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Wax Seal Suppliers
« on: January 05, 2015, 07:04:03 PM »
What are your favorite online stores for wax seal supplies?
« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 05:08:59 PM by Erica McPhee »

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 07:10:48 PM »
I've not gone in for seals at all, but far and away the most interesting range I've seen is at Kallipos.de.  There are some very nice designs in the seals section too.

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 07:30:03 PM »
I like to buy chips that you use in a spoon from a seller on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/people/HappyJewelrySupplies?ref=pr_faveshops
They're set in Hong Kong though so at least for me in the US, they take a couple of weeks to get things shipped to you just because of the distance.

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 09:19:53 PM »
I thoroughly recommend Atelier Gargoyle: http://www.ateliergargoyle.com/pages/waxes/agsealingwax.html

Their wax seals have a lovely color and smell and do not break apart in the post.
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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 09:25:24 PM »
I often use www.nostalgicimpressions.com as they allow you to upload custom designs. They also sell the sticks of wax that you use in a glue gun. We use these for all of our marketing collateral. Not sure how they hold up in post though.
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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 11:07:27 PM »
I ordered a custom wax seal stamp from: Stamptitude for the first issue of Dasherie. The design was incredibly intricate and it was only $25! It came from China but arrived quickly and was really nice! I was duly impressed. Especially since I received another quote from a different place for $185!
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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 12:31:45 AM »
I've always wanted to try a wax seal but I hate making a mess :-[

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 12:36:15 AM »
I've always wanted to try a wax seal but I hate making a mess :-[

Absolutely no mess! The wax doesn't melt fast enough to make a mess ;D
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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 12:46:22 AM »
I love playing with my wax seals. I've been collecting them for many years and usually pick them up on my travels. They're not messy, Linda.

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 12:53:40 AM »
Maybe I've just seen too many TV shows where it's like dripping all over the place ;D


Found a YouTube video. Is this how you guys do it? Does it take a whole minute to let it drip? :o And this person made a mess!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tcqDNoVmkA

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2015, 10:10:32 AM »
I have bought was seals thru Happy Jewelry Supplies on Etsy and the seals are nice.  As noted above, there is extra time needed for mailing, and I have found that there can be miscommunication with sellers as well.  For wax, I just buy the cheap stuff in the wedding section of the craft store.  It doesn't crack in the post, but the colors are limited.

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2015, 05:40:26 PM »
I cheat and use the wax seal glue gun. No mess.  ;D
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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2015, 08:50:00 PM »
You guys convinced me. 
I have an order of 4 seals coming from Happy Jewelry Supplies.
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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2015, 09:31:01 PM »
Maybe I've just seen too many TV shows where it's like dripping all over the place ;D


Found a YouTube video. Is this how you guys do it? Does it take a whole minute to let it drip? :o And this person made a mess!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tcqDNoVmkA

Why did they wipe it on the paper at the end? The melted wax would just harden back onto the stick if they left it alone, wouldn't it?

I got 2 from Happy Jewelry Supplies and one from Back 2 Zero for Christmas. I really like them, but I've only used them a few times and I don't know yet if the wax stayed in place in the post. But it's so fun to do!

Mine do take a little time to do, because it melts off so slowly, but I like it. I dunno, it's relaxing or something.  8)

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Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2015, 10:13:13 PM »

Why did they wipe it on the paper at the end? The melted wax would just harden back onto the stick if they left it alone, wouldn't it?


Even after blowing out the flame, a bit of ember/soot remains on the wick and if not completely extinguished, the wick will continue smoking and burning like an incense. I like to just dip the wick in a drop of water afterwards, but these guys just wiped it on the paper.
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