The ancient Egyptians are known for making a lot of great things. They are known for their kings, pyramids, and riches. They are also well known for their beautiful jewelry. The Egyptians spared no expense in making the best, high quality jewelry from raw materials. Because of their value and their beauty, they were even taken to the grave by the kings and queens of Egypt! There is no ancient Egyptian jewelry for sale today. If there is, it can cost thousands, or even millions of dollars. However, you can make your own, using these ancient Egyptian jewelries as inspiration. It is a great way to recreate the Egyptian feel without having to break the bank.
Here are some steps on how to make ancient Egyptian jewelry:
- Begin with an inspiration. There are many kinds of ancient Egyptian jewelry. The ancient Egyptians had the whole package: necklaces, rings, bracelets, anklets, earrings, and pendants. You will have to choose which one or ones you want to make. You can choose to make a simple necklace, or a complete set. It is also good to look for pictures of ancient Egyptian jewelry so you have a reference for your creation. Try studying the design, material, and look of the ancient Egyptian jewelry. This will help you recreate it better.
- Choose your materials. The ancient Egyptians usually used gold or precious stones for their jewelry. The best beads to use are quartz, turquoise, amethyst, alabaster, and other nicely colored stone beads. However, these can be quite expensive, especially if you’re going to make an entire set, or a big batch of ancient Egyptian jewelry. There are more expensive options like silver, gold and copper. The ancient Egyptians, especially the wealthy ones, usually used these materials to make their jewelry. If you’re trying to keep your budget low, you can also go for painted glass beads. They create the same effect for almost half the price. They look as good as Egyptian beads as well. You will also need some beads with intricate designs. If you look at photographs of ancient Egyptian jewelry, you will notice that all of their jewelry are quite intricately designed. You can achieve this look easily through intricately designed beads.
- String together your beads. Most ancient Egyptian jewelry, especially necklaces and bracelets, have a thick width. These are called collar necklaces because they are thick enough to act as a collar for the wearer. These are hard to make. This is why collar necklaces are usually made by a professional or someone who has had a lot of experience in beading. To recreate this look, you can simply make many necklaces decreasing sizes, and then string them together to make them thick like a collar necklace. Make sure that you use sturdy material for your necklaces. You don’t want your precious stones and glass beads to get lost if your necklace gets broken.
Making ancient Egyptian jewelry is very easy. Follow these steps and create your on Egyptian inspired jewelry today!