Daily Wire Jewelry Inspiration January 23, 2015
Dixie’s Inspired Egyptian Coil Necklace
Created by Dixie Ann Scott
I love when readers share their creations with us! A short while ago, Dixie Ann Scott sent us a photo of an Egyptian Coil Necklace that she created, which was similar to one we featured in one of our earlier blog posts about the history of the Jig and Egyptian Jewelry.
Here’s what Dixie told me about creating her inspired Egyptian Coil Necklace:
“Mine is just a single row but I also did my first torch fire on it to give it a beautiful patina.
This was my first attempt at an all wire necklace. Other than using a round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and a small torch, my hands, grit and determination were all the tools I used.
I had never torch fired any wire before either so after practicing a little on some individual spirals and watching a video, I dove right in and was so pleased when it turned out with such a beautiful patina. I eventually made a bracelet to match and was commissioned to make other sets.
I did switch to a 14 gauge dead soft copper wire later not only to make the necklace a little lighter in weight but also to save on my hands. Hope you like it!”
Dixie’s Egyptian Coil Necklace:
Here are the tools and materials that Dixie used on her necklace.
- 12 gauge dead soft copper wire
Special Thanks to Dixie for sending in her photo and her information to us here at Wire-Sculpture! We love seeing and hearing about projects that you make!
CLICK HERE to read the article which inspired Dixie to create this beautiful Egyptian Coil Necklace! If you are inspired to make an Egyptian Coil Necklace for yourself, take a look at our Instructional DVDS and additional FREE patterns to help get you started!