Etsy Interview & Giveaway with Koko Candles

Monday, February 15, 2010

(Psst... you only have a couple more days to enter the giveaway from The Daily Pincushion!)

So, you'll probably learn that yummy foods tend to catch my eye. That's what first drew me into Paoling's candle shop. Some of the candles at Koko Candles look good enough to eat! I can just imagine how wonderful they smell. Why can't Etsy add that as a feature: scents through your computer screen?! I guess we'll just have to take Paoling's word for it...

Etsy Shop: Koko Candles
Website: Koko Candles


Tell us a bit about yourself, Paoling.

I am a single gal in the LA world trying to make art & change theworld. I'm a full time web/graphics designer, partner in a designcompany, wannabe artist, social butterfly and lastly a candle-maker.Wax is my #1 medium of choice for creative expression. I have beendoing my craft for about 10 years on & off now, starting with myhigh school years. My inspiration mostly comes from daydreaming andlying on my bed on lazy Sunday mornings, which unfortunately nowadaysis becoming a rare luxury. Usually my best ideas come to me when I'mdoing absolutely nothing.


What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
fun

artistic
social
witty
LA

Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop.
I've had my Etsy shop for about a year now. The power of internet andthe beauty of Etsy has really motivated me to work harder on my items& my shop. Its a place where I open myself up to the world, where Iexpress my creativity & personality, and what I'm passionate about.


What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?
conceptual

pink
dessert
indulgence
vibrant

Give your 5 favorite websites.
Regretsy
Smashing Magazine
Toxel
Dustin Curtis
Paoling Che


Give your 5 favorite Etsy shops.
sunbasilgarden
Neon Canvas
Karen's Soap Co.
Dirty Ass Soaps
LoveLeeSoaps

What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?


I would say the number 1 thing is to have unique items that reflect theabsolute essence of yourself. Having unique items really paid off forme, getting me into magazines, books and sites. Don't ever stopcreating, and don't ever stop solving problems. Take care with thelittle things, like packaging and how you present your business. Fromthe way you word your confirmation email to the box your packagearrives in to your business card design, every touch point is anopportunity to stand apart and be memorable.

Anything else you would like to share?
Stay tuned with www.candle101.com, soon to be home of candlemakingtutorials on various original projects, articles and useful resourcesfor starting your own candlemaking adventure!


Follow kokocandles on twitter.


GIVEAWAY!
Paoling is so kind to offer a...
**LOVE CANDLE GIFT SET**
Gift Set
Includes:
(4) Exclusive Mini Heart Candles
Thanks so much, Paoling!




Here's how to enter:
Visit Koko Candles and leave a comment on this post
mentioning your favorite item.

For more chances to win, leave a separate post for each of the following:

*Become a Follower of EtsyInterviews.
*Subscribe to EtsyInterviews via RSS.
*Tweet about this giveaway (please leave link to tweet).
*Follow B.Inspired Mama on Twitter.
*Become a fan of B.Inspired Vintage on Facebook.
*Share the giveaway on Facebook.
*Blog about the giveaway (please leave the link)
*Add EtsyInterviews to your blogroll.
*Submit to be Featured on EtsyInterviews, too!


The winner will be chosen via Random.orgon Sunday, February 21th at 9PM EST. The winner will be emailedwithin 24 hours. Please make sure your email is in your profile or inthe comment. GOOD LUCK!

144 comments:

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409cope said...

I like the Chocolate Brownie Cupcake Candle the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Marci said...

I love love love the Neopolitan Set of 3 mini cupcake candles. So fun!
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sarah said...

i love the adorable cupcakes!

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Ashley said...

My favorite item is the mint chocolate chip brownie cupcake. It sounds like something I would love to eat :)

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Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

Oooh, everything's so nice I can't decide between the watermelon slice and the red velvet cupcake candles!

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Bachuchay said...

My favorite is the GEL L-O-V-E CANDLE in RED n WHITE gardenia scented

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Wehaf said...

I can't resist anything red, or anything made with beeswax, so the PURE BEESWAX RED HEART CANDLE w LOVE CHARM natural honey scented calls out to me.

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southypeach said...

I love the deelish juicy red, sweet birthday cake and diy mac and cheese.

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Bella's Bowtique said...

What a fun giveaway from an amazing shp. Yummmmm-o.
Okay so my favorite item is the:
CHOCOLATE LOVERS DREAM DEVILS FOOD CUPCAKE CANDLE choco scented

However it's hard to pick!!!! Look so good, all of it!

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Bella's Bowtique said...

I follow your blog too!


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Bella's Bowtique said...

Following on twitter now too!!! :)



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jodi233 said...

everything looks fabulous!!! the chocolate lovers dream devils food cupcake really caught my eye!!!! love the watermelon one too!!!
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Emily said...

I love the Pure Beewax natural honey scented candle.
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Shaim said...

I loved RED HEART CANDLE w LOVE CHARM natural honey scented

Shaim said...

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Shaim said...

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Diana D said...

Chocolate dessert caught my eye immediately. Bet that essence makes your mouth water. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Sarah said...

I like the PURE BEESWAX TRiANGLE TALL CANDLE w BEE natural honey scented.

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khaski said...

I love the 'PURE BEESWAX TRiANGLE TALL CANDLE w BEE natural honey scented'- rustic and beautiful. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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Mercy said...

This is a hard choice. I think that I like the Grassy Blades of Beeswax the most, but the Mac & cheese is hilarious.

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Anonymous said...

CHOCOLATE LOVERS DREAM DEVILS FOOD CUPCAKE CANDLE -- my fav!
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Alisha L. said...

I like the simplicity of the Sugar Cookie Scented Natural Soy Candle in the 8oz Hamden Apothecary Jar :)

Thanks!

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sarah said...

i love the adorable cupcakes!

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Linda Kish said...

I love the DYI Mac and Cheese candle

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Elaine said...

I love the mac and cheese!

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lin3arossa said...

I love the DEELiSH JUICY RED WATERMELON CANDLE SLICE with SEEDS wild watermelon scented.
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Colleen said...

So cute! I like the neapolitan set of 3 mini cupcake candles. They would look so fun set out at a birthday party.

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RR said...

I like the GRASSY BLADES OF BEESWAX n POT CANDLE natural honey scented.

cindy said...

love the cupcakes!!!

i am also a follower

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Chani said...

I love the chocolate brownie cupcake!

Chani said...

I'll add the link to my blog.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh gosh, I love the watermelon one. so fun for the summer!!

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Courtney :) said...

The DIY mac and cheese is so cute.

sandyandcosmo said...

I love the watermelon slice!

picnut1512 said...

I love the GRASSY BLADES OF BEESWAX n POT CANDLE....very cute and unique!

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I'm a follower :)
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kittycat said...

love these!

Kate and Oli said...

The HAPPY COLOR SLICE CHECKERED CANDLE in BRIGHT YELLOW n ORANGE passionate peach scented is my favorite! I love the happy colors :)

Kate and Oli said...

i follow your blog!

Kate and Oli said...

i submitted to be featured as well!! :)

Angel said...

The Chocolate Lover's Delight candle on her site looks amazing!

Lauren said...

I love the "very cute and adorable turtle babies"!!!! OH my gosh.

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Esmerelda Johnson said...

Mmmm brownies...

elaine said...

I also like the Beeswax Dainty Square Candle with the lovely honey scent!

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rose said...

There are some pretty funny candles in this shop. I love all the unique ideas. I really like the PURE BEESWAX TRiANGLE TALL CANDLE w BEE natural honey scented. I would love to light those in my house. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

Melody said...

I like Mint Chocolate Chip.

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AJ said...

My favorite
SWEET BIRTHDAY CAKE CUPCAKE CANDLE with WHITE FROSTING n SHiNY RED CHERRY vanilla scented

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little bird said...

i love the red heart with pure bees wax

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blue eyed night owl said...

My favorite item is the MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIE CUPCAKE CANDLE w SPRiNKLES n DELISH RED CHERRY choco n mint scented

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Lyuda said...

3 PACK MiNi BITE SiZED CUPCAKE CANDLE w PINK FROSTING n REAL SPRINKLES warm vanilla scented is cute!

Anonymous said...

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That looks SO yummy :D!

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And im following on twitter as Taranouga :D.


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Fata Azzurra said...

I like: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22897759

Megan: said...

The turtle babies by far are my favorite. Adorable indeed!

Anonymous said...

wooooooooooooow

but i love YUMMY BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE CANDLE w PiNK FROSTING n JUICY RED CHERRY ON TOP vanilla scented

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Nancy said...

I became a follower.

LV said...

I like the Classy Color Slice Checkered Candle in White n Maroon dutch apple scented.

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Gale said...

Loving the Pure Beeswax Honey Candle. So naturally sweet!

Natalie said...

Oh my - the turtle babies candle is adorable!!!

Cabootique said...

RED VELVET CUPCAKE CANDLE is my favorite.

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julialifeisart said...

I love all the cupcake candles, especially the set of 3 neopolitan minis-- too cute!

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pamela said...

I like the Love cndle & the men's slice -

angie lilly said...

GOTHiC COLOR SLiCE CHECKERED CANDLE in HOT PiNK n BLACK bubblegum scented is really cool!
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Christy said...

I like the YUMMY BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE CANDLE w PiNK FROSTING n JUICY RED CHERRY ON TOP vanilla scented

Anonymous said...

CHOCOLATE LOVERS DREAM DEVILS FOOD CUPCAKE CANDLE choco scented is my favorite item. It looks like the real thing. O_Leo_5(at)hotmail(dot)com

Scott said...

SUPER CUTE STRAWBERRIES CANDLE SET of 5 strawberry fields scented are really sweet.
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laura said...

i loooved the Chocolate Brownie Cupcake Candle! must be delicious!

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Shelly said...

my favorite is the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31182515 chocolate brownie cupcake.

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DEBIJOT said...

I like the mini white stars candle set.

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sarah said...

i like the RED VELVET CUPCAKE CANDLE w CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE n SHINY RED CHERRY chocolate n vanilla scented

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Abby said...

Oh man! My fave is definitely the
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Selene said...

I am liking the PURE BEESWAX RED HEART CANDLE w LOVE CHARM natural honey scented.

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Betsabè said...

I like MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIE CUPCAKE CANDLE w SPRiNKLES n DELISH RED CHERRY choco n mint scented.

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The turtle babies candles are super cute..my son would like them! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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sibabe64 said...

DEELiSH JUICY RED WATERMELON CANDLE SLICE with SEEDS looks so good...Now I can't wait for the watermelons to come back in season. I was so hooked on them last year.

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jupi said...

Love the DEELiSH JUICY RED WATERMELON CANDLE SLICE with SEEDS wild watermelon scented

trixx said...

I love the adorable set of neapolitan mini cupcake candles!

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I'm a follower!

Beauty Vibes said...

I love the watermelon one a lot!

Beauty Vibes said...

I'm a follower :)

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Michelle said...

Love the DIY MAC and CHEESE CANDLE w RAMEKIN unscented! That is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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Anonymous said...

love the beeswax candles!!!!
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Michelle said...

Love these candles! How creative and unique! My favorite is the Magic 8 Ball candle!

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Sarah Lynne said...

I love the green heart stack candle. Very cute!!!

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