There are a few basics that go into candle making; the containers, the wicks, the fragrances, and the wax. At Glass Goat Soy Candles, we use 100% soy wax to make our candles. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, so it burns more slowly and evenly than paraffin candles. Paraffin wax may be easier to pour, but it makes for a lower quality candle which will often leave behind an dark residue when burnt called petro-soot. Soy wax candles are com...
We post a lot of images of our work on facebook, instagram, and our blog. We print the images on note cards, posters, and in books. Our work comes in different sizes and shapes which leads to issues for us in lighting and backgrounds. Sometimes we have to come up with creative ideas so that we can manage to get the effects we want.
This image shows Kenny trying shooting our new mermaid piece, which has yet to be named. It is a rather large circle, quite a bi...
Recently we decided to do a series inspired by the people who inspire us! Here is an 8" x 10" hand painted glass snowman inspired by Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess. Check out more snowman on our etsy store HERE
Scott spent the day working with Lorraine Austin at Snake Oil Glassworks in Skaeateles, NY to make the glass blocks we use to make our Bee Blocks. Here is the process.
Pouring the hot glass into the mold
Heating the glass block in the mold
We then bring the glass blocks back to Glass Goat, where we add the bee outline and hand matte each one to give it a custom, one of a kind look. Here is a picture of the finished product. (Buy it HERE)
We partner with Lorraine Austin at Snake Oil Glassworks out of Skaneateles, NY to create a few of our items. The rondels for our hanging glass and leather roundies are mouth blown by Lorraine. Scott recently visited her studio for a day of creating rondels, as well as glass blocks which are used for our bee block paper weights. Here are a few videos depicting the process that goes into creating these beautiful and one of a kind pieces.