The wicks work well. I may do another Instructable on beeswax tea lights using them.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
1. hemp twine for the wicks
2. an aluminum can to cut up for the holders
3. scissors to cut the hemp and the aluminum
4. a bodkin or awl for piercing aluminum pieces
5. a beeswax applicator for sewing thread and/or twine. You can use a piece of beewax without the holder as well.
Step 2: Prepare Holder Pieces
Mark the resulting triangle into half inch strips. I stopped marking after five strips since each will be cut into 4 rectangles and I'm only making twenty tea lights.
For thicker wicks / bigger candles you may want larger holders. The working ratio for the rectangle dimensions is 2:3. If you want 1 inch squares for your holders, cut the rectangles 1 1/2 inches long.
Step 3: Prepare Wick Pieces
Cut the stiffened twine to the wick length you'll be using, allowing at least a quarter-inch to be secured in the wick holder.Dra
Step 4: Secure Holders to Wicks
Insert a quarter inch of the wick through the hole. Fold a third of the length of the holder rectangle over the wick end. Press closed.
Straighten the main length of the wick and be sure it extends at a right angle from the holder.