The tradition of casting pure beeswax into holiday treasures has been handed down through the generations. My Allegheny Hearth Beeswax Ornaments and Figurines are hand cast in reproduction antique molds using golden fragrant natural beeswax from local beekeepers. Your holiday decor will be beautifully enhanced with these adornments.
German chocolatiers and bakers took great pride in their artistry and workmanship creating intricately hand carved molds. To attract the buying public they wanted to display their chocolate creations in store windows but the sun was too hot and melted the confections. Realizing the higher melting point of beeswax would allow for the displays, they began casting their samples in wax.
Beautiful examples, 300 years old, can be found in museums in throughout Europe. Beeswax figures dating over 3000 years have been found in Egypt. The beeswax still carries the honey fragrance and remains pliable. Your Allegheny Hearth keepsake beeswax ornament should last a lifetime.
Inspired by the work of the bee. A bee visits 10 flowers to gather a drop of nectar. It takes 10 drops of nectar to yield a drop of honey and 10 drops of honey for every drop of wax. The bee gathers nectar from 1000 flowers to produce just one drop of this precious beeswax
The Belsnickle is an old tradition of a stern Santa who delivered coal and switches to all the naughty children. The wax is often blackened by rubbing spices of clove and cinnamon into the surface of the wax.
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of beeswax figurines and ornaments. They are the perfect solution for your gifting dilemas.