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Candle making made easy
Penny, Susan.
Publication Information:
Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, 1999.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A David & Charles craft book"--Cover.

Includes index.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library TT896.5 .C36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Concord Library TT896.5 .C36 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Describes, step-by-step, how to create decorative candles using basic equipment and both traditional and modern materials. This book explores various techniques including moulding, hand-dipping, marbling and carving, as well as how to add surface decoration.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Editors Susan and Martin Penny provide detailed instructions for a dozen different types of candles, all widely disparate in methods and materials needed. The emphasis here is definitely on "easy"; color pictures serve as the major conduit to learning the how-tos, with text reserved for the 12 projects. Caveats and cautions about safety are included upfront, as are the varying techniques to master, from using a rubber mold to making sand candles. Most patterns are of the ordinary household kind, such as glass votives and hand-dipped tapers; only a few demonstrate some degree of creativity, such as the fruit and clown candles. Streamlined, nonrepetitive directions mean a careful reading before attempting to wax. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Using a Rigid Mouldp. 8
Candle Making Techniquesp. 11
Project Stencilled Candlesp. 14
Project Glass Votivesp. 18
Project Rolled Beeswax Candlesp. 22
Project Hand Dipped Tapersp. 26
Project Clown Candlesp. 30
Project Chunk Candlesp. 34
Project Jewelled Candlesp. 38
Project Fruit Candlesp. 42
Project Sand Candlesp. 46
Project Moon and Star Candlesp. 50
Project Floating Candlesp. 54
Project Natural Candlesp. 58
Candle Troubleshootingp. 62
Wax Recipesp. 63
Acknowledgementsp. 63
Suppliersp. 63
Indexp. 64

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