The Everything Candlemaking Book: Create Homemade Candles in House-Warming Colors, Interesting Shapes, and Appealing Scents (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, May 1, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 304 pages
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Now, with The Everything Candlemaking Book, you can enjoy the charm of candles every day, rather than reserve them only for holidays or fancy dinner parties. Home candlemaking is not only much more economical than buying premade candles--it's also a lot more fun! The Everything Candlemaking Book is a complete guide to making all kinds of candles at home, beginning with what you need to get started. Easy-to-follow steps lead you through the process of candlemaking--from making simple tapers and columns to layered, moulded, twisted, and more. Beautiful full-color photographs provide inspiration for creativity, whether you're designing your own unique shapes and color combinations or attempting advanced techniques.

This guide includes all you need to know to get started:
  • tools and supplies needed
  • instructions on how to make candles for holidays and special occasions
  • artistic techniques, such as chip, twisted, and applique candles
  • guidance on using unique containers
  • tips on how to incorporate candles into rituals
  • hints on adding scents and personal touches to your candles
  • and so much more!

With The Everything Candlemaking Book, you'll be making homemade candles for yourself and your friends in no time!

  

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The Everything Candlemaking Book

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This book is great for beginners. I'm planning to make candles for Christmas gifts. This book has a list of supplies and tools needed. It also has so many different kinds of candles to make and even ... Read full review

the everything candlemaking book

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the book had the information I needed to make candles. I used the candles as gifts this christmas to most people on my gift giving list. Read full review

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Contents

The Skinny on Dipping
142
Take the Plunge
144
Troubleshooting
150
Dipping in Quantity
154
Dipping for Kids 101
155
CandleBurning Safety
157
Create a Pure Beeswax Dipped Candle
158
Another Kind of Dip
160

All the Worlds a Stage
10
Fire Without Matches
11
Revolutionary Developments
12
Illuminating Gas
14
From Past to Present
15
Candles in the New World
17
The Colonial Period
18
Burn That Fat
20
Superior Spermaceti
21
Pioneer Candlemaking
23
Wick Development
24
Introduction of Stearin
25
Made in the USA
26
A Modern Romance
27
Candlemaking As a Natural Art
28
Candlemaking As a Sacred Art
29
Marvelous Mythology
30
Candles in Christianity
33
Jewish Candle Symbolism
35
Let There Be Light
36
Sacred Candlelight
39
Making Candle Magic
41
Everyday Rituals
43
CandleGazing Meditation
45
Ritual Candle Sets As Gifts
46
Healing with Candles
48
Candles All You Need to Know
49
Candle Industry Facts
50
Industry Directory Available
51
The Lost Art of Burning Candles Properly
52
How to Put Candles Out Correctly
53
Basic Methods
54
Candle Shapes
56
The Significance of Candle Colors
58
Keep a Notebook
59
How to Get Started
61
Candle Terminology
62
Wax 101
63
Minding Your Beeswax
65
All about Paraffin
68
Suppliers
69
Recycle Your Wax
70
Wick Priming
73
Burn Rate
74
Fire Retardant Is Better
75
Candlemaking Equipment
76
Miscellaneous Equipment
81
Safety First
86
A Clean Workplace Is a Safe Workplace
88
The Dos and Donts of Candlemaking
90
What to Wear
91
Handmade Rolled and Poured Candles
93
Roll Your Own
94
Making Your Own Wax Sheets
95
Start Rolling
97
How to Make a Diagonal Rolled Candle
100
Making a SquareShaped Rolled Candle
101
May I Pour You a Candle?
102
Advantages of Additives for Paraffin Wax
103
Stirring the Pot
104
Making Container Candles
105
Selecting Containers
106
How to Make a Container Candle
109
Making a Candle of Many Colors
113
Molded Candles
115
Using Disposable Molds
116
Molding Terminology
117
Molded Candle Basics
118
The Molding Process
119
Finishing the Candle
124
Automatic Wicking
127
Technical Assistance Online
128
Moldmaking Step by Step
129
TwoPiece Moldmaking
132
A StepbyStep Guide
134
Complex Molded Shapes
136
Plaster Bandage Molds
137
Dipped Candles
139
Dip Your Wick
140
Method for Overdipping Candles
161
Introducing Unusual Candles
165
A Most Unusual Candle
166
Creative Contemporary Candlemaking
167
Cutout Tapers
168
Birthday Candles
169
Making Wax Matches
170
Making GlowThrough Candles
171
HandMolded Candles
172
Unusual Rolled Beeswax Candles
174
Surface Mottling
175
Unusual Molds
176
Unusual Candles Made with Large Molds
177
Dripped Dipped Candles
180
Shape Color and Fragrance
181
Infinite Variety
182
Blending Waxes for Molding
183
Basically Interesting
184
Identical Twins
186
Improvise
187
Using Color and Fragrance
188
Delightful Shades
189
Colorants at Home
191
Mix and Match
192
Blending Basic Colors
193
Making Sense of Scents
196
All About Essential Oils
198
Herbal Scents
204
Advanced Creative Methods
205
Making Braided Tapers
206
Twisted Tapers
208
Making Spiraled Tapers
210
Holidays and Special Occasions
213
GiftGiving
214
Yule Rules
215
Hearts and Candles
216
Spring
218
The Fourth of July
219
Halloween Candles
220
Making Candles for Thanksgiving
221
New Baby
222
Romantic Weddings
223
Birthdays
224
Candle Centerpieces for Special Occasions
225
Surface Techniques for Decorating Candles
227
CandlePainting
228
Stenciling Candles
229
Other Surface Decorations
232
Adding Texture to Finished Candles
234
Carved Candles
235
Surface Decorating Methods
237
Mixing Methods
239
Appliquéd and Inlaid Candles
241
Using Pressed Flowers and Grasses
242
Wax Appliqué Method
244
Openwork Appliqué
245
Inlay with Dried Fruits
247
Making Decorative Shapes with Molds
249
Build It Yourself
250
Copycat Molds
252
Casting Candles
253
Casting Sand Candles
254
Decorative Candleholders and Containers
259
Candleholders Galore
260
Shimmering Glassware
261
Wax Will Bowl You Over
262
Natures Bounty
263
PunchedTin Holders
265
Potted Candles
266
Novelty Candles
267
The Novelty Challenge
268
Making Floating Flowers
270
By the Beautiful Sea
272
Whipped Wax
273
Quick and Easy Molded Candle
275
Quick and Easy Seashell Candle
277
Quick and Easy Sand Candle
279
Index
281
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