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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

Lemon Tea Bangle

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"Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet… ". When I got these hard-to-find faceted lemon quartz beads, I was inspired by my mother's love for tea to create a "tea themed" piece. It took me some time to find the right complements and little teapots. Notice how the centerpiece is the tinniest 3-dimensional tea set, complete with sugar bowl and creamer. The bangle is constructed with lemon quartz faceted nuggets, jade and green garnet, totally hand-coiled with more than 18 feet of hair-thin sterling silver wire. It measures 1/2" wide.

Eventually I ended up using the entire stash of lemon quartz beads and more on a special order -- a commission for dozens of these bangles. Here you see pictures of several of them.

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