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The Journey from Making Beeswax Candles as Gifts to Selling Them and Other Fun Items
The voice came from above and behind me. “You wouldn’t happen to need a job, would you?” I turned, looked up, and admitted to the woman asking the question that I did, in fact, need a job.
Suzanne owned a candle shop and was looking for someone to make candles. I started immediately. It turned out to be a fun job. I learned how to roll beeswax candles using sheets of beeswax. How cool is that? In addition to making the candles, I learned so much about beeswax itself and that there is actually a right and a wrong way to burn some types of candles.
That was in 2000.
We had just moved to Alexandria, VA. Since then we’ve moved a few times and I’ve dabbled in candle making (mostly making them as gifts), but never really made a business out of it … until now.
I joined a cooperative community where I sold my candles and also some general merchandise that I sourced to fill in some gaps at the shop. I also made some simple beaded jewelry to sell as well.
The Co-Op lost the lease to the building where the shop was, and I was left with a great deal of inventory.
What to do?
I’d done craft fairs before, but they can be exhausting if you do them often. In the last year I’ve done a few, but wanted a website. So, I took a huge step and signed up for a WordPress class. Then I found Renae Christine. GAME CHANGER! This website is the product of her program. I love it!
Browse the virtual shelves of Markley Unlimited’s products. All handmade items are made with an open heart and the intention to simply provide happiness. I choose all sourced products thoughtfully, and test them so you can be certain that the items you purchase from Markley Unlimited are high quality.