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  1. Suspended Embeds Thread Technique By CathyinME Items needed: Prepared candle for embedding Glass embed with or without loop Invisible thread Scotch tape MP or HP gel Glass thermometer If you have never made gel candles before please read here first: http://www.craftserv...ive/gel-wax-r76 Pour a thin layer of gel into candle enough to cover sand & hold down any items in the bottom of candle. This helps to prevent air bubbles & secures items in the bottom of the candle. Let sit for 5 mins. Cut a piece of clear thread long enough to loop around embed and to secure to outside of candle. I used gold cord so it can be seen. Do not use gold thread inside the gel. If using an embed without loops, tie a loose knot around the item trying to keep knot underneath pieces of embed to hold in place. Take both ends of thread and tape to outside of container. If using embed with loop, string thread thru loop and position inside candle where you would like it to be. Take both ends of the thread & tape to outside of candle. Now it is ready to pour. For pouring I put a glass thermometer in the candle to let the gel run down into the candle. This helps to reduce some of the bubbles. As you are pouring, slowly bring the thermometer up to the top of the candle. Take thermometer out of candle. Let candle sit for at least 45 minutes. When outside of candle feels cool to the touch, the thread can be pulled out. Grab one end of the thread and slowly pull off the embed and out of the gel. Your candle is finished! If there are more bubbles than you want, put the candle in a sunny window to reduce bubbles. Click here to view the article
  2. Suspended Embeds Thread Technique By CathyinME Items needed: Prepared candle for embedding Glass embed with or without loop Invisible thread Scotch tape MP or HP gel Glass thermometer If you have never made gel candles before please read here first: http://www.craftserver.com/page/articles.html/_/candle-making-faq-archive/gel-wax-r76 Pour a thin layer of gel into candle enough to cover sand & hold down any items in the bottom of candle. This helps to prevent air bubbles & secures items in the bottom of the candle. Let sit for 5 mins. Cut a piece of clear thread long enough to loop around embed and to secure to outside of candle. I used gold cord so it can be seen. Do not use gold thread inside the gel. If using an embed without loops, tie a loose knot around the item trying to keep knot underneath pieces of embed to hold in place. Take both ends of thread and tape to outside of container. If using embed with loop, string thread thru loop and position inside candle where you would like it to be. Take both ends of the thread & tape to outside of candle. Now it is ready to pour. For pouring I put a glass thermometer in the candle to let the gel run down into the candle. This helps to reduce some of the bubbles. As you are pouring, slowly bring the thermometer up to the top of the candle. Take thermometer out of candle. Let candle sit for at least 45 minutes. When outside of candle feels cool to the touch, the thread can be pulled out. Grab one end of the thread and slowly pull off the embed and out of the gel. Your candle is finished! If there are more bubbles than you want, put the candle in a sunny window to reduce bubbles.
  3. Not many showed but the ones that did were in a buying mood!!! We all had a good time.
  4. Thanks me too!!! Hope your show goes great!! I think I'll price them like a show then have price lists for future orders.
  5. Hi all! I am doing an open house tonight and was wondering how to do my prices. Should I do it like I do at shows or have a price sheet? Anyone done home parties?
  6. You could make them as forever candles with the glass insert.
  7. Very nice! Look good enough to eat!!
  8. Here's one: http://newcart.candlesandsupplies.com/Store/Products/Candles/Embeds+and+Decorations/Wax+Fruit/Default.aspx http://www.tropicalbreezecandles.net/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=WaxEmbeds
  9. Got an answer from Candlemaker's Store-they are not in any way connected to midwest, etc.
  10. Wow something really strange is going on. I think they changed the business name & their names, wasn't it Lisa & Terry, to Renee so they don't have to give customer what they already charged them for:laugh2:Everyone RUN as fast as you can from this mess!!
  11. I just sent an email to them to see what they say. If they did take overCE/gel/midwest(whatever name they chose to use today:cheesy2:) we know the customer service will be better!
  12. I had to do that one time. What a PITA that was. What is someone thinking(or not at all) when they do that????
  13. So she won't replace it or give you credit for the leaked oil?? Must be nice that these companies don't need are business. I have been trying to get a back ordered item from a supplier, not ICS, & it finally came today. First of all, she ignored my emails til I got kind of nasty, said it had already been shipped on or before the 11th. Well the ship date on it was the 21st. I'm done with her, even tho I love some of the oils I won't do business with someone who lies to me. Sorry didn't mean to hijack this:laugh2:
  14. I prefer the electric ones. I've had the tlight ones break from the heat, than God I was there to hear it crack. The electric ones I just turn them on:)
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