Announcement   Welcome to Paper & Slate! Your new home for candles inspired by literature and cinema.

Paper & Slate produces unique, handmade candles inspired by books and cinema and made with care by me, Mary Kate Wiles. I have a great love of literature and for the characters I've been able to bring to life over the past few years, and I love making crafts! Paper & Slate is my endeavor to bring all these interests together.

Please read my shop policies for more information about purchasing from Paper & Slate. I hand make these candles in small batches so each one is unique and made specially for you!

Your order should ship within a few business days, however, as I am a brand new shop I am keeping my window up to one to two weeks in the event that I get an influx of orders and run out of supplies! I will do my best to fulfill order as soon as possible, but it may take me a few weeks or months to figure out my work flow before I can guarantee delivery within a few business days. Thank you for your understanding!

If you need to get in touch, please email me at paperandslatecandles [!at] gmail.com. Be sure and favorite the shop and follow us on social media (@paperandslate) to be notified when new items are added to the store!

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Last updated on Jan 17, 2018

Welcome to Paper & Slate! Your new home for candles inspired by literature and cinema.

Paper & Slate produces unique, handmade candles inspired by books and cinema and made with care by me, Mary Kate Wiles. I have a great love of literature and for the characters I've been able to bring to life over the past few years, and I love making crafts! Paper & Slate is my endeavor to bring all these interests together.

Please read my shop policies for more information about purchasing from Paper & Slate. I hand make these candles in small batches so each one is unique and made specially for you!

Your order should ship within a few business days, however, as I am a brand new shop I am keeping my window up to one to two weeks in the event that I get an influx of orders and run out of supplies! I will do my best to fulfill order as soon as possible, but it may take me a few weeks or months to figure out my work flow before I can guarantee delivery within a few business days. Thank you for your understanding!

If you need to get in touch, please email me at paperandslatecandles [!at] gmail.com. Be sure and favorite the shop and follow us on social media (@paperandslate) to be notified when new items are added to the store!

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I love telling stories and making things.

Hi! My name is Mary Kate and I love to tell stories, usually through acting. I've been at it for a few years and I've been able to work on some wonderful projects, most notably, some popular webseries, like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Squaresville, Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party, and more. I also produce projects with a group called Shipwrecked Comedy and have my own YouTube channel. I have always loved crafting and creating things, and I've even had a crafting show for the past few years - Craftversations - where myself and a guest make things together. Recently, I decided that melding these two parts of my life by creating candles based on the projects I've been a part of would be a way for me to fulfill my own creative needs and a new way to share these things I love with the world!

I practiced perfecting my candles on and off for a year before deciding to dive in and create Paper & Slate. While I'm currently starting small with only a few candles inspired by two of my projects (that were themselves inspired by famous works of literature and the authors who wrote them), I hope to eventually add more candles inspired by other things I've been a part of, and some I haven't!

There are some amazing people in my life that have helped me out with this endeavor and kept me going when I doubted what I was doing: firstly, my amazing artist friend Emily Woods who has completely created the look of Paper & Slate. She is amazing and I don't deserve her. Secondly, my dearest love and partner in life Sean Persaud who helps me out in countless ways - most importantly, by reminding me daily that I can do this! Thanks to Ashley, Laura, Sinéad, Sean, Blake, Sarah, and Tom for allowing me to create candles inspired by their wonderful performances. Also huge thanks are owed to Christopher Higgins, Lauren Fairweather, Tessa Netting, and all of my Patreon patrons for their advice, help, encouragement, and support.

Thanks for stopping by Paper & Slate. Here's to telling (and enjoying!) stories!

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Last updated on Feb 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

While I cannot offer gift wrapping at this time, each Paper & Slate candle comes packaged with personalized touches. If you would like to send an order as a gift, just indicate the names (of the person giving and the person receiving) you would like me to include on a gift tag in the notes to seller text box upon check out, and fill out the recipient's address in the shipping section.

Sizing details

Each Paper & Slate candle is an 8 oz candle that comes hand poured in a glass jar that is 3.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide. As they are all made by hand, every candle is unique and color and appearance may vary slightly between candles.

Care instructions

As with all candles, never leave unattended while burning. For best results, keep wick trimmed to around 1/4 inch. If the wick has trouble staying lit at first, pour out a little of the hot wax pool around it.

How soon will my order ship?

I ship all orders as soon as I can! I should be able to ship your order within a few business days, but as I am a new shop, I am keeping my settings to shipping within one to two weeks in the event that I have a huge order influx come in and run out of supplies.

But shipping is so expensive!

I know. :( Unfortunately, because candles are heavy, they are expensive to ship, especially internationally. Etsy calculates the shipping cost based on the size and weight of the package and the standards set by the postal system. That's not something I can control at the moment, but I am working on some lower-cost alternatives!