I used a thick cord, but this process works great on yarn, or even embroidery thread.
01. Cord (about 30-40") & Scissors
02. Beeswax, vessel to melt in
03. Fabric Dye
04. Clothespin & Line to hang dry
05. (Optional) Thread or beads as details
Step 1: Prepare the Cord
Step 2: Wax Cord
NOTE: The wax is going to act as a resist, so wherever you dip the wax will NOT accept fabric dye.
Steps 2 and 3 can be reversed, if you wish to wax over the area you have dyed. In this case I chose to use it as a resist.
Let the wax dry for at least 15 minutes, then run it under cold water to stiffen.
Soak the cord in water for about 10 minutes.
(Variation: You can also add colorants to your wax to create a different effect)
Step 3: Dye
Let dry for a couple hours, and embellish with any thread or beads you wish.
If you wish to heat set the fabric dye (or speed up the drying process) you can take a hair dryer to it.
The dried wax will be pliable and can be shaped however you want!