Do You Know BCMC?

The Black Candle Maker’s Club (BCMC) was founded in August 2020 by creator/owner Julia "Jewelz" Gilder. Jewelz teamed up with administrator, Nicole Mosby, to promote diversity and inclusion in the candle making industry by providing knowledge and resources to a small but growing demographic. This unique organization welcomes allies of all ethnicities who support their mission and want to learn the art of candle making. CLICK HERE TO JOIN BCMC FACEBOOK GROUP.


BCMC seeks to support, encourage, and promote black entrepreneurs within the candle industry. BCMC promotes diversity and inclusion by providing knowledge and resources to a small but growing demographic. 


With many candle-oriented Facebook groups to choose from, it’s not easy to know where to spend your time. The BCMC Facebook group is laser focused on providing frequent, and meaningful, live tutorials and workshops in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: candle making tutorials, entrepreneurship, marketing, social media, business insurance, and forming business entities, among others. The unrivaled support and benefits that BCMC offers its members is simply unparalleled in our industry. 


The BCMC University was created to take chandlers to the next level with access to an exclusive content-based video library, live interactive courses with expert candle industry content coaches, course completion certificates to highlight success, student Q & A support lounge, various chandler templates & resources, discounted BCMC merchandise, consultations/office hours with coaches for one-on-one support, and a candle-making mentorship program for members to partner up with other candle makers. This is just the beginning of what this community has to offer! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BCMC UNIVERSITY.

Sixteen Seventeen’s Involvement:

Since the founding of BCMC in 2020, 16/17 has been a proud ally and sponsor, offering live tutorials on BCMC Facebook group, as well as donating candle making supplies used in BCMC’s raffle giveaways. We are very excited to become a formal affiliate of BCMC University, offering discounts for university students, sneak-peaks of new product launches, candle supplies donations, and supplemental candle making education, among others. We are thrilled to be a part of this venture and offer our heartfelt congratulations to the club as they launch BCMC University!

February 01, 2022 — Vanessa McGee