These ladies have a zigzag line down their front. To me, this looks like they have been taken apart and then put back together. This symbolism is very important for me as I believe we make ourselves whole (I don't believe in the term 'other halves' as we are whole as we are; we are enough). I also thought it strongly symbolises how one could piece themselves back together after a destructive time through self-love :)
Beforehand, I felt like I had to excuse the zig-zag line and the lumpy bit in her neck; but they're all marks which make her imperfectly perfect. Just like all of us!
I felt it was appropriate to use this candle as my next charitable candle. I have decided I'd like to donate £1 from every sale of my zigzag women to SAMH. SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, in over 60 communities they work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with their national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
For discounted torso, click here.
For candle care on how to prolong your candle life if a slit forms, feel free to watch this video here :)
Torso Candles - Zigzag
These feel like my proudest creation so far; I made the torso from clay over a couple of months, fired it in a kiln, created a silicone mould and then made it into a candle!
Each of these ladies burns for around an hour and are unscented. 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.
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.