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?


Thanks, Jean! You can look for Holstein Candle Shop at our next Crafty Mart event and make sure to give them a like a on Facebook.