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If you are a bee keeper and your hive is essentially very healthy then you might have noticed that there is a lot of wax often left unused after the harvesting. Instead of letting this wax go to waste you can become creative with it and do some wax sculpting. Most of the sculptures you make you probably will not find anywhere else and if you do then it probably will not be all that affordable. So go ahead and try this exciting hobby of wax craft and you will be on your way to reaping numerous benefits that are rare to find.
You probably already have the main tools needed to venture into the world of wax craft. If you do not then it will be best to find a really reliable wax store around you where you can purchase some of these essential tools. For starters, of course the most basic thing that you need is a healthy bee hive. The bees need to be healthy in order for a lot of wax to come out as the by product. You might need a lot of bees wax because most of the projects that are carried out in wax craft require a lot of wax. The more wax you have, the better for you because now they will be nothing to hinder you from fully exploring your creativity on the project you choose to undertake.
The next thing that you must have in order to successfully carry out the different projects in wax craft are the hive tools which you probably already have too. Most bee farmers that are serious about the economic activity usually put these tools in a certain special bag just for the hive. You will need these tools to harvest wax from the bee hive. If by any chance you happen not to have these tools then you can easily get them online at affordable prices. There are many websites in the Internet that have exactly what you are looking for.
Number three on this list of items that you require for the harvesting bees wax to use for making crafts is a small wax pot. Obviously, the use for this small pot is to provide a storage space for the wax you have extracted from the bee hive. The raw bees wax will need to rest for some time in the pot in order for the wax to be ready to be used for making sculptures among other crafts.
The wax pot is also an important part of this whole experience. You will be mindful not to confuse the wax pot and the small wax pot as the two are very different. In order for you to be able to use your small wax pot successfully, you need to be able to place it near a wax pot and a source of heat. The source of heat can vary from one home to another.
The sources of heat can and do include an oven or an open fire. You are allowed to choose whatever source of heat that is suitable for you and you feel most comfortable with. If you are a beginner in the crafts industry then it is probably best to use the oven as you are able to control the amount of heat and you will be less prone to confusion and becoming overwhelmed.
Last but not least you will need some dipping sticks. If you have never had these sticks then it is time to get yourself some if you are thinking of taking wax craft as a serious activity. The sticks are actually the crafting tools you will require in order to mould the ready bees wax into the sculpture that you desire. You can use the sticks to make different patterns and designs on your crafts. You should probably carry out wax crafting in a tool or work shed although this is not entirely necessary. However, it will be a good idea to have your own space where you can be as messy as you want without worrying about constantly cleaning up.
Now that you have all the materials required to venture into this journey of wax crafting you are all set. If you are not particularly that creative or you have reached a creative mind block, then you are probably wondering what exactly you should make. This is alright as there are many sources of ideas that surround you. All you have to do is to tap into these sources for inspiration.
You can check online for some great ideas. In the internet, there are many wax crafters who write blogs on the items they have crafted using wax. There are also several guides to that effect. One of these essential items that also serve as a form of decoration is the candle. You can make several types of candles when you are carrying out wax crafting.
These candles can be very useful when the power is out or if you enjoy candle light. Candle light provides a beautiful ambience especially when they are creatively crafted. They can put that extra touch on a romantic dinner. If you get really good at making the candles you can sell them if you sense that they are very unique and someone can pay top dollar for them.
This way the wax craft turns into a profit making venture and can supplement the income you get from bee keeping. If you are feeling charitable you can also donate these candles to the church that is in your neighborhood. The church members can use the candles during prayer.
If you are bored at home and are looking for the perfect hobby that costs very little and is almost effortless then wax craft is for you. Many people do not know this but wax can be used to make various decorations as well as essential items for the house. Other items apart from candles that you can make include wax masks, a wax skull for Halloween or even a sculpture of yourself or a loved one.
Writer - Sandeep Jain