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Hello! My name is Natalia, I live in Israel with my husband Alexander and sons Yehonatan and Yehuda.
 

Long before the birth of my son I had an idea of such an income source as arts and crafts. I have always liked doing something with my hands, drawing, I completed the courses of glass art, mosaics making, attended the classes of ornamental panel-painting. Overall, a lot of directions.


I had a dream: to open a candle factory. And not just plain candles, but carved candles. Even as a child, after watching an interview with the girl that organized such a plant, I was on fire with this idea. I just fell in love with carved candles!
 

After the birth of my son I was coming back to the idea of opening my own business in the form of carved-candles making. As it turned out the technique of carved-candles making is not so easy to find it can only be bought. People making these candles don't simply share it. So it was decided on one of the family gatherings to buy the technique in the end. After the purchase everything fell into places and it became clear – what exact materials to buy, what equipment will be necessary.


All pieces of the equipment were collected from all over the world. It was quite a tricky task to do.  It goes without saying that the most exciting moment was the first candle making. It felt like I was getting behind some ancient mystery. Up to this moment I have carved thousands of candles but I can definitely say that it still feels like a mystery. Then the idea got forgotten and when from time to time it came back to mind it seemed to me simply unreal.
 

In the end, after ten years, I firmly decided: I must give a chance for my dreams come true! I found the man who taught me how to make carved candles. It turned out that it was not easy, but very interesting! When I cut my first candle my heart was beating with such frequency as if I ran a marathon. This process seemed magical. Until now, I'm looking forward to the moment when I will sit down to carve a candle, which I put my heart and soul to. I am happy to let my dreams come true! In the store I put up for sale my best, favorite candles. I will be glad if you like them!


A carved candle — is a fairytale that turns into reality, it is imagination, taking different forms, it is a dream which comes true. A carved candle is our specialty and passion. I would love to share them with you!

 

 


 

The root of the manufacturing technology of carved candles is in the 16th century, the elegant Baroque period. The preparation technique is quite complicated, as well as extremely fascinating. 



1. The first step is to dip the cast of hard paraffin into liquid colorful paraffin. It is necessary to monitor the temperature of the liquid paraffin during the dipping. In case the paraffin is not hot enough, it will harden too fast and it will not be possible to carve it. The dipping step takes a lot of skillfulness and quickness, — you need to «grow» about 30-40 layers of colorful paraffin in just 10 minutes, or else the paraffin will cool down and harden. 



2. The second step is the actual carving. This is the most creative and fascinating part of the candle preparation – the step of interpretation of the artist's fantasy and imagination into the reality. For the purpose of carving special tools are used. The artist needs to decide upon the design in advance so his motions are quick and exact, since one has only a quarter of an hour before the candle cools down and hardens. 



3. The third and the last step is to dip the carved candle into a special acrylic lacquer in order to create shine and to protect the prepared candle from the outer cold and hot damages, as well as from the dust accumulation. 

The result is a stunning unique candle, which is a piece of art even when it is not burning. And when it is, it fills the room with soft and colorful light coming from its numerous curves.

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