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

YOJ 2007 Week 38 - Roman Ring

One of the most interesting sources of inspiration to create jewelry are historic references. I recently ran across an image of an ancient roman ring dating of the third century A.D (see item 551 here: Roman Ring at Antique Touch). I just had to try to adapt it to a more contemporary version in wire, and this is it. The band turned out a little bit wider and airier, more delicate than the original design. This is the smallest cabochon I have ever netted, and it was... tricky, to say the least. Goldfilled wire and turquoise cabochon.

YOJ 2007 Week 39 - Rainbow wrap

To sketch or not to sketch?