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The Joy of Making

Today I was working on an order involving tea lights for a company called Hope Box (www.hopebox.com). Tea lights are simultaneously the easiest and the most difficult type of candle to work with. Easy because they dry the quickest. Difficult because I have fat fingers and they are small! I had a brief thought to myself about a faster way I could put wicks in the tea lights. Then I thought about making a machine that could wick them for me. Finally, I had the thought that I could just buy tea light containers pre-wicked and be done with it!  After about my 40th wicked tea light, I realized something. My mental game I was playing to find an easier way...

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