The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles

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Storey Communications, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 169 pages
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Create exquisite, handcrafted candles at home with this comprehensive guide! From wax to wick to wrapping, the magical glow of a handmade candle is now easier to create than ever before. With illustrated step-by-step instructions and complete source lists, The Candlemaker's Companion shows you how to:

* Create rolled, poured, molded, and dipped candles

* Scent, color, and decorate candles -- naturally

* Make innovative containers, holders, and gift packaging

* Create luminaria, lanterns, and floating candles

* Use specialty techniques like overdipping, painting, layering, and sculpting

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Review: The Candlemaker's Companion: A Complete Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles

User Review  - Katie Hopkins - Goodreads

Maybe not the most aesthetically pleasing arts and crafts book I've ever read, but definitely chock full of practical advice for anyone who wants to make their own candles. Worth buying to keep as a reference! Read full review

Review: The Candlemaker's Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Rolling, Pouring, Dipping, and Decorating Your Own Candles

User Review  - Kellie - Goodreads

Very complete and detailed. Not as visually appealing as a lot of the other candle-making books but more useful than most I think. I also liked that she offered a variety of different wax recipes and didn't assume that everyone was using paraffin. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Betty Oppenheimer is an experienced crafter and seamstress who studied textile science at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as textile quality assurance manager and engineer for several sportswear companies. Betty is the author of The Candlemaker's Companion and Growing Lavender and Community on the Sequim Prairie. She lives on the Olympic Penninsula in rural Washington state.

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