Craft Candle
Designer Lynda Musante
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

20 gauge Brown Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1.5 yards
26 gauge Bronze Soft Flex Craft Wire - 7.5 yards
Smooth Citrine Cubes - 59 pcs
3mm Faceted Peridot Rondelles - 108 pcs

Tools

Round Nose Pliers
Italian Flush Cutter
Ruler

Instructions

Step 1: Use Soft Flex® Professional Round Nose Pliers to cut 45 inches of 20 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire. Form a right angle bend in the wire at 2" from one end to create a post. Use the round nose pliers to grip the wire at the base of the bend, and begin bending the wire to form a spiral as show in the image below.



Step 2: Form a slight bend into the brown wire on the other end. Use the round nose pliers to form a spiral onto this end of the wire, stopping at the slight bend. Use the round nose pliers to form a 2 to 2-1/2 inch spiral on the opposite end of the wire.

(OPTIONAL: Hammer the spiral to texture the wire)



Step 3: Use Flush cutters to cut a 30 inch length of 26 gauge bronze wire and set aside.

Step 4: Insert the post portion of the brown wire into the base of the candle in the center. Bring the wire out from under the candle base and gently bend it up the side of the candle. Loosely wrap the wire around the candle three times.

Step 5: Arrange the wire on the candle so the three wraps fit against the candle, as shown in the project photo. Pinch the wraps of the wire carefully slide the wire off of the candle. Pick up the 26 gauge bronze wire and begin wrapping the end of the wire around the pinched area of the brown wire. Continue putting several wraps around the brown wire to hold the wire in place, wrapping about 1 inch.

Step 6: Use the 26 gauge to string 2 Citrine Cube beads and one 3mm Peridot Rondelle six times. Begin loosely wrapping the brass wire and the beads around the lowest brown wire, positioning the beads randomly above and below the brown wire (refer to project photo). Anchor the wire at the intersection of original wrap, below the spiral, by wrapping the 26 gauge bronze wire several times. Slide beads and bend wire in an attractive pattern.

Step 7: Cut 30 inches of 26 gauge bronze wire and attach it to the center brown wire under the spiral by wrapping it around the brown wire several times. Repeat Step 5.

Step 8: Repeat Step 6 and then Step 5 to add beads to the remaining brown wire.

Step 9: Slip candle back into the rings and insert the post into the base of the candle. Light the candle and enjoy!

NOTE: If your candle burns down to just above the wire and bead decoration, remove the decoration from the candle.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.