Coconut wax is made through a cold-pressed process from the meat of the coconut. This type of wax has many benefits. One of the many is it holds a higher fragrance volume than other natural waxes. However, coconut wax is very soft (similar to coconut oil at room temp). In ScentSation candle making process, both coconut and soy wax are combined to allow for more fragrance oil than just a soy candle, but to give the candles body or firmness. If only coconut wax was used, it wouldn’t hold its shape. Soy wax has a lower fragrance load than coconut oil. This fierce combination of coconut and soy wax is used because coconut wax is known to have a high fragrance load, but it is very soft (again similar to coconut oil) so it’s combined with soy wax to give the candle body.
Every Coconut and Soy candle is hand poured in Charlotte, Michigan using a creamy fusion of coconut and soy wax that’s blended in house. The unique fragrances including Blueberry Bliss, Luminous Lilac, Strawberry Sublime, Vanilla Vice, Frankincense Phantasia, Lavender Starlight, and Legendary LemonBerry have an amazing scent throw. The 9 ounce candles have an approximate burn time of nearly 80 hours. These premium candles with a combination of coconut wax and soy wax are highly scented, slow burning candles that everyone enjoys!
The glass bottle feeders and wind chimes are embellished with colored wire and charms. Although designs are similar, no two are exactly alike. Each glass feeder or wind chime is hand-painted, making each one slightly unique. They are painted to order using enamel glass paint and air dried for 24 hours, then heat set. Hand-painted items should be hand washed with a soft cloth to preserve the illustrations. They make great gifts and may be personalized with names and/or dates. If your purchase is a gift, the artisan is happy to include a gift card with your personal message.
photography by Tom Kelly includes high color photos of Lake Superior, beaches, lighthouses, and ore docks. The photos are available in ready to frame prints and ready to hang stretched canvas prints.The
Tom really loves shooting picture around Lake Superior because of the seasons and weather which makes for great photography that leads to color photography. The type of high resolution color prints produced are colorful because more color techniques are added to the image to bring out colors and especially more detail to every print.
The photography by Tom Kelly is intended to evoke memories for people who travel through and around Michigan. When you view the images of the beaches, the islands, the tall beach grass, or the waves on Lake Superior, you may remember a warm place where you or you family stopped to picnic or had a beach fire at sunset. Those are wonderful memories on Lake Superior.
The son of a physics professor and art teacher, Tom was born in Marquette Michigan and always exposed to arts, crafts and the wilderness of Michigan Upper Peninsula. At the age of twelve, Tom was introduced to a black and white darkroom and was immediately captivated by the magic that took place, processing film and producing a finished print.
Years later, Tom now has the the experience of black and white, color printing, lab work and now the digital age of photography. After photography and business school, Tom started a photographic business, working with the Ann Arbor Art Association teaching artists how to shoot slides of their art work to present to galleries.
Tom’s next venture was Aerial photography – up in the sky, taking pictures of land development, progress shots of construction projects and photos for realtors needing aerial shots of hard to see homes. It was 1982 when Tom took on a new challenge to aerial photograph his favorite football team the Wolverines of the University of Michigan and the Michigan Football Stadium from the air. Many of these photos would end up being used in Toms stock photo shop. After that, Tom then spent some time in the biomedical department of the University of Michigan doing both camera and lab work.
Below is just a sample of the Photography by Tom Kelly offerings….
EPIC Legendary Cleaner was created with you in mind. EPIC Cleaning Products wanted a product that could handle the everyday grind of cleaning commercial/industrial properties. Inspired by jobs we do every day, this all in one cleaner is mild enough for residential and the environment. EPIC replaces all of the cleaners in your home – use it on glass, stainless steel, and even concrete. Strong enough to clean even the toughest stains. EPIC is made, bottled and sold in Michigan. A powerful yet gentle cleaner that is good for the environment, safe for all humans and pets, and actually works!Eco-Friendly
EPIC is tiffany blue in color and has no fragrance. EPIC can be sprayed directly on any surface you wish to clean. The 16 ounce spray bottle has an 8-1 dilution ratio.
When working on hard to remove grease spots or flooring, it is recommended that you add EPIC to hot water to increase the active ingredients. Activity is in accordance with Green Seal – Standard for Cleaning Products for Industrial Commercial and does not contain any chemicals that have carcinogens or that are known to cause reproductive toxicity. Furthermore, it does not require complex recycling and is not corrosive to skin or eyes.
Disclaimer: Can be used on everything except natural wood flooring.
The main advantages of this new product are that it is biodegradable and non-toxic. This formula is not abrasive and does not promote oxidation. Non-corrosive on surfaces and it allows for surface protection against corrosion.
For that powerful eco-friendly shine, use EPIC Legendary Cleaner every time!
The owner of Twirling Frog Studio, Anne Rogers, has been creating fused glass art for 15 years. Each design is unique and hand crafted by Anne. Being born and raised in Michigan, she draws inspiration from the beautiful and majestic landscape of Michigan.
These fused glass art pieces are 100% glass. A finely ground glass powder is used to manipulate the shape of each design in the piece. Each sheet of glass is hand selected for color to achieve the final product. The glass is hand cut and layered then placed in a kiln and fired for about twenty four hours. Depending on the end product, it can go into the kiln up to five times to reach the final outcome.
Each fused glass art piece is unique and no two are exactly alike. The pieces are functional and food safe, however are not dishwasher, microwave oven, or oven safe. They are also a perfect decorative piece of art to display on a table or countertop.
About Statement SignsAnnika, first grade teacher turned painter, is on a creativity journey. As owner of Redefining Creativity Statement Signs, she creates witty, funny, and inspirational home decor signs. These statements are hand painted on canvas in black lettering on a white background. Her experiences influence the subtle and sometimes bold statements and designs. She hopes others can relate to them and laugh….or at least giggle when reading the witty and inspirational statements.
About Redefining CreativityAnnika is a first grade teacher who needed a creative outlet as a way to de-stress, especially after a life-altering event in her classroom. She turned to art, something she felt was not a strength of hers but wanted to improve upon. Annika began creating home decor signs with different sayings and quotes that would bring a smile to her face. After having success selling to friends and family, Annika decided to expand her line of home decor signs and take them public. Redefining Creativity was born. Today, Annika is putting smiles on people’s faces with subtle black and white canvas signs with witty, funny, and inspirational statements.
The black and white canvas signs with witty and inspirational statements include:
- Changing the toilet paper will not cause brain damage
- don’t grow up it’s a trap
- Being an adult is like folding a sheet
- have a nice poop
- hello sweet cheeks!
- Marriage: An Endless Sleepover With Your Favorite Weirdo
- stay humble, work hard, be kind
- steal my heart not my blankets
- and so together they built a life they loved
- Life is getting too complicated – time to be a unicorn
Travertine is a natural stone deposited by geothermal heated hot springs. It is considered to be a type of limestone which forms due to rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, hence, it is found around mineral spring deposits. When minerals dissolve in the groundwater then get moved by natural springs and rise above the ground, travertine is created. Travertine is very durable being water and moisture resistant. All you need to do is to give them a good care and maintain properly.
Sunset Wineworks available designs on Coaster Sets
- Celtic Tree of Life
- Custom Monogram
- Detroit Red Wings
- Detroit Tigers
- Great Lakes
- Mackinac Bridge Night Scene
- Mackinac Bridge Sunset
- Michigan State Spartan
- University of Michigan
Also available are matching hand painted Decanters. The decanters are hand made and hand painted on a stone texture glass decanter. No two decanters will be identical as each decanter is hand painted and unique. The decanter measures approximately 12″ x 4″. Decanting helps the wine to open up. A typical reason to decant is to aerate the wine. Many young wines can be tight or closed on the nose or palate. As the wine is slowly poured from the bottle to the decanter it takes in oxygen, which helps open up the aromas and flavors.
A matching Decanter and Coaster Set makes a great gift! Every item is hand painted, no stenciling or stamping! All pieces are individually hand painted and unique.
Ceramic Michigan Mugs with awesome Michigan designs make great conversation pieces as well as gifts for the camping enthusiasts or Michigander. The LOVE Michigan design on the Campfire Mug and Michigan Roots design on the Terracotta mug are permanently sandblasted into the ceramic of each coffee mug. This means the designs are not are not only permanent, but also dishwasher and microwave safe. And no need to worry about the handle getting hot! The artisan personally tests all of the coffee cups to ensure that each handle is cool when it comes out of the microwave.Not only functional, these
The Campfire LOVE Michigan Mug is available in Burgundy, Green, Cobalt Blue, and Plum. The LOVE Michigan Campfire Mugs measure 4.25 inches tall and 3 5/8 inches wide with 15 ounce capacity.
The terracotta Michigan Roots Mug is a flower pot looking coffee mug accented with a Michigan Roots design. This 14 ounce Michigan Roots Mugs measure 4.5 inches tall and 3 3/4 inches wide.
These Ceramic Michigan Mugs are handcrafted by Creations by Kelstar.