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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • 1: Candlemaking as History
    • Table of Candle Events
    • Bayberry Candles
  • 2: How to make a Structurally Sound Candle
    • The Wick
    • Wax
    • Melting Wax
    • Solvents for Wax and Melting Point Range
    • Coloring for Wax Candles
    • Novelty Color Effects
    • Perfuming the Wax
    • Casting or Molding
    • Types of Molds
    • Separators for Molds
    • Primer of Chemical Candle
    • Additives
    • Inserting the Wicking
    • Wax Measurement
    • Pouring the Wax
    • Cooling and Removal from the Mold
    • Another Sound Candle Wax Formula
    • Dipping and Pouring
    • Health Hazard
    • Making the Basic Candle
    • Candle Clinic
  • 3: Candle Designing
    • Types of Candles and Decoration
    • The Candle as Wax
    • Candles That Defy Good Design Principles
    • Exceptions
    • Evaluating Good and Bad Design
    • The Candleholder
    • Styles
    • A Primer of Good Design Techniques
    • Form
    • Surface
    • Color
    • Organization of Elements
    • Housekeeping and the Candle
    • Wick Maintenance
    • The Candle
    • Candleholders
    • Candle Use
  • 4: Finishing and Ornamenting
    • "Waxless" Decorations Using
    • Other Purpose Materials
    • The Decoupage Effect
    • Encaustic Painting
    • Melted Crayon
    • Rub'n Buff Waxy Coating
    • Gold/Silver Leafing
    • Stencil and Spray
    • Sealing Wax and Seal
    • Candle Carving
    • Texturing with Heated Instruments
    • Use of Water
    • Pinched Designs
    • Marbling
    • Decorating with Wax
    • Brushed Wax Texturing
    • Dripping Texture
    • Mask-coating
    • Engraving
    • Decorative Patterns with Molding Wax
    • Whipped Wax
    • Decorations Using Wax Sheet
    • Decorating with Cast Wax
    • Ornaments
  • 5: Making Molds for Candles
    • Commercial Metal Molds
    • Commercial Plastic Molds
    • Flexible Molds
    • Rigid Plastic Molds
    • Commercial Glass Molds
    • Found Mold Forms
    • Improvised Molds
    • How To Use Paper Product Molds
    • How to Use Metal Modls Such as Jello Molds
    • Eggshells as Molds
    • Mud and Sand as Molds
    • Small Ornaments Carved From Plaster
    • Plaster Bandage Molds
    • Casting in Plaster Molds
    • Making Flexible Plastic Blanket MOlds
    • Making RTV Silicone Molds
    • Making Two-Part Molds
    • Kinds of Mold Materials for Mold-making
  • 6: Unusual Candles From Unusual Techniques
    • Internal Variations make the Candle
    • Hurricane Candle-Refill
    • Concept
    • Pouring Layers
    • Corrugated Texture
    • Foil Candles
    • Chunk or Cube Candle
    • Ice Candle
    • Cupcake Candle
    • shell Types
    • Shell Halves and Hurricane
    • Types
    • Balloon Types
    • The Candle Is Its Shape
    • Sand Cast Candles
    • Layered Candles
    • Braided Candles
    • Flower Candles
    • Beeswax Rainbow Swirl Candles
    • Wax Fantasy Candles
    • Miscellaneous
    • Aggregates
    • Outside Wick
    • A Gallery of Beautiful Candle Forms
  • 7: The Candleholder Is the Candle
    • Filling of a Candle Container
    • Photographs of Various Kinds of Candle Containers
  • 8: The Candle Environment- Some Scenes From a Candle's Life
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Sources of Supply
  • INDEX

Title: Creative Candlemaking
Author: Thelma R. Newman
Format/Publication Date: HC:1972
Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc., NY
Page Count: 212
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/2" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: 0-517-NO 8192

SUMMARY- This book employs mostly black-and-white photography with a few color splash pages. It covers a huge variety of techniques with(check out the table of contents) tons of photos AND covers the basics pretty thoroughly. It's well worth finding a copy of this book.