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Egyptian Coil Tutorial

Try out this Egyptian coil tutorial today!

By: Marie Christine Jewelry
Egyptian Coil Tutorial
Egyptian Coil Tutorial
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If you ever thought about creating wire art jewelry, this Egyptian Coil Tutorial is for you! This tutorial shows you how to make unique copper jewelry that will inspire jealousy. Of course, you can use any metal with this technique to make every project extra special. Check out helpful tips about cutting your wire the same length and about curling the wire at each end in this fantastic basic tutorial project. Try out this exotically inspired coil tutorial today and create stunning DIY jewelry designs.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeOther

Intermediate

DID YOU KNOW? The History of Egyptian Coil Jewelry

The Egyptian Coil is, in fact, not Egyptian at all. Coils can be found on Ancient Egyptian pottery, but are surprisingly absent from their jewelry. The symbols common to actual Egyptian jewelry are mostly representative of their gods, and the colors and symbols are intended to bring luck and ward off evil. Spirals, unfortunately, had no place among the symbols held sacred by Ancient Egyptians.

Spirals are prevalent in other ancient cultures, however. The oldest spiral jewelry is attributed to Sumerians, an ancient culture that lived between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Metal spirals are present in Sumerian necklaces, bracelets and rings. Sumerians believed they needed to bring gifts as offerings to gods and goddesses to enter the underworld, so much of their jewelry is found at their burial sites.

Even though the Egyptian Coil is not technically Egyptian, it still looks fabulous and makes beautiful necklaces, belts, and bracelets.

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