Beading Term: Beeswax

Coating thread with beeswax before adding beads makes the string less likely to tangle (although it does not make it impossible, as I well know).

Beeswax comes in mini bricks and in a clear wax dispenser such as the one shown here.

Coating the string is simple. When using a beeswax brick, just hold the string against the wax with one hand as you pull the string with the other so that the whole length of string rubs up against the wax. If you have a dispenser, just pull the string through one of the notches.

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