History of Wire Wrapping

The history of wire wrapped jewelry can be found all the way back to 1400’s BC. Historians have found signs of wire jewelry in ancient pharaohs’ tombs and pyramids in Egypt. Early wire used for wire jewelry was made by metal that was pounded flat into sheets which were then cut into strips and rolled into tubes.

Historians believe wire jewelry was common due to the lack of modern day technologies and the fact jewelry was expensive, therefore royals and the elite were the only people that could afford casts and or a form of soldering

Wire Wrapped jewelry and art of wire wrapping isn’t new. Most techniques are public domain by this point. When coming up with something you believe has never been done before, it’s best to make sure. Do a little research. You may discover even more techniques than the ones we use regularly


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