Friday, February 5, 2010


For four years now we have celebrated the candlemass by making enough candles out of beeswax to last the whole year.We do two different technique's for making candles:The firs way is the traditional way of quickly dipping a wick into a pot of melted beeswax and pulling it out, quit a bit of wax will have stayed stuck to the wick and will dry in a few seconds.Even though a wick needs quit a lot of dips to make a whole candle, they produce pretty fast when a ten or eleven people are all working together, some doing two at a time (Kynan did about eight at a time).
The other way (which is faster) is getting soft, flat sheets of beeswax and rolling wicks inside the beeswax.But because we couldn't find any beeswax sheet's anywhere we only did dipped ones this year.

Everyone lining up to have a dip.

Rogan dipping his wick and me waiting behind
with my head cut out of the picture.

Candles finished.

Wicks waiting to be dipped.

Beeswax melting on the stove.

Some of us put half melted wax on our hands for the fun of it.It wasn't that hot, but it still REALLY HURT!!!!!

May your Sword Stay Sharp,

1 comment:

Gae said...

Dear Saxon,
I am glad you really enjoyed Candlemass. I have enjoyed spending this time with you too.
Lots of love