Paper Quilling Jewellery

Paper quilling jewelry is a perfect idea to gift to your friends and family members. This jewellery will make them stand out in the crowd of people.

In this book, author Ann Martin shows how to create intricate scrolls and coils that are both beautiful and functional. Glue that dries clear (Elmer’s school glue or Scotch Clear Glue). Clay modeling tool. Non-stick surface for working (such as an aluminum baking sheet).
Earrings

Earrings have long been a popular way to accent an outfit. They help to frame the face and complement a neckline. They are also a great alternative to metal jewelry when allergies come into play.

Using the quilling technique of coiling paper, you can make unique earrings that no one will guess are not made from metal! These earrings feature colorful, narrow strips of quilling paper glued to form circles and triangular shapes. They are finished with hypoallergenic ear hooks.

This earring craft is perfect for new quillers as there are no fancy tools required. A simple clay modeling tool (or even a glass head pin) will work just fine to position and glue the ring coils. For a clean look, apply the glue sparingly. For best results, work on a non-stick surface like an acrylic sheet, waxed paper or Styrofoam tray.
Necklaces

Necklaces are a great way to conceal Paper Quilling Jewelry and add interest to an outfit. You can make a simple flower pendant or a glam statement piece to wear with your favorite dress.

You can also use a quilling mold and create pendants of different shapes to give your necklaces a unique look. For example, a circular pendant will look very nice with an angled lariat necklace.

Licia Politis is another paper artist that makes stunning pieces of jewelry and framed art using quilling. Her designs are fun, colorful and whimsical. She recently shared a beautiful petal power lariat necklace on her Instagram account.

Unlike other arts and crafts that require expensive supplies, paper quilling is affordable and easy to learn. It is a great craft to do at home with children or as a hobby for adults. The repetitive rolling and holding of the tool triggers pressure points in the fingertips and has been shown to improve concentration and focus. It has even helped restless patients to calm down and become more relaxed.
Bracelets

Whether it is in a wedding or for daily wear, women love to wear different jewellery sets. This jewellery includes earrings and necklaces. Paper quilling is a typical type of paper art which makes use of paper strips of different shades to form gifts, cards and other stuff. The designs can be shaped in the shape of a ring or a circle which conceals the earlobe.

While the earring and pendant projects in my book are predominately made with metallic-edge black or ivory papers, there’s no need to limit yourself to those two choices. You can also find American-made metallic edge quilling papers in a variety of colors. These are essentially tone on tone, with a shiny blue edge on blue strips or magenta edge on magenta strips, for example.

You can even find Dutch metallic-edge quilling papers, which come in packs of fifty 1/8” x 24” (3 mm x 61 cm) strips. These are more subtle than the shiny, metallic edge American-made strips.
Pendants

Pendants are the final piece of jewelry to consider when designing a quilling necklace. They conceal the chain and can be decorative or functional depending on how they are designed. Some examples of functional pendants include those for seamstresses (scissors), sailors (compass) and knitters (yarn cutters).

Like earrings, pendants can be made using any shape that is available in your quilling tool kit. You can choose to use a fixed bail or a clip-on style. If you opt for a fixed bail, it will be built into the design of the pendant so that the chain can feed through it. Some people like to use a rabbit ear bail instead of a traditional tube bail.

To make a simple pendant, glue six dark colored teardrop shapes in a row and allow the glued end to curve outward. Glue another strip of the same color around the curling end to hold it in place. Apply a layer of PPA and let dry. This liquid sealant may make the shade of your quilling a bit darker but it is very durable and water resistant.

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