PEONY & POMELO SMALL ROUND BOTANICAL CANDLE
Artist: Rosy Rings (Denver, CO)
Sunlit pomelo, pink peony blooms and a dreamy heart of neroli, jasmine and white musk. From fruit to assorted fauna, you'll find them all inside these botanical candles. A fragranced wax core is wrapped in a flame retardant barrier and then placed within a larger mold. A skilled artisan then thoughtfully places the natural elements around the core and hand-pours a proprietary blend of wax into the mold. Each botanical work of art takes 2 days to produce. The botanicals are beautifully illuminated when the candle is lit.
Fragrance Notes: Apple Blossom, Fruity Rose, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Neroli, Peony, Sunlit Pomelo
Burn Time: 120 Hours
Botanicals: Bay Leaves, Cosmos flowers, Fleabane, Maidenhair Fern, Moss, Phlox, Zinnea
Essentials: Clove Leaf, Damask Rose, Grapefruit, Lemon Peel, Orange, Peppermint
• Height: 5.5"
• Width: 4.5"
• Depth: 4.5"
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
In 1995, Shannon Cumberland started to make candles in her tiny duplex kitchen. At first she had no clue how, and her original versions weren’t terribly successful. Several years as a waitress and bike messenger had burned her out on the service industry. She didn’t have a degree, or any marketable skills. What she did have was a lifelong love of craft, insane amounts of optimism, and what is commonly referred to as “grit”.
After she got the basics of candle making down, Shannon was faced with a new conundrum: pouring wax into the same jars over and over again was boring. As always she found inspiration in music, and the antique bits and bobs she obsessively collected. But her garden was the best creative guide. Tender shoots pushed, and buds bloomed, with no two flowers ever alike. At the end of each cycle, the soil itself would repurpose dried remnants of seed, leaves and flower heads. What if she were to commit these garden treasures to fragrant wax, instead? She found her answer in the Rosy Rings botanical.
Before long she had her own booth at national trade shows, and three maxed-out credit cards. Fortunately for her, those early shows were a success. She still had no idea what she was doing. She had to learn to manage employees and unclog wax melters. Read these financial statements, drive this forklift; just name a task, and it found its way on to her plate.
Now she live with her husband and two children in central Denver. Their house is an old brick bungalow, and she's fortunate to have a fairly large yard in an urban space. When she tends to her garden, her mind wanders, dreaming up new Rosy Rings products. Her work studio, situated in a decidedly unglamorous warehouse, is an extension of that garden. Several projects are spread over her work-tables at any given time. She plants little seeds of ideas all over; the process is always about cultivation. And she has learned that by letting go of expectations, you can enjoy surprises as the flower.