leather and wood candle holder

leather and wood candle holder
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made entirely by hand from reclaimed wood and pure untreated leather, the Cannwyll Candle Holder is a beautiful and unique piece to light up any home, the leather around the candle holder can be embossed with a message or letters of your choice. the wood is sourced locally, turned and waxed to give it a rich finish, making it the perfect gift to mark a special occasion. the leather is british untreated saddlery hide which begins life as a pale pinkish colour but ages in time to a rich caramel hue, full of character. made entirely by hand natural leather handturned from locally sourced wood embossed with your choice of message or initials two sizes to choose from.

cannwyll leather & wood candle holder

  • leather and wood candle holder
  • waxed rich natural leather finish
  • reclaimed handturned locally sourced wood 
  • available in 2 sizes
  • small measures 3"(h) x 5"(w)
  • large measures 4"(h) x 6"(w)
  • optional embossing with message or initials


  • 0.5 kg
  • available
  • ships within 1-2 weeks1

I was looking for a product that I could use to demonstrate embossing during a workshop, we have experimented with laser embossing and etching but I needed to find something that the participants could take away with them at the end of the day. a wood turner friend asked if I could cover one of his wooden blocks in leather and the idea for a candle holder evolved from this, allowing students to create their own personal item, but also giving me the inspiration for a new item.

to create the holder I hand cut a single piece of vegetable tanned british leather. I then emboss each letter onto the piece and mark out the stitching lines. the leather is glued in place around the wood, I then stitch it tightly in place and add a single copper rivet to hold it securely. the leather is then waxed, finished and buffed.