For most high school girls, babysitting is a tried-and-true way to earn some extra spending money. But high school senior Ellie Hamm has discovered another option: creating her own business. After receiving a candle-making starter kit for Christmas, Ellie discovered she had a knack for creating wonderfully-scented, long lasted soy-based candles, and thus, Eleanor Hamm & Co. (http://www.eleanorhammandco.com/) was launched in January 20008. Ellie creates over 100 candles per month, selling them to friends, through her website, and at local markets and shows. She sells her candles in three sizes- small, medium and large – with some oversized and specialty containers also available. There are over 14 fragrances to choose from, though the top sellers are French Market, Oak Moss & Clary Sage, and Citrus & Basil.
Since she’s still busy with things like attending high school and working on college applications, Ellie receives backup support for her business from her mother, Madeline. As the self-named ‘supply gatherer’ and logistics coordinator, Madeline helps keep track of all the moving parts.
We are proud that last year’s Tseelana Market was the first official market that Ellie participated in, and in the past year her business has continued to grow. We applaud Ellie’s creativity and entrepreneurship, but mostly her generosity in committing a portion of her sales proceeds to support the children served by The Wilson Foundation. We are proud to have her back as a 2010 Tseelana Market participating merchant.
Thursday, October 21 5 – 8 pm
Friday, October 22 10 am – 4 pm
7501 Turtle Creek Boulevard (corner of Turtle Creek and Hanover)
For questions, please call 214-523-7577.
Special thanks to Ryan Osborne Homes and Briggs-Freeman (Lindy Mahoney, Realtor) for enabling us to use this fabulous new home.