Wedding Tea Light Candle Holder

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Project by popeyekris posted 11-12-2012 03:43 PM 964 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Second Cousin was married on November 10th. Since this was mine and my wife’s anniversary as well, I came up with this design thinking it would be a nice gift to the newly weds. The entire piece is made of Walnut, except for the rings. It holds six tea lights. Their first name initials and the Ampersand Sign are all milled from one piece of walnut stock, in the style of Old English font. The rings to the far right are two rings joined together, they are carved from Oak stock, my first outing with carving. Both the initials and rings are joined inside the top of the base board. If you’ll look close enough at the rings, the left ring is embedded into the base while the right ring is raised just above the base. The entire piece was hand rubbed with approximately 12 coats of tongue oil. Turned out to be a really nice piece. The tea light candles are pumpkin scent in plastic containers and are soy candles.

-- May you always believe in the magic!

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#1 posted 11-12-2012 03:46 PM

Perfect. Light for the newly weds.

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 03:56 PM

Nice project , but I think white candles would bring it to life : )
You have three different shades of brown going on here. JMHO : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 11-12-2012 04:01 PM

Looks great to me. Looks like a lot of time and care went into this.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-12-2012 04:09 PM

I agree with Dusty56, otherwise a wonderful gift and very well done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 11-12-2012 04:19 PM

I went with the pumpkin spice since it is November. The newly weds can change up the color/scent of their candles if they wish. It was the thought that mattered the most to me. The smell can be changed anytime….lol

-- May you always believe in the magic!

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#6 posted 11-12-2012 04:30 PM

The thought always matters : ) I was just offering my opinion : ) Keep up the good work !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 06:09 AM

You gave me an excellent idea for my 15th aniwersary.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 06:18 PM

Great project. This is what I based my most recent project off of. Thanks for the inspiration! Also, I like the colored candles much better; I went with white for the price as I’m selling mine at a craft fair. If I make these as Christmas gifts, I’ll definitely look for the colored candles.

-- "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out alll fear." 1 John 4: 18

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