Nicole Stoeber - The Painted Flame
Throughout Nicole's life she has been artistic and crafty. Never mind the lemonade stand, she was selling crafts outside of her house as a kid, inspired by art camps she attended. Always yearning to express her creative instincts, Nicole was an art major in high school, continuing on as an interior design student, and graduate in college.
Knowing that it takes patience and loyalty 'to stick by someone in the dark depths of addiction,' Nicole showed true character when a loved one was going through a tough time wrestling with this challenge. She says "I grew stronger from the experience and have learned a lot about others, addiction, and myself." Believing that the stigma surrounding addiction needs to be broken, and people need to be educated, Nicole found this the motivation to start her business. Using the 'light' from her candle creations, she is inspiring others to find the positive in the moment, at a time when the impulse might be to 'escape.'
Nicole knows that hard work can be a refuge, holding two other jobs as well, putting her life-long artistic experience to work. She brings her knowledge of color to bear as an expert paint consultant at a local hardware store, helping customers envision a vibrant makeover for their home projects. But she doesn't stop there: she uses her craft skills to create appealing confections as a froster at a local bakery.
And still she finds time to hand-pour 100% soy wax into unusual and delightful candles, intended to create a welcoming ambiance in your home. Designing the candles, packaging, and labels gives Nicole a way to share her joy in making objects of beauty. Nicole says that "My biggest passion in life is to stay crafty and artistic and use it to bring joy and happiness to others."Click Here to shop The Painted Flame Candles
About All Things Local
We partner with local artists, craftsmen, and makers, to provide online and in-store venues for customers to create their own one-of-a-kind gifts, and gift boxes, of locally made products.
We are in awe of the creativity, innovation, courage, and hard work of entry-level makers across the United States. Our vision is to bring their incredible products and stories to our customers, highlighting the spirit of entrepreneurship that makes America amazing.
Our customers take great pride in their roots, and in the communities in which they live. Our goal is to give them year-round access to locally made products, to give as gifts, or to simply to retain for their own enjoyment. And in doing so, to have the satisfaction of knowing that they are supporting their local small businesses and communities.
Our Value to Customers
Customers can go online, call us, or visit our store to purchase one-of-a-kind, local, handmade gifts. Many products can be customized to meet unique requirements. There is also the option of combining products to create unique, personalized gift boxes, as an alternative to traditional flower and fruit baskets.
- Anne Hamilton