I have been making wicks with twine. They burn so much longer and perfectly hold the hot wax in place.
I made candles for three weeks. It is like making pancakes. The first ones are not that great..they taste good but when you get your timing right, you get perfect pancakes.
The same goes for bees wax. If you pour too hot, you get cracks which you can fill in later, when you get a perfect pour and perfect wick placement, you have an elegant candle.
I like votives. They burn for about three hours and smell so nice in winter. they do!
There are still some store bought wicks in some of these but mostly they are home made.
New Moon ideas coming up..also more views on the sheep.