Jewelry Tutorial, Seed Bead Earrings, Beading Tutorial, Abacus Earrings, Bugle Bead Earrings, DIY Earrings

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These earrings got the name Abacus because they look like the old school frame of wires and beads used for adding. Bugle beads and round seed beads weaved in alternating rows form the foundation. The length I suggest in the tutorial can be changed by adding less or more bugle beads. Have fun with bead colors!

This tutorial is 7 pages and includes high quality, generous size close-up photos to guide you through each step of the pattern. The primary beads are 9mm Bugle Beads and 11/0 Round Seed Beads.

Some experiencing beading is helpful, however, this is a good beginner project. The approximate time to complete these earrings is an hour or less.

Supply List:
* #12 Beading Needle
* 3lb or 6lb FireLine or Wildfire thread (Nymo D may fray against the rough edge of the bugle beads)
* 9mm Bugle Beads – Toho (Nickel Plated Silver)
* 11/0 Round Seed Beads – Miyuki (Galvanized Silver)
* Ear wires
* 2 small pieces of chain links

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This tutorial is for personal use only. Please do not share, copy or distribute the contents of the tutorial. You MAY sell your earrings to celebrate your success. Enjoy!

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Love this pattern. Can't wait to try it. Great instructions love the illustrations.
Jul 16, 2015 by Donna Laster
May 25, 2012 by A fellow maker

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If for some reason an item does not meet your expectations please contact me within 5 days of receipt. I will work with a buyer to return a pin, bracelet or bead strung necklaces in the original condition. Important - beaded collars or any necklace with an ultra suede backing are not returnable for hygiene reasons. Any refund considerations will be the sum of the item less a 25% restocking fee. Return postage Is paid by the buyer.

There are no returns, exchanges or refunds on earrings, custom orders, jewelry envelopes and digital download tutorials. This policy may also apply where it is clearly indicated in the item description such as one-of-a-kind designs in excess of $100. Any item priced over $100 is an expression of my art representing a significant amount of cost and labor.

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******How to Care For Jewelry with Beaded Beads *****

My beaded jewelry can be worn every day. I condition the thread with wax to ensure the utmost strength and durability. Please do not swim or bathe while wearing these beads and remember they are made of glass.

Many of my designs have silver connections. If you wish to clean your silver back to a shine, please do not submerge the piece in jewelry cleaner. Use a cotton swab to clean around the beaded beads. When possible, clean with a silver polishing cloth. It takes a little longer, but the results will be the same.