Friday, 6 April 2012

Teddy Bear Gel Candle

Hi to you all..  Been busy and have not had time to up date our blog but that will change. The candle maker is busy over the Easter weekend with her creations as we get ready for the "market season" here in North Queensland Australia... 
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010





Latest Wedding

Here are the glasses that were selected by Vanessa and Justin. Venessa selected the champagne glasses and the champagne flutes for her wedding on the 10/10/10. She also selected the colour purple. Justin selected electric blue, a man's colour.The two shot glasses were made into beer candles and scented with Sandalwood fragrance.
Almost finished. The Gel candles have all been poured and now wait to cool before the wicks are trimmed and stickers placed under base. The next step is to apply the names and date to each of the Gel candles.
Champagne glasses for the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom. Purple colour and Frangapani fragrance were added to the Gel for these candles.
The perfect gift for the Fathers. These Beer Shot Glasses were coloured to look like the real thing. Sandalwood fragrance was added during the heating process.

Latest Wedding

Here we have two champagne glasses. One each for the Bride and Groom. The Brides glass is purple with Frangipani fragrance added. The Grooms glass is electric blue in colour to which Madori fragrance was added.

Latest Wedding

Here we have the finished product. We wish Vanessa and Justin all the best for the future and we thank them for letting TROPPO GEL CANDLES be part of their wedding day.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Buy from our home..

Just to let you know that our Gel Candles are available for sale from our home in Townsville Queensland Australia. We will be opening a store in the future but for now please just e-mail us and we will give you our telephone number and address....

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Frog Candle

This Gel Candle is made in a glass cup. The top of the cup is cut away to a slight angle. A ceramic green frog and a small ceramic turtle are placed on a bed of sand. Gardenia fragrance has been added to clear Gel and poured into the Glass mug. This is a great candle for those that love to collect frogs.

Butterfly Vase

This Gel Candle is made in a vase that stands about 8" tall. It has a yellow butterfly on flowers sitting on a bed of coloured stone. The clear Gel is scented with Carnation fragrance.


Time has come for an up-date to our blog. The new market year is about to start for us and the candle maker has been hard at work creating new master pieces.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

LittleChild Range

This Gel Candle features a baby figurine on a bed of small stone. Clear Gel has been poured first and after it has cooled a very soft yellow Gel has been used to top up the glass. Both lots of Gel have "Baby Powder" fragrance added. I love it, has to be my favourite Fragrance. Burning time for this is approx 60+ hrs, that is if you want to burn it. Remember, we do refill all of our candles if you require.

Beer Range

Here you see our new range of Beer Gel Candles. The candle maker sure pours a fine beer. All our life like beer candles are available in "citronella" or "sandalwood" to help keep the outdoor insects at bay. Burning time ranges from 60+ hrs down to 15+ hrs.

Special Jars

Look at these, what a great gift for that special person in your life. These cute little fairies sit on the stopper of the Gel Candle jar. Great colours and each is scented with its own special fragrance. Burning time approx 18 hrs.

Happy Birthday

Here we have two of our special birthday candles. Whatever the special occasion we can make a Gel Candle for you. We can also add names and dates to your Gel Candle. Just email us to discuss your need..

Cocktail Glass

Two fine cocktail glasses that have been filled with coloured Gel to which a fragrance has been added. Fragrance such as "strawberry daiquiri", "midori melon"or "champagne" can be added.

Wine Glass

Here we have a number of wine glasses that have been made into Gel Candles. Each has its own colour and fragrance. A nice candle that will last for approx 20 hrs.

Sunday, 1 March 2009


Happy New Year!!!!!!!!
Well better late than never I guess....... I know it is March, but out New Year of Craft Markets is about to begin. The Candle maker and I have had a nice 4 mths off. We missed the last market (December) that was held on the Strand in Townsville. We were stranded in Bangkok at the time. Well I guess you can't help bad luck.
Next weekend we begin out year of markets with Balgal Beach (north of Townsville) on Saturday and then we are off to Charters Towers on Sunday. The first market we will attend here in Townsville will be the night Markets at Riverside at the end of March.

Hope to see all our old customers and heaps of new customers this year.......

Monday, 25 August 2008

Another Wedding

Our trip to markets in Cairns and Port Douglas was made worthwhile when we were asked to price Gel Candles for a wedding. The young lass selected shot glasses as thank you gifts for her guests, wine glasses as centre pieces for each of the tables at the reception, and twisted stem glasses for the ceremony.

The Gel for each Candle was coloured pink to match Bridesmaid's dresses. The shot glasses had Rose fragrance added to them. The wine glasses and the twisted stem glasses that were used for the ceremony were scented with sandalwood fragrance. Both names and date were added to each Gel Candle.

If you would like to have something different for your special day, please contact us. We can make almost any type of Gel Candle for you. Just email us and we will get back to you asap.

Kate & Chris

Kate and Chris used our candles for their special day. They were married in Cairns on the 8th of the 8th of 2008. We thank Kate for trusting Troppo Gel Candles to supply the Gel Candles for the ceremony, the tables at the reception and also as personal gifts for the guests.
We hope you both have a long, happy life together.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Fairy Gel Candle

Here we have a small ceramic fairy which has been placed on a bed of sand over which rose scented clear Gel was poured. When this cooled a top of blue coloured Gel was poured. This left a pale blue glow through the whole of the candle. Looks great and smells like a bunch of roses.

Tea light Gel Candles

We are now making "Tea light Gel Candles". These tea lights are available in many colours and fragrances. They burn for up to 4 hours and our most popular fragrance is sandalwood. This fragrance keeps away the mossies and sand flies. The cost for each of these is just .50cents. If you return the cup to us we will refill them for around .30cents each..

Friday, 27 June 2008

First wedding for 2008

Here are the beginnings of our first wedding for 2008. Shot glasses and Small wine glasses have been ordered, all in pink to match theme, with both names and date on each. More on these as time gets close.

Welcome to 2008

Welcome to the 2008 market season. We only travel to craft markets during the cooler months here in North Queensland. We started our year on the first Friday of April at the night markets on the Strand here in Townsville. Followed by the first Saturday out at Balgal Beach. This is a great friendly market, small, but well attended.
We travelled to Port Douglas during May to attend there markets. We found them crowded, but well attended and we had a great weekend.
We attended a craft market at Home Hill which was organised by the ladies of the Uniting Church. It was out second visit and we will be there next year. we only had a small area to set up so we could not show all of our candles. The above pic is of the candle maker and myself. At least you are spared the horror of seeing my face..

Tuesday, 8 January 2008


If you are looking for that special gift to give to someone, why not try one of our special TROPPO GEL CANDLES. We will make the candles just for you to give.
TROPPO GEL CANDLES can also be used to say "thank you" to your customers. The candle can have your logo on the glass or maybe the name of your company or the names of your customers.
Just send us a e-mail and we can discuss your needs.

We can post our candles to all parts of Australia and even to overseas countries. Just e-mail us for a quote, be different, forget the bottle of wine as a thank you / welcome / goodbye gift, give a TROPPO GEL CANDLE.

All our candles are made here in our home by us. None of our candles are imported..

Last Market for 2007

The last market for 2007 was held at Mt. Low / Bushland Beach. Only a few k's out of Townsville, it is just a great Sunday morning drive. The market only new, but will be the place to be in 2008.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

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Sorry to all our blog viewers. I have not had time to update because my chief candle maker had a heart bypass op and the shop is closed until the new year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our friends and customers. We hope to be able to serve you in the new year.

Friday, 16 November 2007

Another wedding.....

The start of Gel candles for our next wedding. Shot glasses lined up to cool.


The shot glasses were filled with coloured Gel to match the place cards that were placed on the tables at the reception.
The colour was purple and the Gel was scented with rose fragrance.
A perfect match.


These shot glasses were placed on the tables at the reception as a gift to all family and friends who attended.
A perfect way to have others remember your special day.

Katrina & Antony 27.10.07

The champagne glasses were filled with lightly tinted clear Gel to make them look like champers. Of course we added Champagne fragrance to the Gel before we poured.

Special thanks to Katrina and Antony. We hope you have a great life together.


These shot glasses are perfect for the promotion of your business..

Lise' Jewellery

These shot glasses were made for a very good friend, who makes her own jewellery. The glasses are pinkish/strawberry in colour and of course are scented with strawberry fragrance. These shots are a great way to promote your business. Maybe a great Christmas thank you, or just a give away to promote your business.
The cost of these items begin at $3.60/ glass .. of course the more you buy the cheaper it gets..

please contact us on for a free quote..

Thursday, 15 November 2007


Looking for a gift for your special man. Well here is the perfect gift for him. A boxed GEL Candle that looks just like a cold, frothing beer. This GEL candle would look great in your man's special corner or on the bar.


What a great Christmas present for that special person in your life. These tall glasses have the stems filled with coloured sand, a glass Christmas figure is placed on the sand and covered with clear Gel to which your favourite fragrance has been added.


Here we have a long stem glass. the stem is filled with red, green and white sand. A glass Christmas tree is placed on the sand. The clear Gel is then heated, your favourite fragrance added and then poured into the glass. This is a very nice candle and a perfect gift for Christmas.


Here we have another Christmas Gel Candle. The stem of the glass is filled with red and green coloured sand and a glass reindeer is placed on the sand. The clear Gel is scented with your favourite scent and poured over. A great Christmas present.

Saturday, 29 September 2007


These long stemmed tea light holders were filled with coloured GEL. The GEL is scented with lavender fragrance. They look very nice and are sold as a pair.


The candle maker placed sand in the bottom of these small coffee cups and a small glass fish. She then poured clear GEL into the cup.The GEL has had rose fragrance added and the top of each glass has another colour added. A very nice candle.


Here are two more of our mermaid GEL candles. They are both the same as their sister above.


Here we have a fancy edged bowl. We have added coloured sand to the bottom, a star fish and of course our coloured mermaid. We poured clear Gel, that was scented with SPRING RAIN fragrance, into the bowl to cover our little mermaid.


Here we have a nice frosted glass that has been filled with coloured GEL and fragrance added to make them look like milk shakes. Each milkshake has a glass straw. Our milkshakes come in strawberry (pink colour & strawberry scented) and chocolate (brownish colour & chocolate scented). Both of our shakes do really smell like the real thing.. yummy, i can taste them now..

Thursday, 20 September 2007


This is how the work room looks after a GEL candle making session. These are new creations that are being made, but a lot of these new candles never make it out of this room. If the candle maker does not like the finished product, she just removes the GEL and starts again. No GEL candle leaves this room if the boss is not happy with it.

NEW GEL CANDLES waiting to be packed

A few of the GEL candles that have been produced . We have had a busy year so far, but the chief candle maker keeps coming up with new creations each day.

WILLY the Whale

This is a great candle. Here we have a 8 sided glass bowl with sand, rocks and shells placed on the bottom. We have then added some small fish and a black whale on a stand. The glass is then filled with GEL to which ocean fragrance has been added. This candle will burn for up to 40 hours.


Here we have a tall wine glass that has a ceramic cat placed inside and then a wick is inserted and then filled with clear GEL. A nice gift for a person that loves cats.

Sunday, 15 July 2007


New fragrance has been added to our collection. We now have Pepsi Cola fragrance. These GEL CANDLES are made to look like a glass of ice cold Pepsi Cola, right down to the ice in the glass. Almost like the real thing.


Here is our first Christmas candle to come from the GEL CANDLE "factory". Gay has found this long glass and filled it part way with different coloured sand topped with a reindeer and scented with cinammon and apple... Smells good enough to eat..


Look at this sweet GEL CANDLE. SHHHH don't wake her.. a sleeping baby on a bed of sand in clear gel with the fragrance of baby powder added. perfect gift for the new mother..

Saturday, 2 June 2007

This GEL candle is set in a round glass dish on a bed of white sand. Glass stones and some small animals are scattered over the sand. A glass of small flowers highlight the GEL candle. This candle has 2 wicks so it can be burnt evenly.

Sunday, 6 May 2007


We made these GEL CANDLES as decorations for wedding tables. The glass has a bed of green sand and several sea shells were placed on this bed of sand. The GEL is clear and scented coconut. As you will see from the following pics, the finished product was awesome.

The start of the project. Here are the GEL candles ready for the big day.