Updated: Mar 4
Before we get going I figured the very best way for me to start the very first blog post was to introduce myself. My name is Shauna Klein and I am 1/2 of the Innovative Maker team. Along with Jeff Standley from (Standley Handcrafted), we embarked in 2019 to start the The Innovative Maker out of a need we saw for help In the creative space, specifically in candle making. As creators ourself, we had walked through the pitfalls and stumbles of "what" and most definitely, "not to do!".
This, birthed the vision that both of us had for helping and encouraging, coaching and assisting makers to learn, grow and scale their hobby or business into what they dreamed it could be!
We are going to spend time in this blog learning about candle making, business tips, best practices, how to's and so much more. We may even have some special guests from time to time. Well...because there are people out there who know more than we do on certain topics.
We hope you will join us for this adventure. Grab a cup of coffee, your favorite wine or put your feet up and get engrossed in all things creative. This is our space and boy do we love it here!
Jeff is an amazing YouTuber(which some of you I'm sure are already aware of). He seems to break down the walls of fear with his easy going demeanor and genuine desire to help. Jeff- you can pay me later😉. He is also a creator at heart. He started his business Standley Handcrafted about 5 years ago wanting to do something creative with his then younger daughter, which included candles and several other bath and body items. He is a great person all around and an awesome business partner. I'm guessing he just blushed!
Me- well I'm also a creative. In the craziest sense of the word. I own and run several businesses in the creative space (Sozo Essentials). I own an essential oil line, bath & body products, home decor and we just launched a ladies clothing and accesory line. I know a bit of an over achiever! It comes to me honestly....you should meet my dad!
Jeff and I both love teaching and coaching others to follow their dreams and want to help in whatever way we can. Which is why we started doing Candle Maker Workshops in 2019 to help propel people more quickly into their passion and get access to some vital tools they would need along the way.
In 2019 we also launched our e-learning courses to help those who wanted a slower pace learning environment and weren't able to travel.
If you have not joined the 31,000 + people in our diy candle making group check out the link here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/diycandlemaking/. And if you have stumbled on this blog and never watched any videos check out Jeff's channel below for more learning.
We are so glad you stoped by and hope to see you again soon! Don't forget to subscribe to our Innovative Maker YouTube channel(new) and our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK209qaD
www.theinnovativemaker.com. Check out the website for more info!