Melt pieces of beeswax in a double broiler. I used a wide mouth mason jar so I could fit a whole pound of beeswax in it.
This process took about 30 minutes on medium heat.
Once the beeswax melted, I poured a small layer into the base of a half pint canning mason jar and placed a piece of braided wick with a wick holder into the center of the jar. Leave it in place until the wax is dry enough to keep in place. Fill the jars with melted beeswax and hold the wick in place.
For some reason, the candles didn't turn out flat as I had hoped, so I melted a little more wax and poured it in the jars to fill the holes. Any ideas as to why this happened?
I can't wait to light these beautiful candles. I read somewhere you have to let them "cure" for 24 hours before lighting them. I'm not sure why that is, but I will wait until tonight to light them.