Month: October 2017

New Rolling Mills

 

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Just a quick extra blog this week to tell you about our two new rolling mills, just arrived in stock.  We only have five of each of these so for the moment we are only listing them on our Website.

Click on the links to check the spec and more photographs.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

Candles

 

We’ve been getting crafty in Proops again and making some candles using our candle moulds.  We get asked occasionally the best way to use the moulds to stop the wax leaking and the candle sticking, so I plan to put together a little video of the process (and to show you that experienced candle makers can get it wrong sometimes too, I may even post a little bloopers video of how not to do it).

I’m sure I’ve told you all before that I like to give something personal to my nearest and dearest for special occasions and I had a thought of using our push lid solid aluminium storage tins  to make some scented tealight candles.  These could be personalised with labels for birthdays, Christmas, Halloween or any other occasion you can think of and at £3.50 for a pack of three they won’t break the bank either. We will also be listing these in larger quantities.  I plan on making some seasonal scented candles in them for my friends and family, personalised with some lovely individual labels for Christmas.  Of course, you could customise these cute little pots for other gifts too – they are the perfect size for earrings or cufflinks.  Have you used any of our products in a way which we haven’t thought of? We’d love to hear your ideas.

All our candle moulds are designed and made right here at our factory and our designer, Richard, has been working on some new candle mould designs for us, so keep checking the New Arrivals section or the Candle Mould section on the website for the latest designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

 

 

Seaglass

 

I spend a lot of my weekends up in County Durham and one of my favourite places to go is Seaham beach.  Until the 1920s Seaham had one of the largest glass bottle works in Britain and during its days of glass bottles production, any waste glass was dumped into the North Sea.  This glass regularly washes up on the beach with the tide and after years of being tumbled smooth by the waves it leaves these beautiful glass pebbles on the sand.  Every time I go for a walk along the beach I pick some up and as I now have quite a large collection and a little more free time I thought I’d have a go a making some jewellery with it.  I have been having a look for inspiration and techniques on Pinterest and Youtube.  I would also love any advice from any of our customers, so if any of you have tried this yourselves I’d love to hear from you or see your creations.

 

I’ll keep you posted how I get on.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Isobel