We're "Bundling Up" with BCMC University for Something Big!
We are very excited to announce that in the month of February 2023, 100% of proceeds from 16/17 Bundles will be donated to the Black Candle Maker's Club University scholarship fund to support the BCMC community!

The Black Candle Maker’s Club (BCMC) promotes 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

An Important Mission:

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.

A Unique Approach:

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.

An Exciting Future:

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 and University, as well as donating candle making supplies used in BCMC’s raffle giveaways. We are proud to be an 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 take part in funding scholarship opportunities for the BCMC community.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the club as they begin their second year of BCMC University.


The BCMC team has grown since it started in 2020! This team operates as a family and each member plays a significant role in this unique organization. 


Julia "Jewelz" Amponsah-Gilder

  • BCMC Founder/President
  • Owner of Couture Candlez by Jewelz

Nicole Mosby

  • BCMC Vice President
  • Owner of Lambs & Wolves, LLC

Nikkie Davis

  • BCMC Website/Social Media Director
  • Owner of Bubble Babez Bath Company & University

Shontelle Flowers

  • BCMC Executive Administrative Director
  • Owner of FlowEsScents

December Miller

  • BCMC Client Services Director
  • Owner of Wick 926

Aaron Means

  • BCMC Marketing & Ads Director
  • Owner of The Aaron Anthony Collection

Latrice Johnson

  • BCMC Member Services Director
  • Owner of Heartbeat Candle Company

LaShon Collier

  • BCMC Projects & Events Director
  • Owner of 1st of All Consulting Services
January 31, 2023 — Danielle Black