, we handcraft Beeswax Rose Candles, Organic Spice Candles, Glitter Candles and so much more....
A favorite for gifts for all occasions, home decor, holidays, weddings and other special events.
Custom orders are welcomed.

As artists we also work in other mediums (painting, printmaking. mixed media. photography, wearable art). We'll list these items in our shop as soon as they're available.

=========== Turn-around time ===========
Need your candles right away or close to it? ...see our "Almost or Ready To Ship" section for candles that ship in 1-7 days.

All other candles are handmade-to-order, and due to high demand may take several weeks before they're ready to ship. See each listing for that item's estimated ship date.

Contact us if you need your 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 Us =====
Producing work of the highest quality and providing excellent customer service are our top priorities.

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

• MESSAGE us on Etsy: click "contact" or "message Marcie & Camille" button on any of our shop pages
• EMAIL us directly: forestcandlestudio2 [!at] gmail.com
• CALL us at our studio: 310.963.7545 (please leave a message & we'll call you back asap)

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 2, 2022

Welcome to Forest Candle Studio 2
We're a mother-daughter artist duo who are 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!

===== What are our customers saying? =====
(A quick backstory & how you can see reviews)
My name is Marcie Forest, and I opened my original Etsy shop "Forest Candle Studio" in 2009. Since my daughter Camille has now permanently joined me in the studio, we opened this new Etsy shop together and are phasing out the original shop. We opened "Forest Candle Studio 2" on Jan 1, 2022, so there aren't any reviews here yet. However, my original shop (Forest Candle Studio) is rated a "5 stars, top Etsy shop" with over 210 reviews & 700 sales from 2009-2021. You can see these reviews via the following link to my original Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/reviews

============= What we make =============
Using our original designs & techniques, we handcraft Beeswax Rose Candles, Organic Spice Candles, Glitter Candles and so much more....
A favorite for gifts for all occasions, home decor, holidays, weddings and other special events.
Custom orders are welcomed.

As artists we also work in other mediums (painting, printmaking. mixed media. photography, wearable art). We'll list these items in our shop as soon as they're available.

=========== Turn-around time ===========
Need your candles right away or close to it? ...see our "Almost or Ready To Ship" section for candles that ship in 1-7 days.

All other candles are handmade-to-order, and due to high demand may take several weeks before they're ready to ship. See each listing for that item's estimated ship date.

Contact us if you need your 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 Us =====
Producing work of the highest quality and providing excellent customer service are our top priorities.

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

• MESSAGE us on Etsy: click "contact" or "message Marcie & Camille" button on any of our shop pages
• EMAIL us directly: forestcandlestudio2 [!at] gmail.com
• CALL us at our studio: 310.963.7545 (please leave a message & we'll call you back asap)

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About ForestCandleStudio2

Sales 27
On Etsy since 2021

Unique Handsculpted Beeswax Candles Inspired by Nature's Beauty

Our Candle Making Adventure...
From ForestCandleStudio to ForestCandleStudio2

(Marcie) The Beginning:
Spring/Summer 1996
During my studies in a post-graduate 2-year studio art program, I was experimenting with encaustic painting techniques & fell in love with working with beeswax. Then I began using roses from my garden in my encaustic paintings. One idea led to another, & the sculptor side of me envisioned a candle shaped like a rose, mounted on rock, adorned with whole roses. I'd never seen anything like it, and when asking around, no one else had either. I had to see what it would look like!

I'd always loved candles but had never made them before. Determined to make my rose candle idea a reality, I devoted countless hours that summer to see if I could make it happen. First, I studied traditional candle making methods, then I developed my own original techniques to create my unique designs.

In September, my first group of "Rose Candle Sculptures" sold out in two days! Shortly thereafter, local candle shops & gift boutiques contacted me, & Forest Candle Studio was born!

1997 - 2011:
Over the years I was asked for more designs, resulting in "Rose Garden Pillars" & "Rose Garden Tapers". I was honored to be a featured artist on the Carol Duvall Show on HGTV (Home & Garden Channel).
In 2009, I opened my first Etsy shop "ForestCandleStudio"
In 2010, I joined the American Rose Society to learn more about roses to incorporate into my designs.
In 2011, I added three new designs - "Rose Column Tapers & Pillars", "Organic Spice Candles" & "Icicle Tapers".

2012 - 2021:
I developed new candle colors and several new designs & adornment options, including "Glitter Rose Candles", "Peony Candles" & "Floral Tapers & Pillars".
So busy with my Etsy shop orders, I stop selling to local shops & boutiques to focus exclusively on my relationships with my Etsy customers & private clients.

(Marcie & Camille) 2022 - beyond:
My daughter Camille & son Cary grew up helping me in my art studio with all facets of making/designing/sales & admin tasks. Now as adults, Camille & Cary are emerging artists in their own right, in their own artistic fields (in addition to candle making!). I'm so pleased that Camille has now permanently joined me in the studio, & as an owner she opened Forest Candle Studio 2 with me!

As Always:
We will continue to use our own special techniques & designs to handcraft each candle as an individual work of art. Whether lit or displayed, they are meant to add beauty, joy & natural luxury to your life. No two candles look exactly the same. New designs will be added to our shop as they evolve,

We value our customers & hope to enhance their lives through our artwork. Close attention to details, in both customer service & the crafting of our work, is of the highest importance to us. We appreciate the opportunity to share our creativity.

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HOW WE MAKE THE CANDLES:
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We use 100% pure beeswax from honey farms in California & the Pacific Northwest. Our natural beeswax colors range from golden amber to ivory white. To create a wide variety of our unique hand-dyed colors, we dye the beeswax in small batches using eco-friendly USA-made candle dyes.

With loving care & close attention to detail (& our favorite knives & paint brushes!), we pour, hand-build, sculpt, shape & dip many delicate layers of beeswax until satisfied with each candle design.

To adorn the candles, we air dry whole roses, petals & leaves in small bunches throughout the year. A final dip in beeswax preserves their natural beauty. Other adornments include organic spices & herbs, organic lavender & other flowers, specialty wax paints & glitters, ribbons, brooches & other beautiful or unusual materials.

Most of our candles have no scent added (our beeswax has its own light natural honey fragrance). In candles we add scent to, we only use organic essential oils added to the beeswax, &/or organic spices/herbs rubbed onto the outside of the candles.

For the Rose Candle Sculptures, we hand-cut natural stone to use as bases, attaching strips of felt on the bottom to protect your furniture. Each sculpture is signed by the artist on the base.

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

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WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
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A variety of candle sizes, styles, colors, adornments, & quantities are available in our shop or by request. Any of our 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 & other special occasions • entertaining • relaxation • spiritual rites • memorial candles • and more...
Custom orders are always welcomed.

Customer reviews from 2009 -2021 can be seen here (at my original Etsy shop): https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio/reviews

Shop members

  • Marcie Forest

    Owner, Maker/Designer/Photographer, Customer Service/Shipper

  • Camille Forest

    Owner, Maker, Designer

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