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Fresh Pastry Stand Beeswax The Top Craft Project on Kickstarter Right Now!

 

According to Kicktraq, Fresh Pastry Stand Beeswax is currently the top craft project on Kickstarter right now! Please help get the word out and share a link to my Kickstarter project. Would love for Fresh Pastry Stand Beeswax to really take this category by storm!

 

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Tips for Burning Beeswax Candles

BEESWAX CANDLE BURN TIPS

  • Beeswax is a very unique wax with properties completely unlike commercial paraffin and even soy wax. The wax burns totally clean–even purifying the air! Gotta love those bees.
  • Beeswax candles aren’t necessarily difficult to burn but if you are in search of perfect candle nirvana, you will want to follow these simple tips to optimize your beeswax experience.
  • Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4″! This is the biggie instruction. As your candle burns, you will want to trim the wick to keep the flame in check and minimize/avoid drips. You will know when to trim the wick if you flame gets over 3/4″ high. Trimming your wick will extend the life of your candle!
  • If you have problems lighting your candle, try trimming the wick. Sometimes a carbon ball forms at the end and  this impedes flame function.
  • Burning for longer periods of time will help your candle avoid tunneling by creating a healthy wax pool. However, burning too long will melt the outer walls and spill your wax. The standard formula is 1 hour  of burn time for every inch of thickness (measured in diameter). For example, 2″ thick candle will perform optimally if burned for 2 hours.
  • As the walls of your candle soften, you may or may not want to push them in towards the wax pool. This is basically a personal preference.
  • Beeswax is a dripless candle wax, however, due the un-uniformity in diameter that is inherent to certain molded candle designs, your candle may drip. Always burn with a candle plate beneath candle. You may alway want to extinguish your candle (by dipping wick in wax pool) and then peeling off the drips and adding them to the wax pool once your candle is relit.
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Linocut for Kickstarter Poster

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Very excited that my Kickstarter project is going to launch soon. I commissioned a really big linocut poster to offer as a reward. This will be a 5 color screen print, limited edition. Also, the design will be used as a 1 color letterpress postcard. Logo will be pulled from this artwork. I am just so freaking plussed about how this is turning out. Berlin artist Justin P. Moore is the man wielding the knife and art skills! You can stalk him here, hereherehere, and soon on Kickstarter, too!

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