Italian Silver Plated Sealing Wax Melting Spoons
Traditionally cast and silver plated in the ornate Florentine method, these Italian-made sealing wax melting spoons are a useful tool for melting any sealing wax style.
Rose handle spoon has a larger bowl size, with fully round sides.
Fluer de Lys handle features a smaller bowl, with a fluted pouring spout on the side.
Each bowl design works wonderfully and allows for the exact placement of your melted wax.Using a Melting Spoon
1. Have a heat source available, such as our paraffin tea light.
A gas stovetop burner will work in a pinch.
Be careful to not overheat the spoon, as the metals may soften.
2. Place 3 or more wax beads, or a small amount of broken bits of wax sticks, into the spoon and hold over the heat until the wax just melts to a thick honey-like consistency.
If the wax is melted until very liquid, it will be too thin, and not take a good impression.
3. Pour the melted wax onto your project and emboss with your stamp.
Waiting a few moments before embossing may create better definition in the wax.
Experiment to find the correct waiting period for the conditions in your area.
Notes about our Melting Spoon:
- Useful for large or small projects.
- It is easy to practice seals on aluminum foil, parchment paper, or silicone mat, then remelt the wax in the melting spoon to use again.
- Create new colors and marbling effects by melting colors together.
To clean the Melting Spoon:
Warm the spoon if cool to soften/melt wax residue, and wrap inside a doubled-up paper towel (grabbing the spoon with the paper towel works best).
Spin and rub the spoon inside the towel as you push the towel into the areas you are cleaning.
All wax and soot is easily removed with this method - depending on the amount of residue you are removing you may find you will need to rewarm the spoon or use a paper towel or two.
Be careful of any hot wax on the paper towel!