International orders

Hey everyone! I still don't have international shipping available because I'm still working out some kinks in the way they are calculated. If you live somewhere other than the US, please send me an email at lauren@boonzyarts.com to place an order directly...I'm happy to do it!

Cheers!

Lauren

What is "Boonzy"?

Do you have secret language words you use with your loved ones? Almost all families or couples or best friends have told me they have them; the etymology of each word springs from cherished interactions with one other. 

The word "boonz" (adj. boonzy) is one of those words.  Bob (the head designer here at Boonzy Arts and my main squeeze) and I use it--without exaggeration--every day. It's roots are unclear, but we started using it like the Smurfs use the word "smurf" shortly into our relationship. Remember when the Smurfs used to use "smurf", "smurfy", and "to smurf" every other word? That tapered off, surely because it was annoying, but the spirit of its use was that context gave it meaning. 

Loosely, "boonz" means comfortable, attractive, cute, happy, and/or lovely. You can boonz across the room. It's overcast and rainy outside; it's boonzy. Our cat Calliope always acts like a boonz. It means whatever you want it to mean, but it's always positive. 

When I started this business, it seemed a natural fit. Using made-up words for business names can be tricky, but it can also be beneficial to branding. I had no problem with web domains or social media monikers, no surprise. 

Now when I go to the bottle supply company where I purchase jars for the candles, they yell out, "Boonzy Arts!" when my order is ready. It still makes me giggle. This silly word that Bob and I made so important to our lives (so much so that our phones autocorrect to it) is now out in the world. We want to share it with all of you boonzers!

 

 

Special orders? You betcha!

As I am cranking out some new designs to put out into the world, I've gotten a few inquiries about special orders. Got a wedding coming up? An event? Party? I'm happy to create a special candle for you! I'll work with you on the scent, color and even the label design, which we can personalize however you'd like.  We have an amazing designer in-house to create a kickass look.

Our minimum order for a specialty design is 24 candles, and price depends on how much customization we do.

Let's make some 'dles (OK, I was trying to shorten candles just there. I'm not into it, let's just stick with the full spelling.)

Let's make some candles!

 

We're open for business!

After an incredible weekend at Wizard World Las Vegas, we are officially open for business! 

My goal is to roll out at least one new design every week beginning next week (I am getting everything organized after being at the convention this week). Stay tuned to our social media channels to see what we come up with. We're on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and I'd be so delighted if you joined us there. I'll get my email list up on it's feet soon!

Thanks again to all of you who have reached out with excitement and support. I look forward to having fun with this along with you!

 

Questions? Email me at Lauren@boonzyarts.com

 

Softly, softly, we are opening..

Welcome to the soft launch of the Boonzy Arts website! Is it weird to welcome someone to a place on the internet? Well, I'm happy to have you is all. 

I am so excited to launch sales of the candles we've been working on. As of right now, I am lovingly preparing batches of candles to debut at Wizard World in Las Vegas for this weekend. As soon as we have returned we will open up shop. 

If you're going to be at Wizard World Las Vegas, stop by booth 602 and say hello! Boonzy Arts is sharing a booth with California Coldblood Books, a science-fiction, fantasy, and speculative publishing company. We also share a house, so I'm pretty sure we'll get along just fine. 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Lauren Rock