This is just one in a series of Vendor Spotlights where we let those who will be sharing their wares shine a light on what it is they do. We asked Jean from Holstein Candle Shop to indulge us by answering a few questions. Here's what she had to say:
1). What's your name, where are you from and what is it that you make?
Jean Holstein, I am from Kent Ohio and I make soy candles and melts
2). How did you acquire the unique skill set to do what it is you do?
Mostly trial and error. It started with a love of candles and wanting to experiment making my own. I knew that I wanted to make something cleaner and more natural then what is available in most retail stores. I really enjoy trying new scents and love color.
3). What is your best seller?
My best seller depends a lot on the crowd and the season but if I had to choose Fresh Coffee is one I always need on hand.
4). How long have you been vending? Have you done a Crafty Mart show before?
I have been vending for 3 years and love doing Crafty Mart shows. I fell in love with the Crafty Mart vibe: great mix of talent, artistic atmosphere, and loyal customers.
5). The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?