FSOJ week 19: Embellished Egyptian Coil

For week 19 I put together this lovely embellished egyptian coil bracelet for the Four Seasons of Jewelry project. Not on theme again, but I seldom follow the optional themes anyway as my muse has a will of her own. 🙂 The egyptian coil technique is as ancient as it sounds, coming to us from the artifacts of ancient Egypt. The identity of the original artist is lost in time, but I often imagine how flattered they would be to know that they created a timeless technique. This bracelet was embellished with bali silver and tanzanite and peridot swarovski bicone crystals to give it a punch of color. The floral clasp combined with the bright colors sets the mood for spring… my favorite time of year. I think I should have oxidized it before I put the crystals on as I am concerned about getting in close enough to buff the bali spacers. I will post a pic of the oxidized bracelet when I get it done.


4 thoughts on “FSOJ week 19: Embellished Egyptian Coil

  1. This is just beautiful! I actually like it without the oxidation although I’m curious to see what it looks like after too. In any case, it’s fabulous!

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. 🙂 I appreciate it. I haven’t oxidized it yet as I’ve been thinking about how much I also like it the way it is, and what if I didn’t like it so much after I oxidized it? Indecision is such a terrible thing. LOL Thanks again. 😀

  3. It’s awesome! I’m glad it’s you and not me that needs to decide to oxidize or not! I think it will be beautiful either way.

  4. Thanks for the comment, Christine. I actually never got the chance to oxidize it as it got a new home rather quickly. LOL That’s not a complaint, though. 🙂

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