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Abacus Pendant

from Eni Oken
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Abacus Pendant
Abacus Pendant

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic wire wrapping skills

Pattern Description:

If you are the fidgety type, then make this one for yourself: you can roll those beads around and around endlessly. Learn how to create a pendant resembling an abacus: add different colored beads for an explosion of color.
This pendant uses a single shaped armature, to which beads are attached using a very simple method. The result is a very contemporary and modern design, which can also be adapted for men with the appropriate colors.

Pages: 6
Steps: 11

Copyright 2004 Eni Oken


  • 1-foot 18ga or 16ga wire (dead soft or half-hard)
  • 4 5-feet 26ga or 28-ga wire (dead soft)
  • 20 8mm or 9mm colorful rondelle or round beads

You Will Also Need:

  • Flat nose pliers
  • Flush wire cutter
  • Mallet
  • Masking tape (or painters tape)
  • Dowel or thick knitting needle
  • Thin knitting needle or dowel

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About the designer

Eni is a multi-discipline artist: for the past 30 years, she has combined digital fantasy art, sculpture, jewelry, embroidery and other mixed media in whimsical and ornamental award-winning designs. ...

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