Bonjour et bienvenue! My name is Monica and I design, weld and do all the hand-painted finishing on this recycled cast-steel, wall-mounted candleholder.
DIMENSIONS & DETAILS:
Approx. 9.5” Tall x 4.5” Wide Overall
Bowl = 4” diameter x 2” Deep
Extends out from wall = 4.5”
Ships from NY, USA
HAND PAINTED FINISH:
Lavender and Gold
Purchase price also INCLUDES:
- Clear glass tea light votive
- 4 tea light candles
- 4 ounces of white sand (enough to fill bowl as shown)
- 1 wood screw (best to install in to a wooden stud)
(All other items shown in photos are not included)
This wall mounted candle and incense holder is made from a Fibonnaci-style, recycled cast-steel bracket welded to a 4” bowl which is made from hefty 1/8” thick steel.
From start to finish there are over 30 different steps involved in this piece including the hand applied lilac and gilt finish which is created with professional-grade, non-toxic, paints and sealers designed specifically for metal sculptors. They are incredibly durable, vibrant and far superior to common craft store paints.
To prepare the metal pieces, I clean them with a non-toxic degreaser, I then etch them with steel grit in a blasting cabinet which creates a more receptive surface for the aged-iron finish. After blasting I wipe them clean with a soft brush, grind off any sharp edges and carefully weld the pieces together.
Paint is then applied in layers over the course of several hours - each layer is allowed to dry in between coats. I then let the paint cure for 12 hours before the distressing marks are created by hand with fine sand paper.
The gold highlights are created by brushing the paint on and quickly removing most of it with a soft rag.
Two coats of protective, clear satin seal are brushed on in the final step.The hand work involved in this piece means that no two will be identical. Please review the photos carefully, they are representative of the one you will receive.
RECYCLED CAST STEEL, REALLY?
Yes! I source decorative, recycled-cast-steel pieces from various foundries and metal suppliers. It’s made from all kinds of different recycled steel pieces - imagine all the old cars, appliances and other steel “junk” that is repurposed in to something this beautiful. I love that I can incorporate recycled materials in to my designs and I hope it makes you love them even more!
USE AND CARE:
To clean, wipe with a soft cloth.
Can be used outdoors but to prevent rust, don’t let it sit out in the rain or in standing water. Under a covered patio area is ideal.
Never leave burning candles or other materials unattended.
The bowl is large enough to hold a 3” diameter candle, I recommend you use a drip less candle to prevent the wax from melting right on to the bowl which might damage the surface.
ORDER TIME & SHIPPING:
My metal shop is located in New York, USA. This piece is HANDMADE TO ORDER which takes 2-3 business days, shipping time will add 2-5 days in the U.S. via USPS Priority Mail
Orders outside the US will be sent via Global Post International, transit times can take approximately 2-4 weeks. I ship internationally to Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the UK.
My packaging is environmentally friendly and curbside recyclable. I use recycled kraft paper for wrapping and cushioning - no styrofoam or plastic.
Rest assured, you will never be stuck with a Monweld piece that you don’t absolutely love.
I am happy to issue you a hassle-free, FULL REFUND within 30 days of purchase. I do ask that the buyer pay for return shipping.
ITTY BITTY BIO:
Four years ago, I left my “good desk job”, learned to weld and haven’t looked back.
I believe we are all vessels of light, creating candleholders and other tools that inspire ritual and deeper connection is my soul’s purpose and I am so grateful you have stopped by today. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or special requests, I look forward to hearing from you!
Blessings on your journey,