Light the candle

orange spice

Chanel No 5 type candle - close up.  Classic scent provides a warm glow when lit.Inner light, colour and scent.  This is why I love making candles.  Knowing that the candles I make can change a room in an instant and  provide atmosphere with gentle light and aroma.

Whether you light candles to wind down, to set the scene for that romantic meal, to freshen a room or to help meditate, the results are immediate.  Turn down the electric light and let the candle’s gentle glow wash over you.

Choose the candle to suit your mood. Lavander, my sister’s favouite, soothes away the toils of the day.  A close friend of mine likes Fresh Cut Roses whenever she needs some quiet ‘me’ time.  I just love Sweetpea or Honeysuckle to prepare me for a good nights sleep.  What works for you?

sweetpea with sweetpea flower 3


Candles for that special occasion

I thought I’d share some photos of the wedding candles I’ve made over the last year. Being asked to be part of someones special day is a great honour and something that I get a great kick out of.

The first request  I got was from my nephew who was marrying his partner in Johnstown Castle in Wexford. He wanted 50 candles, 25 of them ivory and 25 of black to line the entrance hall of the Castle. To add to the occasion it was also the first gay wedding in the family and the impact of the candles when you entered the hall-way was stunning.


The Shoe 2

custom wedding candle 1

Another wedding request that stands out was a request to make a candle that would match the brides very special shoes.  The shoes (Christian Louboutin) were absolutely beautiful and something that the bride really adored. The ask, could I make a candle which would serve as a momento of the wedding day but also of the shoes themselves. I had great fun playing with colours and designs and after several attempts I settled on a contemporary design that reflected both the colours and the elegance of the shoes.

Most recently I  was asked to supply a very specific shade of Ivory and again after much playing around with light and depth of colour the customer settled on a beautiful pillar decorated with a small Azalea and a very warm but gentle bouquet of rose petals.  This bespoke candle is now winging it’s way to the US for a wedding in early September.

custom candle

Wedding beaded flower







And finally the candles to match the bridesmaids dresses. There are no half measures here.  The colour had to be spot on and the candles themselves had to be big enough to be noticed but not so big as to draw attention away from the main event.  These candles provided consistent accented colour in line with the wedding colour palette, just one more touch to finish off the perfect day.

colour matching wedding candles


I’m really looking forward to the next challenge.  Contact me by TwitterFacebook or on my email (  if you are interested in custom candles for your event.

As the night closes in


Chanel No 5 type candle - close up.  Classic scent provides a warm glow when lit.

You would think a person that spends all day melting wax, mixing scent and colours to create candles wouldn’t want to look at another candle in the evening.  Wrong!  There are few things better than lighting a few candles in the evening as the room darkens.

The summer holidays are almost over and we have had a great time.  The weather has been fantastic and between the beech trips, shopping trips, birthdays and weddings it has been a busy summer.

I’m happy to say that Patricia’s Candles is now stocked in the following shops:

In addition I’ll be attending a few events over the next few months – check out my Facebook page for updates.


Now selling at the Artist Gift Gallery, Dunlaoghaire

At the Artist’s Gift Gallery our aim is to bring you a wide range of unique, handmade crafts from across the country. Whether it be ceramics, textiles, sculpture, paintings, jewellery, woodwork, traditional or contemporary, the choice is endless.

If you are looking for a thoughtful and unique gift for someone special, then you have come to the right place. Each piece has been lovingly created by one of our artists, and you can feel confident that you will be getting great value. We guarantee you a warm and friendly experience and you can feel satisfied to know you are supporting

Ireland’s artist’s.

Drop in and discover what the Artist’s Gift Gallery has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!! ‘

94 Lower Georges St, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Phone 086 8697350

Patricia’s Candles now selling in The Black Door, Johnstown, Kilkenny

The Black Door now has a selection of Patricia’s Candles available to buy,

The Black Door:

Ceramic Studio with shop selling ceramics and assorted handcrafted products. The studio has a small art gallery, and we provide night classes in Handbuilt Ceramics. We stock, pottery made in Tipperary and Laois, candles from Bennettsbridge and Dun Laoghaire, Jewellery and hand knits from Tipp town….books, cards….