Friday, January 23, 2009

Hand-dipped beeswax

A first attempt at hand-dipped beeswax taper candles. The process takes a few hours but it's really enjoyable. Begin with a wick, dip twice in melted beeswax, hang to dry, dip, hang...repeat. They are rustic and bit wobbly in places but exactly what I had hoped for. The boys and I spent the day at my sister's house making them. She posted more of the process here. I think I see another tradition beginning...

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4 comments:

Linda said...

Wonderful Andrea!! I think you did a magnificent job. Did you have two little helpers?

Adam and Raechell said...

I really like the color of the candles. Good job! :) Thanks for sharing.

Katrina said...

What a beautiful blog! I read Tonia's all the time... just popped over from her link to yours, and I'm happy to have found it. The candles look wonderful! What a gorgeous picture of them... the lighting is so soft and perfect!

David said...

How many people need to tell you that you should do this professionally before you make it happen? You're like the next Martha Stewart (that's a compliment). All you need to do is ditch that dorky husband of yours. ;-)