Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

sunstone embellished pink ombré candle

Make beautiful ombré jar candles and embellish the jar with beads and/or semi-precious stones!
Step 1

First, glue a wick to the bottom, middle of your jar. Let glue dry.

Step 2

Measure enough wax to fill about 1/3 of your jar and pour into your pouring can.
TIP: Four cups of soy wax flakes equal about two cups of melted wax.

Step 3

Add mica powder and/or fragrance to your wax.

Step 4

Place your pouring can onto stove (or heat source) and melt the wax over medium heat. Stir as it is melting to well blend fragrance and dye.

Step 5

Make sure your wick is in the middle and pour the warm wax into your candle jar. Leave about 1" [2.5 cm] of space at the top.
TIP: Shape a paper clip so it stretches across the diameter of your candle, then fold the ends over the edge of your jar to help hold the wick in place.

Step 6

Set aside and let cool.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 1-6 with a lighter shade (or mix) of mica powder. Let cool.

Step 8

Repeat Step 7 with an even lighter shade (or mix) of mica powder. Let cool.

Step 9

For the beaded embellishment, make bead links with your Sunstone beads. To make a bead link, slide a bead onto an eye pin. Bend the wire of the eye pin in a 90° angle just above the bead. Grasp the eye pin wire, about 3/8" - ½" [0.3 cm -1.3 cm] from the bend, between the jaws of your round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire, until a small loop is formed. Trim excess wire.

Step 10

For the two end beads, repeat Step 9 but use a headpin instead of an eye pin.

Step 11

Remove two bead sections from the beaded chain. To do this, carefully open the loop on one bead link, separate the bead section from the chain then clos the loop.

Step 12

Link the beads for your embellishment the same way you removed the links from the beaded chain. Link enough beads to wrap around the neck of your jar.

Step 13

Make two strands of linked beads to hang from the linked beaks wrapped around the neck of your jar. End each strand with an end bead created in Step 10. Hand strands from top linked beads.

Step 14

Finally, trim the wick so it is sticking up from the candle about 1" [2.5 cm].

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