Click Pin it to share this product on Pinterest! These tapers boast thick bands of smooth white and textured bands of black, creating a richly dimensional, high-contrast look. After a successful two-decade career in high fashion, Alina Bednarz turned her attention to the art of hand-rolled candles, and in 1994 she founded Et Al Designs. Working with artisans and using time-honored methods, she designed distinctive candles with inlaid semiprecious stones, grains, cutouts, and appliqués. Her vision and international perspective have led to an imaginative collection--as well as exquisite tabletop designs every bit as illuminating as her candles.