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Candlemaking for the first time®

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“This guide for beginners...contains basic techniques in the question-and-answer format....Projects include the currently trendy multiwick candles and candles with embedded materials. This is a useful addition to general crafts collections.”—Library Journal. “How-tos, basic techniques, and enhanced projects, followed by a gallery of ideas....Venture to try any one of these ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Sterling/Chapelle (first published 2001)
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Feb 01, 2011 Jan rated it liked it
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I've been considering taking up candle making as a hobby because I need a new craft and because I love candles. Plus, it just sounds like a lot of fun. I think that if I were really going to get started on this new hobby, this would be a good book for it. It teaches you how to start from the very basic of basic candles and has instructions on how to do increasingly complex candles, right up to decoupaged and painted candles.

However, after reading the list of supplies at the front that I would ne
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Alissa Nolan
Oct 05, 2014 Alissa Nolan rated it liked it
This is a good book to actually make candles for the first time. There are step by step instructions for molded, poured, dipped, and rolled candles. The author also takes you through all of the tools and materials you might used and includes a tutorial on cleaning.

It does not contain any advanced techniques or much discussion on additives, other than color, scent, and stearin.
Kellie
Feb 03, 2012 Kellie rated it it was ok
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Few details. She focused almost exclusively on paraffin and gel and there was little discussion of beeswax. The only truly creative or interesting idea I saw was of embellishing wicks - I might try that.
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Full of wonderful ideas!
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Good enough to start from the author makes some assumptions about candle dye and scent knowledge.
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