Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Which of These Does Not Belong?

I spent a good part of last night trying out different wicks for my tapers. After a few hours of repetitive dipping I finally ended up with two really nice pairs of tapers. So tonight, after they've had plenty of time to cool and solidify, I tested them out to see which wick would burn better.

Normally this process isn't very noteworthy, but you'll see what I mean when I say that the end result cracked me up.

Here are the candles burning after about 40 far, so good: they are about another 30 minutes later:

Any guesses as to which one didn't pass the test? haha. Needless to say, I won't be using the wick that causes the wax to run away from the candlestick. Although it's good for a nice laugh, right?

Ah, the joys of experimentation  ;)


  1. I actually think the opposite. Why get a candle that burns in a "boring" way when you could have one that creates gothic-like stalactites-shaped wax on the side? Think... Halloween parties or an exorcism. ;-)

  2. haha. That's exactly what I was saying to my Mom! At least now that 100 ft of wick won't go to waste. I'll make a bunch of funky candles for Halloween ;)

  3. Neat! I don't think I've ever seen wax melt like that.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, btw. Congrats on getting your work into a local shop, too.

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