About Me


Hello my name is Dawn Shaffer and I am a wife, mother to 4 kiddos, a farmer, mold maker and I love Jesus!

My candle making adventure started in 1996 when I asked my mother-in-law for a candle making kit for Christmas.  She did get me one, but it was those beeswax roll sheets.  I was a bit bummed, but I still enjoy the gift tremendously and burned the candles.

About 7 years after that a friend came up to me and needed local handmade candles for her shop.  I figured "why not!".

That began my journey into candle making.

Testing, testing, testing and more testing occurred in the first 6 mos. of my adventure.  I started selling right after that.

I sold candles for 4 years and during those 4 years I made custom designs that fit my style of candle making.  I loved it.

Pretty soon I found myself selling my silicone molds.  I found my true calling.

It is a wonderful journey and I still am on that journey.



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dawnaurora May 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Hi Michele,
That is great you do bees. This is our first year with ours. I cannot wait to put more boxes on our hives. We have a beekeepers meeting coming up this Saturday.
We definitely sell over seas. The hardest part about getting a new pillar mold is getting the wick down. I made a new video that will hopefully give you guidelines to figure it out. Let me know how it goes. http://candlemarketingsweeti.com/blog/2013/05/finding-the-right-wick-new-pillar-mold/

Michele April 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

Hi Dawn

I am an amateur bee keeper in Brisbane Australia. Apart from selling our honey I would love to make candles from the lovely wax we collect after extracting. I love your primitive bee hive mold. I know absolutely nothing about making candles, but am very eager to learn. I have watched your video on how to attach the wick and pour the wax, but what type of wick do I use? I would so appreciate your help . Any information would be so helpful.
I would like to order the silicione mold for this candle, but wonder if you sell to people overseas.
I hope to hear from you when you can spare the time to reply.

Elizabeth August 28, 2010 at 1:38 am

Hi. I am having trouble understanding how to price my candles. I did read the article you have on here with the different formulas and sadly I’m still not getting it! Is there anyway you can break it down a little more for me? I would appreciate it! Thanks soo much! Have a great day! 🙂

-Elizabeth Gaisford

Ginger Grieco January 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I live in State College and was very surprised to see paw print molds!!
Do you have a shop you work out of? Where are you located?
What an interesting happening…

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