We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Norwood and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
The process of making candles can seem somewhat simple. However, the process as I found out is much more complicated. From finding the right products to use, and even mastering formulas needed. I actually tested my products for months, and invested a lot of money to find my perfect formula. It takes a lot of patience and time to make candles. As safety for any candle maker is the main priority. Many new candle makers find out that candle making is a process, that time to perfect.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I make candles, we are called chandlers. I like to call myself a vibe curator, which I think sets me apart. As I intentionally set out to create and establish a vibe with my candles. Setting a tone and space for everyones vibe. I am most proud whenever I get feedback that my candles are exactly what a customer wanted. I enjoy being able to provide the product my customers are paying for. It took me about a year to get to where I am professionally, and it was not an easy process. It was a lot of trail and error to get my product to the standard that I desired. I experienced a lot of set backs preparing to launch my line. However, I was able to overcome my challenges by believing in myself. I felt like I had something special to share, which I felt someone in this world would enjoy. Some lessons that I’ve learned is that nothing comes easy. There will always be something that sets you back, frustrates, or even discourages you. It is up to you if you allow it to deter you from your goals. You grow to understand that there are things that you can control, and somethings that you cannot. In business you learn to adjust and adapt in order to keep your business running. Melodic Glow Candle Co brand is all about setting a vibe. Our candles scents are curated with music being the inspiration. Our goal to set the vibe, and for everyones homes to feel like them. As the owner of Melodic Glow Candle Co I would want the world to know that I have taken the time to perfect our product, in order for everyone to experience the ultimate vibe.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am fairly new to Dallas. So I am still learning myself. If my best friend came into town we would hang out all over the DFW metroplex. Maybe starting off at Trinity Groves in the morning for a nice walk/jog. Soiree Coffee Bar for a brunch and coffee. For dinner we would visit Pangea Restaurant. To end the night I would be somewhere in the Deep Ellum area. I love live music, and so far the Freeman live music has been great!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family and close friends deserve all the credit and recognition. They have spent countless hours trying out my candles, and providing feedback to help me grow. They have been listening ears when I am happy, mad, and sad. The life of a blossoming entrepreneur is very trying at times. You have set backs, failures, and even some triumphs. Having people behind you who can speak life into you means everything! That strong support system means a lot to me on my journey so far. So shoutout to all of them!
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