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elbow in the spine
« on: July 11, 2004 10:52:22 AM »

I just saw the coolest thing on while you were out (this is probably a repeat  Tongue)
To fancy up some candles she laid out a tray of tiny beads and then heated the outside of a candle with a hair dryer and rolled it in the beads.  It was very pretty Smiley
i'm sure it's probably an old idea, but i'd never thought of it, so i thought i'd put it here in case others were interested.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2004 10:55:59 AM »

thats a cool idea! how long would you keep the hair dryer on the candle though?
elbow in the spine
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2004 09:31:51 AM »

It looked like she just gave it a good blast to make it pliable at first and then just sorta aimed it back and forth on it as she worked so that it wouldn't dry before the beads got on it... I guess you'd have to be careful not to blow beads everywhere, that's probably why she was doing it outside  Grin
Crafty Jule
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2004 10:32:50 AM »

I didn't see thew show...  but she was prob using a heat gun.  They look alot olike a hair dryer (a smallone) & throw off a lot of heat but don't blow the air.
Heat guns are sold in craft shops with the stampming supplies, they are used for embossing.

I tried this yester day with a little mini uitane torch (used in the kitchen for flambe & carmelizing) i just kinda slid the flame over a side of the candle  for a about 2 seconds & rolled in the beads.  Tunred out real cute!

Here's a slighlty similar tute: http://www.toreadors.com/martha/projects/candles.html

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