Quirky Jay Name
Like a jay in the forest collecting there favorite trinkets, I find joy in thrifting and seeking out the perfect vessel for a unique candle.
Why Candle Making
For me, candle making isn’t about making quick efficient cookie cutter candles. It’s about finding a new unique container and deciding what fragrance best suits it. It’s about the science experiment of measuring wax and fragrance to mix new blends. It's learning to connect with the seasons and nature in crafting with local ingredients and inspiration. It’s the joy of getting to share my creative outlet with others to love this simple pleasure, with a quirky twist!
I grew up in rural Ohio and fell in love with the fields and forests that define the border of the Appalachian foothills and Midwest USA. My recent love of candles has blossomed from the combination of passion for science and nostalgic art that reminds me of the fields and forests I love and strive to protect.
We make sustainable, locally sourced, 100% soy wax candles in recycled, repurposed, or thrifted containers. Handmade and poured in small batches, every candle is unique. Our candles, wax melts, beeswax, and other gifts are inspired by Midwest-Appalachia living. They evoke nostalgia of growing up in the area and are also adorable quirky décor items.