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    Candles and Soaps

    Another thread resurrection.....show off your stuff!

    I mostly pour tealights and floating candles, but also votives and jars.






    I like to pour bi-colored tealights even though it's probably silly since the color gets all blended when they're lit. I use a 50/50 soy-paraffin blend, though I plan to go straight soy when I exhaust my paraffin supply.

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    Re: Candles and Soaps

    Nice!!!

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    So fun!! I need to find more time to do that.

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    Cute! Where do you get supplies to do something like that? I'm not sure I've ever seen them at the craft store.

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    Re: Candles and Soaps

    [quote author=Deseret link=topic=379.msg4998#msg4998 date=1287529146]Cute! Where do you get supplies to do something like that? I'm not sure I've ever seen them at the craft store. [/quote]

    I got my candle making supplies from a Jo-Ann Fabric store. They sell soap making supplies in the same aisle there. I have seen the same stuff in their larger stores across the country, although exactly what they have locally varies some. Other larger craft stores probably have some supplies as well.

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    Re: Candles and Soaps

    I have all the fixings to make some beeswax drip candles, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Hmm....I sense a project in the works. What I want to do is this: http://kneek.wordpress.com/2007/01/31/beeswax-candles/
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    Re: Candles and Soaps

    [quote author=Gardenia link=topic=379.msg5017#msg5017 date=1287531649]
    I got my candle making supplies from a Jo-Ann Fabric store. They sell soap making supplies in the same aisle there. I have seen the same stuff in their larger stores across the country, although exactly what they have locally varies some. Other larger craft stores probably have some supplies as well.
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    Huh...I could just be looking in the wrong place, then, too. We only have a tiny local place within a more then 30 minute drive, so they carry what the owner is into for the most part.

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    Re: Candles and Soaps

    I initially got some of my supplies from Jo-Ann, but the stores in my area discontinued all candle and soap making supplies a few months ago. It is a total bummer because when I run out of wax I'm going to have to order online and wax is heavy so shipping will be high. I bought out all their flaked soy wax and paraffin blocks when they marked it down and still have about 30 pounds of paraffin and 24 pounds of soy flakes. I also order some of my supplies from here: http://www.candlesupply.com/
    You can also (sometimes) find good deals on dye blocks, wick tabs, wicking, and tealight cups on ebay.


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    I've found my new candle project....candle holder that is.

    http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009...candleholders/

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    I make beeswax chime candles right now, but I'm fairly satisfied with the results. I'll try to get some pics up when I have them.
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