I might be a little strange, but I love snails. My mother and grandmother were from Germany, and they both called me “Schneckchen” when I was very small – that means “little snail” in German. I can’t bear to kill the darn things in my garden, so I “relocate” them. I know they come right back, but oh, well.

Now if you’re like me and love escargots, here’s one for you in candle form. This little guy (actually snails are hermaphroditic, so they’re not boy/girl, but I digress) measures 5 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall at the shell and weighs 6 ounces.

Smells wonderful in Pure Oregon beeswax and non-toxic to burn with an all-cotton wick. Burn time: about 30 hours. Since the shell is not symmetrically round on the top, this candle will drip while burning, so please use a suitable dish or holder to protect your surfaces.snail-2