MapleDrakeStudios

Maple Drake Studios - Crafts to Liven Your Lair!

Poultney, Vermont

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Note from shop owner This shop is now officially closed. Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, my mental and physical health have both taken a downturn. For several months, it was at a point where I couldn't even open Etsy without feeling panic start to grip me, and I feel terrible about it. It's taken tremendous effort just to write this message and put the shop in vacation mode. I am sorry.

For those of you with orders waiting, I will be finishing those orders up and mailing them out as my health allows -- with added free bonuses to thank you for your patience, and for supporting me in this trying time.

Please be kind to each other.

Sincerely, Liatai
Maple Drake Studios

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 30, 2020

This shop is now officially closed. Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, my mental and physical health have both taken a downturn. For several months, it was at a point where I couldn't even open Etsy without feeling panic start to grip me, and I feel terrible about it. It's taken tremendous effort just to write this message and put the shop in vacation mode. I am sorry.

For those of you with orders waiting, I will be finishing those orders up and mailing them out as my health allows -- with added free bonuses to thank you for your patience, and for supporting me in this trying time.

Please be kind to each other.

Sincerely, Liatai
Maple Drake Studios

Liatai

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Liatai

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About MapleDrakeStudios

Sales 259
On Etsy since 2018

Whether you're a sedentary spirit or a mythical beast on the go, our candles will make your lair feel more like a home!

Hi! I'm a severely agoraphobic, disabled artist who makes these candles in small hand-poured batches in the Adirondacks. Your purchases will help me afford food, rent, medical care, and cat food/toys/litter for my little furry assistants. (Each candle is infused with purrs and secret feline blessings during the crafting process. They love to watch me work!)

We forest drakes and friends at Maple Drake Studios are committed to using sustainable materials wherever possible. We use soy-based vegetable wax for our candles -- which is nontoxic, burns longer and cleaner than the paraffin wax common in mass-produced candles, and is a renewable resource. (Paraffin wax is a petroleum product.) Wicks are made from cotton and paper threads. We encourage you to reuse and recycle anything left over when you're done enjoying your candles!

Shop members

  • Liatai

    Owner, Forest Dragon Wrangler, Maker

    I'm a disabled, severely agoraphobic writer and artist. Your purchases will help me buy food, rent, and medical care, as well as cat toys/food/litter.

  • The Cats

    Assistant, Purrveyors Of Feline Blessings

    Tony, Jackie, and Lieutenant infuse each and every candle with secret feline blessings and loving purrs during the crafting process.

  • Sir Dan

    Shipper, All-Around Cool Dude, Knight Of The Black Kitten

    When my fears start to get the better of me, Dan is the one who helps make sure things keep moving smoothly. He provides moral support and makes sure things get to the post office, braving the outside world to do so. Hail, Sir Dan!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What is the faint white stuff on top of my dyed candle?

It's called frosting, and it's normal for soy candles! In fact, it's unique to plant-based waxes and a sign you're dealing with a 100% vegetable-based candle wax. It's completely safe, and will not affect the burn time or fragrance of your candle in any way; it's just some of the wax returning to its natural undyed state during cooling. It's another way in which your candle is completely unique!

If frosting bothers you, please let us know and we can make you an undyed candle, which will appear white or off-white.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Our little drakes love gift wrapping! If you want your candle(s) wrapped, simply make a note of it in your order. (They may not be the best wrappers in the world, but they will do their best!)