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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, January 2 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

Stephanie BetschartBy Stephanie Betschart
First created
Stephanie BetschartBy Stephanie Betschart
First created
$55
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
3
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, January 2 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi, my name is Stephanie Betschart and I’m the owner and creative mind behind Varicraft. Thank you for taking a moment to read about my campaign! I am a one person business, from social media, in person events like conventions/faires/bazaars, to the retail website: https://varicraft.myshopify.com/.

For the start of the new year I have decided to revise and expand my candle line! I have taken suggestions from my amazing customer base and advice from other candle makers and I want to revise and re-release my first line of candles with some modifications (name and fragrance modifications) and expand upon the existing line!

Everything is done by myself from designing labels, mixing the scents, pouring the candles, and shipping out orders. Thus far I’ve had to keep my inventory small and am looking forward to buying more in bulk for this kickstarter! This means cheaper prices for my customers, and a faster turn around as the need to wait for supplies will be less.

What I Need:

With your amazing support, whether through sharing this campaign or by pledging your hard earned money, I hope to raise $12,000 or more. 

All funds will go towards candle making, from the fragrances, wax, wicks, dyes, tins, labels to equipment like a wax melting vat, shipping supplies, and shelving to store orders during curing and processing, along with the bulk supplies which will speed my usual 1-2 weeks turnaround time up considerably.

What about stretch goals:

I have around 100 different fragrance ideas including locations, items, spells, and monster inspired ideas and more!

On top of that I am always open to suggestions. If we get to stretch goals you all get a say in what fragrances will be included in stretch goals. We can also grow into things such as wax melts (scoopables and clamshells), air fresheners for your car or home, room sprays, potpourri, and more (I am open to suggestions).

Time goals:

As you have probably noticed this kickstarter ends at the beginning of January. This is because I want all of January to be testing and perfecting the scents and candles that much more before sending them out to you all during the months of February-March, that is why all pledges (except for Keen Mind) say that they will be delivered in March, just to be safe.

If you've made it this far, thank you! You have no idea what any and all help towards this crazy, fun, and interesting dream means to me!

Risks and challenges

Shipping times and availability of materials might be a bit of a challenge.
I also will need to test each new fragrance to ensure the candles burn exactly as they are supposed to, and the availability of the fragrance oils I wish to use in the new candles could possibly change if some of the oils are canceled.

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    Want to keep an eye on how things are going via monthly (possibly more frequent) updates? Our updates will consist of unboxing videos, testing of the candles, and an over all inside look on the process we go through.

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