Elena Martarello

Elena Martarello
Bellanina Creations

Bellanina Creations

3+ years experience of candle making and soap making

Elena Martarello, candle making and home and beauty teacher
PROFILE

Elena is the owner of the Bellanina Creations Business, making candles and soaps for weddings, baptisms and other special events. She'd love to meet you at her next workshop!


GALLERY

CLASSES

REVIEWS

(70)


5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 20 Jan 2019)


Great workshop! It’s a doable and interesting fun. Always information were given in details and clearly!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 19 Jan 2019)


Elena was a wonderful teacher - She was lovely, informative and made effort to make everyone feel comfortable. I brought my 10 year old daughter to the course and she loved it too. We walked away with 4 candles each, all different scents and learnt so much about where to buy the supplies if we wished to make more, how to make them properly and how to care for our candles. Her studio was a perfect size, we had 6 in our class and we all learnt so much. Thank you again so much Elena, we really loved your class and every time we use our candles, we will remember the lovely time we had.

4

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 20 Jan 2019)


We had a really nice time. Learned the basics of soap making with a lot of extra special advice and personal experience. Plenty of choices for fragrance and colour and design. Venue is a bit cramped for 6 as there is a lot of gear needed. Lesson was clear if a wee bit disorganised, but this did not affect the outcome. Everyone's questions were answered and everyone created beautiful soaps.

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 20 Jan 2019)


Elena is a fantastic and patient instructor. We covered basic soap making in detail and Elena made it very informative and fun. All basic materials were provided.

I recommend Elena’s course to everyone.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 19 Jan 2019)


Highly recommend the candle making class - it was fantastic and really good value. Elena the teacher was generous with her resources and advice. The result was 4 unique candles and the ability to choose from 50 fragrances and decorative elements. If you're lucky you may get a sample of her soap and bath bombs too.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 19 Jan 2019)


I would highly recommend Elena's class! She is very organised by preparing all materials and makes the lessons very easy to understand. A relaxing and enjoyable class.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 13 Jan 2019)


Great experience! Very knowledgeable tutor and easy to follow directions. Have already recommended to a friend.

4

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 13 Jan 2019)


Elena was a happy friendly teacher, who made us feel very comfortable. We had a great time learning how to make candles.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 6 Jan 2019)


Great class, loved the experince. Bellanina is very knowledgeable and was able to answer so many questions for us and bust many myths about candle making. I did it with my 14 year old son as a school holiday activity and we had a great time. Cant wait till try out own candles.

4

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 30 Dec 2018)


The candle course was great. The quality of material and instructions were excellent. The teacher was able to explain faults and techniques through her own trial and error. I am really happy with the 4 candles I made and feel confident to make them on my own. The teacher also makes soap and was very generous in giving the group some to take home.
I think the course would be even better if the teacher was able to teach more than soy wax candles. I would have liked to try making candles out of other wax ie Bees Wax.
Overall it was a great course and would recommend it to others.

Response from teacher: Thanks for your review. Please note that the class description clearly states that the candles will be made from soy

4

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 30 Dec 2018)


Elena was a great teacher and explained everything really clearly.
Had no idea how easy candle making was! It was a lovely atmosphere to learn as well!

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 29 Dec 2018)


Loving everything about this class. Elena, is a great and patient teacher. All materials provided. Fun small class of 6. Love it!

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 29 Dec 2018)


All materials were provided. Teacher was very knowledgeable. Got to take away 2 lots of soaps. Met new people and had fun.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 22 Dec 2018)


The class, the teacher and all the materials supplied exceeded my expectations. Very happy with the results :)

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 22 Dec 2018)


Teacher was great easy going, gave us pros and cons of making proper candle. Super

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 15 Dec 2018)


Excellent class. The teacher was very informative. I feel confident to make my own soap. I took my daughter as a birthday surprise. She enjoyed the class and went out the next day and bought some products. Thanks Elena.

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 15 Dec 2018)


Super great class! Very small, personable and fun! The tea and fruit platter were excellent bonuses! Plus, you get to make two soaps! Overall a wonderful course!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 4 Nov 2018)


This is my 2nd candle course as my 1st one was somewhere else but didnt feel I really learnt enough. This was another course. Also the candles made were very basic. But elena really explained exactly how to do the candle making really well. She made it enjoyable and the materials provided were excellent. The end result I had made 4 luxurious looking and smelling candles.
In Elena's studio its relaxed, easy going and great one to one tuition. She gives good advice and really helps you. She provides fresh fruit and herbal teas. I definitely would do another course with her. Highly recommend, lovely teacher.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 9 Dec 2018)


The venue was homely and cozy. Elena is very friendly and served fruit and tea which was a nice welcome. Elena even gave me the soaps she makes which was a really sweet gesture and much appreciated. Bella the dog was too adorable. I got to learn all about candle making and what to think about before starting a business.

4

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 1 Dec 2018)


I like the course, the teacher was nice, maybe she need to get a little more organizer but after that it was a good afternoon! I'll try to make it at home, the products she give us were awesome!

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 1 Dec 2018)


A great range of ingredients and no nonsense method taught. Would be confident to try at home now. A great afternoon!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 11 Nov 2018)


Another great class fr Elena. Fun & relaxing class. Thank you for all the tips, came back with 4 beautiful candles.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 25 Nov 2018)


Elena was a great teacher - very pleasant and engaging. The venue was cosy, enough room for a small class of 5 which was perfect. Everything was provided for the class, enough to make 4 candles which was fantastic value (one is missing in my picture as it was still setting). There were many fragrances to choose from as well. My friend and I definitely came home with skills we could use again. I have already used one of the candles and it smells great and burns well - signs that the class was worth it! Thanks for a fun and creative class Elena!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 25 Nov 2018)


Elena is so welcoming and is very generous with her time, knowledge and equipment! Her classes are perfectly paced and planned. Classes are very small and intimate and have a lovely atmosphere. We got to keep all of the candles we made (and we made heaps!). Overall a great way to spend an afternoon!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 24 Nov 2018)


A great afternoon of fun and laughs, a very experienced lady who made you feel welcome. The candles you make and take home a great. Well worth the cost. Will recommend to friends and family.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 24 Nov 2018)


Was an awesome candle making class. Clear instructions were provided and plenty of equipment available for all to use. Got to take home 4 scented candles, a couple of gifts and fruits and tea :) so worth it, great location, great tutor and super fun!!!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 16 Nov 2018)


I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Elena was so helpful and provided absolutely everything we needed. My friends couldn,t believe I had actually made the candles myself (with Elena's help)!

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 17 Nov 2018)


I attended Elena’s soap making workshop last week and it was fantastic. Elena seemed to be very passionate and knowledgeable about the whole process. She was very friendly and very patient through out ( saying that as I had zero knowledge in soapmaking) ! All the materials were provided. I had a great time and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in this art

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 17 Nov 2018)


Coming into this class, I did not know any thing about soap making. I walked away full of knowledge about the essentials of soap making. Elena also shared other information like available suppliers for the necessary materials and websites we could refer to for further guidance. Thank you, Elena.

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 17 Nov 2018)


Learning to make soap with Elena was the best experience! She is so lovely, personable, relaxed and so knowledgeable. Not only did I get to come home with two fabulous hand made soaps I also learnt so much - this workshop isn’t just about getting hands on, it’s a complete learning experience. The location is perfect and simply everything is included. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone. I can’t wait to try out Elena’s other workshops. Thanks so much for having me!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 16 Nov 2018)


Great,easy and fun :) great teacher and a lovely family dog named Bella to keep you company.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 12 Nov 2018)


I was really excited about this class and attended with my son 11yrs. I did not know how much we would both actually enjoy it.
Set up in an intimate workshop environment perfect for candle makig with all the tools we could possibly need set up already for us. Along with notes. All we needed was a pen for additional notes and a nose to make the tough choice of what fragrance for our candles.
The beauty of this class was not that we made one candle, Elena had us make 4, different sizes and wicks. So by the end we understood what we were doing and how to make adjustments and measurements. Elena also bought a wealth of experience and hints and tips she generously shared that only experience can offer.
Elena our teacher was a delight, she ensured we were not only having a great time- that we were also really understanding the process and able to make decisions to do this at home. She made it really simple and as easy to follow as a recipe. There was another lady who had made some candles in the class as well and it was great how much she was adding to her knowledge as it was us learning the ropes.
Not only did we walk away with all this knowledge we walked away with 'store quality artisan candles' . My son and I were so impressed with ourselves. When we returned home we proudly displayed the candles and my husband rolled his eyes and said we went to the course to learn how to make candles, not buy them... Imagine how shocked he was to learn they were the candles WE made BY OURSELVES!!!!! Thank YOU Elena!!!
It was a great afternoon and flew by and we are inspired to do more.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 10 Nov 2018)


Elena was a lovely person, and very welcoming. The class was very informative, without being boring. She had a vast range of different fragrances to choose from and was more than happy to tell us where to get certain products/materials if we wish to make candles at home.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 11 Nov 2018)


I completed this course yesterday, Elena is a lovely person, a very good set up, and I highly recommend this course if you were wanting to make candles.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 10 Nov 2018)


I had a very good experience attending this workshop! Elena was very friendly and very welcoming. She allowed us lot of time to select our chosen scents for the candles.She had many scents available and was very generous with materials for us to use. She walked through the candle making process ,list of tools needed and told us where to get all the materials needed so we will be able to start making candles at our own home. She also allowed us ample time to add finishing touches (dried flowers) to our candles. I would recommend this class to my friends who are interested to start making their own candles to also attend this workshop!
Thank you Elena :)!!!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 11 Nov 2018)


What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon and answer the question ‘how do they make candles?

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 21 Oct 2018)


I absolutely loved the class. Highly recommended. Great techniques, tips, ingredients & very enjoyable and therapeutic. Although its 4 hr, you feel like just 1 hr (in a good way). Time flies when you have great fun. Thanks Elena.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 20 Oct 2018)


My friend and I had so much fun making candles with Elena and her little friend Bella. She was super friendly, welcoming & very informative. She made the candle learning process very easy. Highly recommended this class!!!

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 21 Oct 2018)


I had such a great time with Elena learning how to make soap from natural ingredients and essential oils. My results are amazing and all of my friends would want a piece of it.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 20 Oct 2018)


Teacher was very generous with her time and info. Great class with fantastic insider info from a real candle maker. Got everything I need from the class to order equipment and supplies online and start my own candle making.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 20 Oct 2018)


Such a fun afternoon making divine candles. Elena made us all feel so welcome and by the time I left, I felt like I could easily create beautiful candles at home. I also left with the knowledge on where to purchase everything I would need to start my own hobby up. I am burning one of my candles now and my whole house is filled with the most heavenly scent. If you love candles and enjoy being crafty, pop along to Elena's and spend a few hours making new friends, learning how to make your own amazing candles, laughing and generally having a great time. I highly recommend this course.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 14 Oct 2018)


there were lots of scents to choose from and we learnt a lot from Elena (bethany 9). great session, lots of fun and would highly recommend it. came away with 4 highly professional looking candles each and lots of new skills. Elena was very knowledgeable and welcoming (Helen)

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 14 Oct 2018)


This class is sooo much fun.
Elena is so great and we had a great time. Def recommend it!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 14 Oct 2018)


It was a fantastic class! Well worth it and will highly recommend! Great teacher and great tips!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 7 Oct 2018)


Love this short course. Elena was very informative and knowledgeable in her teachings. With a warm and friendly energy. Really easy to learn. Excited in taking home my new knowledge of how I can start my own soy candle business. Really enjoyed her class. Best part was meeting Bella and even had tea time. Thanks Elena ✨

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 7 Oct 2018)


Elena was so lovely and accomodating. She has everything set up to go and answered any questions we had about candlemaking. Definitely recommend.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 29 Sep 2018)


i recently attended Elanas candle making workshop as part of a surprise hens activity for myself and my friends. I knew I wanted a creative workshop and this surpassed all my hopes. It was informative and a lot of fun mixing up 3 different candles from our chosen scents. We got to decorate them with flowers and put labels on our containers. The best part was for myself and my friends to be able to take home some momentos of the day (which smelt great! And looked so professional) . This workshop was different to the normal hens activities and was perfect for me.

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 26 Sep 2018)


Elena was wonderful. I had gone to her candle class and was really happy that I decided to do the soap one too! She is very informative and provides information and resources for equipment and more. I learned a lot from soap making and it was a great experience.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 25 Sep 2018)


Elena was wonderful. Very welcoming and I was instantly happy with my decision to go to her class. I felt very comfortable and learned a lot. All the materials were provided and I was able to take what I made home as well as smell a wider range of candle scents rather than stick to my classic favourites. I had no problem speaking to her or asking questions on how to better my candle products and she did not hesitate to provide all the answers for me. Really enjoyed it.

4

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 30 Sep 2018)


The workshop was just what I was after. Elena knows her subject well, and supplied notes for us to continue with at home. We were able to make two different batches to our own design. I would recommend it as a very good introduction to making soap.

5

For Soap Making Workshop

By (attended on 30 Sep 2018)


I enjoyed the soap making course alot. It was highly informative with lots of info at the beginning but we got to make two 400ml tubs of our own soaps to take home (about 10 slices altogether)
Venue was small but so cosy and elena offered herbal tea and muffins before we started our work.
Elena made a big effort to give us as much information as possible and she was fun and relaxed in her teaching.
V small class so we received good 1 to 1 help.
Excellent value. Elena went over the 3.5 hrs but didnt rush us which was great.
Tools and materials provided were really good.
A definite recommendation to this class if you want to have fun but also go home with the knowledge to make your own soaps to sell or give as beautiful gifts.

4

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 29 Sep 2018)


We thoroughly enjoyed our candlemaking class with Elena! She was very helpful guiding us. The location space was lovely too.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 23 Sep 2018)


Absolutely loved the class, learnt a lot and had fun . the teacher was amazing !! Best experience.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 23 Sep 2018)


Elena was amazing in teaching how to make candles. Loved the fragrances she has (big range). And we took 8 big candles home and a lot of tea candles. Definitely recommending this class for anyone who wants to learn how to make candles.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 9 Sep 2018)


I thoroughly enjoyed the candle making class with Elena. It was a very relaxing Sunday afternoon and Elena was a great teacher, with lots of ideas and hints, she definitely knows her stuff. The class notes are great. We made 4 different candles. The class is definitely value for money. The location and room was very nice. Only 3 students so it was very personalised. I had a great time and I would highly recommend Elena's course if you are interested in learning how to make candles.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 9 Sep 2018)


Elena is a wonderful and personable teacher. She teaches and provides you with everything necessary to make candles, and also provides a handbook you can take away with you so you can continue to make candles after the class.

She has a wonderful range of scents for the candles, so you are sure to find something that you love. You also come away from the class with at least 4 candles, the whole session is such good value. Bella the dog and Aria the cat are also amazing class helpers ;) Thank you Elena for a great afternoon experience.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 9 Sep 2018)


Elena was an amazing teacher and taught us the top and tail of making candles. She has a huge variety of fragrances to choose from, so there’s something for everyone. The class goes at a leisurely pace, so it is perfect for a relaxing Sunday activity. The class price is very good value for money as we all went home with a box full of wonderful homemade candles (which would’ve cost much more in retail shops), and enough knowledge to make our own candles in the future. It is definitely a great class for beginners and I would recommend it to everybody.

4

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 19 Aug 2018)


The class was good value for money as we brought home one large, one medium, one travel tin, one shell and multiple tea candles.

It’s great for those who have no prior knowledge on how to make candles.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 15 Aug 2018)


I was on holiday in Australia with my two children and I wanted to find something fun and unique to do. The candle making class with Elena was a nice surprise and we all had a fabulous time with lots of fun and laughter. Elena was very patient with the kids and explained everything in great detail. The candles turned out to be so beautiful and were perfect gifts for us to bring back home. I would highly recommend this class!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 9 Aug 2018)


I had such a great time today! Elena was so much fun, she is so passionate and generous with her time and information. She invited me into her beautiful home which was full of her candle masterpieces and gorgeous smelling oils.
This class is excellent value for money and I am so pleased I did it and can't wait to get home and start creating my own!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 29 Jul 2018)


I had a wonderful afternoon learning how to make candles. The teacher Elena was patient and knowledgeable, the class was interactive and fun. I made 2 glass candles, 1 travel candle, 2 shell candles and tea lights. I chose my fragrances, melted and poured the wax, learnt about the ratio of fragrance to wax and how to secure the wicks. I even chose miniature dried flowers to decorate each candle. I would thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone interested in learning about candle making as a hobby or even as a business. I did this class one on one, Elena came to my house, spent 3 hours with me and brought everything we needed. She also holds classes for up to 6 in her own home. It is very good value for money at $150, considering I spend on average $40 for a store brought candle. Now I can make my own for friends and family. Candle making is a skill that keeps on giving.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 19 Jul 2018)


My daughter and I had a great afternoon making candles with Elena. It was hands on and everything was explained clearly. All we needed was provided and we brought home 4 candles each. The afternoon was so enjoyable and Elena is lovely. Great fun, great conversation and beautiful candles! Thank you Elena!
Leonie and Sophie

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 17 Jul 2018)


Elena was a really fun teacher. She guided us clearly and was helpful every step of the way, also whenever there's a question she does her best to answer. The class was definitely worth it.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 17 Jul 2018)


This course is amazing! Elena made me feel incredibly welcome. She is so knowledgeable on all levels and makes the whole process fun and easy to follow. Everything that was needed to complete the class was on hand and you go home with a wonderful goodie bag filled with you own home made candles, which look very professional. I can'r recommend this course highly enough. Thank you Elena for a fantastic class and experience! x

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 16 Jul 2018)


The candle class was terrific, Elena is a very well prepared teacher and she also provides all the tools for the candle making. At the end of the class you are able to make few different types of candles, with lots of advice on where to buy the tools for a cheaper price.
Definitely no lowlights in this experience!!
Elena is very clear, passionate and funny and she let you make anything by yourself, so it's more easy to remember all the procedures and steps.
I was excited before starting, but the class was even better than I expected! Thanks Elena!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 17 Jun 2018)


I had a wonderful day with Elena learning from scratch. She was very thoughtful and thorough and helped me with the confidence to be able to do it again myself. Highly recommended.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 10 Jun 2018)


We all loved our afternoon making candles with Elena. Such a fun activity to do for children and adults together. Elena guided us through the process and we have lots of beautiful scented candles to enjoy now.

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 4 Jun 2018)


Elena is a down to earth teacher .From the moment she walked through our door we immediately liked her.She ran a class for my 11 year old daughter and she learned so much from her .All materials were provided and she passed on lots of knowledge and tips and tricks . Elena is one i would highly recommend to anyone interested in candle making.Never met anyone like her so honest and eager to share her knowledge .

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 3 Jun 2018)


Fantastic class and wonderful experience! Elena was so bubbly, open and such a joy to learn from. She went out of her way to teach us the tricks of the trade and made it such a special day. With all the home-made goodies we took home, great value for money. We'll be back for sure!

5

For Soy Candle Making Class

By (attended on 1 May 2018)


Elena was welcoming and very happy to share everything about candle making, there was a large choice of fragrances to choose from and made several candles, would highly recommend.



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