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Beeswax candles: How to make your own, with Pearl & Ruby in Spalding

This month we introduce a new 'Make it Yourself', with Pearl & Ruby in Red Lion Street in Spalding.

Owner Kayleigh Ayre shows us how to make our own rolled beeswax candles.

She said: "At Pearl & Ruby, we are passionate about stocking unique items. We have a huge array of one-off pieces, unusual gifts and locally made artisan products.

Step 1 in making the beeswax candle.
Step 1 in making the beeswax candle.

"We have everything from furniture and beeswax to jewellery and artwork, as well as being proud stockists of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

"We love creating our award-winning window displays as well as some of our beautiful stock!

"Pop in and you will be greeted by a friendly face and any advice should you need it."

To make these candles you will need:

- A beeswax sheet

- A candle wick

- A hairdryer

Method: Lay the sheet of beeswax on a flat work surface. To make it easier to manipulate the wax, warm the sheets of beeswax slightly with a hairdryer. Keep the hairdryer handy and use it if the wax begins to cool.

The finished beeswax candle, with Pearl & Ruby. (26172336)
The finished beeswax candle, with Pearl & Ruby. (26172336)

Place the wick along one edge of the wax sheet, leaving approximately one inch of wick at the top of the candle. Make sure that the first roll around the wick is tight and even in order to firmly secure the wick and prevent it from falling out.

Keep rolling the wax by pushing it forward using gentle pressure. Keep the ends aligned until you reach the end of your wax sheet.

To finish the candle, warm the edge of the wax and gently press to seal.


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