Kirsty Hope

Handcrafted Candles

Having grown up in Strathblane, we used to go for family walks up the Campsie Fells as kids in the summer. My mum told stories about how she'd gone up in her youth and cracked open rocks to find amethyst geodes. I was always in awe of her stories and couldn't believe that the hills at the back of our house were once volcanic. These fond memories gave way to the creation of the first ever Geode Candles – featured in Vogue, June 2021.

The candles are made in a three pour process from mineral wax, a section is carved out and they’re decorated by hand to create the geode effect. All in, the candles take about a week to make from first pour to final touches. The decorative crystal is a really interesting material to work with, traditionally it’s used by glass makers to create plates or vases and put through a hot furnace. When the material is used in the candle, you can see it in its raw form, however as the candle burns down it fuses into an amazing stained glass window effect. Leaving you with a gorgeous piece of art at the end of your candle that you can keep.

 

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