Tackee Wax for Huichol beading

Tackee Wax for Huichol beading

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Materials

Beeswax, Pine Pitch, secret ingredient, tutorial

Description

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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kitkatkarebear Jul 25, 2020

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susan j May 26, 2020

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Michelle May 21, 2020

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Great wax! Thank you! Quick shipping

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