LynnFranco

A Handcrafted Candle Company. Light, your way!

Alameda, California · 175 Sales

Announcement   Welcome to Lynn Franco Memories, a handcrafted candle company. In June 2015, I was delighted to have launched my new line of EXCLUSIVE personalized party candle favors. These beautifully decorated candles are offered in an array of designs and each one is personalized to fit your event. The favors are a perfect addition AND your guests are sure to use them by burning in light of your celebration!

NEW! Lynn Franco Fire Cracking Wood Wick Candles are now available!

I also offer a variety of candle and air freshener products from novelty pillar candles re-created from my line of 60's-70's vintage candle mold collection, my own exclusively designed novelty candles, soy jar candles, massage candles, aroma bead fresheners to reed diffusers.

All products are handcrafted & poured in USA. Be sure to check them out as I'm pretty sure you'll find something perfect to your liking!

Candles are made to burn, so light your way with one of Lynn Franco's today!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 2, 2016

Welcome to Lynn Franco Memories, a handcrafted candle company. In June 2015, I was delighted to have launched my new line of EXCLUSIVE personalized party candle favors. These beautifully decorated candles are offered in an array of designs and each one is personalized to fit your event. The favors are a perfect addition AND your guests are sure to use them by burning in light of your celebration!

NEW! Lynn Franco Fire Cracking Wood Wick Candles are now available!

I also offer a variety of candle and air freshener products from novelty pillar candles re-created from my line of 60's-70's vintage candle mold collection, my own exclusively designed novelty candles, soy jar candles, massage candles, aroma bead fresheners to reed diffusers.

All products are handcrafted & poured in USA. Be sure to check them out as I'm pretty sure you'll find something perfect to your liking!

Candles are made to burn, so light your way with one of Lynn Franco's today!

Sheryl Short

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Handcrafted and poured candles and the re-creation of vintage novelty candles.

Thank you in advance for taking interest in Lynn Franco Memories! Find and follow us today on Instagram for giveaways, specials, etc. @lynnfranco

HOW IT ALL STARTED:
In 2008 I acquired a line of 60’s & 70’s vintage candle molds from a family friend belonging to his late grandparents’ candle business. At first this was only to be another hobby since I love the smell and ambience of candles but because I had a lot of molds to work with and requests from family and friends for them, I decided to dig in. I needed to start learning "candles 101" so to speak so I started by researching the molds I'd acquired to see if any other candles from these molds existed on the market. After many hours and days of research and internet scouring, I had yet to find candles made from any of these vintage molds with the exception of one fairly beat up owl selling as an "antique" candle for $16.00.
Once I learned basic candle making, I started pouring in these molds and found rather quickly it would not be an easy feat. Finding numerous obstacles to overcome such as design defects, size issues, etc., it was clear I had my work cut out for me.

THE PROCESS:
One by one using various techniques and tools, I re-create and shape each one of these candles as close to its original design as possible. Due to the time consuming tasks involved, the task proved too difficult to create more than one with this process. Many of the designs have intricate details and the work involved takes too much time. The lighthouse picture above shows the process of design re-creation. Moving forward and after about another year, I finally mastered creating my own molds from the originals. Through trial and error, I
successfully re-created some of these vintage candles. Onto the next phase, I started burn testing which required extensive research of information and hands on experience about various candle waxes, wicks, dyes, jars and of course, safety. After burn & melting hiccups, great investment and several years later, I was ready to share some of these beautiful items with the public!

While dedicated to working on my vintage candle line, I also learned about soy and other candle products leading me to expand my line. I now offer soy & massage candles along with various air freshener type products which are all hand made and poured. All of the quality products used in LFM items are made in the U.S. including the soy wax derived from soy bean farms. Please take a moment to browse through pictures of some of my items including Lynn Franco Memories exclusive creations noted as such.

Again, thank you for your time and consideration as we hope to Light Your Way with a one-of-a-kind candle today.
~ Sheryl Short, Owner Lynn Franco Memories

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  • Sheryl Short

    Owner, Candle Maker

    Hello & thanks for taking interest! I started Lynn Franco several years ago due to my never ending passion for creativity and to share my happiness to all! Enjoy light, your way! ~Sheryl

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2015
Welcome to our shop, home of our NEW original personalized "initial or number" wax inlaid Lynn Franco Party Favor Candles. We're pretty sure you'll find something new! Also, after extensive on-line research we've yet to find anything like our line of LF Exclusive handcrafted candles nor from our line of 60's & 70's era candles constructed from vintage two-part candle molds. We are always up to something in the shop so be sure to check back in with us often. Candles are made to burn, so light your way with one of ours today!

Accepted payment methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds or Exchanges:
ALL SALES WILL BE FINAL on personalized and custom made orders including but not limited to: any and all wedding, bridal shower, anniversary, baptism, birthday, baby shower and other personalized party favor candle. Please note that during shipping, items adorned with paper flower decorations might need to be "fluffed" by gently moving up, left or right (to your liking). Lynn Franco takes pride in our craft and has not encountered any issues with incorrect orders. However, if you feel you were sent the wrong item(s) please contact us immediately.

Non-party favor type candles: If you are not satisfied with your product, simply notify us and return the item in its original package, postmarked no later than 7 days from original ship date for a refund or exchange.

ALL CANDLES & PRODUCTS are carefully inspected and packaged prior to shipping and although LF has not had any issues arise, occasionally some may get damaged during delivery. NOTIFY US SAME DAY of receiving item(s) if damaged in anyway for a refund. Please photograph damaged items and send via convo within 2 days of receiving the damaged shipment(s). Item(s) must be returned in original package and postmarked no later than 3 days of original ship date.
Shipping fees non-refundable unless wrong item was shipped or was damaged during shipping.
Payment
Simply pay with a debit card or credit card. Cancellations must be made within one day of placing order as production starts rather quickly.
Shipping
Shipping Reminder:
Each item is hand poured and in some cases (but not all) production can take up to 2-4 days UNLESS otherwise specified in item listing. However, most items are shipped priority 2 day within 1-2 days from order date. Lynn Franco cannot guarantee 2 day delivery by USPS .
PERSONALIZED CANDLES: Party favor Items will be shipped between 4-6 weeks from order date. We will do our best to keep customers informed with shipping updates if unexpected issues arise. If a rush order is needed we will do our best to accommodate. Simply contact us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible with additional fees and information. See refund policy for more info.

Shipping fees are non-refundable on returns or exchanges unless wrong item(s) were shipped or item was damaged during shipping. See refund policy for more info.
Additional policies and FAQs
Note: candle, fabric and/or flower colors and scents may vary slightly.