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    The beach, reading, knitting, music (soft jazz, vocal jazz, R&B), spending time with family, spoiling my fur baby, Houston, and making candles.


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  1. YellowButterfly

    Results of test burn w/ C-3

    Thank you for that information, @obsessed! Yes, I did trim the wick each time prior to lighting. Personally, I only burn my candles for the recommended 3-4 hours at a time, but I know many customers aren't going to do that as they choose to burn for longer periods. Thank you, @moonshine! That's my fear - exploding glass. I know customers don't trim wicks or only burn for a short time, and so I'm trying to mimic their environment except that I do trim, haha. I plan on pouring two more testers today and keeping them locked away for two weeks. I'm going to use the ECO 8 and ECO 10. Let's hope those are the magic wicks!
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    Results of test burn w/ C-3

    They do tend to have crazy flames that are pretty high. When I first lit the wick, the flame was high but then it calmed down. I have some CDs to try also. I read on either Lone Star's or CS's website that some customers were double wicking this jar with 2 ECO-4 or HTP-105, but they were using IG 6006. If I'm not satisfied with the next test, I'm giving CD a try.
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    Thankful for a successful Christmas season

    I know this is after the fact, but congratulations on your success and your beautiful granddaughter, @GailC! I haven't tried FC's Cinnamon Chai. I may have to order a sample.
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    ULine's box sale

    @Laura C, you ALWAYS come through with the great resources! I've been looking for black boxes, and here you are with your resources, like a fairy godmother! Thank you!
  5. Hello, everyone! I'm still fairly new to the candle-making world (about three years in, give or take a year). I primarily use C-3 for my wax and I've been taking notes, testing, and reading the board and learning from you awesome individuals 😉. I *think* I've almost perfected my formula. I'm wanting a clean burn (no wax residue on the sides), minimum to no mushrooming, shorter flame, and great HT. I'm testing in FC's 12 oz. Elite jars (similar to the Libby status jar, I believe) using FC's Sandalwood Vanilla and the ECO wicks. I don't remember the amount of FO off the top (gotta check my notes when I get home this afternoon). The candle I tested for the jar this past weekend had an ECO 12 wick. The first day I burned it for 4 hours, the next day (Saturday), I power burned for 10 hours, and yesterday, another power burn at 10 hours. I'm satisfied with the HT; since it's C-3, I'm aware that the HT isn't going to be a great as paraffin, but it was still a nice background scent that filled an open living/dining area. The flame is higher than I would like (or is that just me?) and that the wick does mushroom, so I'm gonna try an ECO-10 wick. to see if that resolves those issues. Here are the pics from this weekend. Pic 1: After a 4-hr burn. You can see the line where the wax started, the melt pool, and the flame. Pic 2: After a 10-hr burn. Pic 3: Same timeframe as Pic 2, just a different angle. Pic 4: Yesterday, after a 10-hour burn. You can see the mushroom. For the next tester, I'm gonna stir even more slowly to prevent the tiny air bubbles, use an ECO-10 wick to see if the mushroom occurs, and to get a shorter flame height Thanks for all of your awesome advice! YB
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    6006 tests by Forrest

    Great work, @Forrest! Thank you for sharing.
  7. YellowButterfly

    Christmas Market pictures

    Ooh, so pretty, @Candybee! And ditto everything @Laura C said!
  8. YellowButterfly

    Business card design

    I don't have business cards yet, but the ones posted are nice. And I like the idea of a square business card.
  9. YellowButterfly

    C3 Wax Help

    Hi. I use C-3 and I'm still fairly new to the game. Have you tried pouring at a lower temperature? That helps me achieve smooth tops, along with slowing the cooling process down as much as possible. HTH
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    Hade these made - Wick Holder

    @MilosCandles I thought so. My public library branch has a 3D printer, and the library system is big on all things 3D printed. They're awesome!
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    Hade these made - Wick Holder

    Cool! Are they 3D printed, @MilosCandles?
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    Scissors for Wick trimming

    I use a wick trimmer I purchased on clearance from the store, At Home.
  13. Ooh, how beautiful! I aspire to reach that level.
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    Flaming candle FO order

    Don't enable me! 😉 I wish they were open on Saturdays again since I'm local to them - about an hour drive from me. I have both their Sandalwood Vanilla & Egyptian Amber (LOVE THEM!) so it looks like I'll be purchasing Asian Sandalwood, too. Thanks for the suggestion, @kandlekrazy!