Blue Delph candles

Enjoy its intricate pattern and unique glow – they will look beautiful in any room or make the perfect gift

Modelled on Delft Blue – which is the world-famous pottery that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 17th century. – these candles have wonderful intricate designs that glow beautifully through the pattern when they are lit.
Both vegan-friendly and unscented, this candle is a beautiful addition to any home. So, go on, treat yourself!

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Blue Delph candles

Description

Enjoy and re-use 

Did you know that each of these lovely fair-trade candles lasts between 15 and 90 hours, and that you can re-use the medium or large pillar candles?  

They’re made from two types of wax, with the external patterned wax frame being extremely hard and durable. This frame of the larger candles holds their shape, so you can enjoy your stunning candle time and time again by putting a tea light or small candle inside! 

When re-using, we recommend burning the candle down to one-third of its height in order to keep its shape.

A unique and beautiful pattern 

Each candle in our collection has been expertly crafted by professional candle-makers in the mountain kingdom of Eswatini, so you can be sure of exceptional quality. As they’re handmade, no two candles will be exactly the same.

The artisans shape these candles using the ancient ‘millefiori’ technique, which was perfected in Italy to create the finest glass sculptures. This technique was then translated into use with wax.  

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.  – John Keats

Our Blue Delft Pillar Candles definitely are certainly beautiful in our opinion. So, make sure to buy one (or more!) if you’d like to decorate your home or surprise a friend with a stunning home-warming present.

 

As all candles are handmade, please expect some differences in sizing and patterns. 

Sizes
Cube:
Approx. 5.5cm x 5.5cm
Burn time : approx. 12 hours
Mini pillar:
Approx. 5.5 x 6cm
Burn time: approx. 15 hours
Medium Pillar
Approx. 9cm x 9cm
Burn time: Approx. 45 hours

User guidance

To get the best out of your candle, please read the directions before use.

Keep wick trimmedKeep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch

use containerPlace the candle on a suitable container to contain any wax spillage

Burn away from draughtsBurn away from draughts

Extinguish with snuffer or spoonExtinguish candle with snuffer  or back of a metal spoon taking care not to damage the wick.

Pour off molten wax if necessary to enhance flame.

Lean back, relax and enjoy! 😊

How the candles are made

The wax is coloured by mixing pigments with hot wax, which is then poured into flat sheets.

Sheets are marked, cut and then carefully layered according to the chosen design.

The resulting slabs are compressed, extruded and re-extruded and then sliced into thin veneers.

These veneers are then taken by the candle makers and skilfully stretched over a core of pure white wax and hand made into the desired shapes.
Read more about Swazi Candles here.

Additional information

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Design

Mini pillar, Mini Cube, Medium Pillar, Large Pillar

Our Artisans

About Swazi Candles – Proud founding members of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade Association)

Swazi Candles was started in an old cowshed of a former dairy in 1982 by two South African art graduates. The little workshop soon gained a great reputation for producing unique candles and started attracting many visitors.

The vibrancy of the workshop, uniqueness of the products and the skill of the artisans resulted in Swazi Candles becoming one of Eswatini’s premier tourist attractions. Today, its unique candles are being treasured by ethical consumers world-wide. 

How your purchase can make a difference 

Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) is one of the poorest countries in the world. Over 40% of its population live on less than US$ 1.25 per day. Because of unfavourable climate conditions and low agricultural productivity, poverty is widespread.

Fairtrade benefits to artisans

Swazi Candles are one of the founding members of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade Association). Its workers are part of the decision-making process in the company, which is committed to sharing profits and paying a living wage. By buying our candles, you play an important part in supporting this fairtrade movement.

Delivery

Eco-friendly packaging                            

We only use recycled or non-plastic packaging, so your purchase will be better for the planet, too!

Delivery speed 

Once you place your order, we will dispatch your candle within 2-3 working days. (Please note there may be delays during Covid.) 

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