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

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Storey Publishing, LLC, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 199 pages

This complete guide to making your own candles covers everything you need to know! With Betty Oppenheimer's illustrated, step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to create rolled, pour, molded, gel, and dipped candles; scent and color your candles; make special containers and gift packaging for your candles; create luminaria and lanterns; and use special techniques, such as overdipping, painting, layering, and sculpting.

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The candlemaker's companion: a complete guide to rolling, pouring, dipping, and decorating your own candles

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Both these books cover essentially the same ground and are good basic guides for making candles. They deal with waxes, wicks, molds, scents, and a variety of decorating techniques. Oppenheimer's book ... Read full review

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Candle makers beginners through expert should own this book. Read full review

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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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