But probably just as cheap! I am using candles that I bought on half-off day at the local thrift store. Yes, I am the ultimate thrift shopper! I love to go hunt and see just what I can find. And when you can find a huge candle for 99 cents and melt it down and make 3 candles out of it - what a deal!
And when you pour your own candles, you can leave the wick extra long and bead it. If/when I want to use the candle, I'll just cut the wick back to 1/4" and reuse the beads on something else.
That's a real arrowhead! It is the only thing that I ever found using a metal detector. No, the detector did not pick it up.....I found it because I was looking down! I've kept it for about 25 years and think this is a perfect way to showcase it!
Most bead holes are too narrow to go through the wick....so I wired them and attached them to the wick.
And that's a sterling silver bear claw design with turquoise stones. Had it forever. Love the idea of combining bears and stars.
Finished 3 candles today and simply love them. Since these are my first and I wanted to test used candles....I stayed with shades of white. Now, it did not all go well - I didn't get the stopper set right in one of the molds and had wax all over the place. But that's not unusual for me when I'm learning something new! Tomorrow I think I'll melt colored crayons all over one and try for a dripped look.
It's a good day when you can spend time playing!