40 min

Candle science and the ups and downs of running a handmade business with Krista Mansfield of Crystabelles | CCs01e03 Cocktails & Chat | Meet the Maker

    • Entrepreneurship

Krista of Crystabelles and I had a lovely chat about all things candles, business, community, and a little bit about weddings! She makes exquisitely scented luxury soy wax candles with crystals. She carefully matches each scent to a crystal so they work together in perfect harmony.  


2:02 - Why are they called cocktails? 
3:23 - Introducing Krista 
6:22 - Why candles & crystals? 
8:12 - Parrafin wax vs soy wax - candle science! 
13:20 - A candle's top notes, middle notes, and base notes - more candle science! 
15:51 - The attraction of running her own business 
17:23 - Krista's goals & plans for 2022 
19:26 - Translating abstract concepts into scents 
20:35 - The surprising requirements for legal and quality candlemaking 
22:57 - Finding non-toxic scents for personal candlemaking 
25:13 - Krista's favourite and least favourite parts of running a handmade business 
28:23 - Favourite crystals and organising them 
31:08 - Krista's wedding excitement 
33:05 - Favourite places 
34:06 - The importance of a network of business buddies 
36:26 - Podcasts for entrepreneurs 
36:55 - Krista's exciting new plans! 
38:37 - How do you know when a work is finished?  

Website https://crystabelles.com/ 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/crystabelles/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Crystabelles1  

Entrepreneurs Growth Club Podcast: https://theentrepreneursgrowthclubpodcast.podbean.com/  

Entrepreneurs Growth Club Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theentrepreneursgrowthclub  

It was so nice to chat about all things business with a fellow entrepreneur; it was world-changing for me when I found Entrepreneur Land and started spending time around others who get the back story and context without my having to explain it. This series is part of my effort to build a community specifically for makers and artisans, so they get that same joy and sense of belonging. Do join in - with these live chats and with the Facebook group Handmade Business Club UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/handmadebusinessclubuk

See you soon!

Full show notes at https://www.amethystraccoon.com/cc3/


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Krista of Crystabelles and I had a lovely chat about all things candles, business, community, and a little bit about weddings! She makes exquisitely scented luxury soy wax candles with crystals. She carefully matches each scent to a crystal so they work together in perfect harmony.  


2:02 - Why are they called cocktails? 
3:23 - Introducing Krista 
6:22 - Why candles & crystals? 
8:12 - Parrafin wax vs soy wax - candle science! 
13:20 - A candle's top notes, middle notes, and base notes - more candle science! 
15:51 - The attraction of running her own business 
17:23 - Krista's goals & plans for 2022 
19:26 - Translating abstract concepts into scents 
20:35 - The surprising requirements for legal and quality candlemaking 
22:57 - Finding non-toxic scents for personal candlemaking 
25:13 - Krista's favourite and least favourite parts of running a handmade business 
28:23 - Favourite crystals and organising them 
31:08 - Krista's wedding excitement 
33:05 - Favourite places 
34:06 - The importance of a network of business buddies 
36:26 - Podcasts for entrepreneurs 
36:55 - Krista's exciting new plans! 
38:37 - How do you know when a work is finished?  

Website https://crystabelles.com/ 

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/crystabelles/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Crystabelles1  

Entrepreneurs Growth Club Podcast: https://theentrepreneursgrowthclubpodcast.podbean.com/  

Entrepreneurs Growth Club Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theentrepreneursgrowthclub  

It was so nice to chat about all things business with a fellow entrepreneur; it was world-changing for me when I found Entrepreneur Land and started spending time around others who get the back story and context without my having to explain it. This series is part of my effort to build a community specifically for makers and artisans, so they get that same joy and sense of belonging. Do join in - with these live chats and with the Facebook group Handmade Business Club UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/handmadebusinessclubuk

See you soon!

Full show notes at https://www.amethystraccoon.com/cc3/


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cocktails-and-chat/message

40 min