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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 26

Paella is a Spanish dish made with a mix of various ingredients such as rice, vegetables and seafood prepared in a large, shallow pan. When I was traveling through Spain during '92 through Catalunya, seafood Paella seemed to be on the menu of every restaurant.

Although typically paella is prepared with saffron which makes it take an orangey color, this cuff has such a variety of different "ingredients" it reminded me of that flavorful dish and the wonderful time I had in Spain.

Pink Paella Cuff

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This is probably one of the most complex bracelets I have created so far. It took me twice as long as a normal bangle to make. My poor fingers need a rest after this one!

I cannot describe how soft and wonderful this cuff feels on the skin. It is made of a mix of different materials, including: seashell, soapstone, rose quartz, pearls, mother of pearl mosaic, pink opal, garnet and angel skin coral. The sterling silver beads are mostly Thai hilltribe and some Balinese -- including some whimsical "fish face" silver beads.

YOJ 2005 Week 27

YOJ 2005 Week 25