Basic Candle Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

Overview

  • Each step illustrated with color photos
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • Information on scents and dyes

Step-by-step color photographs and descriptive detail make this book indispensable for beginners looking to create beautiful and functional scented candles on their very first try, and for experienced crafters who want to sharpen their skills. Precise instructions eliminate the guesswork that too often creeps ...

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Overview

  • Each step illustrated with color photos
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • Information on scents and dyes

Step-by-step color photographs and descriptive detail make this book indispensable for beginners looking to create beautiful and functional scented candles on their very first try, and for experienced crafters who want to sharpen their skills. Precise instructions eliminate the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books. Gleaned from the expertise of master candle makers, this guide presents everything a novice needs to know to get started crafting traditional tapers and molded candles, container and rolled beeswax candles, and interesting variations on each. Includes guidelines for buying tools and materials, preparing the work space, and working safely and effectively, as well as suggested shopping lists.

This book includes the contributions of veteran candle makers and crafters. Scott Ham is a master candle maker and owner of The Gettysburg Candle Company and Moonacre Iron Works in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a photographer based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811724760
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: How To Basics
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 803,631
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Wycheck is a concrete specialist and former partner in The SO Factory, a concrete design company. He is also an award-winning photographer and lives in central Pennsylvania.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2003

    Wonderful Book

    This is a wonderful book. I looked at many and none are earier to read than this one. It has many pictures and is simple to learn from. I would recomned this to nayone who is just starting out wanting to learn how ot make candles. Jewl

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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