Tutorial for Irish Wax Linen Thread Bracelets

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Tutorial for Irish Wax Linen Thread Bracelets
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Irish wax linen threads are used to create some of the finest accessories and garments. These threads come in various sizes and thickness for you to choose the best option for beading and layering. You can create your own Irish wax linen threads in the comforts of your home. This is a fun activity that will also introduce you to new ways in styling your accessories. With the right tools and materials, you can use the threads that you created to make the finest bracelets.

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Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Embroidery threads of different colours
  • Beeswax
  • Small paintbrush
  • Candle
  • Lighter
  • Masking tape
  • Bead

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  1. 1

    Cut three 18-inch long embroidery threads of different colours. Coat them with beeswax using a paintbrush to prepare them for waxing.

  2. 2

    Light a candle and run each thread over the candle's fire, until they begin to thicken.

  3. 3

    Seal the ends of the three threads by tying a knot the end. Stick the knotted end of the threads on your table using masking tape. This will allow you to work with the bracelet in a stable setting.

  4. 4

    Hold the loose ends of the three threads and start creating a simple braid, tightening them at the top. Cross the right thread over the middle one, followed by the left thread going over the middle thread. Continue doing this until you come to the very end of the thread.

  5. 5

    Seal the end of the bracelet with a bead, threading it up from the threads' open end and tying knot to secure it in place. Burn the ends of the thread with your lighter to prevent it from untangling while you wear the bracelet.

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