Crafting Candle

by Fran Casselman

large coated paper clips
Thread or fine cord
Color marker
Iridescent glitter
Utility scissors
White glue

Pull the straight section* of a white coated paper clip away from the clip and, using utility scissors, cut completely through the coating (but not the wire) before the bend. Twist the coating in your fingers and it should slide off. Cut to length for candles. For flames, fill the opening with a twist of threads or fine cord. Tint with marker and add a tiny bit of iridescent glitter. Use a sequin and bead for a candle cup and base.

*Use only the straight sections; the coating has a memory. For many candles, straighten the whole clip and remove the coating in sections.