Candle Making: A Step by Step Guide from Beginner to Expert

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Candle Making: A Step by Step Guide from Beginner to Expert

Format:  Paperback,

236 pages

Publisher: Natl Book Network

Publish Date: Mar 2002

ISBN-13: 9780871319685

ISBN-10: 0871319683

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Candlemaking is an ancient and highly enjoyable art. It is also a $2.3 billion industry. In this comprehensive book, readers will learn how to create many different kinds of candles, including flame candles, balloon candles, and pudding candles. There are dozens of different styles to choose from, and the skill levels range from beginner to expert.


Publisher: Natl Book Network
Publish Date: Mar 2002
ISBN-13: 9780871319685
ISBN-10: 0871319683
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 236
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 7
Understanding Candlesp. 9
Candle Making Safetyp. 13
Candle Measuresp. 19
Candle Making Equipmentp. 31
Candle Making Materialsp. 39
Work Areap. 53
Basic Candle Making Procedurep. 57
Wick Selection and Preparationp. 61
Molded Candle Procedure--Top-Up Moldsp. 67
Molded Candle Procedure--Top-Down Moldsp. 71
Container Candle Procedurep. 89
Dipped Candle Procedurep. 95
Non-Poured Candlesp. 103
Surface Effects Projectsp. 111
Applique Candlesp. 121
Poured Candles--Beginner Projectsp. 131
Poured Candles--Intermediate Projectsp. 145
Poured Candles--Advanced Projectsp. 185
Experimentingp. 211
Wax Recyclingp. 217
Wax Formulasp. 221
Glossaryp. 229
Candle Making Record Sheetp. 325

Book description

Bob Sherman explores everything from the basic parts of a candle -- fuel, additives, scent, and wick, to instructions on how to make dozens of original candles. Here are detailed chapters on creating your workspace, choosing from the many different kinds of wax, moulds, and wicks available, and sorting through the equipment you will need. The entire book is heavily illustrated with hundreds of instructional photographs. Candles you can create: container, dipped, wax crystal, votive, marbled, appliqu, floating, two-tone, ice, chunk, beer, fireplace, mottled, mushroom, torched, balloon, sea shore, tie dye and hurricane she'll.

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