Announcement   Welcome to West Shore Designs Candles!
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 10th....FREE SHIPPING on all orders!!!

This is the place to find hand-dipped bees-wax tapers and one-of-a-kind hurricane candles!!

All beeswax tapers are hand-dipped by me (Vicki)
using beeswax from a local apiary (also known as a bee-keeper). My 100% beeswax tapers are designed to fit a standard 7/8 inch candle holder and come in the natural gold color as well as red and green, (and sometimes in an ivory/white) with a variety of sizes from 6 inch to 18 inch! Packaged gift sets are also available at a great price!

The "Glowing Cylinder Candle" (my signature piece) is completely hand-crafted from start to finish and each is individually hand-crafted using REAL butterflies, dragonflies, pressed flowers, ferns, grasses, American holly, cedar, cypress, and pine...there is nothing fake here!
Butterflies and dragonflies are such a universal (and biblical) symbol of re-birth and renewal, and it is my way of preserving these magnificant insects to share with others. Some of the butterflies and dragonflies are my own "catches", but many are purchased from importers. None are on the endangered list, and each is carefully mounted by me to place in your candle. Most of the plants and flowers are gathered and pressed right here in Wisconsin...many from my own gardens. (ok...I do get a few from relatives in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Arizona) and only a select few are purchased.
All "Glowing Cylinder" candles are unscented,and each comes with it's own unscented tea-light or votive candle. (Note: battery tealights do not emit as much light as an open flame, so if you prefer using them...use 2 or 3 to properly illuminate your candle. Battery LIGHTSTRINGS work great! )
Another note...Glowing Cylinder candles can also be used as a vase for fresh flowers!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 6, 2018

Welcome to West Shore Designs Candles!
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 10th....FREE SHIPPING on all orders!!!

This is the place to find hand-dipped bees-wax tapers and one-of-a-kind hurricane candles!!

All beeswax tapers are hand-dipped by me (Vicki)
using beeswax from a local apiary (also known as a bee-keeper). My 100% beeswax tapers are designed to fit a standard 7/8 inch candle holder and come in the natural gold color as well as red and green, (and sometimes in an ivory/white) with a variety of sizes from 6 inch to 18 inch! Packaged gift sets are also available at a great price!

The "Glowing Cylinder Candle" (my signature piece) is completely hand-crafted from start to finish and each is individually hand-crafted using REAL butterflies, dragonflies, pressed flowers, ferns, grasses, American holly, cedar, cypress, and pine...there is nothing fake here!
Butterflies and dragonflies are such a universal (and biblical) symbol of re-birth and renewal, and it is my way of preserving these magnificant insects to share with others. Some of the butterflies and dragonflies are my own "catches", but many are purchased from importers. None are on the endangered list, and each is carefully mounted by me to place in your candle. Most of the plants and flowers are gathered and pressed right here in Wisconsin...many from my own gardens. (ok...I do get a few from relatives in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Arizona) and only a select few are purchased.
All "Glowing Cylinder" candles are unscented,and each comes with it's own unscented tea-light or votive candle. (Note: battery tealights do not emit as much light as an open flame, so if you prefer using them...use 2 or 3 to properly illuminate your candle. Battery LIGHTSTRINGS work great! )
Another note...Glowing Cylinder candles can also be used as a vase for fresh flowers!

Victoria Patterson

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I have been dipping beeswax and creating unique candles for over 30 years.

I am a mom, grandmother, retired school art teacher living in the “lake country” of Wisconsin. My candle studio now resides in my specially designed garage, where I create my one- of- a kind candles. The entire year is spent gathering and pressing flowers and plants, mounting butterflies and dragonflies, and pouring the hurricane shapes for candles. Dipping beeswax tapers usually takes place in September after the local apiaries collect and extract honey from the hives, leaving the beautiful golden beeswax.

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Last updated on February 10, 2011
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Any item you purchase is the exact item you see in the listing! All items are hand-made by ME...I have no employees (other than myself) and I create each piece from start to finish in my home. My basement is a chaotic environment of wax, wick, dipping vats, flower presses, mounting boards, insects, candle molds, and T.L.C., ensuring that your candle is of the highest quality. If I wouldn't burn it in my own home, I won't sell it to you!

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I prefer PAYPAL but also accept your personal Visa, Mastercard, and Discover through the pay pal web-site, or e-mail correspondence. Contact me for questions.
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All items are shipped U.S. Postal Service - First Class.
Shipping cost is based on size and weight of candles. If you are ordering a variety of items we can communitcate about actual shipping and handling costs by contacting westshoredesigns.

Wisconsin residents add 5.1% sales tax (we gotta pay for that stadium!)

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