Artisan soaps made from luxurious oils and exotic butters with milks, creams and silk fibers; to the whimsy of glycerine soap creations. Full of fluffy bubbles and velvet lathers, once your skin it treated to handmade soap you will never go back. bytheSEAsoap was born out of the love of TSPink soap rocks some fifteen years ago. I found those soaps at a Nevada City Art Gallery and my obsession for beauty in a bar of soap began. I still have a small piece of that first soap! ~~Pam Mella~~

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Oh my gosh it is surely February!  Time is evaporating as I live and breathe.  We are in the process of putting our home on the market, packing, painting and cleaning so soap is back in the closet for now.

Just a few photos of the faux funnel swirl challenge of last year.  Some cut out of the log vertically and some cut horizontally.  These soaps I was disappointed in at first.  A grapefruit essential oil was lovely but the soap didn't speak to me if that makes sense.  The process was fun the colors were fun but I wasn't inspired.

This soap is now one of my favorites and I think it is because it sat on the back shelf neglected for so long.  It is around 6 months old and is a dream to use!  Go figure cure time is to me the longer the better!

Original batch no horizontal slices here but a wonderful soap at 6 months.  The TD did a crackle effect in this batch.

Another batch with front vertical cut and two middle bars cut horizontally!

A combination of horizontal and vertical cuts of faux funnel swirl technique.
A faux funnel into a mold.