The first one looks like it could have been done with a string but it was not. I started with Sankegg and then developed the others as I went along. Was thinking of using tangles to separate the different tangles.
Tangles used: Sankegg, Eyelet & Ribbon, and Opus.
The second was one that I started with Purk and then just had the tangles morph into the next tangle.
Tangles used: Purk, Laced(variation), Joy, Inapod, and Finery.
If you have not all ready, go to The Diva's blog and look at all the submissions that have been done. As always there are many fine examples of tangles and ZIAs. Have a good week.
Comments are always encouraged, welcomed, and appreciated.