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chevcher

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About chevcher

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  • Birthday 01/03/1967

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    Female

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    candles
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    O-H-I-O
  • Occupation
    full time wax hippy / suzy homemaker
  • About You
    I love rock/metal music, racing. I enjoy gardening & posess wicked skills in the kitchen ! I also write and am currently working on a biography-betcha didn't know that !
  • Likes / Dislikes
    Love patchouli stuff !! do not care for overly floral stuff

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  1. chevcher

    LOVE fall. Record sales today

    Congrats to you @Crafty1_AJ It's such a rewarding feeling to break your sales records. I've been doing festivals since August, dealing with heat & sun at least one day at each show 😖 This past weekend was absolutely perfect ! Those crisp days really put folks in a candle buying mood ... One more weekend to go and I'm hoping for a weather repeat😀
  2. chevcher

    Black Crow Christmas Thyme

    I use para-soy for containers, beeswax/ paraffin for pillars
  3. chevcher

    Black Crow Christmas Thyme

    CW seems to be the stronger of the two
  4. chevcher

    Michaels Craft store

    Those are adorable ! What a great find 😊
  5. chevcher

    Black Crow Christmas Thyme

    That would be the Buttery Maple Syrup... every shop in Amish country carries Crossroads as well and they have that scent going strong in the wax melters or the candles burning. Candlewic & FB has the best Buttery Maple fo's I've ever poured, very strong and my customers go crazy over that scent ! Crossroads is pretty close to me in Ohio.
  6. chevcher

    Black Crow Christmas Thyme

    They are literally EVERYWHERE in my area ! I live near Amish country and I swear, every shop has Black Crow ,Crossroads or some other commercially made candle ☹️ I will check for that one next time I'm out , because I have the Christmas Thyme FO from NG and I'll know if it's the same. I do know for sure that their Prairie Butter scent is indeed NG's Pumpkin Apple Butter .
  7. chevcher

    Clams from Candle Packaging USA

    I order from them often, and so far I haven't had any stinkers
  8. chevcher

    McCalls Smores

    @Trappeur You might want to try www.afi-usa.com They offer no cost duplications with a 10 # minimum .I'm sure there would be enough interest for a possible co op. HTH
  9. chevcher

    Fragrance pairings

    Thanks for reposting that Darbla ! I made a copy for my Scent Blends binder, it comes in very handy when I'm looking for ways to use up my stash of oils.
  10. chevcher

    McCalls Smores

    It's been awhile since I've smelled that one, but I do remember it was yummy ! I would just get the oils and blend your own, instead of waiting for someone to possibly dupe. Especially if it's going to require a minimum purchase of that particular oil. Maybe 40 % toasted marshmallow,40 % graham cracker ,20 % of a H*****y type chocolate scent as a starting point, then adjust from there. You may even like your own blend better than the original !
  11. chevcher

    Blackstrap molasses a blend?

    It's a good sweet scent for sure ! Perfect for blends or as is .
  12. chevcher

    Nature’s wow wax

    It's comparable to J223, soft & easy to cut and the scent throw H/C is wonderful ❤️ I use it with zinc wicks and get a very clean even burn with good candle maintenance. Definitely no weird bakery/ shortening smell as with the Joy
  13. I've bought the half gallon jars with glass lids from Wally World before. They're in with the kitchen decor and the price wasn't too steep. I think you'll find what you're looking for there or perhaps Libbey glassware. Also http://www.jarstore.com/jar-group/65-oz-2-5-gallon/ https://www.fillmorecontainer.com/h88904-case1anchor.html I've even sold a few, special order of course HTH
  14. chevcher

    What do you think of this meeting?

    @Trappeur I read through this entire thread late last night and oh my goodness girl 😦 I just wanted you to know how sorry I am that someone would do something like this to you . I don't know you as well as some of the others do on this board, but I can tell that you are a very hard working, helpful and genuine person with lots of integrity. It really sucks as a small business owner to have someone get you pumped up with what appears to be a promising venture, only to find out that they really didn't have good intentions from the get go. I agree with the others about karma, it's going to bite them in the a$$ sooner or later. I'm sure that this isn't their first shady deal and probably not their last, that is, until they get sued. I had a somewhat similar experience several years ago, with a primitive art designer . I had been filling their specialty crocks for their trade shows. After a few orders, they set up another meeting with me to "discuss" some new ideas...as you can guess, that "meeting" was basically them hoping that I would hand over the keys to my kingdom of candle making information. They wanted a list of my suppliers, wax, wicks, my process ,the whole shebang ! I politely told them that if I discussed the details, I would have to kill them 😄 Then I gave them my usual "I'm not telling you crap" run around spiel , e.g.- I have each of my scents custom made for my company , only I have the codes for those scents (lie) , I order my wax, wicks and dyes from the source, not a candle supplier (lie), you get the drift 😉 There was NO WAY in hell I was going to step off of my hard work for them to skip merrily away with 😡 Their grand plan was for me to send my work over to China to have it mass - produced cheaply under a partnership with their company, and all I had to do was wait for the royalty checks to come in the mail.... Needless to say, I declined the offer and we parted ways... they did find someone else to take them up on their offer, but it failed miserably within a year...quantity vs. quality isn't always a great thing. Just chalk this one up as a life lesson, not a life sentence . Blessings to you ❤️
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