Shrink-Wrapping

Today we’re playing with label design and shrink wrap for our bars of soap.

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Photographing Today

With a wintry white storm blowing snow about the city we’ve spent today holed up indoors making good use of the bright light the frozen landscape reflects.

Heart-Shaped Lavender Soap will soon be available in our Etsy shop!

Heart-Shaped Lavender Soap will soon be available in our Etsy shop!

Cool Cotton Soap

Cool Cotton Soap

Our second Japa mala! This one features a fire agate guru bead, obsidian and hematite. Read more about it on the Etsy listing!

Our second Japa mala! This one features a fire agate guru bead, obsidian and hematite. Read more about it on the Etsy listing!

We adore the pretty fire agate guru bead and hope it soon finds a mindful and loving home with someone who is in search of discovering their innermost self.

Our First Ceramic Wares

We are ecstatic to bring to you the charming work of Dallas native, Andrea Brashier. We have long lusted after her work and are eager to present it to you now that we’ve had our chance to sit down and admire it ourselves.

Small Brown & Blue Hand Thrown Ceramic Bowl (This is our favorite of the three! We love it!)

Small Brown & Blue Hand Thrown Ceramic Bowl
(This is our favorite of the three! We love it!)

We adore them! All of these were created under the diligent and gentle hands of a true artist and we know they’ll look stunning in any setting.

These bowls are glazed inside so they are food safe, but not dishwasher safe. They are also great as decor, which is what we’ve done with them until they find new homes. We hope you love them as much as we do! Be sure to have a look-see at the Etsy listings for each for more pictures and exact measurements of each.

Bartering

We recently had the joy of visiting our friend Andrea at her home to show her our soaps. She was pretty smitten with them! To our delight we were equally smitten with her ceramic art and were able to make a deal.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

Art by Andrea Brashier.

They are absolutely gorgeous! So far we’ve used the small, cream colored bowl to hold scraps of solid lotion. We understand that this is underemployment for a vessel so pretty and have plans to put these both on display in our home!

We have entered discussions with Andrea and hope to work with her in the future to bring you fancy-awesome artisan-crafted soap dishes and shaving soap bowls. Stand by for details as plans take shape.

Lazy Saturday

While waiting for our latest batches of soap to set up we’ve sat down for a chat with Peggy, one of our most diligent and devoted helpers.

Peggy contemplating whether we should use Lavender or Lemongrass with the green tea.

Peggy contemplating whether we should use Lavender or Lemongrass with the green tea.

Thank You, Georgianna

Radiant Fettle friend, Georgianna was kind enough to think of us while out and about and picked up some awesome new silicone molds for us! We can’t wait to use them for soap-making!

New molds mid-summer makes the 100 degree heat feel like the holidays.

New molds mid-summer makes the 100 degree heat feel like the holidays.

Grey Monday

Today began as a delightfully stormy morning and has since calmed into small thunderous outbursts and grey skies. Not wanting to waste the day we set to printing a new batch of large Radiant Fettle Soap bags, which is great because we used our last one today! Below are some shots from our bag-printing session today.

These are our hand-carved stamps - we coat them with ink then print them on the bags.

These are our hand-carved stamps – we coat them with ink then print them on the bags.

A couple of printed bags.

A couple of printed bags.

Soon we’ll have another hundred bags ready to use!

In other news: we’ve been receiving really great feedback and would like to thank everyone who took the time to use our soaps and let us know what they thought of them. Your feedback is helping us produce not just better products, but products you want. We are always glad to hear your thoughts on everything from lather to essential oil blends to product line expansion ideas. Thank you!