looks pretty, doesn't it? totally not what i was going for.
a while back one of my friends (the one that taught me to make incense) was having a garage sale, and a bunch of his wife's candle making stuff was on the block. so i picked up a really really spiffy silicone votive mold, and a bunch of soy wax on the cheap. and there it sat for months. collecting dust.
just lately i finally got around to buying votive wicks at my local hobby lobby, and only procrastinated for another week before i got around to making the damn candles. but make them i did. i melted the wax, prepped the molds, poured the wax and patiently waited for the wax to harden. even let it sit overnight.
the next day i rushed downstairs as if it were christmas, popped the first candle out of it's mold and lit it. 20 minutes later... this:
a puddle of wax.