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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Year of Jewelry Week 2

One of the participants of the YOJ posted drawings and sketches of "work in progress", and I liked that idea a lot.

After deliberating a bit, I finally decided to work on the theme of the week, Flowing Rivers. Here are a few sketches for a bracelet/bangle:

As I was working on this bracelet, I found myself adding to my original sketched design: for some reason the little animals were just begging to swim in the cool, opal waters. Note to self: NEVER use apatite again, even if tempted by its blue green color.

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The bangle is 3/4 inch wide, woven with 26 and 28 ga wire around thicker 18 ga structure. Blue opals, sterling silver wire, hilltribe beads and sterling silver charms.

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