Friday, September 16, 2011

A is for Abacus

abacus /ˈabəkəs/ noun (pl. abacuses) 1 a frame with rows of wires or grooves along which beads are slid, used for calculating.

I know I told you all that I would be going cover to cover, chapter by chapter and here I’m starting off talking about chapter 3. I trust that when you dive into the book you will take the time to read the first two chapters as there truly is some very valuable information tucked in those pages.

Squarelettes, not a common critter locally I discovered. So on-line I went. (Tip:  Marcia's website has source information for all the projects in the book). Decided I really didn’t need hundreds. I know when I comes to beads less is more is not my normal motto. Tried eBay & etsy without much luck, found small quantities on Artfire. Not a lot of choices. I wound up choosing one with a silver background with peacock effect. To go with them I chose black true-cut 11’s and black 15’s.

Abacus as the first project in the book is the absolute perfect choice. You are immediately immersed in RAW. The only hold up with this bracelet is the stopping to admire your work, to relish in the fluid feel of the bracelet. I so look forward to wearing this bracelet once it is finished.

Stay tuned!


  1. Hello Cyn, I am in Australia and a big fan of Marcia DeCoster. When Marcia posted you up on her blog as doing this project I thought what a great idea. I look forward to your travels, trials and tribulations as you create all in this book. Good luck.

  2. Ooooh, can't wait to see, I bet that will be a great combination. Are you SURE you don't need hundreds of squarelettes???:-)