Beeswax Alchemy

Author: Petra Ahnert

Category: Crafts, Hobbies & DIY

Regular price: $15.00

Deal price: $2.99

Deal starts: May 28, 2024

Deal ends: May 28, 2024


“Provides an excellent introduction and solid technique instruction to make candles, lotions, and soaps with beeswax. Strongly recommended.” —

Library Journal

Featuring over forty DIY projects that illustrate how to transform one of the world’s most natural ingredients into tangible creations,

Beeswax Alchemy

is the perfect amalgamation of recipe craft book and beekeepers’ guide.Considered the miracle of the beehive and used by humans for 8,000 years, beeswax remains a vital ingredient and is still used as the foundation for many household products in the twenty-first century. Learn from apiarist and entrepreneur Petra Ahnert about the history of beeswax, as well as tips and techniques on how to mold it into beautiful, reusable creations.You’ll also find an explanation of the different types of beeswax, as well as insider tips on working with beeswax, followed by step-by-step instructions for making candles, balms, salves, creams, scrubs, soaps, ornaments, art, and more out of beeswax (either your own or store-bought). Color photos illustrate the processes. Among the useful and beautiful things you’ll learn to make out of beeswax:

Hand-Dipped Birthday CandlesLip Balm with Cocoa ButterRosebud SalveSolid Natural PerfumesHoney, Oats, and Beeswax SoapBeeswax Luminaries

Whether you are an expert beekeeper or experimental crafter,

Beeswax Alchemy

is the best guide for anyone aspiring to make wellness-boosting treasures to keep or gift to friends and family. “This is the book I’ve been waiting for. Excellent instructions. Bountiful information. Beautifully done.” —Kim Flottum, author of

The Backyard Beekeeper

and editor of

Bee Culture


1, 2, 3 Sew

Author: Ellen Luckett Baker

Category: Crafts, Hobbies & DIY

Regular price: $11.99

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Deal starts: May 03, 2024

Deal ends: May 03, 2024


Sewing can be as easy as 1-2-3 with this helpful building-block approach—includes thirty-three projects!

In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: She presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are thirty-three delightful projects in all, ranging from clothing to decor and accessories. This very special ebook includes easy-to-follow instructions, how-to illustrations, and instructions for how to print the patterns, making it an essential resource for beginning and intermediate sewers alike.