An Introduction to Glass Oil Candles

An Introduction to Glass Oil Candles from Rustic Illuminations

By: Rustic Illuminations  17-Aug-2012
Keywords: Wedding Gifts, Wedding Candles, Decorative Candles

When considering which candle to opt for, why not consider a glass oil candle?

Glass oil candle are unique, in that they can be viewed as a real piece of functional art. The glassblowers craft is brought to the fore with some truly beautiful and elegant designs, bringing a room to life and creating a stunning focal point. And unlike wax, glass oil candles do not melt.

Glass oil candle designs are very flexible, with a wide range available. From small candles, for intimate tables, to large pieces of sculpture.

How Glass Oil Candles are Made

Glass oil candles are hand blown in a traditional and highly skilful way.

A tube of borosilicate glass, 2.4mm thick, is held in the jaws of a lathe. A bung is placed each end of the tube. At one end, the bung is fitted with another, flexible tube, through which the craftsman will blow.

The tube is turned at high speed in the lathe, and held in a blowtorch-like flame. Each section is heated, while the glassblower makes use of the tube to blow the glass into the desired shape, with the help of carbon paddles.

The basic shape has now been created. This is then adorned with solid tubing used to form a stem, or base as desired.

Next, the piece needs to be strengthened. It is heated slowly in an oven to 600 degrees centigrade, before being cooled just as gradually. This results in a well crafted, practical piece of art.

Glass oil candles are safe, convenient and mess free. But most importantly, these lovingly prepared items will add natural light, ambiance and atmosphere to your home.

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