July 2012


First "Wrap Bracelet"...

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012

I found a couple tutorials on youtube.com, about how to make these "wrap bracelets" and I just had to give it a try. (I thought they would make cute Christmas gifts for my family.)
So, I finally got all my supplies today and decided to sit down and give it a try. (I think my first attempt came out pretty well.)

I definitely need more practice (and longer cord), but I'm happy with it!  I'm really excited to keep trying and seeing how the future ones will come out!



Finally, I figured out how to make votives and actually remove them from the mold!
I am so thrilled!
All it took was about an half hour in the freezer and they came out just perfect.  Hardly any tugging or pulling on my part, they just popped right out!

Now I just have to get busy making more and figure out how I am going to package them...
then they will be up for sale in my shop.  


Votive Trouble...

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012

A few weeks ago, I ordered everything I needed to start making votives...
Well, I've been working on them and I am really starting to get frustrated!  Everything goes fine with the pouring process, but I CANNOT remove the candle from the votive mold.  
I've been reading everything I can on votives and I can't seem to find anything that works. 

I've ruined several, by pulling out the wick with needle-nose pliers, while I was trying to pull it out...
I really wish I could find a method that works fine and doesn't ruin my candles.

Oh well, I guess I will just have to keep trying and crossing my fingers that I find a method that works for me!