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Basic Candle Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to by Eric Ebeling

By Eric Ebeling

  • Each step illustrated with colour photographs
  • How to prevent universal errors
  • Information on scents and dyes

    Step-by-step colour photos and descriptive element make this publication necessary for novices seeking to create appealing and sensible scented candles on their first actual test, and for knowledgeable crafters who are looking to sharpen their talents. unique directions put off the guesswork that too frequently creeps into how-to books. Gleaned from the services of grasp candle makers, this advisor offers every little thing a beginner must understand to start crafting conventional tapers and molded candles, box and rolled beeswax candles, and fascinating diversifications on each one. contains directions for purchasing instruments and fabrics, getting ready the paintings house, and dealing accurately and successfully, in addition to steered purchasing lists.

    This ebook contains the contributions of veteran candle makers and crafters. Scott Ham is a grasp candle maker and proprietor of The Gettysburg Candle corporation and Moonacre Iron Works in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a photographer dependent in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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    91 Resources ............................ 103 Measurement Conversions ............... 104 o many people helped to transform this book from 'concept to reality, and I apologize to anyone I have failed to recognize here. My gratitude to: Alan Wycheck of Wycheck Photography in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, whose skills behind the lens captured the vision of this book; Scott Ham of the Gettysburg Candle Company and Moonacre Ironworks, whose expertise drips like melted wax from these pages; Beth, David, and Kenny Fine, for the use of their once-spotless kitchen as a candle making workshop/ photography studio; Kellie Carpenter, for supplying me with all of that prime candle making equipment; Kay and Devron Wilcox, for serving as a courier service; Bill Stevens, also known as the Candle Man, for taking time to demonstrate; Amy Wagner, for all the help; Ron Zappile, for the gracious use of his scenic backyard as a shooting locale; and last, but far from least, my wife Andrea and son Alec, who never complained as odd smells wafted through the house and strange creations cooled on the countertops.

    Place a still-warm pair of candles-or a single candle that has been separated-on wax paper and flatten with the rolling pin, in much the same way that dough is rolled. Begin at the tip of a single candle, and press down firmly until the rolling pin comes to within '/2 inch of the bottom. The bottom itself should not be flattened, so the candle can be placed in a candlestick. Carefully peel the candle off the wax paper. Straighten out any curves or bends. Grasp the top and bottom of the candle and twist firmly in opposite directions.

    For best results, let the candle set for at least 24 hours before burning. 24 hours TIPS n addition to the nearly limitless combinations of colors, scents, and containers available to the candle maker, a few simple variations on each project can produce a wide range of effects. Most of these modifications require only basic skills. Two-tone layer candle This candle requires two separate batches of wax, each a different color. Pour the first batch into the container, filling it about halfway up.

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