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How to draw JINGLES

Zentangle pattern: JinglesUK ceramic artist and tangler Connie Taylor shared her JessiCup tangle with us earlier this year and today she’s back with Jingles.

The pattern is inspired by a bracelet my husband gave me on our very first holiday together. I have sadly since lost it, but I remember still how it jingled when I put it on or moved.

Connie says this is her most popular and best-selling pattern and she sent along one of her lovely ceramic pieces featuring Jingles in full color.

Ceramic bowl by UK tangler Connie Taylor

Connie illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Jingles below and features it in a Zentangle® along with a bit of Beadlines, the official tangle Printemps, and some tangle-y orbs sprinkled about for accents.

How to draw JINGLES by Connie Taylor

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1 comment to How to draw JINGLES

  • Linda Farmer, CZT

    Recovered comments that were accidentally deleted:


    Valerie T – Love this one. Connie’s ceramic piece is great and a total inspiration

    Connie Taylor – Thank you, Valerie! x

    Joyce – What a beautiful piece of ceramic work. Stunning!
    The tangle is cute, easy, and one I’m going to use a lot, I’m sure.
    Connie, thank you for drawing it, and Linda, thank you for sharing it.

    Connie Taylor – Joyce – you’re very welcome. And I am glad you like it! You can see more of my work on if you like! x


    Donna Graham – Great tangle! QUESTION FOR CONNIE: What medium did you use to tangle the bowl? It’s a wonderfully exciting gift idea!

    Connie Taylor – Hi Donna, I used Porcelain Pens for decorating the bowl. I am glad you like it! x

    Pumpy – This is lovely, thanks for sharing with us.

    Connie Taylor – Thank YOU for the kind comment

    Becky G – I love it. I know I will be using this one again and again. Where can I find directions on how to tangle on pieces, such as ceramic, jewelry stones, etc. Do you bake after? I am new to tangling and I am obsessed. I find it so relaxing and when I see pieces like Connie’s piece, my excitement grows and I want to learn more. Thank you for sharing.

    Connie Taylor – Hi Becky – I didn’t really use any directions – it’s more a kind of trial and error… Sorry if that’s not very helpful… The manufacturers of the various porcelain pens and paints I use often have little tutorials on their websites or on YouTube. Thank you for the kind comment

    kathy – Jingles will be another great addition to my tangle library. I just started to do tangles on ceramic white mugs/cups which I purchase at resale shops for 25 cents to one dollar. After tangling designs on them, I give them to friends. Great way to introduce Zentangle art. The art work always amazes them. Thanks again for all the tangles and wonderful ideas!!!!

    Connie Taylor – Kathy – this is how I started up, and I am still amazed and feel very privileged that people like my work so much that they are prepared to pay for it It’s certainly a fantastic feeling!

    Marilyn – I love this tangle and will definitely be using it often. It is one of the most inspiring ones I have seen. I love it in color on the pottery. Gives me a great idea for my cardmaking and scrapbooking projects. Thanks for sharing!

    Connie Taylor – Thank you, Marylin


    Joyce Bruce -I really like this tangle and will be using it very soon, Thanks for sharing.

    Connie Taylor – Joyce – I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do x

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