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Candle making in a weekend : inspirational ideas and practical projects
Spear, Sue.
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Includes index.
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TT896.5 .S628 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Make your own candles at a fraction of the cost of store-bought ones! with the help of Candle Making in a Weekend you will learn quick, easy, inexpensive and fun ways to make your own candles and decorate plain ones. 20 projects, covering a range of candle-making and decorating techniques, include how to dye wax wonderful colors, pour it into unusually shaped molds, perfume it, model with it and embed it with decorative objects. The basic techniques are very simple--the possible variations, endless. Includes lists of all the materials and equipment needed; plus colorful gallery pages showing a variety of handmade candles for adding charm to holidays, weddings, romantic dinners, bubble baths and other special times. Sue Spear has been making candles since 1968, when a friend came to dinner and brought a handmade candle rather than a bottle of wine as a gift. She lives in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
A Brief Historyp. 8
Getting Startedp. 9
Projects and Galleriesp. 22
Marbled candlep. 24
Dripped wax candlep. 26
Layered candlep. 28
Multi-wicked candles galleryp. 30
Pure beeswax dipped candlep. 32
Pyramid candlep. 34
Candle with bark surroundp. 36
Aromatic refill candlep. 38
Candles in containers galleryp. 40
Chip candlep. 42
Rolled beeswax candlep. 44
Stacked candlep. 46
Neptune candlep. 48
Embedded candles galleryp. 50
Lantern candle with dried fruitsp. 52
Appliqued candlep. 54
Decorated candles galleryp. 56
Stencilled candlep. 58
Snowball candlep. 60
Christmas galleryp. 62
Gold Christmas candlep. 64
Garden flarep. 66
Floating lilyp. 68
Floating heartsp. 70
Floating candles galleryp. 72
Carved taper candlesp. 74
Templatesp. 76
Suppliersp. 78
Acknowledgementsp. 79
Indexp. 80