You're probably familiar with the tangle 'Nzeppel. Cockles 'n' Mussels begins with a random version of 'Nzeppel and moves on from there. First, a few photos.
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Okay, here's the tangle Cockles 'n' Mussels!
In some cases you may want to subdivide a section to make more appropriate shapes. You may also want to trim a corner or an edge for the same purpose. See a few places under Mussels and Clams above. The lines on mussels and clams need to curve at the ends; they're almost more a series of diminishing ovals rather than just lines. Sometimes you'll have a very tiny section; think of it as sand and leave it alone. :-)
Here's a Zentangle tile with a few variations of Cockles 'n' Mussels, clams, and the random version of 'Nzeppel.
|Lower left and right of center: Cockles 'n' Mussels. Top left: cockles. |
Upper right: clams, lower right: mussels and clams. Through center: random 'Nzeppel.
Here's a tile using Cockles 'n' Mussels among other tangles.
|Tangles: Cockles 'n' Mussels, Gingham, Lotus Pods, Ninja Stars, Rick's Paradox|