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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 2007 Week 27 - Lavender Nest Ring

This ring is a modified version of the Nest Bezel ring, the only differences being that I used a flat faceted oval bead and much thinner wire than I normally would. The 26 gauge was wrapped almost thirty times for the shank and many, many more for the bezel. Since the stone is flat, the bezel sits underneath it and not around the stone. The result is that you can see the threads of wire through the stone from the top (look at the last picture you can see some of it). Pretty neat effect. It didn't take long to make, but boy did it take a load of wire!

YOJ 2007 Week 28 - Goldfilled bangle

YOJ 2007 Week 26 - Memory Treasures Bracelet