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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 40

The theme this week is "It's all about the clasp", and going against the grain, I created a bangle WITHOUT a clasp. This is a slip-on bangle, made with a variety of honey, yellow, lavender and purple stones:


Honey Lavender Bangle
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My personal theme for this piece is CONTRAST and VARIETY, which are found in these situations:

1) The contrasting complementary colors of yellow and purple;

2) The contrasting feel of the faceted transparent stones and the opaque smooth ones;

3) The different types of stitches, taken from needlelace, used to frame and finish each stone: a scalloped edge between beads, laced half-caps on some of the larger beads and the diagonal connectors.

The stones used for this bangle are: AAA faceted lavender and purple amethysts, AAA faceted citrines, hard to find icecube rectangular citrine nuggets and also hard to find natural yellow agate.

YOJ 2005 Week 41

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