Tackee Wax for Huichol beading

Tackee Wax for Huichol beading

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  • Materials: Beeswax, Pine Pitch, secret ingredient, tutorial

This is it! The "Tackee Wax" product that you can use to bead bowls, pottery, and gourds. This is a special mixture that includes beeswax and pine pitch. It is designed to adhere to surfaces like gourd, paper mache, bone, or wood. Then you press in small beads, such as seed beads. This wax compound will hold them. Beeswax alone won't work, because it isn't tacky enough and won't hold the beads for the long term.
The Huichol Indians in Mexico have practiced this art for many years. They decorate and use beaded ceremonial bowls, known to them as rakure, or jicara in Spanish. They were originally decorated with colorful bits of shell, bone, clay, turquoise, etc.

We offer Tackee Wax in a 1.2 ounce bar, enough for 2-3 small bowls or egg gourds. You apply it in a thin layer, about 1/2 to 3/4 the thickness of the beads.
An instruction sheet is included to give you the basics of applying the mixture, laying the beads, and the finishing touches. A good awl that picks up your beads makes the job a lot easier, but you can get started with a toothpick right away. I sell beading awls that keep the beads from sliding up the awl. If you don't see the awl listed let me know so I can relist it. I do sell the Tackee Wax in bulk. Check my store. If the bars seem slippery or greasy when you take them out of the bag, that is due to the lubricant used to remove them from the molds. It's Vaseline. easy to wipe off.

Special thanks to my customers who have allowed me to use their pictures to show you what can be done. Enjoy!

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kate baer Feb 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Addicted.

Raine Nai'a Azure Apr 8, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Having a great time creating my own versions of the Huichol's amazing artistry. So far I'm really happy with this product, as I did not buy any wax during my stay with the Indians in Mex... This etsy purchase is holding up really well to my tests and creations so far! Much thanks!!!

kmclawson70 May 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Aly got the package (FINALLY, after sitting in customs for 2 weeks, it was the Coffee Crisp Candy Bars, that held things up.) She is so happy and she loves the tackie wax. Will order from you again. :)

Stacey R Sep 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This stuff is amazinggg!! It is absolutely perfect for placing stones on my Huichol skull. Thank you so much!