| Here are a few examples of some of the Sandman's creations. These are
only a sample of the many, many unique pieces which the Sandman has created over the
years. If these examples give you an inspiration for something else you would like the
Sandman to create for you, feel free to ask him to make it for you. The
special orders page will help you contact the Sandman.
||This candle is an excellent example of one of the Sandman's original ideas.
This candle, like most of the Sandman's candles, can be refilled as many times as
desired. The vines other sub-tropical plants help set the scene for the waterfall which
is half hidden by the foliage. Please note that if you would like the sandman to create
something like this, the plants will have to trimmed from time to time to keep them away from the
||These are some pillars which the Sandman created several years back. Like
the votives each of the layers can be scented differently. Although not as exciting as some
of the chandlers other creations, pillars have remained a favorite. Wedding candles
are also pillar candles at their core, but have many frills, if you would like something
on a similar strain, feel free to glance at the wedding
||This is an example of a set of candles from several years
ago. This image is primarily to show how long the Sandman has been
making candles and a little bit of the different types he has made in the
past. The smaller ones on the top shelf are standard size votives
which are evenly layered. Contrasting on the top shelf is the large
'coffee can' size barrel candle with offset angled layering. Similarly
angled and layered are the pillar candles on the bottom shelf. If
you would like retro candle designs similar to this, or anything else on
your mind, always feel free to contact the Sandman directly and he will
work out something for you.
of the Sandman's more unique pieces this combines his waterfall work with
a gourd and a wooden base. Just like all the other gourds for sale
on the website this came from a 'family recipe' of seeds that have been
used for several purposes for many, many years. These are thick,
durable, and painstakingly dried and (at times) treated gourds that are
ready for a long life. The natural wood base (as seen in many of
the Sandman's waterfall pieces) comes from nature, either as driftwood,
forest wood, or stream bramble. After a year or more of drying and
treating these pieces are finally put into the Sandman's works of art.
||In this compilation the center stage is taken by a beautiful
example of apple wood dried for several years at the home of the Sandman.
The wood was then cut, dried, and coated with protectant for a long lasting
life. Further detailed work is done to ready the hollowed wood for
both wax and flame. On the right hand side is a gourd candle with
burned carvings and a color montage in the wax. In the lower left
are 'rock lights', an innovation which may be used as tea lights,
floating candles, or just good to hold. Comes in many colors and
||This compilation shows several votive candles that the
Sandman has made. Each layer of wax is separately melted, colored,
and scented. On some of his pieces, the layers are angled for aesthetic
appearance. The wicks are specifically chosen for optimal burn time
which can be increased by placing these in water. In this picture
the scents are of fruits and flowers, and the bright colors to match.
Others have more traditional scenting with tones to match. These
are approximately two and a quarter inches tall and 2 inches maximum diameter.
More specific information will be available soon.
||A very special candle, Cascading Falls Candle was sold at the 2002 Peoples
Fair for $300. This candle cannot quite be duplicated, but take a look at our waterfall
section to see what is currently available. The Sandman also can work on special orders
for to match your imagination.
Much more to come, look back soon!