“ Type: Candle / Category: Home Fragrance „
i am in love with candles and every chance i get i have to light one or two. i love the way that you can set really lovely and calming atmospheres with them. i must have every shape, size and colour under the sun.
i praticulary love rose weeping candles. they come in three different sizes from a small round one, i big round one and some long thin ones. and i have them all.
i first came across these when i went away to whitby for a lovely weekend with my boyfriend. i picked one of these candles up and i wasn't sure what it actually did. that night when i got back home i lit my weeping rose candle and i just thought it was a black candle. after about half and hour - 45 minutes, i started seeing a vibrant red colour weeping from the candle. hence the name weeping rose candle. and i just watched the red just run down the side of the candle like tear drops for about 15 minutes. i couldn't take my eyes if it. i have never known a candle like it. these candles have a slight rose scent to them.
i did find that you will need quite a big candle holder dish as there is a lot of wax on these candles and if the dish isn't big enough then i will spill over the edge. and know one wants candle wax on there carpet.
i recently purchased the long thin candles from skegness on a outing. i found them in one of those tat shops. the big round candle cost me £3.99 and the long thin candles cost me £2.99. the thin candles come in a pack of 4.
I love candles and have tons of holders scattered around my house so I can create the perfect romantic or haunting lighting effects. I first found out about Weeping Rose candles when I saw one at a friends house in a particularly mangled and twisted shape. I thought they looked spectacularly cool and managed to source some from a local home wares shop in town. The ones I use are the dinner candle sticks and a pack of four cost me just £1. They can be a bit difficult to source on the high street but there are plenty of online retailers selling this style of candle. Expect to pay more for the church candle and multi wick candle.
Weeping Rose candles are a dark and gothic looking home accessory. They are creepy in a pretty sort of way and are my favourite candles for appearance. Weeping Rose is the name for the type of candle, not the brand itself. A Weeping Rose candle will have a black wax exterior, with a red coloured wax centre. As the candle burns the black outer casing will melt more slowly and forms a sort of harder shell around the red wax in the middle. The red wax melts quickly and spills out over the black wax causing it to appear as though it is 'bleeding'. This is a very cool effect and every candle burns in a different way so they all form their own unique wax runs, drips and puddles. The candles become deformed and take on an altogether different appearance than the sleek black candle that it appeared to be before it was lit!
My favourite way to display these candles is in old empty alcohol bottles. I simply stick the base of the candle into the neck of the bottle and hey presto, a cheap and effective way of displaying a beautiful candle. This not only looks quirky and unique, but there is a practical purpose as well. As the candles melt down they become very, very messy. If you are not careful the drips of wax will splash down and can pool onto the surface where the candle is set, and it can ruin nice expensive candle stick holders when you have to chip it off and clean them afterwards.
Due to the nature of the wax melting quickly to produce the interesting visual effect, the candles also tend to burn out quite quickly. You will get up to around 8-10 hours use out of them, but they are best used for special occasions, dinner parties or themed events where they will make a statement and provide a wonderful atmosphere that people will enjoy and talk about. I get a lot of compliments on my candles! The only thing I think these candles are really lacking is a scent, there is no fragrance released at all while these are burning. I guess that makes them practical and you could have an oil burner going to make up for the lack of fragrance.
Candle light is extremely flattering and can be used to provide many different atmospheres around your home, from romantic to calming to eerie to traditional. Weeping Rose candles are a fabulously stylish item that create an interesting look and would also be well suited as a gift to anyone who's into the rock and roll, gothic, rock, or metal scenes. I would definitely recommend these candles as a good buy and will continue to re-stock mine.
Type: Dripping Candle