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

How your Majesty was built

My latest entry at the gallery is a necklace I called Your Majesty the Queen, because it looks simply rega to me. However, the construction of the piece was not too difficult -- just VERY time consuming.

The pendant was constructed almost exactly as the Gold and Purple Flower Pendant. The only difference is the center: instead of a cluster of beads in the very center, I added a bead cap and rondelle. The tutorial for this pendant can be foun here: Gold and Purple Flower Pendant Tutorial.

The neckpiece is a modified version of the Coiled Bangle. Instead of one small bead place at the in-betweens, I added two small bead caps, back to back. This made them flare out. I also eliminated any beads on the edges of the coiled frame and added some bead caps over the rubies. To make the neckpiece curved, I shaped it as I was working (not after completing it). A tutorial on how to make the bangle can be found here: Coiled Bangle tutorial.

What makes this piece so great is the sheer amount of precious materials used in it, and also the time it took to build. A VERY long time... :-)
To see more pictures of the final piece, go here: Your Majesty the Queen Necklace

YOJ 2007 Week 31 - Triangular Pendant

Your Majesty the Necklace