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Abacus

Project Info:

Level: Intermediate

Estimated time: weekend

Project and Sample by Janice Parsons

Feel the freedom of looming with beads on your warp cords. It’s fun and adds interest and a new point of view. Strung on Regular C-Lon and using .5mm leather for weft texture, this design has so many options…including lengthening for a necklace!

Inspired by the new popcorn padres, Janice taught, “I can do this, can’t I? What’s stopping us from using the loom in a new way?” Nothing!

Watch Kate explain the looming and decorative weft process on 11.1.17’s FB Live Episode. Just pre-string your Padres before setting up your loom or deep dish tray. Leave a bit of free space on your C-Lon for your beads to “abacus” around. Use Zap glue to securely attach your design into the magnetic clasp.

Additional Learning:
With all the colors in the Popcorn Padres almost anything will do!...refer to the Ingredients List to the left, and easy shopping can be done with the Shop Tab above!

Abacus

Bountiful- Antique Brass

Clasps

$8.95 USD

Olive- Regular C-Lon

Regular C-Lon

$4.40 USD

Denim Blue- KO Thread

KO Thread

$4.45 USD

Natural- .5mm Indian

Leather

$5.95 USD

8-1233 Matte Opaque Mustard

8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$8.50 USD

Popcorn Padres- Earthbound

Tribal and Trade

$11.25 USD

Size 10 4 Pack Beadsmith Seed Bead Needles

Needles

$3.00 USD

Project Tray Inserts

Design Boards & Storage

$10.25 USD

Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel

Tools

$4.50 USD

Thread Snips

Tools

$3.25 USD

Clampers

Tools

$1.50 USD

Project Map

*Please Note Aged Czech Picasso Beads come and go rather quickly...what's used in a sample may not be available for long, but you can easily replace it with something similar or create your own look. Shop all our Aged Czech Picasso Beads here.