Abacus Pendant

from Eni Oken

Abacus Pendant Pattern


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Jewelry: Abacus Pendant
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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

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

About Designer

About Designer

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by Eni Oken
Los Angeles
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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.

Originally from Brazil, Eni was trained as an architect; however most of her artistic skills are self-taught. Eni is a dedicated art and jewelry instructor, teaching via tutorials and online ...

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