By Keshia McEntire
If you think craft beer is best thing you can find on tap in Indy, Fab Flames is ready to challenge your assumptions.
Fab Flames, a new candle-making workshop inside Pottery By You, has more than 80 scents of candle wax on tap at a “wax bar” in their studio. You decide what you would like to blend, and they allow you to whip up your own concoction and pour it into a glass for your drinking — I mean burning — pleasure.
My husband and I recently had the opportunity to try our hands at candle making, and we had a blast. The endless number of scents available allow attendees to get creative.
For example, after noticing a previous customer had made a delicious smelling “butterbeer” candle, I attempted to do the same. I mixed kentucky bourbon, caramel pecan and buttered popcorn to create my butterbeer scent, while my husband made a manly mix of kentucky bourbon, leather, and race car fuel scents. We decided to make more candles, and I mixed espresso and hazelnut to create a hazelnut latte candle, while my husband brewed green tea, bamboo musk and leather.
With the pleasing smell of candles being made and the simple act of pouring and mixing ingredients, I found candle making to be an extremely relaxing and rejuvenating nightcap after a long day.
After making your candle, be sure to check out all of the other arts and crafts available at Pottery By You, including woodworking, glass and, of course, pottery. If you are still craving that craft beer (or a glass of wine) keep in mind that Pottery By You allows attendees to bring food and drinks into the studio. The candle making experience cost about $18 per person, so grab your friends, some food and drinks and make a night of it. Learn more about Fab Flames at facebook.com/fabflames.