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

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Storey Publishing, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 199 pages
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Enjoy some homemade glow. From wax to wick to wrapping, The Candlemaker s Companion is a definitive guide to modern candle making. Learn how to create rolled, poured, molded, and dipped candles; play with your favorite scents and colors; and use specialty techniques to design glowing luminaria, candle holders, and other gorgeous accessories. With illustrated directions, complete source lists, and plenty of practical advice, Betty Oppenheimer invites even the beginner candlemaker to get in on the action. Fill your house with the warm light and enticing fragrances that only candles can bring.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The History and Language of Candles
6
Wick
13
Wax and Additives
25
Color and Scent
47
Equipment
57
Rolled Candles and Sheet Wax
68
Poured Candles
76
Troubleshooting
128
Decorating
136
Candleholders and Related Items
155
Wrapping Storage and Repair
165
Moving into Production
173
Suppliers
183
Reading List
187
Index
189

Casting and Moldmaking
98
Dipped Candles
110

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About the author (2001)

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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