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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

YOJ 2005 Week 30

The theme for this week is "Found Objects", so here's an interesting story: I was in a bit of a rut for the last few days -- working on taxes and not really inspired, it seemed like all jewelry projects weren't really working. I started three different pendants and left them aside incomplete. So yesterday I decided to just take the day off and do something totally different, with no pressure.

Suddenly out of nowhere, I found myself creating finger rings. I have never really explored that type of jewelry much, so I was surprised my muse would take me in that direction. I created three different rings, one shown here. I can safely say that this is a "Found Object", since I have no idea where it came from... :-)

Found Treasure Amethyst ring

The center stone is an AAA gemstone-quality amethyst, surrounded by silver wire heavily coiled and silver beads. Notice the little snail (bottom image). The bezeled stone measures 1/2" wide and the ring is size 5 (a pinky ring).

As with all my pieces, there is no solder or glue used in this piece.

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