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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

Using beads instead of cabs

Question via email:
"I have a question about another one of your tutorials: do you think with the square cab ring it's possible to use a square bead and just be careful about covering up the holes with the wrapping?"

The answer: Yes, absolutely -- the hole can even help to secure the bead better. Instead of starting the pattern right away, thread the wire through the bead first, secure it on the other side of the frame and only then start the weaving.

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