Hello Decadent Subjects,
I usually go through periods of extreme creativtiy and low crafter's block. So what's my latest obsession? It's pillar candles! I've always been intimidated by them for some reason, but as anyone who wants to learn how to do something, you study, and you study hard. One of my favorite candle suppliers, Cierra Candles, sadly closed shop a few months ago, and everything was going at rock bottom prices, so I scooped up a few pillar molds to test the waters. My one beef with aluminum pillar molds: the hard, metal edges. I've cut myself numerous times on those damn things, but they make gorgeous candles!
I made a few pillars today, and I don't think they look bad for a first effort. I love heart-shaped molds. I've sort of adopted hearts as my signature theme. Hearts mean so much to me for so many reasons (another day, another post.) Here are two that I've made-Pumpkin Mousse and Cherry Cola. I don't have any pillar wax right now (I've ordered some from Candle Science today) so I'm using palm wax that's actually formulated for containers. These didn't turn out too badly. I used a cool water bath to give them a shiny-like finish. Palm wax really holds scent nicely. It also gives a slightly mottled or crackled appearance which I really like. The two candles above are scented in Pumpkin Mousse and Cherry Cola (an actual mix of cherry and cola). I got those from Candles and Supplies. I'm going to give these to a couple of friends to test because they really aren't fit to sell.