SullenMonarch Illuminations Handmade Candles

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SullenMonarch Illuminations Handmade Candles

39 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Heather Zalapa

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Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Yum Yum love these! Thank you!!!

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for a wonderful product!

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Great items, loved them all. Thank you!

Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

perfect! thank you.

Anonymous on Aug 19, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

WOW, do these candles have amazing aroma!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2011
I strive to make every customer 100% satisfied with their purchase, and to support a shared love and respect for handcrafted arts. If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. I appreciate all feedback - constructive or complimentary!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Returns are handled on a case by case basis. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
You do not need to have an account with Paypal to use your credit card for payment. Choose Paypal during checkout as your method of payment, and then you can securely use your credit card number to pay for your order.
Each candle is shipped individually shrink-wrapped to preserve its fragrance, and comes labelled with its scent and a candle care card. Please let me know if your purchase is intended as a gift and I'll spiff up the packaging a bit for you!

US Shipments:
I ship via USPS Parcel Post. This usually takes 2-7 days domestically.

FLAT RATE BOXES: Orders containing multiple items will be shipped via Priority Mail using flat-rate boxes, where applicable, and are subject to current USPS rates.

Flat rate boxes are available for multi-item orders:

Please note that the recipient will be responsible for any taxes or customs duty fees that may be assessed to an international shipment.

Because of the way shipping costs are listed on Etsy, your original quote for shipping may show higher than than the flat-rate price... but rest assured I will send you a revised invoice for the correct amount, or refund the difference if you choose to pay prior to receiving a seperate invoice.
Additional policies and FAQs

I make candles in very small batches (using only 6 lbs of wax at a time), so that each set gets the attention it deserves. Rustic and Mottled candles have a mind of their own.. the color variations and textures you see on some candles may vary *slightly* from the photographs - this is due to the nature of their creation and is what makes every candle unique!

Mottling -
Mottling is caused by a physical reaction between the wax and oils in the wax (natural or added, such as fragrance oils), and occurs as the wax cools. The reaction between the wax and oil causes the wax to fracture, resulting in teeny tiny modifications to the wax's color. These changes happen just beneath the surface, and are so small that they have no affect on the way the candle burns. Almost snowflake in appearance, mottling creates a unique candle - I cannot exactly control how they 'snowflake', so no two are ever the same!


A well-made, properly used candle should not flicker or smoke while it is burning.

Candle burning is not just as simple as lighting it and letting it go! To get the best results from your candles, and to lengthen your enjoyment, check out these tips:

• Many candles have long wicks when you purchase them – make sure you trim it down to ¼ inch before you light it. When lighting your candle for the first time, let it burn one hour for every inch in diameter. (ex a 3x4” candle should burn 3hrs its first time). This will ‘set’ the candle to burn evenly.

• Please be sure to trim your candle's wick to ¼ inch before *each* use to prevent high flames which will cause your candle to burn unusually fast, and can cause your candle to drip melted wax or start fires. (Nail clippers can make great wick trimmers!) Remove all pieces of trimmed wicking from your candle, don’t let little pieces float around the wick because they can catch fire. Trimming your wick with each use is the very best way to prolong the life of your candle.

• Try to avoid burning your candle in drafts, as that can cause the candle to burn quickly and unevenly. (My mom sets her candles right next to her fan in the summertime and it drives me crazy. Her candles look like Quasimoto, haha.)

• To clean candle holders: (heat resistant glass/metal only!) Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or foil. Set oven on LOW, or about 130 degrees. Place the candle holders upside down onto the cookie sheet, and then into the oven for about 5-10 minutes. As the wax melts, it will run off of your candle holder onto the foil. Using oven mitts, you can CAREFULLY pick up each candle holder and wipe clean with a paper towel. Toss out the foil, and Voila!
REMEMBER: the candle holders will be extremely hot and caution should be used at all times.

• Most importantly - Enjoy!

If there's a fragrance or color that you'd like but don't see listed in my Etsy shop, it's easy to custom order! Just follow the steps below - Once your order is completed, I'll create a custom listing for you!

Step 1: Choose a size. See photos for examples.

Step 2: Choose a Texture and color: Smooth, Mottled, or Rustic. Colors: You choose! If you have a photo or color sample you'd like me to try to match, just send it my way. *Multiple colors/layers may result in additional charges.

Step 3: Choose up to 3 scents that you'd like blended together.

SCENTS: Fruits: Apricot, Banana, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Coconut, Lime, Cranberry/Clove, Fig Tree, Green Apple, Honeydew, Mandarin, Peach Tangerine, Pear, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Watermelon

Foods: Amaretto, Apple pie, Banana Nut Bread, Blackberry Brule, Buttercream Frosting, Candybar, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cinna-Mint, Coffee, Mulled Cider, Vanilla Wafer, Wild Honey

Botanicals/ Naturals: Baby powder, Bergamot, Green Tea, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Florals: Botanical Garden, Butterfly Kisses , Freesia, Lavender, Lotus, Jasmine, Peony, Roses and Freesia, Spiced Sweet pea

Please contact me for prices.