My cousin Amy brought a crock pot full of bee's wax on her visit last weekend. We wanted to make a few projects with it. When I went downstairs to find candle wick to make candles, I found a Christmas chocolate mold instead and I thought to make ornaments with it.
Once the wax was melted, we held a piece of string in place in the mold for the loop, then we ladled in the wax with a plastic spoon. I guess when you work with bee's wax, you want to use disposable utensils or ones dedicated to bee's wax. It's hard to get off. Once they started to harden around the edges, I placed the mold in the fridge to harden. The cavities were quite small, so they took about 20 mins to harden. I'm sure as they cure they will lose the shininess and get a white kind of coating on them like I've seen on other bee's wax items.
I think they are gorgeous and so old fashioned! Here are a few of them;
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