A great skill to learn is candle making. So many people want to learn how to make candles for different reasons. Some may be looking for a new hobby. For others candle making is part of a profitable business. So if you are interested in making candles, whatever the reason, you begin by acquiring all the start up materials.
Wicks and wick tabs – What would a candle be without the wick? Well it wouldn’t be a candle at all. Cotton wicks are all natural and better to use with soy wax then wood or zinc wicks. Wick tabs are essential for safety as they help to keep the wick in place and keep it centered. The wick tab also ensures that the flame is extinguished when the candle is almost finished burning.
Bayberry wax was also made and used by the American Colonies but again because of the difficulty in making it its use was limited. They mostly stuck to the tallow wax candles.
Like any form of creation, Candle making workshop leaves the creator with a sense of pride and self-satisfaction which comes with a job well done. It involves making or creating the object from scratch, with your own hands, putting into it your creative ideas or thoughts and also your feelings. This form of creating something with your own hands leaves you a better person. Also, this art form can serve as an outlet for ideas and emotions. The candle maker often puts his inner most thoughts and ideas into making the candle. The more creative the candle maker, the more unique the final product will be.
Beeswax sheets – You can easily find these sheets at any arts and crafts store. They come in many different sizes but you want to make sure that you get a larger size. Take note of the size that you get as you are going to need to know this later.
Melt and pour red wax until it us.5 inch below the top of the shell, then let cool again. Last step! Pour a final layer of white to cap the red (the wick should have been placed into the red pour), and let cool a final time. For a real bleeding effect drill holes up through the sides of the candle so that the melting red wax can escape.
Step # 3. Now prepare the mold, wipe the inside of the mold with olive oil and string the wick through the wick tab, place the wick tab in the bottom center of the mold.
Now, you are finally finished gathering your gel candle making supplies which are the gel, zinc wick, liquid color dye, fragrance oils and embeds. Gel candle making is definitely an affordable hobby as most of the materials that you need could be readily found at home.