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I adore beeswax candles and have just a few of them left. I think it is time to turn on that fireplace, light a few and start enjoying the fall! Thanks so much, Hanne and Hester!!
A lovely excuse to pull the curtains and snuggle up by the fire in candlelight! :-)
We have made beeswax candles because we had lots of bees at a moment, but we have never "dipped" it took too much equipment!! Beeswax candles smell so awfully nice!!
Faye - I love the concept of preserving things and re-using them and then I remember......where the heck do I store them. As the years accumulate, so does my "stuff!"
But, they surely do look pretty!!
Years ago I was told a formula for preserving leaves so that they wouldn't shrivel up...it involved glycerine and water...can't remember the portions...but I think of it whenever I see fall foliage used like this to "dress" a table or mantlepiece.
Dagmar - I am so glad you get to experience autumn......even if it is on the Internet! It's great that you enjoyed these!! Thank you!
And GOOD NIGHT!!
Quartina - I do, too! I thought they were very beautiful and creative!
Hi Jan, This year I'm living autumn through your pictures and colours, it's a wonderful experience. I like scented candles best but must admit that I have never made any and I loved Ardy's story about making them.
I would have loved to do the bigger size but I'm falling asleep on my laptop so I think it's time to retire for today.
Thanks for a wonderful autumn :))
Clever! I like the pears, top middle row!
Ardy - you sound like an expert candlemaker. We used crayons for color, too. But, we weren't as creative as you are. Thanks for sharing your candlemaking stories. I love them!
Jan, I could write a book about this puzzle. There are so many things I love about it. I used to make candles too. Never tried the beeswax. I used paraffin wax and colored it with crayola crayons. I most used molds with a sandbox to hold the molds in position while the wax hardened. I also scented them especially at Christmas. I've made many votive candles in shades to match various decors for friends. I used to get some supplies from the candle factory in Williamsburg, Virginia when we would go down at Christmas time. I'm intrigued with the cinnamon sticks around the outside of the middle left. Think how lovely that would smell. We would often have candles burning in the evening - I think we counted 25 once evening all burning at once. Thanks, Jan. I LOVE this.
Mariasha - As I've said before....Is there ANYTHING you can't do! I really think that candles are wonderful at any time of year......but now, with that nip in the air (or feet of snow where some people are!), they are especially nice.
Glad you liked these!
I have made candles here and there, several different methods, but never got seriously into it. These are all beautiful...I especially like the curliques on the bottom middle. Thanks Jan.
Have you ever made candles, Hanne? I had a friend who made beeswax candles. And, I made a few during the 70s.
They are wonderful and beautiful!! What should we do without candles in the times to come? Thanks so very much Jan!!