Lookee what I got for Christmas! A colonial style mold for taper candles. For awhile now, I've been collecting beeswax from our hives, and this is just the type of mold I had hoped for. Now let me start by saying I usually find making things to be relaxing. BUT NOT THIS TIME!!
Threading the wick through this thing was a -----. Well, let's just say it could provoke undignified language, (which would certainly dim this little light of mine *ahem*).
Especially when you have to KEEP re-threading it until you get it right. After I few deep breaths, I realized that candle making has the ability to evoke the fruit of patience.
I learned something cool in the process: the difference between fruit and candles is that you cannot make fruit, though you can bear it...
...but you can make candles - if you can bear it.
Four of the candles popped out easily. Two are still stuck. There's an enlightening lesson in there somewhere.