Women Inspiring Women
Okay so considering the month that is in it. Celebrating International Womens Day, Mother's Day and our relationships with female role models in our lives I thought it would be a relevant time to share the story behind one of my best-selling products from the Flower Child range.
As some of you may have noticed the wax melt tarts are of a unique shape and design resembling a trinket box. This is because that is exactly what I made them from, but let's talk about how I got to that point.
I knew from the start that I wanted to create a mold that was unique to the brand and had a meaning behind the design. However, I didn't exactly know what that looked like.
For a while, I toyed around with the use of flower molds attempting to replicate a peony rose and my grandmother's love for those beautiful blooms, but I arrived at the conclusion that I could make things even a little more unique in a meaningful way.
So here is the story of how the wax melt design came to be.
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Growing up I remember my nana having a small collection of intricately designed ceramic trinket boxes that she would keep on her dressing table. These were always considered "sacred" pieces of furniture in my eyes as playing with them was not an option.
Now, to be fair, keeping a delicate piece of ceramic off limits to a small and relatively clumsy child seems like the obvious decision but to me, the child, this framed the items as treasured and something to be minded.
After my nana passed in 2013 I received her trinket boxes which I have since kept on display in my bedroom window. Although they are not particularly my style anymore they hold a sentimental value so I have made an allowance for them to be the exception of items that don't particularly align with the bedroom aesthetic.
Beside these trinket boxes received from my late Nana sits another treasured item that may look familiar. It is a trinket box I received from my Mum in 2014. This is the item that has been the inspiration for the wax melt tart. An item that is treasured by me and holds more sentimental value than a simple nicknack.
This trinket box is something that symbolises the relationship between my mother and I and so I decided to use this to create a personalised mold for the Flower Child range.
I set out to create a mold of the item and after a lot of trial and error, I figured out how to make the perfect custom mold and the wax melt was created.
So although many may see this product as a simple wax melt tart, for me it represents a lot more.
It represents the impact the amazing women around me have had in my life. The inspiration of powerful and independent females that surround me, and the influence of creativity that these beautiful souls have had on my life.