At the beginning of this year I ran across a blog where the person had just learned how to Zentangle. What is Zentangle you ask??? Well it's a form of meditative doodling that I have fallen in love with, here is a link to the official site, http://zentangle.com This style of doodling also goes by the name of tangling and zendoodling. With Zentangling, complicated patterns are broke down into simple steps adding one pen stroke to the next making beautiful little pieces of art. Just like other doodles these can be put on most any surface where pencil and pen will stick although I would not suggest doing this on a wall with black sharpie since trying to paint over sharpie in my nieces room took about 10 coats of paint no joke.
Zentangling on paper was simple and I still do it often but my recent favorite is to zentangle on copper sheet. You can see a piece of copper that I zentangled on and then etched in the prior post so I am not going to repost that photo. I have plans to zentangle a bunch of copper and etch it for use in future jewelry since it adds such an unusual dimension to a piece.
Here are some of my favorite zentangles they aren't jewelry yet but I have some ideas and they may turn into fun pieces in the future.