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Anne-Marie Faiola, 'Soap Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps'

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Thu, 08/29/2013 - 7:00pm
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Soapmaking is the perfect union of chemistry and craft and making soap at home allows soapmakers of all levels to transform the functional into the fantastic. In Soap Crafting, The Soap Queen (a.k.a. Anne-Marie Faiola) shows how to make beautiful handmade soap through full-color step-by-step visual instructions and 31 recipes that make it easy to navigate the process. New techniques and effects will keep experienced soapmakers creating ever more distinctive soaps, while beginners will have no problem successfully making their first batch. The Soap Queen makes cold-process soapmaking safe and accessible while inviting creative crafters to explore the full range of special effects that can be achieved in a bar of soap. With chapters on using colors like neon, oxide, and mica; molds, including milk jugs, wood molds, and PVC pipe; additives such as coffee, oatmeal, and clay; and techniques, like embedding, funnel pour, and swirling, this is the one stop resource for soapmakers of all skill levels.

Anne-Marie Faiola is the owner of Bramble Berry, a company that sells soapmaking supplies in Bellingham and online at www.brambleberry.com. She is known as the Soap Queen and has a dedicated YouTube page where she offers how-to videos. As a teenager, Anne-Marie learned how to be business savvy from her father, a doctor who also ran a network of clinics and who encouraged her to find her own business opportunities. Taking her father’s advice, Anne-Marie started making personalized soaps to sell to friends and family. Years later, after pursuing a career as a correctional officer and about to apply to the FBI, Anne-Marie realized that her true passion was business and decided to become an entrepreneur. Determined to start her own company that would provide the highest quality of products and ingredients for soap making, Anne-Marie left the criminal justice system and founded Bramble Berry Inc. in her living room. Desiring formal business training, she went back to school and received her MBA in 2007 while running her rapidly growing company. 

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781612120898
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - August 13th, 2013