Bonjour et bienvenue! My name is Monica and I design, weld and do all the hand-patina finishing on this recycled cast steel candleholder and offering bowl.
DIMENSIONS & DETAILS:
Approx. 6”x 5” Wide overall
BOWL is 3” in diameter and 1.5 inches high
Ships from NY, USA
Purchase price INCLUDES:
- 1 ritual bowl/candle holder in AGED IRON finish as shown in photos
- 1 clear glass votive holder
- 4 tea lights
- A portion of your purchase directly supports restoration efforts at Chateau de Gudanes!
(All other items shown in photos are not included)
The recycled cast steel Chrysanthemum leaf gently curls and holds the offering bowl which is made from hefty 1/8” thick steel. The bowl comfortably holds the included glass votive and tea light candles, as well as loose leaf burnt offerings or cone incense.
From start to finish there are over 30 different steps involved in this piece including the hand-applied, AGED IRON finish which is created with professional-grade, non-toxic, metal 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.
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! Recycled cast steel is 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:
Intended for use with tea lights, gently smoking burnt offerings like loose leaf sage, cone incense or small pieces of palo santo - please do not use with materials that emit intense flames or burn beyond the edge of the bowl.
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.
Please use the included glass votive with tea lights, loose leaf offerings or cone incense - burning directly on the metal bowl may damage the finish.
ORDER TIME & SHIPPING:
My woman-owned & operated 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
International 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.
NO PLASTIC PACKAGING:
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 an expression of my soul’s purpose and also the way I make a living - I am so grateful for your support.
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,