Miss Michelle wrote:
My advice is not so sensible - given the effort she has gone through I would place an order of a few hundred dollars at least and then source a selection of cheaper candles to fluff it out. Its just me. If someone helps me out I like to help them too
I think that this is a great idea if you are able to work it into your budget.
I like this idea too. Or similar to an earlier suggestion, pay her for the free samples.
Do you have to hire the votive glasses from her? Maybe you could try to source cheap votive glasses. I'm not sure what size you are after but I've seen nice glasses for $1 - $2 at dollar stores and maybe you could bulk order online for cheaper.
Agree with Monsoon Princess that Australian handmade items are always going to be more expensive. The lady can't lower her costs through economies of scale unlike big factories.