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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Acknowledments
  • CHAPTER 1: History of Candlemaking
    • Candle Renaissance
    • Earliest Traces of Candlelight
    • Who Made the First Candle?
    • Development of Rushlights
    • Nothing New Under the Sun
    • Advent of Modern Candlemaking
    • Candle Streetlights
    • First Candle Molds
    • All the World's a Stage
    • Fire Without Matches
    • Revolutionary Developments
    • Illuminating Gas
    • From Past to Present
  • CHAPTER 2: Candles in the New World
    • Colonial Period
    • Burn That Fat
    • Superior Spermaceti
    • Wick Development
    • Introduction of Stearin
    • Made in the USA
    • Flip of the Switch
    • Modern Romance
    • Candlemaking as a Natural Act
  • CHAPTER 3: Candlemaking As a Sacred Art
    • Marvelous Mythology
    • Candles in Christianity
    • Jewish Candle Symbolism
    • Let There Be Light
    • Sacred Candlelight
    • Making Candle Magic
    • Everyday Rituals
    • Candle-Gazing Meditation
    • Ritual Candle Sets As Gifts
    • Mind-Calming Visualization with Candles
    • Healing ith Candles
  • CHAPTER 4: Candles- All You Need to Know
    • Candle Industry Facts
    • Industry Directory Available
    • Lost Art of Burning Candles Properly
    • How to Put Candles Out Correctly
    • Storing Candles
    • Basic Methods
    • Candle Shapes
    • Significance of Candle Colors
    • Keep a Notebook!
  • CHAPTER 5: How to Get Started
    • Candle Terminology
    • Wax 101
    • Minding Your Beeswax
    • All about Paraffin
    • Suppliers
    • Recycle Your Wax
    • Wicks
    • Wick Priming
    • Burn Rate
    • How to Avoid the Draft
    • Fire Retardant Is Better
    • Candlemaking Equipment
    • Safety First
    • Do's and Dont's of Candlemaking
    • What to Wear
  • CHAPTER 6: Handmade Rolled and Poured Candles
    • Roll Your Own
    • Making Your Own Wax Sheets
    • Start Rolling!
    • How to make a diagonal Rolled Candle
    • Making a square-shaped Rolled Canlde
    • Homemade Birthday Candles
    • May I Pour You a Candle?
    • Advantages of Additives for Paraffin Wax
    • Stirring the Pot
    • Making Container Candles
    • Selecting Containers
    • How to make a Container Candle
    • Making a Candle of Many Colors
  • CHAPTER 7: Molded Candles
    • Using Disposable Molds
    • Molds, Molds, Molds
    • Molding Terminology
    • Molded Candle Basics
    • Molding Process
    • Finishing the Candle
    • Automatic Wicking
    • Technical Assistance Online
    • Craft of Moldmaking
    • Moldmaking Step by Step
    • Two-Piece Moldmaking
    • Making a Latex Mold: Step-by-Step Guide
    • Complex Molded Shapes
    • Plaster Bandage Molds
  • CHAPTER 8: Dipped Candles
    • Dip Your Wick
    • Skinny on Dipping
    • Take the Plunge
    • Troubleshooting
    • Dipping in Quantity
    • Dipping for Kids 101
    • Candle-Burning Safety
    • Good News about Wax Removal
    • Create a Pure Beeswax Dipped Candle
    • Overdipping: Another Kind of Dip
    • Method for Overdipping Candles
  • CHAPTER 9: Introducing Unusual Candles
    • Most Unusual Candle!
    • Creative Contemporary Candlemaking
    • Danish Tapers
    • Cutout Tapers
    • Birthday Candles
    • Making Wax Matches
    • Making Glow-Through Candles
    • Hand-molded Candles
    • Unusual Rolled Beeswax Candles
    • Beaded Candles
    • Surface Mottling
    • Unusual Molds
    • Unusual Candles Made with Large Molds
    • Multiwick Candles
    • Dripped Dipped Candles
  • CHAPTER 10: Shape, Color, and Fragrance
    • Infinite Variety
    • Blending Waxes for Molding
    • Basically Interesting
    • Identical Twins
    • Improvise
    • Using Color and Fragrance
    • Delightful Shades
    • Colorants at Home
    • Mix and Match
    • Blending Basic Colors
    • Making Sense of Scents
    • All About Essental Oils
    • Herbal Scents
  • CHAPTER 11: Advanced Creative Methods
    • Making Braided Tapers
    • Twisted Tapers
    • Winding Waxed Wicks
    • Making Spiraled Tapers
    • Advanced Creative Techniques
  • CHAPTER 12: Holidays and Special Occasions
    • Gift-Giving
    • Yule Rules!
    • Hearts and Candles
    • Spring!
    • Fourth of July
    • Halloween Candles
    • Making Candles for Thanksgiving
    • New Baby
    • Romantic Weddings
    • Birthdays
    • Candle Centerpieces for Special Occasions
  • CHAPTER 13: Surface Techniques for Decorating Candles
    • Candle-painting
    • Stenciling Canldes
    • Other Surface Decorations
    • Making Textured Candles
    • Adding Texture to Finished Candles
    • Carved Candles
    • Surface Decorating Methods
    • Mixing Methods
  • CHAPTER 14: Appliqued and Inlaid Candles
    • Using Pressed Flowers and Grasses
    • Wax Applique Method
    • Waxing Real flowers
    • Openwork Applique
    • Inlays
    • Inlays with Dried Fruits
  • CHAPTER 15: Making Decorative Shapes with Molds
    • Built It yourself
    • Copycat Molds
    • Casting Candles
    • Casting Sand Candles
  • CHAPTER 16: Decorative Candleholders and Containers
    • Candleholders Galore!
    • Shimmering Glassware
    • Wax Will Bowl You Over
    • Nature's Beauty
    • Punched-Tin Holders
    • Potted Candles
  • CHAPTER 17: Novelty Candles
    • Novelty Challenge
    • Floating Candles
    • Making Floating Flowers
    • By the Beautiful Sea
    • Whipped Wax
  • Appendix A: Quick and Easy Molded Candle
  • Appendix B: Quick and Easy Seashell Candle
  • Appendix C: Quick and Easy Sand Candle
  • Index

Title: The Everything Candlemaking Book: Creat homemade candles in housewarming colors, interesting shapes, and appealing scents
Author: M.J. Abadie
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2002
Publisher: Adams Media Corp., Avon, MA
Page Count: 289
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/4" x 8"
ISBN: 1580626238

SUMMARY- When I look at a Table of Contents and blanche, that's a great thing. It may take me forever to type in all the information, but it tells you a lot more about the book than I can in these little reviews. The title of this book is spot on. There is a ton of written information here, though extremely few illustrations/photos. I was particulary jazzed by the history section. She put a lot of work into it. She has a very broad scope when it comes to all the techniques available to candle makers.