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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 39

The theme for this week is Faceted Stones, and the only reason why I managed to get it right is due to coincidence. This pair of earrings is inspired in ancient mosaic, which seems to be very fashionable these days. I wanted the "grout" of the mosaic to be rugged, irregular and thick, so I used lengths of coiled wire in between the stones.


Citrine Mosaic Earrings
The earrings were made with gold-filled wire, vermeil beads and rough faceted citrine nuggets, honey colored. I rarely use gold filled wire since I prefer to wear silver myself, however, my muse seems to be taking some uncharted and unorthodox routes lately. The circles are about the same size as an American quarter coin.

YOJ 2005 Week 40

Peruvian Opal Ornate Ring