Good bloody riddance, 2020!
I'm definitely not alone in wanting to put 2020 year in the bin, am I?
We've been isolated beyond belief, our mental health has been *almost* as questionable as Boris Johnson's methods of keeping us safe and we've lost loved ones. 2020 was HARD. This is reflected on the fist; it's been through the wars, it has chips missing and it's not as smooth as it once was. But it's here, powerful, just like us. So let's stay strong - for ourselves, and for those who didn't make it.
I've decided to donate £1 from each candle sale to different charities.
The white hand supports Taricaya Ecological Reserve, a centre which rehabilitates wildlife and conserves the flora and fauna of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
The light brown hand supports Blueprint for All.
"We work with young people and communities to create an inclusive society in which everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity or background are provided with tangible opportunities to thrive, whilst driving systemic change in organisations and society."
Find out more about them here.
Both the dark brown and Rusted hands supports Black Minds Matter. This charity connects Black individuals & families with Black therapists to give them free mental health services. Find out more about this charity here.
These candles are unscented and measure 170mm x 70mm roughly. They are an exact replica of my hand.
These candles will be made to order so please allow a couple of days before collecting or delivery.
Thank you for your continued support. My business creativity has helped me enormously through this pandemic and your financial support has made me overwhelmed in the best possible way. I honestly cannot thank you enough.
These hands can burn up to 15 hours. If you find there's a slit formed where the wax pours out, this will burn through your candle faster. It looks great and rather spooky, but if you'd rather have the candle for longer, extinguish the candle and use the soft molten wax to cover slit. Wait until wax has solidified before burning again. To watch how this is done, click here.
As soy wax burns at a lower temperature than regular paraffin wax, it should be okay to handle. However, if you have extra sensitive skin, wait a few moments for wax to cool.
Always burn upright and secure in or on a heat resistant container – hot wax may drip. Candles with a diameter of over 5cm / 2 inches should be burned on a spiked holder or flat dish. Allow wax to solidify before relighting. Ensure candles are positioned securely in an upright position. Extinguish candle before flame reaches within 2cm /1 inch of the holder. Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time.