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    Hi,

    I have seen candle displays that are basically glass beads in the bottom of a bowl, something like a flower or other ornament ontop of the beads, this is filled with water then wax "crystals" are poured on top with a few wicks and hay presto an under water candle display.

    To me it looked like the same wax as parafin beads for making "normal" pillar candles etc. do anyone know if this is true or is it some special wax?

    Cheers
    jo
    www.johickling.co.uk
    Handmade Candles and Gifts

  • #2
    Do you have a photo? or an example of one? just curious of what you are describing. I have seen people floating pre tabbed wicks on the surface of the water with no actual candles. But underwater? no idea never heard of one.
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    • #3
      I'd be very curious as well. Wouldn't the flame go out? A picture would be great if you have one

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      • #4
        I have been given something called magical floating water candles. I fill the bowl with water and then tip in cooking oil on the top. the wicks are pressed into plastic floats which are see through and then I light the wick. you don;t really notice the float at all.
        full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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        • #5
          Sorry I. Can't paste the video from you tube (don't have enough posts!) but if you look at alexanderinteriors.co.uk the video is on there. They don't have any pics!
          Cheers,
          jo
          www.johickling.co.uk
          Handmade Candles and Gifts

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          • #6
            Ah ok now I understand. Its not strictly and underwater candle.

            Its a variation on a floating candle. Its based on the fact that wax is essentially oil which does not blend with water so just sits on the surface. A wick is then inserted into the floating wax beads and there is your floating candle.

            Personally I doubt this would work for any sustained amount of time. Once the wax is molten, the wick will fall into the water and there is a waste of wax and wick.

            If you like this idea search for floating candle moulds. These might inspire you.
            David Bolger - CEO of Endless Green Group Ltd
            Retailer, Distributor and Manufacturer of Hobby, Craft and Pastime supplies

            Candle Making Supplies
            http://www.thatflamingcandlecompany.com


            Bolgers Woodworking Supplies
            http://www.bolgers.co.uk

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            • #7
              Cool, sorry if it confused you, it made sense to me when I wrote it! I will look for more inspiration!! Thanks
              www.johickling.co.uk
              Handmade Candles and Gifts

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              • #8
                Sorry Jo

                I just read my post back, It sounds like I am heart broken :P Its a nice idea but i do think floating candles would be a better idea for yourself.

                FYI, The "wax crystals" they are using are more than likely standard paraffin pellets.
                David Bolger - CEO of Endless Green Group Ltd
                Retailer, Distributor and Manufacturer of Hobby, Craft and Pastime supplies

                Candle Making Supplies
                http://www.thatflamingcandlecompany.com


                Bolgers Woodworking Supplies
                http://www.bolgers.co.uk

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                • #9
                  I can imagine how an underwater candle would sound cool!

                  thanks for your help!
                  www.johickling.co.uk
                  Handmade Candles and Gifts

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