Connie Sicotte Small Handcrafted Oil Lamps are hand crafted in the USA by Connie Sicotte Designs and make unique decorative wedding anniversary gifts, birthday gifts, holiday presents or gift ideas for any special occassion or home decor




Connie Sicotte Designs: The Complete Story

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

"IN LOVING MEMORY of my mother who in 1994 helped me decorate a small bottle for my home."

That small bottle soon became an oil lamp when Connie discovered that by drilling a hole in the center of the large bead and the many brass pieces and inserting a wick, she would be able to create a unique, truly original oil lamp. This was the birth of Connie Sicotte Designs.

In 1997, as the business began to grow, Connie's son Kurt joined his mother and grandmother and in 2001, after her mother passed away from Lou Gehrig's Disease, her brother Larry joined the team. Today, the three of them continue to hand craft all of Connie's designs in their shop in Sarasota, Florida. To quote Connie, "My mother and I never planned on going into business, it just sort of happened. It's been the most exciting, rewarding years of my life."

Today Connie's oil lamps are sold across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the United Arab Emirates. You will find true quality in these lamps. They have been built to last a lifetime.

OIL LAMP CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Remove the top of your lamp by grasping the large brass disk located at the top of the cork and rocking it gently back and forth.

  • Fill the base 2/3 full with Aura Smokeless & Odorless Crystal Clear Lamp Oil. Remember to wear protective gloves when handling lamp oil and wicks that have been soaking in lamp oil.

  • Adjust wick up or down leaving no more than 1/16" exposure.

  • FOR FIRST TIME USE: Place the lamp on a worry-free surface and ALLOW THE WICK TO ABSORB THE OIL FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE LIGHTING IT.
    This accomplishes two things. First, it primes the wick, and second, it is a way for you to check to make sure that your lamp was not damaged in shipping.

  • Make sure that the top of your lamp is straight. As corks are far from perfect items, it is sometimes necessary to adjust the top slightly to straighten it.

  • It is now time to light your lamp.

  • After a few minutes or sooner, if flame is too large - blow it - allow time to cool down - then readjust wick in small increments.

  • The wick is fiberglass, it never burns down or needs to be replaced.

    KEEP LAMP AWAY FROM DRAFTS, FANS, OPEN WINDOWS, ETC. We assume no responsibility or liability for the use of your oil lamp.
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