About Us

My story starts way back in the 70's. I learned to create carved candles from one of the original carvers in the United States, Artie. He opened a shop in the little resort town of Saugatuck, Michigan and when I saw his process I knew right then I wanted to do it. Working with the colors and creating beautiful sculptures with the warm wax intrigued me.

Once I tried my "hand" at carving I was hooked. After working with Artie for several years; I married my longtime sweetheart and we moved to a farm in Ada, Michigan; converting the feeder calf barn into a candle shop; with a picture window overlooking 250 acres of land, planted every year with either corn or sunflowers. What a place to create the colors of the earth, using colored wax to express the beauty all around.

In the late 80's I moved to Florida taking my business with me and opened up two shops there; one in Stuart, Florida and one in Vero Beach, Florida; the town I lived in for almost 20 years. I continued to create my candles in Florida up until I became pregnant with my second child and also was taking care of my elderly father. At this time, I found it impossible to do the physical work it took to travel and stopped creating my candles.

I found a "regular" job and put the candles on hiatus; not knowing when I would ever pick up the knife again. My job moved me around the country; from Florida to Kansas, to St Louis and then to McDonough, GA. Working for this company for over 20 years; in 2011 I found myself in the lines of unemployment; downsizing of the company. Like many Americans I searched and searched for employment; with no success. During the 2012 holiday season I thought my candle business would be great here and off I was again; now creating my hand carved candles again. Working with all the beautiful colors and warm wax is such a joy. My favorite part of the creating of the candle is making that first cut into the candle to see what beautiful color creations I have made.

One more interesting item is how I came up with the name Honey Creek Candles. When starting my business in Michigan back in the late 70's and early 80's, my home was off a road by the name of Honey Creek, therefore my name evolved.

I am now in Colorado, taking care of 2 year old granddaughter.  What better area to work with all the colors of Mother Nature.  

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