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I didn't take a picture of it yet, but it didn't turn out that bad. It is not so much rustic as it is textured. I do like the way it turned out, but it is not what I trying for. It is kind of cool looking but I don't think I will make another one. It was hard to do because the wax kept shrinking away from the side of the mold while I was reheating the next color. Anyway I am going to try using 1343 for my everlasting rustics. I didn't think it would work, but I see some of you have been doing it and it works fine. Thanks for the input on this.

Tammy

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Tammy, I have been trying to use 4045H for a rustic everlasting with limited success. The wax around the glass tea light holder gets too hot and has melted a little. I am still playing with additives to increase the melt pt of the wax. I was going to try 1260 next. LOL Sounds like you aren't happy with your results. How long did you go between pouring layers with the 1260.

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sharyl, to be perfectly honest, I didn't watch the clock. It was a non-stop process. I used one of my presto pots for the initial melt, then laddled out the desired amount into three pouring pots, added steric, then dyed 2 pots. I poured at about 160 (it was almost to the point of getting slushy). I already had my next color on the double boiler reheating. Before it got up to temp I noticed that the first layer was starting to pull away from the sides of the mold. I took that color out of the double boiler and put the next color in. Again, before the next color was up to temp, it was starting to pull away. I was pouring cool enough so there was no overpour, but at the time I wasn't sure, so I continued to rush through the process. I was so worried about how fast it was cooling and trying to get the next pour in that I never looked at the clock. About an hour after I did the final pour, the candle slipped right out of the mold. It was like a candle making marathon. Now, that I am not so worried about the overpour factor, maybe I will make another one. I do like the way it turned out; it was sort of a nice surprise. At the time I was trying for a nice frosted rustic like judyvegas. What I got was texture surprise. Hopefully I will get a picture tomorrow and post it. I have been so busy lately, between my son and his activities and getting winterized. I woke up this morning to a blanket of white and I still didn't have my pool picked up. It was drained, but not taken care of yet. I managed to get that done today after the frost burned off, along with stacking a tier of wood in the woodshed. Tomorrow I have to move the rabbit cages under cover. It's not fair that the busiest season for candle makers is also the busiest time of year for everything else.

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