Thursday, October 15, 2015

Favorite Egyptian Jewelry Tutorials

Swarovski Elements recently released a new coating for crystals and crystal pearls they call Scarabaeus. The finish is a beautiful iridescent blue-green-purple which is very much like the opalescent shell of a fantastic beetle. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about a new Swarovski innovation – I’m very much looking forward to seeing these new jewels in person. Although the finish is a bit on the lighter side, I think I can come up with some Nefertiti-worthy ways to use a few key pieces.

Bead colors aside, I’ve been noticing a lot of other Egyptian inspirations in the jewelry circles I like to travel in. Tutorials for cobalt and crimson beadwork, new collar styles, and rustic turquoise pieces keep popping up to brighten my day. These are a few of my favorites:

Nefertiti Bracelet by Artbeads.com

There’s a great mix of color and texture in this
Nefertiti Bracelet tutorial by ArtBeads.com



Alexandria Necklace by Beadaholique.com

The technique may be simple, but this Alexandra Necklace project from Beadholique.com
perfectly captures the look of real Egyptian strung necklaces.



Leather Wrapped Bangle by AuntiesBeads.com

Bold gemtones and colorblocking win again in this leather wrapped
bangle project from AuntiesBeads.com



Broad Collar by Instructables.com

There’s lots of room for variation and pattern in this beady
eyepin and gemstone collar from Instructables.com



Turquoise Teardrop Earrings by NotMerelyLiving.com

Nothing captures the look of ancient jewelry quite like rustic gemstones,
Which are perfectly showcased in these turquoise earrings from NotMerelyLiving.com



Wireluxe Necklace by Artbeads.com

Finally, metals are a great way to capture the Egyptian look – even without gold –
like in this wirework collar project from ArtBeads.com


Which Egyptian color or motif do you find the most inspiring?

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2 comments:

  1. I love the influences and history of Egypt.. Colors, beads, fibers and metals. You've really captured here!

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