CandelabraCrafts

Unique, handcrafted items for readers and writers

Leeds, United Kingdom · 50 Sales

CandelabraCrafts

Unique, handcrafted items for readers and writers

Leeds, United Kingdom 50 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(12)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! I'm so excited to be putting my creations out into the world. I hope you like them. Do also check out my other shop, CandelabraFamily, which is filled with fun things for parents and children.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2018

Welcome to my shop! I'm so excited to be putting my creations out into the world. I hope you like them. Do also check out my other shop, CandelabraFamily, which is filled with fun things for parents and children.

Bernadette Keeling

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Bernadette Keeling

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(12)
Janis Seabridge

Janis Seabridge on Feb 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This little trinket box is fabulous. It is unusual and well made. So much attention to detail. I love it! It was beautifully packaged and arrived on time. Thank you

claricewhiteside1

claricewhiteside1 on Jan 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The package came in good time and wrapped so beautifully with so much care. The bookmarks were for my Mum who was over the moon with how delicate and intricate they were. Thank you so much Candelabracrafts!

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Updates

After trying coloured pics on the Alice mugs, I reverted to black & white. I’m much happier with the results.
Putting together a few brooches. I love messing around with cogs!
Hand-colouring a new range of cards. It’s lovely work but takes about an hour per card so not very cost effective! Perhaps I’ll scan them in and see what prints look like. I’ll never get tired of colouring Alice pictures though.
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About

A New Adventure

Hi there,
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read about my new venture. I'm currently a stay at home mum to two boys and, over the past few years, I've been learning to write fiction. I absolutely love it - a chance to disappear into worlds of my own making. A couple of years ago I published a book of gothic short stories called 'Into Dust and Other Strange Tales'. It has been well-received and I'm still proud of it but the plan to move into novel writing hit a wall with baby number two. Too little sleep combined with finding it difficult to carve out long enough chunks of time to write anything meaningful had me casting around for a creative outlet which I could do in shorter bursts.

After attending a local craft fair and following many visits to Pinterest, I decided to give making things a go. I quickly got the bug, finding that I could leave my projects on the kitchen island (out of reach of grubby fingers) and return to them whenever I got a moment. Very soon I couldn't sleep for the ideas running through my head (and also the crying baby) and I haven't looked back since. It has given me a new direction and I'm excited to see where it takes me. Focusing on literary-related items seemed natural, although I have also produced some humorous 'mum'-type items which I couldn't resist. They can also be found on Etsy under CandelabraFamily.

I hope you find something you like. If not, keep checking back - I've a feeling I won't be able to stop now.

Anyway, back to the washing...

Bernie x

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  • Bernadette Keeling

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    Hi, this is my smiling face, probably after I have had some peace and quiet to do some writing or crafting!

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  • A UK based printing business

    Cirencester, England

    As mentioned in my description,I am only currently selling a small number of mugs to compliment the rest of my stock. It isn't practical yet to buy my own equipment so I use a friendly small business in the Cotswolds which employs around 20 people. They print to my design.

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Last updated on Apr 16, 2018
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