Luminary Designs is an artisan candle company created by Karissa St. Pierre in Easthampton, Massachusetts. My mission is to imbue everyday life with more magic, whimsy, and intention. All candles are handmade in Karissa’s kitchen using clean burning soy wax, cotton wicks, and non-toxic + phthalate free fragrance oils infused with essential oils. Each candle is topped with real crystals you can keep after the wax burns away.

I am most inspired by the dense, mossy forests that make New England so magical. When I create new fragrances and label designs, my goal is to produce a final candle that is fanciful enough to fit nicely in a fairy house or a witch’s cottage…but also elevated enough to function in a chic mortal apartment.

I started Luminary Designs as a jewelry company in 2018 as a way to rebrand my entire life. I felt trapped at a desk job I knew wasn't meant for me. I wanted to slow down - to live with intentionality, to follow the threads of what intrigued me, and to share inspiration. Shifting to a candle company in 2020, Luminary Designs became my creative moniker, providing me a platform to embody the qualities I want to see in the world: magic, intention, beauty, and an appreciation for nature - all while combining my love for crystals with my love for functional art.

My work as a creative entrepreneur currently absorbs most of my time, but when I do step away, I love to refill my cup through live music, yoga, hiking, camping, cooking, and exploring new towns and cities.

Follow me on Instagram (@luminarydesigns) and join my mailing list to keep in touch! I’m always open for collaborations, custom orders, and other special projects.

Karissa, Luminary Designs founder and artisan, standing with her cart display at Bow Market