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About LRcandles

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    Tournament bass fishing with my husband,reading, crochet, making soaps and candles.


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  1. LRcandles

    Glassine bags for wax melts???

    Type in cello bags or clear bags in search and there will be a lot of infor there.
  2. LRcandles

    straight 4627

    It is a straight sided votive.Smallest zinc I know of 44-28-18. As far as MP, it was fine. The mushroom got to me though. I`ll use a C8 or 10 tomorrow. I can see why adding a harder wax now. I am just not into making my own blend. I`ll use this up for containers and not buy again. I read a post a few years back,yesterday. The guy just open 4627`s plastic all the way down to the sides and then sliced it. Easier by far.
  3. LRcandles

    straight 4627

    So , I went back back quite a few years and found good info. on this wax. Thank God for archives! After a hour ,blew the wick out (using zinc) and there was a small mushroom. Waited a bit, trimmed wick and lit. Good HT. Im using Carrot Cake. Will probably add a drop or two more color.
  4. Is anyone using just straight 4627? All the post I see, everyone is adding this and that. Oh my goodness, didnt realize it would be so hard to get out of the box...has anyone invented a electric heated spoon big enough to maybe use? Just poured and testing with zinc wick. Just lit, so far so good.
  5. Nick, have you tried the zinc wicks yet?
  6. What would cause soy to be crumbly? I noticed that Swan Creeks melts are like that. I was under the impression that soy was oily.
  7. oops, I forgot I also put a layer of paper towels on the bottom to soak up the wax. I keep my heat low and keep a eagle eye on it. Ive been doing this for years. no mishaps.
  8. Maybe the wooden wick is dyed and that is what is bleeding out into your wax.
  9. I use a old roasting oven ...kind of like this one. put it on 150 and takes only a few minutes for votive cups. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-20-Pound-Turkey-Roaster-with-High-Dome-Lid-14-Quart-Black/53986439?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=3699a887-2d04-495e-82f1-bcdc31e33da5&config_id=106&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&guid=3699a887-2d04-495e-82f1-bcdc31e33da5&item_id=53986439&parent_anchor_item_id=39254918&parent_item_id=39254918&placement_id=irs-106-t1&reporter=recommendations&source=new_site&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id=ZIfRkt1c9zCh7LKmlrhxpU
  10. LRcandles

    Ball canning jars

    Dont know if any of you make your candles in canning jars, but ball has a sell of 12 for 4.99 online.
  11. LRcandles

    Starting again...

    Cant seem to get excited about candles any more. I still have my shop and i haven't done anything with wax and fragrances in a year. But....cant leave them alone either when the fall rolls around. I had started another business but that fell thought. Never, and I mean never go into business with family. So...the wax and fragrances are calling my name again. reading pass post of people having trouble with wicks,wax , Ive decided to pretty much stay with melts. I have 1 boxes of 464 that Ive made a few melts with,( but its so oily), 2 boxes of plain paraffin and 1 of C3. Ive always have used paraffin for years till the couple that sold to me passed away. Couldnt find the wax any where and had to start over with new formula. Im not a seller...period. Put me out in the shop and I can make candles non stop. But I guess Im finally at a age I just dont care what other people think,and Im going to go out and sell. Ive worked with candles for 15+ years now. Its do or die trying.
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    clamshell molds

    Thanks Tina J and Moonstar. I found that site, but they want a minimum of 3 orders =$268.00. But its the only site out of 20+ sites Ive been on looking that has these.
  13. LRcandles

    clamshell molds

    Scrolled for 30 minutes looking in back files. Nothing. Looked at several candle supplies companys. Anyone have a clue?