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

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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, suc ...more
ebook, 159 pages
Published December 10th 2012 by Storey Publishing (first published 1997)
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Unlike so many candlemaking books filled with photos printed on glossy paper with very little information and step-by-step instructions for just a few fancy candles, this is the opposite. It is filled with information that obviously comes from long experience, yet still illustrated throughout with beautiful lineart illustrations showing what the author is talking about. It isn't a recipe book for candles. It's an in-depth guide to the art and craft of making candles of every kind.

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Very complete and detailed. Not as visually appealing as a lot of the other candle-making books but more useful than most I think. I also liked that she offered a variety of different wax recipes and didn't assume that everyone was using paraffin.
Katie Hopkins
Maybe not the most aesthetically pleasing arts and crafts book I've ever read, but definitely chock full of practical advice for anyone who wants to make their own candles. Worth buying to keep as a reference!
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