Candle Making: A Step by Step Guide from Beginner to Expert
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Candlemaking is an ancient and highly enjoyable art. In this comprehensive book, readers will learn how to create many different kinds of candles including flame candles, balloon candles, and pudding candles. There are dozens of different styles to choose from, and the skill levels range from beginner to expert.
the bottom of the candle and level the base (see the instructions included later in this chapter). 18. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch (6 mm). 19. Add any desired surface finish. I rarely put any type of surface finish on my candles. Most available finishes either discolor with age, smell bad when burned, or both. Should you choose to use a surface finish, follow the manufacturer's directions for use. Mold Maintenance Silicone is nearly indestructible, so no special care is needed other than
pans. This will make it easier to dip different colors, and allow you to melt the wax faster for your next dipping venture. A variety of the projects in this book use some variant of this basic procedure. The project instructions will include more details where the technique differs. C 2 e candles in this chapter require no heat, so they are well suited to working with children. Most require little or no equipment Difficulty Rating: 0 Wax crystal candles are the absolute easiest candles to
1/8 inch (3mm) below the rim of the container. These may be one color, or a mixture of colors. Colors may be layered horizontally, or diagonally by tilting the container. Patterns may be made with the stick. 3. Insert a primed wick into the center and trim to 5/16 inch (7 mm). 4.Optional-A few drops of scent oil may be added near the wick if a scented candle is desired. 5. If it is necessary to transport the finished candle, the top may be covered with cling wrap to prevent spillage. A layer of
bottom of the candle if the wick and tab are not totally covered by wax on the bottom. 13. Straighten the wicks and gently place them in the molds. Try to center the tabs. Pay extra attention to the "feel" of the tab hitting bottom, because in dark wax you will have to rely on this "feel" to know if the candles are ready for wicks yet. 14, Before the wax surface starts to film over, make sure the wicks are centered and straight. 15. A second pour is only needed on large or deep candles. The
available about them. They are still difficult to find and have not achieved widespread acceptance. I mention them here because I feel they may someday be a major factor in the candle industry. Those who wish to produce totally non-animal or all-natural candles may wish to experiment with them, although I suggest beginners stick to more traditional materials. Candle Waking Synthetic Wax Recent years have seen the introduction of some synthetic waxes. These are also a recent development in the