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  • Fat Santa

    We're calling it straight... our Santa is fat.  Like he used to be when I was little.  This rotund little fella stands around 15cm tall and burns for around 15 hours - that's a whole lot of Christmas celebrating.

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    Santa has requested that I not give out his girth measurements and I'm happy to adhere to that.

    Get your jollies with Queen B's Fat Santa.

    Fat santa in packaging

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    Despite his gorgeous chunkiness and beeswax abundance, and the fact that he was hand-poured from a teapot of Sydney's Northern Beaches using 100% pure Australian beeswax, we've managed to price him at a very fetching $29.95... or you can save almost $6 per candle by buying him right now.

    'To celebrate his launch, we've got 20% off Fat Santa until 11.59pm on 31st October 2011.

    You can see all the candles we currently have available in our Christmas range on our website.


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • The Nutcracker Suite

    It's an entire suite of Nutcracker candles to light up your life this Christmas... these designs 6 months in the working.

    We started with just a Prince...

    Nutcracker King candle

    Nutcracker

    but to be honest, he seemed kind of lonely.  So I thought he needed a little female interest and, of course, she needed to be a Queen.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we upgraded him to a King!  Here's his better half...

    Nutcracker Queen candle

    Nutcracker

    If you can't bear to see them apart, you can also get them as a pair

    Nutcracker King & Queen

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    As promised, to celebrate the launch we have 20% off all the Nutcrackers until midnight on 29th October 2011.

    The Nutcrackers come packed in our beautiful, natural, biodegradable, sinamay bags.

    Nutcracker packaging

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    Queen Nutcracker Packaging

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    King Nutcracker Packaging

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    You can see all the candles we currently have available in our Christmas range on our website.


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

     

    I am supposed to be writing a eulogy for Wednesday but can't quite get the words to flow.  Yet is seemed somehow appropriate to share with you one of the new candles that we've been working on all year.

    I had the idea for this candle - Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus - almost a year ago, but it took a while to get the design right, and then a while in wick testing.

    To be completely honest I would consider myself spiritual rather than religious, so I thought long and hard about making a candle that could be perceived as religious, but the design was so detailed and beautiful and what happened during wick testing was so extraordinary that I decided it was bigger than just me and my beliefs or my views and that it deserved to be shared.

    Here's what happened when I first lit the candles...

    Mary Joseph & Baby Jesus candle wick testing

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    So, I was thinking that it was pretty beautiful, but what happened next floored me.  The design surpassed all my expectations.  Because the sleeves and Baby Jesus are further out from the flame than the rest of the candle, Baby Jesus was held aloft during burning...

    Baby Jesus held aloft

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    How beautiful is that?

    As you can see, this is not really a candle that is designed for 'neat' burning or for long burning.  If you're looking for long burning candles that rarely drip, you're better off going for our tealights, bee lights or solid pillars.  But if you're looking for something extraordinary... something that slaps you over the head with its beauty and makes you believe in some higher power, then this is the one for you.

    As promised, to celebrate the launch we have 20% off Mary Joseph and Baby Jesus until midnight on 20th October 2011.

    You can see some of the detail in the robes in the photograph below.

    Mary Joseph & Baby Jesus detail

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    and here's how the candle comes packaged...

    Mary Joseph & Baby Jesus packaging

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    You can see all the candles we currently have available in our Christmas range on our website.

     

     


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • Glass Teardrop Gift pack

    I was recently 'decorating' our tree at Queen B for a function I was having and got myself some lovely suede thonging to hang our beautiful, glass teardrop candleholders from.  I don't consider myself to be a doyenne of style, so I was very excited when people wanted to take them home exactly as I had them.

    Cue... new product!

    Glass Teardrop Gift Pack with tealights

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    So, here's a time and money saver!  A beautiful, glass teardrop candleholder + 1 metre of suede thong (strap) and 2 x 4-5 hour Queen B tealight candles.  Usually a bargain at $24.95, but an absolute steal until midnight on 7th October 2011 at 20% off that price - only $19.96.  In the photograph above, the teardrop to the far right uses the full metre of thong, so there's plenty in the pack.

    Available in clear teardrops (for a limited time... we only have 24 teardrops remaining and our supplier has just told me this morning when I tried to order more that they were out and weren't planning on making any this side of Christmas.  Ouch.  I was tempted to tell them of the Queen B philosophy of 'just work harder'... work longer... never say no... until I was reminded of my aim for more balance in my life!

    Clear Glass Teardrop Gift Pack with tealights

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    or frosted teardrops...

    Frosted Glass Teardrop Gift Pack with tealights

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    So, what do you think?


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • The "Marilyn" Candle Holder

    With the Earthing Stubb being quite butch, I thought it necessary to even the playing field by designing the very sexy femme fatale "Marilyn" candle holder.

    Again, this one is reversible, holding a dinner taper candle in one side and a Bee Light candle in the other.  So, with no further ado, I am delighted to launch our Reversible Marilyn Candle Holders.  They are available in brass or nickel plated.

    To celebrate, we've taken 10% off the holders (that's a saving of $4.00 per holder) and 10% off the holder + candles pack (that's a saving of almost $8.00 per pack over and above the $10.00 saving by buying the pack) until 11.59pm on 5th October 2011.

    Brass Marilyn Candle Holder

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    Close Up of Brass Marilyn Candle Holder

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    Close up of Nickel Plated Marilyn Candle Holder

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    Nickel plated Marilyn Candle Holder

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    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • Queen B "Earthing Stubb" Candle Holder

    For the past 3 years I have worked alongside a metal spinner and have seen an array of nuts, bolts and screws leave his workshop with nary an inkling of the extent of what he did.  Imagine my excitement then when after 3 years I noticed a beautiful looking 'bolt' he was making.  My inquiries revealed it to be an "Earthing Stubb" made for Energy Australia.

    Apart from being excited that Energy Australia was having earthing stubbs made in Australia, I was excited because of its potential as a candle holder, and because part of my mission with Queen B is to 'ground' people so anything with 'earth' in its name appeals to me!  Even the weight of these little beauties is enough to ground someone... weighing over 3oo grams EACH.

    So, with no further ado, I am delighted to launch our Reversible Earth Stubb Candle Holders.  They are available in brass or nickel plated and take our Bee Light candles in one side or a dinner taper in the other.

    To celebrate, we've taken 10% off the holders (that's a saving of $4.00 per holder) and 10% off the holder + candles pack (that's a saving of almost $8.00 per pack over and above the $10.00 saving by buying the pack) until 11.59pm on 5th October 2011.

    Ever wondered how to get the man in your life to love Queen B candles as much as you do?... this one's for them.  It's quite butch (in a sexy way)!  So butch that I went on to design the Marilyn candle holder (see the next post for more detail)!

    Brass Earthing Stubb Candle Holder

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    Nickel plated vs Brass Earthing Stubb Candle Holder

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    The extraordinary beauty of a Bee Light

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    So, what do you think?


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • Latest Joost trade show stand for Queen B

    A few weeks ago I was in Melbourne showing our Queen B candles to potential retailers.  These trade shows are typically quite generic and soulless... lots of white or glass shelving, tables and plinths showcasing tens of thousands of products, the vast majority of which were made offshore.

    Enter Joost!

    Unfortunately this year my laptop camera chose that exact moment to not work, so this year we have a series of photographs of the stand set to beautiful music and employing all the clever little tricks that iMovie allows you to use.

    The build team who set up these trade shows are always excited to see what Joost has in stall as we typically arrive in his big, yellow van with all manner of rusting, rustic frame work on the roof and foliage busting out of the all the doors.  It is amazing to see this cacophony of chaos morph (with a little help from Joost and his team) into a beautiful stand in which to show Queen B candles.  This year was no exception to the norm with more people wanting to buy Joost's succulents borrowed from the plant wall on the side of his house than wanting to buy Queen B candles!  But you get that.  After 6 years my skin's a little thicker and now I love doing it for both of us.

    It is funny how many people stopped to touch the succulent on the corner and to question whether it was 'real' - the assumption being it was fake because it looked so perfect.  Great intro to say that everything on the Queen B stand was alive and natural... including the Queen B candles.

    Thanks Joost.  Love your work. xx


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • A Holder Worthy of Bee Lights

    One of the most oft asked questions at the Hive is what holder to use for the Bee Lights... and as they are one of my all time favourite candles I thought them worthy of all all time favourite candle holder.

    We started with the Mini-Marilyn candle holders which I blogged about here.

    Now... drum roll... I am delighted to announce the launch of our Reversible Beehive Candle Holders.  Available in both brass and nickel-plated you can use this holder for Bee Lights on one side or Tapers on the other.  Clever or what?!  Good one Scotty (clever metal worker).  Yes, these are made in Australia.  Extraordinary at these prices, I know.  Particularly when you pick one up and feel how heavy they are... yes, you get that with a quality, solid, hand-made in Australia product.  Just ask all the people who wanted Bluescope Steel and have had to settle for something inferior.

    Available in brass...

    or nickel-plated

    Nickel Beehive Reversible Queen B Candle Holder  Nickel Beehive Reversible Queen B Candle Holder Close Up

    To kick things off we're offering 10% off until 11.59pm on 5th September 2011.  Yes, that is only 3 days.

    We've also put together a pack which gives you:

    - a Reversible Beehive Candle Holder
    - Bee Lights (pack of 10); and
    - 20cm Tapers (pack of 5)

    for $69.95.  That's a 12.33% discount to what you would usually pay, and we have an additional 10% off until 11.59pm on 5th September 2011.  Bargain.


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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  • If I wasn't a beeswax candlemaker, I'd be an...

    ... enamel teapot painter.

    I LOVE enamel teapots.

    I didn't actually have and enamel teapot obsession prior to starting Queen B, but there is something about pouring thousands of candles from a trusty, faithful teapot that causes you to fall in love.  The teapot becomes an extension of your hand.  Our master candlemaker of the past 2 years has said to me that he would like to be buried with his enamel teapot!... and that was BEFORE he even saw these beauties.

    Imagine my excitement when I found these beautiful, handpainted enamel teapots.  The fact they were made in Africa by a fair trade organisation focused on creating employment for single mothers and disadvantages men (and funnelling their profits back into facilities for orphans) made them all the more beautiful and all the more compelling.  Functional.  Fabulous. Fair Trade.  Happy Days.

    Each teapot retails for $64.95.  Each individually handpainted enamel mug is $17.50.

    As you can see, they come in 6 different colours (and we have got the mugs too).

    Red...

    and Yellow...

    and Pink...

    and Green...

    Purple and Orange...

    and Blue...

    If you're tea obsessed, an enamelware afficionado or simply looking for a beautiful, individual, hand-painted enamel teapot - these teapots are divine.  Same goes for the mugs.


    Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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