About Us

Appleyard Candles is a new and improved brand name, but we have been trading under the name Nutty Crafts since 2012. It is run by me .. Natalie. I am a married, 40'ish year old mum of 2 teenage boys!

I started making candles in 2012 with the intention of giving them as gifts in home made Christmas hampers. I quickly discovered it wasn't as easy as it looked, but was hooked from day 1! I spent months testing & researching. The gift candles I made sold, and nobody actually got any for Christmas! That following March, I did my very first craft fair, and I haven't looked back since!

You will still find me at the odd event, but we also stock our products in other stores around the country, and have a number of wholesale customers.

We are working very hard on getting our new website up and running as quickly as possible. Please feel free to email us or give us a ring if you'd like something that isn't available on the website just yet!