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About Quentin

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  1. Quentin

    Rub On Templates

    The pictures of the butterflies, etc. are very close to what I'm looking for and these seem to be formulated to stick to candles.
  2. Quentin

    Rub On Templates

    Thanks, I'd really like to see those pictures if you get a chance.
  3. Quentin

    Rub On Templates

    Sorry folks, I meant to say Rub On TRANFERS, not templates
  4. Has anyone here tried using Rub On Templates to decorate the outside of a paraffin candle? Will they stick and stay? If not, is there an alternative? I asked two of the sellers on eBay. One responded that they WOULD NOT stick to wax. I haven't gotten an answer from the 2nd seller. Over on Amazon, I started a little discussion. Some said no, others answered maybe. I'm starting to think it won't work because paraffin is an oil/petroleum based product.
  5. Quentin

    Cost of Freight

    Thanks, good to know my stuff is going in the right direction.
  6. Quentin

    Cost of Freight

    Thanks. Glad to hear that I'm somewhat in line.
  7. Quentin

    Cost of Freight

    I started making candles this past summer of 2017. I started to keep financial records in January. Year to date (starting Jan. 1) I figure my percentage of freight costs is about 12% of the total I've spent. The total includes everything, items that had freight charges, items that had free shipping or that I bought at retail stores. 12% seems a little high to me. Is it?
  8. Thanks Flicker. Very interesting. I'm going to print off this whole topic and put it in my notebook.
  9. Both of you answered some questions that I was unsure of regarding temp of re-pour and when to do it. I wasn't sure about whether or not to make the re-pour hotter or cooler. Now I know. I was also unsure of what to do when the first pour has cooled and pulled away from the walls of the mold. Many times I've done the 2nd pour and when I take them out of the mold there is a little rim of wax around the bottom. It's impossible to repair.
  10. Is there a general rule as to what the interior temperature of a paraffin candle should be when you do your second pour? I use a slender meat thermometer when I start to make my first probe.
  11. I just checked it out. Nice selection. I bookmarked that one.
  12. I'm wrestling the same problem now. I've thought about having small pillars for each one, so the customer can use them like testers at the cosmetic counter in the department stores. I'm going to use a combination of cellophane bags, boxes, and those mylar stand up ziplock pouches depending on the candle. That's the plan anyway. But you're right, there will always be the person that just has to open the carton.
  13. Thanks for that information. One more mystery solved
  14. Quentin

    Making Silicone Mold

    Automatically? I respectfully disagree with you. On to other topics.
  15. Quentin

    Show Us Your Booth!

    Thanks for sharing the picture. That gives me some idea about what to do at my first show. I really like those risers on the back of the table. Q