I’ve been playing with wax seals a lot lately. I’ve got a new little wax furnace I’ve been using and it’s been fun. So I decided to get myself a wax seal gun.

So this looks like a hot glue gun, but it’s not. It says in the Amazon listing, and in the instructions that come with it, to NOT USE GLUE STICKS in this wax gun. It could cause it to not be usable for wax.

So what comes in the kit?

  • The sealing wax gun comes with a case (which I was not expecting).
  • 10 wax sticks. In my kit I received 5 in gold and 5 in a reddish bronze. They are so lovely.

So what I’m going to do now is show you my first trial of actually using this guy, and you guys can see what you think.

Here is a video showing my first impression… and first use of the NEX & CO Sealing Wax Gun.

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How does it work?

After plugging in the Sealing Wax Gun and inserting one of the wax sticks, you do need to wait a few minutes for it to heat up. Be sure to insert the stick all the way into the gun by pulling the trigger on the handle. Or you’ll be waiting longer like I did. I figure it would normally take less than 5 or 6 minutes for this specific gun to heat up. Your results may vary.

Once it has heated up, discharge a small amount of wax onto a non-stick surface to test if it is ready. I’m using a silicone baking mat that I’ve used before for making wax seals. The mat will keep my surface protected from the heat.

When it’s hot enough to dispense wax, pour a circle of wax onto your mat and press a metal wax seal stamp into it. (most of mine are from Spellbinders, but there are a lot of places to get wax seal stamps. I love the pretty designs from Spellbinders. And there is a Wax Seal of the Month club if you decide to dive deeper into creating with wax seals)

What do I think?

I show making a couple of seals in the video… but I made a bunch more. They all turned out so nice. Using the gun did speed things up a bit (just remember to cool your stamp or use multiples as a cool metal stamp head gives better results) as the wax was ready to go. And it’s a good alternative if you need to get a lot done quickly, or just need to do one.

I still prefer my wax furnace for melting wax beads (beads do not work with a wax seal gun) and love the smell of the melting wax. Using the gun makes the process much faster so you don’t get the same ambiance.

Both alternatives have a home in my craft space and I plan on using them often.

If you’ve tried wax seals, I’d love to hear what you think. Do you love them or hate them? What’s your favorite way to create them, use them or store them? What would you LOVE to see examples of?

I LOVE wax seals and am always looking for more ways to experiment, create and use them and would love to hear what you have to say.

Please comment on this post and give it a “like” so I know that you want more of this type of post. And if you think your creative friends would like to read this (or watch the video) please forward this along.

– Big Hugs! Debbie J

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