I can’t believe it’s already time to post our entries for Amy Warden’s challenge.

I’ve always enjoyed Amy’s challenges and this time she changed it up a bit.  Each participating soaper paid a small fee.  Those paying the fee will then vote on their favorite entry with the winner receiving a prize.   This round’s prize is an 18 bar slab mold from BrambleBerry.  Sweet!

I consider the peacock swirl to be an advanced technique and it took some practice for me to be successful.   Here is my first attempt.

A big gray mess.  I’m not exactly sure what went wrong here but I think it was a combination of things.  The soap traced faster than expected and the comb tines were too close together.  Once this happened I didn’t even try the ‘S” to finish it off.  However, in preparation for a screw-up, I had more oils and lye cooling in the back ground :) .

Here’s my second batch….

Now that’s what I’m talking ’bout!  Here it is cut into bars.

The colors changed a bit overnight and the pictures were taken at different times of the day.  I’m really pleased with the end result.  Now if I can just master cutting bars the same size I’ll be all set :) .

I’m looking forward to the next challenge.  But until then…

Bon Savon!