Assorted Wax Rose Bouquet Alter Candles
Rose bouquet altar candles are a Mexican art that is disappearing! These laborious, ingenious candles are made by hand in small villages around the country.
Once the main center pillar of the candle is made, the flowers are made by dipping different clay molds and little round pots into buckets of hot wax. After they are dipped 6 times, they are plunged into cold water to loosen the wax from the pot. While the wax is playable, the artist cuts petals into the half sphere shape. Several diameters of round petals are placed on top of one another and then stuck onto the main candle.