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    A fairly quick but easy project that is only limited by your creativity. Candle holder using Polymer clay. Supply list Supplies Polymer Clay Cutting tool. Exacto knife, clay blade Mold, I got mine at Walmart it is usually found in the cake decorating section that is by the party supplies. Roller and index cards or pasta machine Baking surface What ever you use to bake do not use for food again. I use a 6x6 smooth tile. Oven. Dedicated toaster over is ideal but a regular oven is fine use an oven thermometer to make sure of your baking temperature Optional Items Liquid polymer clay Acrylic paint. Gloss, Best gloss to use is Varathane Interior Crystal Clear Water-Based Polyurethane if you can find it great if not Sculpey & Fimo both carry a gloss for polymer clay
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    This questionnaire was originally posted by Fire and Ice Name of tester Date candle given for testing: Date tested: Size of candle: What type of container? Room it will be tested in? Is it the right size room for testing this size candle? Recommend ______ size room for this test. Approx size of room? Small Medium Large How high are the ceilings? Standard, High, Cathedral ceilings Is the candle appealing to look at? Cold throw: Heavy Medium Light Comments on cold throw: Is the wick centered?_____ Time test started_______ How long after lighting did you notice the hot throw? How close were you to the candle? Does the scent fill the room of testing? Does the scent travel into other rooms? How soon did it greet you in other rooms? Full melt pool was achieved in______ hours. Was not achieved_________ Explain. Did the wick mushroom on the first burn? Second burn? Comments after three to five hour burn time. No scent throw Hang up of wax on side of container, Full melt pool never reached, Tunneling Off center wick Soot Container is very hot. Flame drowned Flame too large Flame too small Others! Hours of first burn________ second burn__________ Was this candle Marathon burned? Results? Did other people comment on the candle? Date test was completed? Grade candle on scent throw: Cold_______ Hot______ Grade candle scent: Popular, Okay, Didn't like it, hated it! Final comments for this candle? This questionnaire was originally posted by Fire and Ice Below contributed by Jane42 We used a sheet that someone here posted. It is revised a bit...hope it helps! Candle Tester Worksheet Name of tester: _________________________________________________________________ Date candle given for testing: __________________________Date test started: _______ Size of candle: _______________________________ What type of container? _______________________ Approx size of room? Small Medium Large Thank you so much for agreeing to test our candles. It is so important to us that you give us your honest opinion – that way, we can keep improving our products! Using the following instructions will greatly help us assess the quality of this particular candle: First Burn – please burn the candle for three hours. Second Burn – before you start the second burn, trim the wick(s) back to ¼ “. Consecutive Burns – continue trimming the wicks before each burn. During these burns, please do not move the jar while lit or wipe out the inside of the jar if soot forms. Test Times: _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____, _____ to _____ This scent may or may not be a favorite of yours, but we need to know what you think of the strength of the scent throw: Is it: Light Medium Strong Is the candle appealing to look at? Yes / No Comments ______________________________________ Comments after three hour burn time: How long after lighting did you notice the hot throw (scent)? __________ Does the scent fill the room of testing? Yes No Does the scent travel into other rooms? Yes No Full melt pool (melted wax reaching completely across jar) was achieved in______ hours. Was not achieved_________ Explain. ________________________________________________________ Did the wick mushroom on the first burn?_____ Second burn? _____ Other burns _____ Did you notice: No scent throw _____ Hang up of wax on side of container (wax did not melt completely down the sides) _____ Tunneling (wax just melted around wick and down to bottom of jar) _____ Off center wick _____ Soot (black around the sides of the jar) Yes No If yes, was it: Light Medium Dark Very Dark Container is very hot (too hot to touch comfortably) _____. Flame drowned _____ Flame too large _____ Flame too small _____ Others ________________________________________________________________ Did other people comment on the candle? Yes No Date test was completed? ____________________ Grade candle on scent throw: Cold_______ Hot______ Grade candle scent: Popular, Okay, Didn't like it, Hated it! Final comments for this candle? For us to be able to keep the testing process going, we will need this candle returned to us in no more than two weeks. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP! WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!
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