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SpinVixen
« on: March 02, 2007 07:31:21 AM »

HOORAY! I made this soy candle for my boss (I work @ a coffeehouse/ceramic studio) and she was thrilled! She actually offered me shelf space to sell them!


sorry if it's ENORMOUS!

Problem was it was my first experience with any kind of candle making and since i was already late for our gift exchange it was kinda half-assed (pardon my french)

i used crayons to color it and the sent was more a la crayon than hazelnut latte... so i sprinkled some ground hazelnut coffee I had around the house on top... it crackles when you burn it, but doesn't go up in flames or anything..

but if I was going to sell them is there a way to use coffee gounds on the top without the danger factor?  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007 09:52:53 AM »

i like how the mug and the candle work together nicely.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007 10:11:05 AM »

it looks great...but if you were to sell them, you shouldnt use anything that could become enflamed.  Use candle dyes and scents and for the powdery look make some brown candle wax then grate and chop it for the ground effect
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007 10:23:13 AM »

OMG that is so awesome.  My mom is a coffee junkie, she would love one of those.  Did you just use melt and pour candle wax?  And also, is that just a regular ceramic mug?  The reson I ask is I didn't know if a regular cup could withstand that much heat. 

If you do sell them, how much would you ask for them?  I hope you make loads of money! 

Great job, I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007 10:41:14 AM »

Oh that's awesome. That's such a nifty idea!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007 08:06:30 PM »

Mmmmm...I would love a coffe smelling candle in a fun coffe mug. Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2007 09:44:26 PM »

I really like the candle.  I'm a tea drinker.  Would you consider making a tea version, such as chai.  I love the smell of vanilla chai.  I don't think I would burn that candle, just sit it some place nice for decoration.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2007 09:48:23 AM »

OMG that is so awesome.  My mom is a coffee junkie, she would love one of those.  Did you just use melt and pour candle wax?  And also, is that just a regular ceramic mug?  The reason I ask is I didn't know if a regular cup could withstand that much heat. 

If you do sell them, how much would you ask for them?  I hope you make loads of money! 

Great job, I love it!

thank you, thank you! i used microwaveable (sp?!) soy wax I got 40% off at Michaels, and hazelnut and coffee scents that I got there also. I bought some dye there, but they didn't have brown so I used crayons (bad idea, thats why it's kinda red-looking). The mug was one I had around the house. I'm not sure if it will withstand the heat, but I would think so. Our kiln at work fires to like 1700 degrees or something so I would assume the mug could handle a little heat...?

I also have NO idea what I would ask for them... my boss suggested $10-$12 ...?? i dunno!

oh and designsbyjenean: i was thinking about making chai scents, and someother scents that are really popular menu drinks that we carry, but I am not sure where to get a good scent like that!
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2007 12:42:52 PM »

I love this candle!  The sprinkles on top are the perfect touch!
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2007 12:45:47 PM »

that is one wicked candle!

if you do decide to make and sell, please read up on candle safety tips for the particular material you are using... i make gel candles now and then, and there are some requirements to the diameter of holder you can use. its just to be on the safe side  Smiley
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