Essentially Candles: The Elegant Art of Candle Making & Embellishing

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Krause Publications, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 126 pages
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With over 250 colour photographs that guide the reader through step-by-step instructions, the entire candle-making process is presented for more than 20 unique candles with endless variations. From the selection of raw materials such as wicks, waxes, colours and fragrances to the finishing touches, this book offers a comprehensive look at this exciting craft. Features: Colour photographs that guide the reader through step-by-step instructions; Projects for pillar candles, dipped tapers, rolled candles, container candles, floating candles, sand candles, mould-making and much more; Guides for decorating and adding fragrance to candles.

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Contents

Introduction
6
Chapter
8
Chapter
9
Where to BeginThe Basics
10
Safety
12
Waxes
13
Wicks
17
Molds
19
Chapter 3
32
Mold Making for Everyone
46
Chapter 5
51
Container and Gel Candles
58
Chapter 7
59
Shell Candles and Their Variations
66
Chapter 8
70
Appendix I
75

Additives
22
Colors
26
Scents
31
Appendix II
113
Index
126
Copyright

About the author (2001)

A chemist and teacher, Dr. Robert McDaniel is the holder of 14 U.S. patents and currently writes for The Saponifier e-magazine (a bimonthly publication for the soap- and candle-making industry). Katherine McDaniel is co-manager of their home-based company, Dr. Bob's Herbal Soap. The McDaniel's first soap making book, Essentially Soap, sold over 33,000 copies worldwide.

McDaniel has an extensive background in fine and traditional arts and crafts encompassing fiber, soap, candles, hot glass, papermaking, bookbinding, sketching, and more.

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