Friday, December 31, 2010

Lavender Funnel Swirl

I can't remember where or when I first saw a true funnel swirl done nicely, but the photo stays with me until this day.  I had no idea that it was swirled the funnel style, I just remember scratching my head thinking, "How did she do it?"

After rehearsing the steps in my head for the hundredth time, I finally got down to business and made my first ever funnel swirl.  Boy it was fun!

I learned about funnel swirl from this wonderful tutorial by Corrie.  The tricky part, at least to me, is to keep the soap mixture from reaching a thick trace before you finish alternating the colors.  As in all the swirling cases, revealing (or cutting) the soaps is always highly anticipated.  I'm usually quite patient when it comes to cutting my soaps.  I have no problems waiting for over a week before cutting to get that nice clean line that I love.  But this time I just couldn't last for more than 4 days!

Almost all the cut bars have these "smiles" on them, but the look at the bottom half of this soap is more of the look I was after - more finer and denser lines.  I've worked on my second funnel swirl, which I'll share with you as soon as I have the pictures ready, but I'll definitely need a third attempt to achieve that beautiful look I once saw by the unknown funnel master.



  1. a beautiful funnel work! This technology makes fun again and again!

    Best desires for the new Jhr

  2. Very clean swirl. Lovely!

  3. Happy New Year to you too Becky!
    I'm so glad that I got to know you, a wonderful soaper and person, in 2010. Thank you for sharing your amazing soaps and techniques with me. I wish you and your family and wonderful new year!

  4. Hi Jen,
    I didn't use Titanium Dioxide in this one, in fact I'm not a big fan of it because of some minor health concerns. I believe it's the oil I use that gives the soap a white color. I have coconut, jojoba, sweet almond, and olive oil in this one. Chamillia oil is also known to produce nice white bars. Hope that helps!

  5. Thank you Dörte!
    I wish you a wonderful new year as well. Look forward to seeing more amazing soaps from you!

  6. Thank you Michele!

  7. Happy new year to you too, Jan!
    I guess we all have this "to-try" list when it comes to soaping. ;) Mine just keeps growing! I'm glad I got this one out of the way now.