Advanced Swirling Soapmaking 1

Making swirling designs in soap
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

Love swirling but need some help? You've come to the right place. Not only do we show to make zebra stripes and elemental swirls in step be step video demonstrations, but we also explain the theory behind achieving the designs you love.

This is a comprehensive course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You'll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Pot and Drop Swirl (AKA Holly Swirl OR Swirl in a Swirl)
  • Elemental Swirl
  • Zebra Stripe swirl (AKA Dandelion)
  • Snaking Swirl
  • Hanger Swirl
  • Mica marbling
  • Squirt Bottle Swirl (AKA Impressionism)
  • Step by step demonstration
  • Tips & tricks
  • And more

Includes: Advanced Swirling 1 Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

What are the requirements?

  • Have a strong knowledge of beginner soapmaking
  • Have a strong background in intermediate level soap designs
  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to practice to master techniques

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what factors control your design
  • Learn about swirling tools
  • Learn about planning and time management
  • Learn to create the Holly Swirl
  • Learn to create the Elemental Swirl
  • Learn to create the Zebra Stripe Swirl
  • Learn to use naking techniques to swirl
  • Learn to create the Hanger and Chevron Swirl
  • Learn to create an Impressionist Swirl

Who is the target audience?

  • Intermediate level soapmakers interested in learning advanced techniques

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Advanced Swirling 1 Manual
Section 2: The Basics
Knowing Your Trace
Tips for Success
Swirling Tools
Intermediate Swirling Techniques You Should Know
Planning and Time Management
10 questions
Section 3: Swirling
Jammin Swirl Soap (Snaking Swirl 1)
Psychedelic Swirl Soap (Snaking Swirl 2)
Neon Yuzu Hanger Swirl (Drop w/ Hanger)
Citrus Pot and Drop Swirl (AKA Swirl in a Swirl OR Holly Swirl)
Breezy Elemental Swirl (Double Pot and Drop Swirl)
7 questions
Section 4: Glorified Layering Swirls
Two Tone Chevron Hanger Swirl Soap
Sweet Pea Zebra Layer (AKA Dandelion Swirl)
Squirt Bottle Layering (Impressionism)
Glorified Layering Swirls
5 questions
Section 5: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Erica D Pence, Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

Erica Pence is a soapmaker, teacher, author, and blogger. She is the founder and CEO of Bath Alchemy Lab providing soap, bath & body, and candle making classes, and Herban Apothecary (formerly The Bonnie Bath Co.), her own line of bath and body products. She is author of the blog, Soap-Blog, where she provides information for those in the bath and body industry. Erica is a long-time columnist for The Saponifier magazine and a speaker for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild 2014 Conference. She holds a BA in Education, and combines her love for teaching and researching with her passion for soapmaking. Erica is a native Floridian, who now resides in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and an old cat.

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