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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER 1:
    • Short History of Candles and Chandlery
  • CHAPTER 2:
    • Where to Begin - The Basics
    • Equipment Needs
    • Safety
    • Waxes
    • Wicks
    • Molds
    • Additives
    • Colors/Scents
  • CHAPTER 3:
    • Three Simple Porjects for Beginners
  • CHAPTER 4:
    • Mold Making for Everyone
  • CHAPTER 5:
    • Sand, Foil, and Balloon Casting
  • CHAPTER 6:
    • Container (and Gel) Candles
  • CHAPTER 7:
    • Shell Candles and Their Variations
  • CHAPTER 8:
    • Bigger is Better
  • CHAPTER 9:
    • Candles and More Candles
  • CHAPTER 10:
    • Tallow, Bayberry, Beeswax adn Festival Candles
  • CHAPTER 11:
    • Ornaments, Keepsakes, and Other Combustible Treasures
  • CHAPTER 12:
    • Meaning and Symbolism of Color
  • CHAPTER 13:
    • Fragrance Blending
  • CHAPTER 14:
    • Surface Effects, Crude and Fancy
  • CHAPTER 15:
    • Candlemaking FAQs
  • APPENDIX:
    • I. Mold Capacity Tables
    • II. Wick Selection Guides
    • III. Fragrance Blending Tables
    • IV. Suppliers
    • V. RIT Custom Color Recipes for Powder Dye
  • Glossary
  • Index

Title: Essentially Candles: The Elegant Art of Candle Making & Embellishing
Author: Dr. Robert McDaniel, Katherine McDaniel
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2001
Publisher: Krause Publications, Iola, WI
Page Count: 126
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0873419960

SUMMARY- This is a very late comer to my library of candle books, but I'm so impressed with it I'm adding it to my "must have" shelf. Explanations of all the different waxes that can be used in candle-making, as well as many of the additives, is worth the price of admission by themselves. Then there are the Appendices in the back that take out a lot of the guesswork, and oh, you get solid basic instructions for a nice assortment of candle making techniques. Snag this book when you find it - you won't be sorry.