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Glycerin is a by-product of cold process soap making, but lye is what's used to make the oils and water into soap.
Different melt-and-pour bases contain different ingredients, and glycerin and coconut oil are two of them.
Flush cutters are best for cutting wire. If you want to make a loop, you need round nose pliers.
Chain nose pliers grasp, bend and hold wire, which allows you to get a grip on tiny jump rings.
You can make a lip balm without beeswax, but if you want it to hold its shape and not melt, you need to substitute another hard wax. Candelilla is a good one to try.
To make felted material, you have to start with a garment made of wool.
Felting requires a hot water wash and a cool water rinse.
Roving is long thin threads of wool that are used in felting.
Paste wax is applied over stained wood to protect the finish. It can also be used as a finish on bare wood.
Steel wool and denatured alcohol are both tools of the furniture restoration trade. Chain nose pliers are used in jewelry making.
Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug. It's dissolved in alcohol to make it a liquid.
A-line skirts are an easy way to get used to your sewing machine, because they have the fewest steps and least complicated sewing techniques.
Kaolin clay is also called china clay and has few impurities.
The colors of clay are determined by their minerals, so red and yellow are both common colors.
Basting is done by hand with large loose threads to temporarily hold two pieces of fabric together while they're being sewn.
Sergers are great complements to sewing machines, but can't be used for all tasks, like zippers and buttonholes.
Even though beeswax doesn't contain bees, it is a by-product of bees so it doesn't fall into vegan territory.
Traditional candle wicks are made of cotton, but wood wicks have come into fashion lately because they make a crackling sound.
Saponification is the chemical reaction that occurs to make soap.
Pillars are formulated to burn within themselves and tea lights come in their own little container, but votives melt as they burn and if they're not contained, will make a big mess.