The Hanger Swirl is such a popular technique but can you believe that it’s just now, after more than a year of soaping, that I am doing it? I’ve been admiring hanger swirl soaps, but for the longest time, I could not find a wire hanger! I finally did a few months ago but it was children-sized and I could not take it apart to make it longer.
I still used it anyway for this Black Amber and Lavender soap I made early in June:
Weeks later, I found an old, green plastic-coated wire hanger in my mom’s house – the kind that’s easy to dismantle and reshape into a tool for making soap designs. Not only that, I was able to buy recently a new set of large wire hangers. And with my new pliers, I was able to stretch it out to 18″ – the size of my molds. Just when I was thinking where are all the wire hangers in the world – they start appearing everywhere! 😀
Needless to say, I’ve been swirling away with my new toy. Here are some of my recent makes:
I have been soaping quite a bit I don’t even remember if I used a hanger on this purple soap. I thought I did, but looking at it now, I think I did not.
For a top (hanger) swirl design, I find that using chopsticks does the job just as well. This soap was swirled with a chopstick:
The oddest thing happened with the above Lavender Honeysuckle soap. When I added the fragrance to the pink portion (coloured with pink lemonade mica), it instantly turned violet. When I unmolded the soap, it had returned to pink. Has anyone experienced this?