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Offline Marbees

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Candle Making, Molds Too
« on: January 14, 2014, 11:33:57 pm »
It took me more than a year to start making candles. Whenever I saw my candle molds, that I had ordered from Mann Lake, I would tell to myself, man find some time, it could be fun. :) Finally around 5th of December I pulled out my wax and molds, made some really nice candles, bee skeps, tapers, wax bars, votives, Christmas trees.... I really enjoyed them, they were burning nicely, and I could smell my beehives. ;D They made great Christmas presents to my friends, neighbours and family.
Then I started thinking, what if I make some candle molds of my own, would those be called  Marbees candles? ;D
This is what I got so far



















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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 06:31:13 am »
How on earth did you make those?  :photos:
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 07:11:54 am »
OUTSTANDING ! Very nice.  8)
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 10:32:31 am »
How on earth did you make those?  :photos:
It's not very complicated, there are all kinds of products on the market, and videos on youtube.
Here is what I used


Got it from Smooth-On Toronto dealer. You may want to visit their site, and let imagination fly :)
They have some nice videos on "How To"...
http://www.smooth-on.com/
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 11:16:02 am »
wow marbees that is really cool and very creative, and thanks for the link!

Marbees Candles.......love it!  think you just found a way to avoid attending bee anonymous meetings......instead....

"hello my name is marbees, i think i have a candle problem"

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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 01:21:27 pm »
Looks good. Had to think you where using silicone. Urethane would not be plyable enough to release some of the objects you made into candles. Thank for the link to the new products and supplier in Canada. I can get urethane in smaller size quantitys here locally only.
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 02:42:20 pm »
Oooooh, I can see a how to thread on this Marbees.  ;)
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 11:07:38 pm »
You are welcome.
You are right Apis, it's a silicone rubber, which I prefer over the urethane that you have to spray every time before you cast.
And with my memory... :D
Stuff I used is 30 shore hardness, next batch I'll go with OOMOO 25 (25 shore) which, I believe is hardness Mann Lake is using.
Then I'll know what's going to be my first choice.
Also, one of the things to think about is a size of the wicking, so far I used only 2/0 and #60, based on the size and diameter of candles pretty much simplified by Mann Lake. I think by using sizes between those mentioned could improve a burning time on some of the candles.
So, there is a lot of candle burning and testing ahead.  :)
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 11:59:22 pm »
  I hope he doesnt get a chance to talk to my wife...  we will all be up to candle chatter to our eyebrows
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 01:13:25 am »
Oh god.. I hope he doesnt get a chance to talk to my wife...  we will all be up to candle chatter to our eyebrows
Man, better be nice to me  :D
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 05:58:40 pm »
Hey Marbee's! I would be happy to exchange something of my hive products for a candle from you!

I'll take a photo of what I have so you can see.
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Re: Candle Making, Molds Too
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 08:30:27 pm »
Jen, sent you an e mail. :)
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