Marbling: Painting Your Candles

Marbling: Painting Your Candles

Painting The final marble technique to discuss is painting. This is the easiest of all the methods and great for those who do not have blow torches lying around the house and prefer not to hammer their candles. In this final method, a different marbling effect is achieved using glass paints, which can be found at a craft store. You …

Marbling: Hammering Your Candles

Marbling: Hammering Your Candles

Hammering Hammering creates a speckled, textured marble which varies with the shape of the hammering tool. The process is a simple matter of hammering indentations into the candle and overdipping it in a contrasting color of wax. You will need: White candle (a ball shape is best) Towel Hammer Dip and carve wax Candle dye – 2 colors Dipping can …

Marbling: Torching Your Candles

Marbling: Torching Your Candles

Just as in soapmaking, you can use many techniques to accomplish different effects to the look of your candles, including a marbled effect. These next few articles will teach you how to torch, hammer, and paint three different marbling styles. Marbling can be achieved with one or more colors, however, you’ll want to choose colors wisely as they blend and mix …

Floral Sculpted Soaps and Candles - Part 2

Floral Sculpted Soaps and Candles – Part 2

Making floating floral candles is just liking making soap. You will follow the same basic steps with a couple of variations.  See the step by step tutorial of sculpting flowers here. Floating Rose Candle Dip and carve wax Fragrance Colorant Primed 1 in wick (cut to 2 inches long) Double boiler Pouring pot Spoon Rubber 9×9 baking pan Cutting board …

Floral Sculpted Soaps and Candles – Part 1

Now that the seasons have changed and flowers are blooming, this is a perfect time for a tutorial on how to make 3D sculpted floral floating candles or glycerin soap.  The method is the same for both, and they are quite easy once you get the hang of it.  Since our example shows glycerin soap becoming a rose, we will …

Sensuous Massage Candles

Sensuous Massage Candles

Massage candles are quite unique and yet so easy to make. They are not simply candles, but a solid form of massage oil that is melted with a burning wick. The wax melts at a temperature slightly higher than body temperature, and is poured off the candle directly onto the skin. The wax is loaded with skin-loving ingredients like oils …

Beeswax Candles - Part 4 - Rolled Beehive Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 4 – Rolled Beehive Candles

Rolled Beehive Beeswax Candle This is a variation of the tapered candle, which creates a low, thicker candle in a beehive shaped dome. 3 sheet of natural beeswax Wick for 1 inch diameter candle, primed Metal ruler Knife Cutting board Prepare the wick by cutting a length of wicking appropriate to your candle size. Lay the sheets of beeswax on …

Beeswax Candles - Part 3 - Rolled Taper Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 3 – Rolled Taper Candles

Rolled Beeswax Taper 1 sheet of natural beeswax Wick for 1 inch diameter candle, primed Metal ruler Knife Cutting board Prepare the wick by cutting a length of wicking appropriate to your candle size. Lay the sheet of beeswax on the cutting board. Place ruler diagonally across the sheet about ½ inch away from each corner. Cut along the ruler …

Beeswax Candles - Part 2 - Rolled Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 2 – Rolled Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 2 – Rolled Candles.  Making rolled beeswax candles is simple,  safe and profitable. Even children can make these candles in just a few minutes since they do not require melting the wax, however, adult supervision is required to burn them.   This is a great craft you can enjoy with the family.  You can make pillars, …

Beeswax Candles - Part 1 - Container Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 1 – Container Candles

Beeswax Candles – Part 1 – Container Candles. Beeswax makes lovely candles. Its distinctive scent and golden color are quite popular. It is a natural wax collected from beehives. It can be used on its own or with a small amount of paraffin to improve burning time. Beeswax can also be acquired in sheets in a honeycomb pattern in both …

Guilded Illuminations - Decorating Candles in Metallics

Guilded Illuminations – Decorating Candles in Metallics – Part 1

Nothing is more striking than the sparkling sheen of metallics. Therefore, it is of no surprise that the shimmer of gold and silver would also be applied to candles, allowing the glow of the candle light to be amplified and accentuated. One might think that making metallic candles would be difficult considering their incredible beauty, but in actuality they are …