The Candlemaker's Companion   -     By: Betty Oppenheimer
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The Candlemaker's Companion

Workman Publishing / 2001 / Paperback

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Discover how to make your own candles! The detailed guide provides an overview of the properties and instructions for the basic candlemaking ingredients of wicks, wax, color, and scents. Covering the different types of candles that can be made, including poured, rolled, dipped, and mold candles, many recipes are included throughout. With instructions on the actual process, as well as information on storage and repair, this A-to-Z guide will set you on the path to a new hobby. 199 indexed pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 199
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 1580173667
ISBN-13: 9781580173667
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Publisher's Description

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, such as overdipping, painting, layering, and sculpting.

 

Author Bio

Betty Oppenheimer is an experienced crafter and seamstress who studied textile science at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as textile quality assurance manager and engineer for several sportswear companies. Betty is the author of The Candlemaker's Companion and Growing Lavender and Community on the Sequim Prairie. She lives on the Olympic Penninsula in rural Washington state.

Editorial Reviews

" In this comprehensive guide, you'll discover the fundamentals of making all manner of candles…" - Sacramento Bee

 

"There is more wick information alone than most of us will ever need." - Sacramento Bee

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