On south end of Hilton Head Island is Coligny Plaza, a bustling shopping center filled with beachwear and gifts.
If you journey through the maze of shops, you’ll see a sign that says “Wax & Beyond”. In this shop you’ll find some of the most interesting candles you’ve ever laid eyes on.
The candle makers at Wax & Beyond have their own unique process. They create all of the one-of-a-kind glowing orbs that line the store’s walls. They start with a simple ball of uncolored wax. It is hardened with wick in place. The inner core is hand dipped into several new layers of colored wax. Colors are chosen according to the specific design. They alternate between hot colored wax and water to allow the wax bulb to cool in between layers. Throughout this process, the candle makers may cut, peel or add texture. A figurine to accent a favorite animal, cartoon character or logo may finish off the product.
These candles are unscented and burn down in the center so that you may later insert a tea candle and keep the outside design forever.