(The Design Mania Contest will be based on the soapmaking design technique tutorials published in the current issue (May/June) of Making Soap Magazine) Four (4) soap design technique tutorials have been published in (May/June 2021) Making Soap Magazine. See the designs in action. Below are video links for three of the four Design Mania techniques:Peridot Gem Stone: … Continue reading 2021 Design Mania Contest
It seems that everyone on the planet has seen endless photos of beautiful, fussy, artistic soap. Multi-color, complex swirls, textured tops, embeds and piped flowers are common. It might also seem that these soaps are the standard for all who sell soap. These photos might have you saying, “My soap isn’t pretty enough!” Is it … Continue reading My Soap Isn’t Pretty Enough!
(The 2019 Design Mania Contest is based on the design tutorials published in the May/June issue of Making Soap Magazine) VOTING PERIOD: June 1, 2018 - CLOSED June 15, 2019 Winner to be announced in theJuly/August issue. ENTRIES: #1 - Pencil Line Technique #2 - Kiss Pour Technique #3 Woodgrain Technique #4 Kiss Pour Technique … Continue reading Design Mania Contest – VOTING NOW CLOSED
I often hear hobbyist who make soap, cosmetics and candles describing themselves as, "I'm just a hobbyist," as if their work was less significant than the work of a business owner. Is a hobbyist less knowledgeable, less skilled or less significant than a business owner? Of course not! Let us take a look at why. … Continue reading I’m Just a Hobbyist
What would we modern soap and lotion makers do without our beloved stick blenders? Now considered basic equipment, we study the features to determine which among the many brands will serve us best. Which one will perform well? Which one will give us the longest use? Which one comes in my favorite color? What? That … Continue reading Stick Blender Basics