Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Best Laid Plans...


... sometimes go awry.

Exhibit A: One of our handcrafted Van Van candles. This particular specimen is afflicted with spots.
I usually take candles that have minor cosmetic defects, melt them down, and try try again. They are structurally sound, but if the stars don't align, or the wind shifts during composition, these wonderful spell candles look a bit funky and don't get to go to the proverbial ball.

A few artisans that I've met over the years sell their mistakes or odd-balls at a steep discount. My inner anal retentive perfectionist has resisted this for awhile, but I'm honestly curious to know if you guys would be interested.

Thoughts?

4 comments:

Corinna said...

It honestly isn't that ugly. The spots remind me of stars, I think it's cute. And if you're selling it for cheaper, awesome.

Jessi said...

If this is what you consider a "mistake", I would totally buy stuff with minor cosmetic flaws at a discount!

Greymentality said...

It would be a really great idea to do what Jessi suggests. And I see the dots as stars as well. Knowing that the inner perfectionist is alive and strong helps us know that your work is sound. It shows integrity.

Foxglove said...

I think they look like fireflies - very evocative of a summer's evening under the trees!