Purity Belle Candles - what's been happening for me this Summer.

I haven't done a candle business update in a while so I thought I'd let you all know what's happening with Purity Belle Candles lately :)

First up, earlier in the year I was selected as one of the craft businesses to be showcased this June at The Old Yard in Castledermot. I was really chuffed at this because it's such a beautiful place and I felt that it was such a good fit for my candles. I met Una when I dropped off my stock and loved her vision and her support of local craft businesses. It's also a fab place to have a coffee and cake in a tranquil setting and buy foodie products from GlasraĆ­ & Goodies.
It was a gorgeous sunny day when I arrived - here are some of the pics I took on the day:

The Old Yard in Castledermot, County Kildare

Building in the Old Yard in Castledermot

Cosy vintage armchairs in the Old Yard

Glasrai and Goodies in the Old Yard

And my display:

Purity Belle Candles in the Old Yard

Purity Belle Bio in the Old Yard

Purity Belle Candle Display in the Old Yard Castledermot

My time there has come to an end but I'd like to say a big thank you to Una for allowing me the space to share my products with her customers.

Next this Summer is that I've made some changes to how I sell my candles - the main thing, I suppose, is that I made the decision to close my Etsy shop. This was something I had been considering for some time - it had worked well for me initially but changing algorithms, plus changes to charges, made it extremely difficult to do well with it.  Instead, I am now focusing on my Purity Belle Candles Shop which has the added benefit of allowing me to vary my products.

Which pretty much brings me to my next piece of news. Again, this was a move I'd had in mind for some time and I'm delighted to be able to say that I've added a range of Home Fragrance products to my shop. I feel it gives a bit more variety and they are all selected with quality and value in mind.

Here are just a few of the new items added:

Soapstone Tealight Holder from Purity Belle Candles
Soapstone Tea Light Holder

Brass Incense Holder from Purity Belle Candles
Brass Incense Holder

Incense Cones from Purity Belle Candles
Orange Spice Incense Cones

Soapstone Incense Holder from Purity Belle Candles
Soapstone Incense Holder

I tried to select beautiful products made from natural materials and I think they are just lovely.

I have also just gotten delivery of a new selection of Curragh Pottery Cups. These are made specially for me by Bernard, a local potter and they are unique and dainty, as well as being reusable of course!
I've been busy working on a new shop order but I'm also adding some of these to my own shop. The two below are in Basil and Lime fragrance and are available now to purchase.

Curragh Pottery Cup Candles by Purity Belle

Basil and Lime Curragh Pottery candle by Purity Belle

Burgundy Curragh Pottery Cup Candle by Purity Belle Candles

Last but not least, I'm continuing to improve my labeling and have ordered new business cards to reflect the fact that I am a Blogger as well as Candlemaker. I can't wait to get these, it's a change that was long overdue!

I hope you are all having a lovely Summer, despite the very mixed weather :)

If you are interested in any of my products, shipping is worldwide and you can just click into shop link at the top of the page.

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  • Single Parent Pessimist
    Single Parent Pessimist 10 July 2016 at 18:37

    Wow loving the candle cups! Well done on the show case and I'm sure concentrating on the shop will work out for you

  • Lisa Jane
    Lisa Jane 10 July 2016 at 20:20

    You have been busy! Good luck with your fragrances, I am sure they will be as popular as your candles

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo
    Harriet from Toby & Roo 10 July 2016 at 20:45

    I think it's so important to move forward, and what a brave step to close your etsy shop :) H x

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 11 July 2016 at 10:12

    Best of luck with this new chapter in your business! I hope it all goes well for you.

  • ofaglasgowgirl
    ofaglasgowgirl 11 July 2016 at 10:49

    Well done! Those cup candles are just stunning! Good luck for the fragrances!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  • Unknown
    Unknown 12 July 2016 at 08:10

    I love your candle cups. I too love making candles it's so therapeutic. Good luck with your new business changes x

  • yvonne
    yvonne 12 September 2016 at 12:03

    Sounds like it is all go for you this last while. Congrats on the showcase. A brave step to close your Easy shop, but you have to go with what feels right. Best of luck for the future with your new range, looks great :) x

    • Cliona Kelliher
      Cliona Kelliher 30 September 2016 at 16:11

      Thanks a mil Yvonne! :)

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