My dear hubbie sat down and counted and counted...and counted! I believe his first response was, "Man! These are tiny!" ;)
And...the number of seed beads within the tube came to a grand total of 1,566!
Looking throughout the guesses left via comment and those received via email, the closest guess without going over the total number, is blogger account holder "bubblegum" with a guess of 1,300!
Unfortunately, I do not have an email address for this commenter. So, if you are "bubblegum," please contact me by sending an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, August 7, 2011, to claim your winnings (any one pair of earrings in my etsy shop located at http://www.prettysensitive.etsy.com). In your email, please include your choice of earrings along with your name and mailing address!
If I do not receive an email from bubblegum by Sunday night, then I will go through and identify the next closest guesser and announce them here and contact them via email.
Thank you again, everyone, for participating! I am really excited about surpassing that 100 sales milestone mark. Onward and upward!
**Edit on Tuesday, August 9, 2011... I did not receive an email from the initial winner, so the next closest guesser was blogger user "Jonathan and Jamie" with a guess of 1225 seed beads! Congratulations! I will be contacting you via email to arrange details for your prize (one free pair of earrings from my etsy shop!!).
Thanks again, everyone!