Hi there!

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

Peruvian Opal Ornate Ring

This is one of my all time favorite designs, which turned into a best selling tutorial: it shows how to trap a cabochon or coin stone in a very ornate spiraled bezel.

Believe it or not, more than 750 photographs were taken to make this tutorial and only 50-something were used in the end. And finally after a lot of work -- success, it's here. Get ready: take out your tools, your wire, add a bit of courage and patience, because this one is fun!

I classify the tutorial as advanced because of the difficulty in holding the tiny pieces in place while you are wrapping the wire. The results are definitely worth it!

Learn how to make this fabulous ring!


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