Easy Egyptian Coil

By on May 14, 2014
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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Wrapping Tutorial May 14, 2014

Easy Egyptian Coil

I thought today I would share with you a quick tutorial about how to make an Egyptian Coil. It’s easy and versatile. I hope you enjoy it!

Tips: Cut all your pieces of wire the same length. Pictured: 20 gauge wire, cut into 6 inch lengths.

When you make your coils, it’s important that they are all consistent. Do the first one, and get it to the point that both ends are coiled, then set it aside and use that one to measure and compare against all the others you do.

Step 1: Put a loop at each end of the wire.



Step 2: Use your pliers to slowly coil the wire at each end.


When you’re done you should have a piece like the photo below.


Step 3: Bend it in half one direction.


Step 4: Then bend it the other way for a finished single link.


Step 5: You can thread multiple links through each other to make the desired length that you want.



Finished Bracelet


*If you want the coils to overlap, bend the loop over just at or below the height of the coils. If the tail is too long the gap will be big.

If you’d like to practice your coils and spirals before attempting this Egyptian Coil design, take a look at our FREE pattern called Best Ever Coils.  Then if you’d like to learn more about working with wire – why not take a look at our Coiling and Weaving DVD Series.

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Happy Wrapping!

Judy Ellis



Original Tutorial by Marie Cristine

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    May 15, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Nice, easy directions!

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    May 17, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I’m definitely going to try this. The end result is gorgeous!!

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    July 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Of you’re using a larger gauge, what length wire would you recommend?