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About pcbrook

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    http://bytheriverdesigns.com

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    Medford, WI

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    Candles, wax melts, incense and air fresheners
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    Medford, Wisconsin
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    Legal Assistant by day-Candle Maker by night

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  1. pcbrook

    Lab & Co coconut wax

    Wow! You have more patience than me! I played with coconut wax a little last year. I tried maybe 2 candles and gave up! LOL!
  2. Never mind I got it going again. I got so frustrated I went and wiggled the black element thingy and it came back on! Whew!
  3. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting hard wax out of a turkey fryer that decided to die on me? It is about half full!! I tried resetting it and check the breakers and still nothing! UGH!
  4. pcbrook

    4627 for tarts dilemma lol

    Hmm. I will try to change the bulb and see what happens. Thank you!
  5. pcbrook

    4627 for tarts dilemma lol

    I'm not sure why the 25-watt bulb didn't work for me either. Weird!
  6. pcbrook

    4627 for tarts dilemma lol

    I tried those foil cups from Kitchen Dance with 4627. I also found they don't melt all the way in the 25-watt bulb warmers. After about an hour there was still some unmelted wax in the cup and not much throw. They work AWESOME on the plate warmers though. But I would not feel right selling to someone only with the 25-watt bulb warmers. I would have to warn them about it and then that limits sales too. My only worry was when the customers are trying to open and sniff. I sometimes had a hard time getting them open without denting in the sides of the cup. Can you imagine at a craft show or in retail? You would probably end up with a bunch of dented up cups that some people might want not to buy. The only workaround would be to have some sniffles and have some behind the counter to actually sell to the customers. That's all I could think of but I am still thinking.
  7. pcbrook

    BC -Surplus Scents-

    Thanks for the reviews. I have been tempted to try them and maybe now I will.
  8. pcbrook

    Candle Dye

    A few years ago I found some white dye somewhere but I did not care for the way it made the beads look. It works perfectly not using any dye but then you can't use FOs that have a dark color to them.
  9. pcbrook

    Die cutting machine

    This is so weird! I have a Cricut and for the life of me, I just could not get the hang of it. It is an Explore One and I just put it on Ebay this morning! And then I come here and see all the stuff TT does with her machine and I'm like....whaatt!
  10. pcbrook

    Palm prices went up

    I get palm wax from BCN. I just ordered a couple weeks ago and it was the same price as usual.
  11. pcbrook

    Calling all incense makers!

    Okay, now you got me curious! How do you make bamboo incense? I have never heard of it. If they are cleaner than the charcoal I am all for it. Are you talking about the regular sticks with the resin on?
  12. pcbrook

    Calling all incense makers!

    I use charcoal sticks and soak for 24 hours and then lay them out to dry. I lay them in those longer aluminum foil pans to soak. The 16 oz FO bottles weren't high enough for the charcoal ones I buy so I had to look for something else to soak them in. I have found that just about any FO works okay. I never ran into any duds like in candles but like Sarah said there are some FOs that don't like to mix up too good with the DPG so I leave those alone. Most of the FOs I use are from BC.
  13. pcbrook

    Favorite FO from Fillmore?

    Mayan Gold is pretty good too. Daffodil is great but not a big seller for me. Nutmeg and Ginger is wicked strong and smells like nutmeg and ginger to me. Lavender, Sage and Rosemary is a good seller and also strong. I like Amaretto Tiramisu but that is another one that people don't buy much. Butterscotch Brulee is pretty yummy.
  14. pcbrook

    An idea I'm thinking about.

    I get mine from Webstaurant. With shipping they cost 2 cents each for the cup (including the lid).
  15. pcbrook

    Weird reaction with Palm

    Wow! That is weird. Palm doesn't melt that easy to begin with and to just sit there and do that. I never heard of such a thing. Maybe someone is trying to mess with you? I could see someone in my family doing that to me just to get me all in a tizzy! Let's see if we can get Mom to freak out! hehe
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