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With the mercury reaching 38 degrees yesterday in Sydney (and that’s on the coast) it was all about being outdoors last night to catch the breeze and that meant firing up tealights in protective glass holders so the breeze didn’t blow them out.  And THAT gave me the inspiration for this post and another couple we’ll do this week with special offers to boot.

Glass teardrop candleholder with bees wax tea light candle from Queen B

 

These beautiful, clear glass, hanging teardrop candleholders are incredibly versatile.  I’ve used them sitting on an outdoor table (they’re flat at the base), I’ve used them indoors (to light up a corner where I didn’t have a table with candles on it and to create ‘layers’ of candlelight at various heights) and, of course, they’re perfect for outdoors to hang in trees (or, in my case, off balcony railings)!

 

Glass teardrop candle holder with bee wax tealight candle in clear cup with a happy flame

 

 

With summer in the air, we’re doing 2 special offers (offers expire on 27th November 2014 @11.59pm):

Offer 1 – We’ve got 10% off our Clear Glass Teardrop Candleholders until 27/11/14

Offer 2 (exclusive to blog followers and newsletter subscribers)For every 5 Teardrop Candleholders you buy, we’ll throw in a box of 5 x 4-5hr Beeswax Tealight candles in clear cups (that’s the one in the photo) – so you get 10% off the teardrops (saving around $7.50) and the tealights for free (saving a further $14.95 – the equivalent of a further 20% off).  This second offer is only available to those of you who follow us (either on the blog or by getting our newsletter).  So that we know you’re in the know, you need to mention “Free Tealights please” in the comments field when you check out.  No mention at the time of ordering, no free tealights.  No arguments!  Again, this offer expires at 11.59pm on 27/11/14.

Clear glass hanging candle holder for bees wax tea light candles

These are a couple of photographs sent to me by a customer using the same holders (without the tear drop). Lovely to see them in action (they were using the tealights in metal cups)

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We’ve been working on something special for Advent this year and we commissioned a local artisan to make these limited edition, solid brass Lightbulb Candleholder which we’ve teamed up with a pack of 25 Advent candles each of which burn for over an hour.  Valued at over $70, we’ve got 50 Advent candle packs available for $49.95.

pure beeswax candles with eco bulb candleholder lightbul

Light up Advent with pure bee-created light

 

If you prefer to make your own holder (the candles are about the width of a Philips head screwdriver so any fruit or vegetable stabbed with the screwdriver will make a holder), we’ve got pure beeswax Advent candles in a pack of 25 available here.

This beautiful brass lightbulb candleholder is made from solid brass.  It is designed to hold a Bee Light or Advent candle in the top or can be reversed to hold a taper candle in the base.  The beauty of this holder is that it will be relevant all year round.

brass candleholder lightbulb eco advent candle centrepiece

 

Here’s to enjoying a natural and sustainable Christmas!  With our holders hand crafted in Australia and our candles hand rolled and hand poured here too, you can celebrate the difference you’ll be making to many people when you use Queen B candles to light up your festive season or to give as gifts.  Now it’s just up to us to keep coming up with things that are completely unique, great value and exceptional quality.

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My go to source of light most evenings are our beeswax dinner candles and Bee Lights.  A great, economical source of light and with the flame front and centre, a great source of calmness and tranquility.  So, I’m always excited to find new, stylish candleholders for taper candles… and we’ve got lots of new ones to show you.

Clippy

Firstly, our “Clippy” candleholders.  A few months ago when we tidied our stationery shelves Sarah found out about my bulldog clip fetish (I think there were over 500 clips in different shapes and sizes).  Imagine my excitement then to find Clippy.  Stylish yet practical, it takes up little room on a busy dining room table.  Industrial looking, great design and designer aesthetic – all rolled into 1 smart candleholder.

Clippy industrial metal candleholder for beeswax taper candles

“Clippy” candleholder

 

You can find Clippy on it’s own in Candleholders on our website here ($12.50 each), or, we’ve put together a Clippy + Tapers pack for $34.16 which is a 10% saving.

Clippe metal industrial candle holder for beeswax dinner tapers from Queen b

Clippy + Beeswax Dinner Taper Pack (10% off)

 

Flower Candleholders

If you prefer a splash of colour, these metal, flower candleholders are just gorgeous.  We’ve been discussing whether they are iceberg roses, ranunculus or magnolia so we thought perhaps just “flowers” would be safer!

Beeswax dinner candles in metal industrial flower candleholders

Metal Flower Candle Holders for beeswax dinner candles

They come in 3 heights and colours:

- small (yellow) – 10cm tall – $13.75
- medium (turquoise) – 15cm tall – $16.50
- tall (red) – 24cm tall – $19.25

Or you can get all 3 with 10% off here.

White Ceramic Wee Willie Winky

And just in case that wasn’t enough loveliness, we also recently found a new white ceramic Wee Willie Winkie (to complement out brass and copper Wee Willie Winkies).

White ceramic Wee Willie Winky candleholder for beeswax taper candles

White ceramic Wee Willie Winkie candle holder

 

New Taper Packaging and new Box of 4 x 30cm Beeswax Dinner Taper candles

If you’ve followed Queen B for a while, you may have noticed that we’ve been progressively rolling out new packaging.  I can’t bear waste, so we’ve been updating the packaging as and when we run out of the old.  The newest packaging to be done is our Dinner Candle / Taper packaging.

Our 20cm Beeswax Dinner Taper Candles now come in a box of 4 (RRP $24.95)

box of 4 pure Australian beeswax dinner taper candles - non toxic

20cm Beeswax Dinner Taper Candles (Box of 4)

 

And we’ve now got a beautiful box for our 30cm Beeswax Dinner Taper Candles (box of 4) (RRP $34.95)

beeswax dinner taper candles

30cm Beeswax Dinner Taper Candles (Box of 4)

 

There’s lots of lovely ways to light up your life daily with beautiful, natural, bee created light… cheaper than electricity.

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… and so it is that today we’re launching 2 new products in our ever extending range of pure Australian beeswax tealight candles – 4-5hr tealights (clear cups) – pack of 5 and 8-9hr tealights (clear cups) – pack of 5.

We’re also excited to finally (after a year of packaging disasters!) have our box of 8 Jam Jar Tealights with 8 jars back on the shelves in brand, spanking new Queen B packaging! (that’s probably not that exciting for you but if you knew what we’d been through to get here you’d be very excited too)!

To celebrate their launch we’ve got all 3 products at 10% off until 11.59pm tomorrow night (3rd November 2014).

100% pure beeswax tealight candles in clear cups - a great sustainable gift idea

4-5hr Tealights in clear cups – Box of 5

pure beeswax tlite candles in clear cups

8-9hr Tealights in clear cups – Box of 5

Pure beeswax tlite candles in glass jam jars

Jam Jar Tealight Pack – 8 Jars + 8 candles

 

With our new 5 packs of tealights in clear cups and our extensive range of gorgeous candleholders (many of which retail for $15 and under) you’ll have most of your Christmas gifts sorted for under $40.

With our pack of 8 Jam Jar tealights (all with jars) the table decorations and ambience for your next dinner party is all taken care of.  If you’ve got a larger event or wedding planned or a larger space to light, remember we now have longer burning Jam Jar tealights available (with 6+ hrs of burning) in a bulk pack of 60 candles.

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For years now we’ve been asked for citronella candles and for years we’ve said no because that would make the candles toxic to burn (you can read more about that in our post on Fragranced Candles – The Hidden Risks).  So, have I lost my mind in telling you we now have a citronella offering?  Have I compromised on our values? NO to both questions… I just found a fantastic, Australian made and owned product that isn’t a scented (toxic to burn) candle.

In August I spent 3 days going through the Gift & Homewares shows.  It was soul destroying… approximately 95% of what I saw was mass produced, faux French, faux copper, faux rust product made overseas.  In about 8 football fields worth of exhibitors (that’s over 6,000 exhibitors) I brought back information on 4.  Flame in a Can was one of them.

So, here’s a little of what got me excited.  Flame in a Can is:

• SAFE - only burns on the wick, so no risk of fuel spillage fires
• clean burning – no black smoke; no nasty fuel smell; eco-friendly
• self-contained - no pouring required; easy to use; just open the lid and light the wick
• long lasting – each tin gives up to 6 hours burn time; can be extinguished and re-lit any time
• wind-resistant – the large, attractive flame will stay alight even in strong winds
• good value - low cost + long burn time + no waste = good value
• made in Australia

Finally, a citronella solution for your outdoor, alfresco dining without compromising our integrity.  You can have your Flame in a Can under the table (we’d suggest putting it in a terracotta pot so that they don’t get kicked over) and your Queen B candles on the table!

 

 

OK, so they suggest putting it on the table and say all sorts of things about candles that we KNOW don’t apply to Queen B candles, but I personally don’t think a can with a flame is a stylish table decoration no matter what they say!  I’d stick to having it under the table!  Then again, I don’t think a fake, plastic, battery operated candle is attractive either and yet there are obviously thousands who do based on their proliferation!

We’ve got 2 options available for Flame in a Can:

• Individual can - $9.95
• Box of 6 cans – $49.95 (that’s 1 can for free)

You’ve got to love it when you find a solution to what seems like an insurmountable problem!

Cate xx

 

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We know from experience you’re a talented bunch so we thought we’d try to harness some of that photographic talent.  To be honest, we’re also stretched thin and we really just need help :-)

If you’ve ever ordered from us online, you would have received a copy of our educational information cards.  Well they’re about to run out so we’re going to do an overhaul.  In particular, this time I would like to do one which shows some of the imaginative ways of using Bee Lights.  I often speak to customers who don’t use them because they don’t know what to burn them in… and that’s a crying shame as I think they’re one of the most beautiful things we make.

So, they say that a picture speaks a thousand words!  Let’s show them the million things you can use as a Bee Light candleholder.

Any photographs chosen to go on our new printed info cards will receive a $200 gift voucher to buy any candles they want from Queen B online.  Grab your iPhone or your camera, fire up your Bee Lights and your imagination and send through your results!

Entries open: NOW!

Entries close: 11th August (that’s 2 weeks away)

Entries via: either post them on our Facebook page or post on Instagram and tag @queenbcandles

Stuff to know: By entering you expressly give us permission to use your image in social media and online (that’s pretty obvious given you would have posted it online!) and we undertake that anywhere that we use the image we will credit you as the photographer (unless you say you don’t want us to)!  For the images used on the printed info cards we will most likely not credit photographers as it can make things look cluttered and messy given the images will be quite small. Here are a few of the idea I had when I first photographed them (you’ll see why I need help with the photography)!

For a light brighter than the northern light burn Queen B beeswax Bee Light candles

For a brighter light than the northern light burn beeswax Bee Light candles

Pure beeswax candles Bee Lights from Queen B

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One of the wonderful things about having a Sunday/Monday as your weekend is that you don’t have to go to work on Monday’s.  It’s a great time to catch up on things when they’re quiet.

Today I’ve promised myself I’ll clear my inbox, which seems to be never-ending because I keep getting distracted :-).  One lovely distraction was a beautiful photograph sent to me by stylist, Meagan O’Donoghue from The Style Palette Co.  I’m always amazed by the talents of our customers.  You’re really quite an extraordinary bunch going about your lives choosing to make a difference.  It shouldn’t surprise me given what we do, but it does and it is a constant delight.

Anyway, Meagan took a gorgeous photograph of our Mini-Marilyn Bee Light holders with a couple of Bee Lights.  And the thing that struck me as I was deleting volumes of administrative emails was just how simple the candles and the holders are but how nature is so beautiful that you don’t need to fussy it up.

brass candleholder with pure beeswax taper dinner candles

Mini-Marilyn brass candle holders with Bee Lights

So in the spirit of making it a wonderful day, we’re doing a Monday offer today - 20% off Brass Mini-Marilyn candleholders and 20% off the Pack of 10 Bee Lights.  It’s spontaneous and open until midnight tonight only.

I can say hand on heart that our Bee Lights will blow your socks off when they’re lit.  They are the ultimate testament to the brilliance of nature (and why we are so thorough with our wick testing)!!  They burn for 3 or so hours each (that’s several nights of lighting them during dinner from every candle) and they don’t drip if they are out of a breeze.

And just in case you don’t think that I practice what I preach, here’s a view from where I’m sitting right now!!  I did consider replacing the 2 in the background with new candles but decided that it was better just to be completely authentic.  This is how I stay calm on a Monday in the face of 553 unread emails!

I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

Over and out.

Cate xx

light a candle to keep your brain calm and relaxed on a busy day

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” Chinese Proverb

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