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

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

Alexandria Necklace by

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

Leather Wrapped Bangle by

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

Broad Collar by

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

Turquoise Teardrop Earrings by

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

Wireluxe Necklace by

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

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

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

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