gel candles

gel candles

Post by news.gtmo.ne » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00



I bought a kit from qvc that had enough gel in assorted colors to make about
8 candles totally from whole kit (and they were little candles at that).  I
think I paid quite a bit for this kit and am looking for clear gel that
isn't expensive to melt down and make some more candles.......don't need
huge amounts and can't get wholesale bulk amounts since I'm stationed
overseas where shipping would be expensive.  But would like to find source
for the gel that is ready to melt and pour to make candles for craft show in

board as often as I should.  Thanks in advance.  Linda
 
 
 

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Post by Peee » Sat, 08 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I was so happy to see this gel candle question posted as I was going to post
one myself.

I bought a candle holder that came with one clear gel candle in a round votive
glass and once it's done...yikes. I don't have anymore.

I live in NYC and was wondering if there's a website or a store where I could
buy supplies to refill this candle. I've never made a candle before so it would
be new on several levels but I really want to replace the clear gel candle that
I'm slowly burning away.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

You can email me or post here.

Thanks in advance,

Deb

 
 
 

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Post by Deana » Sat, 08 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I would like to know too!

Quote:

>I was so happy to see this gel candle question posted as I was going to
post
>one myself.

>I bought a candle holder that came with one clear gel candle in a round
votive
>glass and once it's done...yikes. I don't have anymore.

>I live in NYC and was wondering if there's a website or a store where I
could
>buy supplies to refill this candle. I've never made a candle before so it
would
>be new on several levels but I really want to replace the clear gel candle
that
>I'm slowly burning away.

>Any suggestions would be helpful.

>You can email me or post here.

>Thanks in advance,

>Deb

 
 
 

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Post by Claylady » Sat, 08 Jan 2000 04:00:00


The first post on this thread talked about a kit for these. I'm not familiar
with this at all.  I make gel candles and have to buy huge buckets of the base
and the polymer medium from a major chemical company. There may be a supplier
out there in net land that will give you smaller quantities, but I'm not aware
of it.  

Making the candles is like a science experiment....mixing the base & polymer,
cooking it, bringing it up to & maintaining a specific temperature,
stirring...for what seems like an eternity LOL  And your kitchen becomes a
total disaster area for an entire day or more!

Try a search for candle making supplies and see if you can find something more
fitting to your needs.

Happy Crafting!
Theresa Parish
Crafts ala Cart Certified Instructor
www.craftsalacart.com

 
 
 

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Post by jwmcco » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I copied this recipe for gel candles from this news group a while ago and
havent gotten around to trying it yet well here goes
heat 1 cup liquid concentrate popourri
add 4 packages knox gelatin,stir bring to a boil,
remove from heat, add 1 cup cold liquid,stir
pour into jars, set jars in fridge 1-2 hours.
lasts 6 weeks  cover jar with lace and ribbon.

hope this helps, might want to try the archives, semms there was alot of
chatter on this subject.              lots of luck   Little Lori

 
 
 

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Post by jwmcco » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00


oops, these arent the type to burn, I think they are supposed to sit around
and smell pretty.   Little Lori
 
 
 

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Post by Lynnett » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Yes, actually they are the gel air fresheners, and mine lasted about a
month. A little tip.. when the gel starts to harden, just add a little water
and it refresh itself for a while. I kept mine around in the kitchen for
almos 3 1/2 months before throwing it out.
Lynnette
Quote:

>oops, these arent the type to burn, I think they are supposed to sit around
>and smell pretty.   Little Lori

 
 
 

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Post by Meliss » Tue, 11 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Sorry to ***in, but I also wanted to add something. I have made this many
times, and are a great little gift as well! When they start looking all
"dried out" and ugly, and don't smell as pretty and fresh anymore, I leave
mine on my stove top while I cook dinner, bake, whatever. The heat from the
oven is enough to lightly melt the gel and it 'freshens' it up a bit, not to
mention, it looks nice again! <g>

--
Melissa Sanchez
Christmas Around the World and GIFTS by House of Lloyd
www.houseoflloyd.com

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Just 6 orders = a minimum of $50 in Free Merchandise!
No minimum sales requirements, no point system!

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Post by jwmcco » Tue, 11 Jan 2000 04:00:00


hey Linda,
I'ts me again, think I found what your looking for?
Try this sight www.formulas4u.com   Little Lori
 
 
 

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Post by Lynnett » Tue, 11 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Oh yes, I did that too! Made the kitchen smell wonderful! I used liquid
cinnamon potpourri. I haven't had the time to try others, we did it for my
summer craft program. The kids thought it was great!
Lynnette
Quote:

>Sorry to ***in, but I also wanted to add something. I have made this many
>times, and are a great little gift as well! When they start looking all
>"dried out" and ugly, and don't smell as pretty and fresh anymore, I leave
>mine on my stove top while I cook dinner, bake, whatever. The heat from the
>oven is enough to lightly melt the gel and it 'freshens' it up a bit, not
to
>mention, it looks nice again! <g>

>--
>Melissa Sanchez
>Christmas Around the World and GIFTS by House of Lloyd
>www.houseoflloyd.com

>Home Shows and Catalog Parties!
>Just 6 orders = a minimum of $50 in Free Merchandise!
>No minimum sales requirements, no point system!

>Ask me for details or a free color copy of our catalogs!

 
 
 

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Post by The Campbell » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Hello, Hope this helps. http://www.downeastscents.com/home.htm

Its DownEast Candles in Maine.  The web page wasn't working very well
when I checked it this morning, but you can probably find their phone
number in the online yellow pages.

Also, I have a candle making web page, I don't sell anything but I have
a ton of links to candle making supply businesses.  

http://www.wantree.com.au/~campbell/candles.htm    click on 'suppliers'

Best regards,
Sharon

Quote:

> I bought a kit from qvc that had enough gel in assorted colors to make about
> 8 candles totally from whole kit (and they were little candles at that).  I
> think I paid quite a bit for this kit and am looking for clear gel that
> isn't expensive to melt down and make some more candles.......don't need
> huge amounts and can't get wholesale bulk amounts since I'm stationed
> overseas where shipping would be expensive.  But would like to find source
> for the gel that is ready to melt and pour to make candles for craft show in

> board as often as I should.  Thanks in advance.  Linda

 
 
 

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Post by tracey » Thu, 13 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I'd bookmarked the same site from a discussion on a soap/candle page--
they were getting rave reviews.  They have a starter pkg (1 gal) for
~$30.  Requires some cooking to get it up to temp (200F) & oil-based
colorant & fragrance.

http://www.formulas4u.com/order.htm

tracey



Quote:
> hey Linda,
> I'ts me again, think I found what your looking for?
> Try this sight www.formulas4u.com   Little Lori

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Post by {Angel » Mon, 01 May 2000 04:00:00


There is a kit available off "The Shopping Channel" here in
toronto/canada... and you get 3 large tubs, 2 kinds of scent (rose and
vanilla) 9 ft of wick, the stabalizers on the bottom, 3 colours, etc

anyhow, these are wonderful.. but you can only burn them for a short
time.. or so they say.. I never bothered to read that far <grin>

anyhow, if you would like more info on them, go to

www.tsc.ca

it's todays showstopper, but you can also find it under crafts. Here's
their description.

 Item: 312357
"The Tina Lewis Gelly Candle & Paint & Bake Accents Kit includes 24
pieces: three 25 oz tubs of gelly
           candle; nine feet of wick; 12 anchors; three candle dyes in
blue, red and yellow (each 0.1 oz); vanilla and
           rose scents (each 0.1 oz); silver metallic Paint & Bake (1
oz); gold metallic Paint & Bake (1 oz); a paint
           brush and step-by-step instructions. Make unique clear
candles that look like they're designer made
           using any clear glass container. You will need: a glass
container, scissors, small cooking pot, stove with
           heat control, a drinking straw, tweezers, and a
heat-resistant oven mitt. "

If you need more information.. feel free to email me at


{Angel}
(take out "UWISH" to reply)

 
 
 

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Post by Julie Ru » Fri, 05 May 2000 04:00:00


Sometime,somehow, I came across this site.  It not only has the formula
for the real gel candles, but  gives a source for the chemicals so you
can start from scratch.  

http://www.formulas4u.com/

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