Advanced Swirling Soapmaking 2

Learn advanced swirling techniques in soapmaking
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

Love swirling but need some help? You've come to the right place. Not only do we show you how to make peacock swirls and feathering in step by 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:

  • Mantra swirl
  • Modified Mantra swirl
  • Peacock swirl
  • Feathering techniques
  • Bouquet Swirl
  • Butterfly Swirl
  • Column pour
  • Column pour variations
  • Hand swirling
  • Step by step demonstration
  • Tips & tricks
  • And more

Includes: Advanced Swirling 2 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?

  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to practice new skills to acheive mastery

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Review intermediate skills
  • Learn to create the Mantra and divider swirl alternatives
  • Learn to feather soap tops
  • Learn to create the column pour
  • Learn to make column and free pour designs - flowers, stars, dream catchers, spirals, and pinwheels
  • Learn to create nonpareil designs and alternatives
  • Learn to make the true peacock, bouquet, and butterfly marbles

Who is the target audience?

  • Advanced soapmakers
  • Soapmakers interested in learning more skills
  • Artisans looking to take their designs to the next level

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 2 Manual
Section 2: The Basics
Knowing Your Trace
Pouring Techniques
Manipulation Techniques
Advanced Swirling Tools
Planning and Time Management
10 questions
Section 3: Divide and Conquer
Divider Hanger Swirl (Mantra)
Divider Swirl Variation with Feathered Top
Divide and Conquer
4 questions
Section 4: The Peacock and Beyond
Create Your Own Tool and Mold
Nonpareil Rainbow
'True' Peacock Swirl
Butterfly Swirl (True Peacock Alternative)
Bouquet Swirl (called Peacock in soap)
Linear Nonpareil Soap
The Peacock and Beyond
5 questions
Section 5: Columns and Freehand Manipulation
2 Column Pour Swirls - Traditional and Flower
Mini Flowers, Stars, Dream Catchers, Spirals, and Pinwheels
Freehand Pour with Dream Catcher Swirl
Columns and Freehand Manipulation
8 questions
Section 6: 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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