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Jessica Snively

5 | 35 reviews

Chicago, IL

Jessica Snively is the hand-maker behind Chicago-based candle company, Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles. She started her crafty business in 2008, but has been obsessively crafting since childhood. The Minnesota native loves all things DIY and hanging out with her many pets.

Jessica 's Reviews

5 | 35 reviews
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    Mariah Z.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Jennifer taught a wonderful class on soy candle making. Very laid back and informative! It's also a really great scented class.

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    Katherine K.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    It was a small class [6 people + 1 mom who tagged along :) ], so me and my two friends were half the class. This ended up working out well because the space was on the smaller-side and required us to occasionally split into two groups. But we were all together around a table while we mixed our scents and it was fun to see how people's personalities came out in their choices... :D And I felt our end products (for me it was 2 medium-sized candles and 1 mini candle) were equal to the cost of the class/supplies. I love my candles and would definitely do this again!

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    Beth L.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Jessica was amazing! I arranged for the class with my sister in law and her friends for a baby shower. Jessica was so much fun and everyone talked way after the class around how unique and fun it was. On top of that, the owner of Paperis Mess decorated the room for us a variety of cards that were baby themed and it just made the whole experienced perfect. It was the most thoughtful touch!! I look forward to taking another one of Jessica's classes. She is awesome!

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    Darcy M.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Great size class with 4 people. This is actually something I will continue to do on my own.

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    Libby M.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    The Soy Candle making class provided an awesome afternoon of bonding for my mom and I. We had a blast learning to cretae our own scents and complete the whole candle making process. I would recommend this to anyone!

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    Maureen W.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Class was fun. Teacher and students were very nice. I enjoyed it.

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    Janine M.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    My friend and I loved Jess and loved the class. What we appreciated most was the science behind it- it wasn't just, "mix some stuff and it'll smell pretty!" but really understanding what composes a scent and then how to choose materials to make candles easily at home. Really fun, loved the space the class was held in and would highly recommend!

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    Sarah W.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    I really enjoyed this class! The teacher was friendly and shared with us her knowledge about making candles.

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    Hilary C.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    I love this class! I've taken it twice and am now addicted to making my own candles at home. Jessica is great!

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    Amanda H.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    This was such a fun class! If you are curious about candle making and learning about the use of different scents then take this class! Jessica is a great teacher and answered everyone's questions! :)

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    Ursula M.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Great class! My goal was to learn the candle making process so I can make them right from home, and I totally can. Very positive teacher and she answered all of our questions that we threw at her. I'd definitely recommend this class.

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    Elaine P.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Was an awesome class !!!?

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    Shea B.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Jess was amazing! So kind, humble, positive, and fun! I love that the class size is small so it's more of an intimate class and she's able to spend time with each of us to create our one of a kind candle! I want to come back every weekend.

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    Alexandra J.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    This class was so much fun! We learned how to make candles and created our own scent, and the teacher's candles are sold in Target! I recommend this to anyone wanting to try something new.

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    Kelly H.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    Jess was very helpful and had great scent suggestions! I left with an awesome smelling candle!

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    Jenifer H.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    This was my first time taking a class through Dabble. I went with some girlfriends and accidentally bought the wrong date. It was completely my error, but the Dabble team moved me to the correct class without any hassle.

    I took the Soy Wax Scented Candle Making class with Jessica Snivley. She was a knowledgeable and attentive teacher, but she also gave us the freedom to express ourselves with whatever scents we wanted to play with. We had a great time and we each made two candles. They all turned out amazing! And they smell wonderful! I was worried mine would be overpowering or just gross, but she explained how to balance scent in a very plane and easy way at the beginning of class, and I don't think anyone had a problem or ended up with a candle that they wouldn't want to burn later. My girlfriends and I can't wait to try this at home on our own. All in all, it was a very good class and I would recommend it to anyone, unless you are sensitive to smell. Once all the bottles got opened up, it was a little intense, but it's a scented candle making class, so you have to expect that going in.

    Thanks, Jessica and the Dabble Team!

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    Amy K.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    I really enjoyed this class. The wax was super easy to melt and fill the containers with. I took home three decently sized candles. There were tons of scents to choose from. Not sure I really understood the science of which fragrances mixed best with others, but the ones I randomly chose ended up smelling great!

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    Abby G.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    Came with friends and had a blast. Creating the fragrance for the candle was really fun and we learned a lot.

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    Janine M.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    This is the second time I've taken this class because I love it so much! Wonderful teacher, really informative, and I appreciated learning the science behind pairing scents to put in candles. Love the little store the class is in, and the adult beverages during the class were a really nice touch. Would definitely take it again!

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    Ambreen K.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    I had a great time making candles. The technique was well-taught and I learnt a lot in addition to having fun! The hot toddies were such a pleasant touch. I loved it!

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    Bobbi N.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    So much fun and super inspiring!

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    Audra S.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    I had great time! The instructor was energetic, nice and enthusiastic. She explained and answered every question. The people were all very nice also. I would definitely recommend taking this class as well as doing it again myself. I love my candle!

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    Vanessa B.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    I really liked this class and came away with two beautiful candles. Lots f good info given and I feel confident making my own candles at home now with this new information.

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    Jenna D.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    Really great class. Jess is awesome and was very helpful and willing to answer any and all questions. Hot toddys were also a plus. Love the candles we made

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    Lisa J.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    We had a great experience making soy candles and drinking hot toddies with Jess! Paperish Mess was an awesome location for the class - we all left with little trinkets from the store (10% off for class attendees!). The class itself was fun. We learned about soy wax and the benefits to burning soy candles vs. other types of wax. We loved picking the oils and mixing them to create our own signature scents!

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    Judith W.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    Learned about soy candle making and definitely enjoyed the hot toddies!!
    I enjoyed Jessica's energy as she guided us during the candle making process.
    Would take this class again and bring a friend!!!

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    Tina M.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this class since I'm not very good at crafty things, but I ended up having a lot of fun. The candles were very easy to make with step by step instructions given. There's a big variety of scents to choose from so your candle can smell however you want. Mine turned out looking beautiful and the hot toddies were a nice complement to the class. Highly recommend.

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    Jackie M.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    I highly recommend taking this candle-making course with Jessica! The class was fun and relaxing. You also learn how easy it is to make a candle. Jessica provides a wide array of scents for you to choose from and clearly explains each step of candle making. She also makes really good hot toddy drinks. The Paperish Mess store is really cool and I ended up buying a few things. FYI -- if you are one of the students, you get 10% off your Paperish Mess purchase. Great class!!

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    Alyxandra W.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    I purchased this class for my mom and I to take as part of a retirement gift for her. We both really enjoyed the class and the instructor, Jess. And our candles smell amazing!

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    Jeanette B.
    Soy Wax Scented Candle Making (BYOB!)

    I went here for a girls night a few months ago with my mom, aunt, and sister. the instructor was helpful, relaxed, and flexible. We had a blast.

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    Jenna H.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    This class was so much fun and very informative. I would highly recommend taking it if you are interested. The teacher was very knowledgeable, helpful, and super sweet.

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    Lauren W.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    This was a great way to unwind after a long week! The instructor is super fun and provided us with delicious cocktails in addition to some helpful tips about candlemaking. Because making the candles is a low key craft, this would be a great class to catch up with a friend (even though I came by myself and had a great time!).

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    Jay O.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    This class was an absolute blast! From the aesthetics of pouring wax to the art + science of scent creation to the plentiful cocktails, a great time was had by all. Jess is a thoroughly fun and knowledgeable teacher. Real talk? If you aren't taking a date to this class You. Are. Messing. Up.

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    Kayla H.
    Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

    Very fun and informative class! Cozy location, good hot toddies, and good instruction.

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