You know that special focal bead you've been stashing forever, just waiting for the right design to use it? (I know, I have several of them!).
This tutorial shows how to enhance a beautiful focal bead with a wire wrapped bail that is more than just a wrapped loop. Try this very pretty woven bail, which uses the popular ladder stitch.
Number of steps: 26
Page count: 10
Copyright 2006 Eni Oken
Eni is a multi-discipline artist: for the past 30 years, she has combined digital fantasy art, sculpture, jewelry, embroidery and other mixed media in whimsical and ornamental award-winning designs. ...
Eni is a multi-discipline artist: for the past 30 years, she has combined digital fantasy art, sculpture, jewelry, embroidery and other mixed media in whimsical and ornamental award-winning designs.
Originally from Brazil, Eni was trained as an architect; however most of her artistic skills are self-taught. Eni is a dedicated art and jewelry instructor, teaching via tutorials and online workshops for over 12 years. Eni is also the founder of JewelryLessons.com, a community for jewelry makers which serves as knowledge base and tutorial marketplace.
Eni's latest projects are the Think & Design Jewelry Series and the Creative Journals, both created shortly after Eni emerged through a long and arduous battle with stage 4 cancer. These two hands-on, creativity-oriented publications fill a gap in the world of online tutorials: while jewelry making technique lessons are abundant on the web, there is very little about how to come up with innovative ideas other than theory.
Eni lives in Los Angeles where she explores the many facets of design, creativity and innovation. You can see more of her work at EniOken.com.