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

About the Ruby Pendant

QUESTION: I don't see the link to make this piece : http://www.enioken.com/jewelry/gem104.html
If I wanted to make this, where would I fine the supplies??... where would I find the beautiful faceted opaque rubies that you use to make this item.
ANSWER: There is no specific tutorial to build this particular piece, however, the tutorial http://www.enioken.com/jewelry/spiralpendant-054.html shows how it was built. The construction is the same, however, the spiral was made chaotic instead of regular.
I bought the opaque rubies at sunlightgems.com, but you can find them in other suppliers on occasion. I usually purchase my supplies directly from bead shows, and not from the site, since I get to pick and choose the strands I like.

BeadCruise 2008

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