The Story Behind The Brand

It all began with candles...

In July 2020, I began making soy wax candles to occupy some of my time during quarantine. I had always wanted to try it and one day just decided to give it a go. With absolutely no prior knowledge of candle making it was by pure luck my first batch came out perfectly. The rewarding feeling I felt when I was able to burn those first candles was something I hadn't felt in a long time. I began reading books, blogs, watching you-tube videos, and searching for any candle-making information I could find in an attempt to educate myself on the science behind candle-making.

It was during the candle-making searches that I somehow stumbled upon polymer clay jewelry. I was instantly in love. Similar to my candle-making experience I knew absolutely nothing about making clay jewelry but decided to dive in headfirst. Being so new to both candle and jewelry making, it was difficult at times and most certainly tested my patience, but I tried my best to use every mishap as a lesson.

And then, as if 2020 wasn't a hard enough year on its own, in August 2020 my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer very unexpectedly. My family was devastated. The news of her diagnosis hurt my heart so much, at times it felt like it would never recover, but I soon started to realize that working on these newfound hobbies seemed to be the only time my mind was quiet and not in a whirlwind of sadness and worry. Having a creative outlet brought joy and happiness back into my life after the tragedy of my sister's diagnosis. Creating these products has helped me in ways I never knew possible and was too good not to share, thus Flower + Flame was born.

I will forever create in memory of my wonderfully loving, kind, & smart sister Sarah. I love you and I miss you every day Sarah.