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  • Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    of candles for both direct sale or bespoke resellers this experience gives us an unprecedented knowledge of our trade In the twenty Six years since starting the Norfolk Candle Company our main claim to fame as a candle maker is still mainly in the Encyclopedia of Candle Making Techniques written by Sandie Lea where you will find several references photographs and techniques demonstrated by myself for the publication this book is still recognised as one of the leading candlemaking books available today and you will notice if you try to purchase a copy is still very expensive but very valid with its content Over the years we have made many candles for high profile buyers including such places as the Downton Abbey Gift Shop we have even shipped homemade scented candles to Buckingham Palace reinforcing our position in the candle making industry along with helping hundreds of people into the candle making hobby we are recognised as a serious candle company Our online store is attached to this website we are not the cheapest supplier out there but we are c onfident in the knowledge that our experience far surpasses that of many online sellers unfortunately the internet has given rise to many sellers whom portray themselves as experts mostly after selling on Ebay but whom in reality just undercut prices to realise a business model and cannot offer the support beginners need We have however we believe offered our Candles Candlemaking materials accessories and giftware at affordable prices we believe Luxury should be affordable and aim to provide quality products which can be given reliably as a gift to your friends and family but still at sensible but realistic prices If you cannot find what you want on this site or if you have a favourite candle or wax

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  • About Us - Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    are mainly an internet supplier of all things candles with a bespoke candle making service for gift stores and spas etc In the nineties the market was without the myriad of candle suppliers and manufacturers we have today the internet was a new gadget yet to catch on and everything was handmade to order with 90 of candles sold to just a local audiences mostly at craft fairs and fetes very few shops carried stock or had access to the huge array of candles and accessories that are available today Worldwide the candle industry is now a billion dollar industry However following a decade of far eastern machine manufactured candles flooding the market once again handmade I am pleased to say that individually prepared candles are the customers requirements with the accent on quality again with traceable origins and a environmentally friendly footprint candle making has undergone an enormous change and is now one of the most popular and rewarding hobbies worldwide There are now hundreds of new candle makers and with them hundreds of Candle making material suppliers have popped up some stay the course but many disappear after a couple of years which makes the market difficult for those of us for which it is not just a passing phase Most so called candle supply companies have never made a candle or limited to making scented container candles in jars they do not make moulded or pillar candles decorate candles or offer a complete supply of candlesticks accessories or displays We offer a complete range of products more than just wax in a jar w e shall continue to populate this website with sufficient information that the user can make more than just a pot of cream wax with fragrance but can buy or make a candle display

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  • Candle Care - Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    inch 10mm each time before burning Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use It should be heat resistant sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax Candles at times may contain air bubbles that can cause seapage therefore it is important to use a candle holder suitable to accommodate excess wax spillage Burn candles in a well ventilated room Place the candleholder or candle container on a stable heat resistant surface Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings matches and debris at all times Avoid drafts vents or air currents This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning sooting and excessive dripping While burning For the first time you light your candle burn your candle for one hour per 2 5cm of the diameter of the candle blow it out and let cool Never touch or move a burning candle Never move a candle when the wax is liquefied Don t burn a candle all the way down For a margin of safety discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches 5cm of wax remains 1 2 inch 15mm if in a container Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly Let the candle cool trim the wick and check for unwanted drafts before re lighting A wick curls as part of the combustion process to get the wick recentered extinguish the candle use a metal object such as a paper clip or similar to recenter the wick Relight when cool Always keep the candle within your sight If you are going to leave the room be sure to first extinguish all candles Never burn your candle for longer than 4 hours at a time When extinguishing Use a candle snuffer to extinguish

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  • FAQs - Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    surface especially if used in conjunction with a water bath disadvantages are METAL moulds get to hot handle mould seal melts prone to rusting or oxidising and dent if dropped perspex moulds can crack and shatter or melt if used with alcohol based FOs Polythene moulds are the most robust can be dropped and do not bend do not transfer heat as fast as metal so easier to handle Result best all rounders are polythene which last forever and reject all the above issues Q3 How Much wax do I need answer to calculate how much wax you need for containers first fill the container s with water to the approx desired level then weigh the water the weight of water is approximately 10 higher than a equivalent amount of wax Q4 What size wick do I want answer wicks and wicking are sized according to the desired finished candle diameter eg a 50mm candle wick is to make candles 50mm in diameter so just measure the width of your container or mould and that is generally the wick size you need if you are using natural waxes or beeswax these tend to be more viscous so choose a wick size one size up when using these types of waxes Q5 Which wax shall I use answer What sort of candle are you making waxes are grouped as natural or mineral with container or pillar blends If making a container candle then basic mineral paraffin wax will slightly adhere to the walls if no additives are put in such a stearin but does not perform as well as a container wax which is softer and more likely to adhere to the container walls using paraffin wax with stearin to harden the wax will create a lollipop when cooled basically lifting

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  • Candlemaking - Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    conjure up all sorts of feelings relaxation ambience perfumes enjoyment of utter peace and calm remembrance christmas enjoyment of warm soft glowing lights and times spent enjoying a meal with that someone special or at special times of celebrations Candlemaking can be both rewarding and therapeutic and as seen in some of the other pages of this site they become things of beauty and the ideal way to decorate your house or your dining table and particularly nice to give as gifts I hope the subjects and contents throughout this website will illuminate your knowledge of candles improve or start your candlemaking techniques and show what can be achieved simply with some essential oils and some wax Follow your own style candles can be made in all styles and formats from the elegant through beautiful to the practical and o n to the rustic if you want to decorate a candle with glass beads go ahead as long as basic rules of making candles and safety rules are followed you will end up with a decorative object that is something you like The sub page links listed below cover the history thro making your own to Tips of the Trade

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  • Bespoke Candles - Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    4 6 dozen per shipment are recommended Like most companies our preference for container candles is mineral container wax we use chandler grey Pro C or similar which has a low melting point of around 40 45 Celcius which with our specially made container wicks with a cotton core for high tempertaure burning allows us to obtain a full diameter melt pool after 60 minutes burn time thereby producing a excellent scent throw Couple this with a good quality fragrance oil that is not made of alcohol then you have the makings of a excellent scented candle something which appears to elude many candlemakers regardless of what they pay for the fragrance oils We have access to thousands of fragrance oils so it is important to give us some idea of preferences in the absence of fragrance details we can offer the following inhouse fragrances which are made especially and only for the Norfolk Candle Company these are listed below and are blend of synthetic and essentials oils produced solely for candle making We shall be producing mini candle testers of these fragrances and making them available in our webstore allowing customers to try a sample before placing larger orders Prices beside fragrance are unit costs Exc Vat for 30cl Chicago 45 hour burn approx with standard Pro C wax with 5 ratio of fragrance oil based on order of 50 units minimum In addition shall be costs for own label boxes higher oil content and lids if required plus shipping and delivery charges Standard Delivery Schedule approx 6 weeks except for October November and December which is subject to confirmation PF 76556 CORIANDER LEMON 4 25 Opening with sparkling citrus top notes of lemon grapefruit and tamarind heightened with eucalytus and mint leading into a heart of delicate flora

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  • History - Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    time went on candles were made from different products such as beeswax Vegetable waxes from trees such as the Tallow Tree the desert shrub jojoba and even the fat from sperm whales The earliest known candles originated in China around 200 BC and were made from whale fat Candles did not appear in Europe until sometime after 400 AD due largely to the availability of olive oil for burning in lamps The early European candle was made from various forms of natural fat tallow and wax In the 18th century spermaceti oil produced by the sperm whale was used to produce a superior candle Late in the 18th century colza oil and rapeseed oil came into use as much cheaper substitutes Parrafin was first distilled in 1830 and revolutionized candle making as it was an inexpensive material which produced a high quality odourless candle that burned reasonably cleanly The industry was devastated soon after however by the distillation of kerosene confusingly also called paraffin oil or just paraffin Recently resin based candles that are freestanding and transparent have been developed with the claim that they burn longer than traditional paraffin candles They are usually scented and oil based With the production of fairly consistent and measurable burning time of a candle a common use was to tell the time with time measurement markings marked along the wax Today candles are more a symbol of relaxation and therapeutic qualities used for the emission of fragrant oils and soft romantic lighting Since the millenium a new wax made from soya bean has appeared on the market giving rise to a new generation of candles which are environmentally more friendly being produced from growing it is a natural raw material which is renewable and mostly obtained from fair trade sources The new wax

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  • Material & Supplies - Candles, Candlemaking & Candelabra
    fragrance materials all impact wick choice Selecting the correct wick is critical to making a candle that burns cleanly and properly Professional candle manufacturers take great care in selecting a wick of the proper size shape and material to meet the burn requirements of a particular candle and its additives or burning requirements Types of Wicks Most wicks are made from several braided plaited or knitted cotton fibres using multiple fibres encourages a slow and consistent burn Twisted wicks are of lower quality than braided or knitted wicks They burn much faster because their loose construction allows more fuel to quickly reach the flame However twisted wicks are useful for certain applications such as birthday candles In general wicks can be divided into four major types Flat Wicks These flat plaited or knitted wicks usually made from three bundles of fibres hence you will often see part nos beginning 3 or tri these wicks are very consistent in their burning and because they are flat they curl into the flame which ensures 100 burn for a self trimming effect They are probably the most commonly used wicks and are often found in taper and pillar candles Square Wicks These braided or knitted wicks also curl in the flame but are more rounded and a bit more robust than flat wicks They are preferred for beeswax applications and can help inhibit clogging of the wick which can occur with certain types of waxes especially if the waxes contain pigments or fragrances Cored Wicks These braided or knitted wicks use a core material to help keep the wick straight or upright while burning The wicks have a round cross section and the use of different core materials provides a range of stiffness effects The most common core materials for wicks are cotton paper zinc or tin the cotton cored provide the hottest flame of all cores Cored wicks are the best to use for scented candles as they provide greater flame heat which then provides a greater melt pool which in turn gives off more fragrance aroma these wicks can be found in jar candles pillars votive and grave lights Specialty Wicks These wicks are specially designed to meet the burn characteristics of specific candle applications such as oil lamps and insect repelling candles There are less wick manufacturers today than there were in centuries past and today the wicking market is dominated by just half a dozen manufacturers such as UK Hayes Finch Germany WEDO USA Atkins Pearce Europe is dominated by WEDO and can be found in most candle making suppliers shops and because of this domination we have attached a WEDO wick selection PDF which shows the whys and wherefores in selecting their wicks against candle and wax types To give an idea of the complexity of wicking we have produced some charts below Glossary of terms for Wick Charts Yield Measured in yards per pound USA or Metres Kg Europe in weight The higher the yield the smaller the wick and the flame resulting heat generated ROC The rate of wax consumption in grams by the wick in one hour The higher the burn rate the more wax which is being consumed Used to determine how well a wick and wax combination is performing Flame Ht An approximation of total flame height for that size wick Pool Dia An approximation of Melt pool diameter in plain wax Following Chart statistics are attributed to Wedo These statistics should be viewed as reasonable estimates for comparison purposes only Actual results should be determined on an application by application basis and results may vary depending upon blend colour fragrance wax and shape size of container candle Wick Guide There a number of wicks available on the UK market offered from wick suppliers to candle making material supply organisations from E bay to Amazon and specialist websites the following gives an outline of some of the most common wicks you may encounter including our own designed container wicks made by the last wick maker of the UK LX This is one of the most commonly found and cheapest wicks on the market place sold as lengths of wicking but also sold pre tabbed for container candle use This is low cost very thin flat wick that curls to produce a self trimming effect It is more Effective in low temperature paraffin waxes or you can use larger sizes for higher temperature paraffin wax they can work in natural waxes but again a lot larger size is needed than you would in paraffin wax and where an alternative selection could be made Large amounts of Fragrance oils in a candle can affect the performance of LX wick so it is not the best one for Scented candles and is best suited to plain wax candles Wick Code Yield m kg ROC g hr Flame Ht mm Pool Dia mm LX 8 1720 3 68 28 50 LX 10 1363 4 25 28 50 LX 12 1302 5 10 30 53 LX 14 1104 5 38 33 53 LX 16 970 5 67 35 56 LX 18 890 5 67 38 56 LX 20 810 6 24 38 58 LX 21 709 7 09 43 66 LX 22 655 7 65 45 71 LX 24 NST 2 597 8 50 48 78 LX 26 NST 2 556 9 07 56 84 LX 28 NST 2 510 9 64 61 89 LX 30 NST 2 479 10 21 63 94 ECO The ECO wick is a flat core less cotton wick with thin paper filaments interwoven for burn stability The specially treated paper threads provide a controlled curling of the wick making the ECO series self trimming which results in minimized mushrooming soot and smoke ECO wicks are particularly successful in lower melt point vegetable and paraffin waxes Wick Code Yield m kg ROC g hr Flame Ht mm Pool Dia mm ECO 0 2 1510 2 84 23 46 ECO 0 5 1280 3

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