Paper quilling is simple and inexpensive to create. It is also durable and masculine, making it a great alternative to metal jewelry.
Paper quilling can be used for a wide variety of projects. One of the most popular uses is for creating jewelry. This article will cover how to make fun and easy paper quilling earring designs.
Quilling is a centuries-old paper art that yields delicate scrolls and coils that add color, dimension, and beauty to all sorts of craft projects. While the shapes used in quilling may seem intimidating and fragile, they’re surprisingly sturdy. When paired with quality jewelry hooks, they make lovely earrings. Earrings are also easy to make, and they are a great way to give yourself or a friend the gift of beautiful handmade jewelry.
Whether you’re looking for a fun new craft or an activity to entertain kids, these eye-catching and easy-to-make Paper Quilling Jewelry will delight everyone. Earrings are an especially popular project, as they are so quick to make and can be worn in just a matter of minutes once the jump rings have been closed. These fun and colorful designs are perfect for any occasion, and they can easily be adapted to match the wearer’s favorite outfit.
This first pair of gilded earrings is made from an assortment of small teardrop ring coils that have been glued together in groups of three and then a single large domed tight coil has been added in the center. This pattern is a great choice for someone who wants to give quilling a try but doesn’t want to commit to a long project or use a lot of glue.
If you’d like to give this design a more formal look, you can make the individual coils a little larger and add more sets of three to create a fancier design. Another variation on this design would be to replace the domed tight coil with a small round bead or rhinestone bead.
Licia Politis is a prolific crafter and blogger who often shares her work on social media. She has a knack for turning simple patterns into stunning pieces of jewelry. She’s transformed this minimalist Petal Power lariat necklace into a fun and colorful design that reflects her vibrant style.
While the gilded petal beads and tassel give this design a more glamorous edge, it can be crafted with just the basic tools and supplies found in any craft box. For example, Licia used silver and gold edge quilling paper strips for her earrings. This type of paper has a shiny metallic appearance but is actually a tone on tone, such as blue on blue or magenta on magenta, making it far less expensive than the traditional brightly colored papers that are typically available for quilling.
To assemble the earrings, simply slip an opened jump ring through each ring coil and then slide on a matching earring hook. A thin coat of clear Ceramcoat Sealer will give them a protective coating, so they’re ready to wear and show off. You can find this product at most arts and crafts stores. If you prefer to avoid using chemicals, try a clear school glue or white craft glue that dries clear instead. A fine-tip glue bottle is an essential tool for many quillers, as it makes it easy to apply tiny beads of glue to the joins of coils. It’s helpful to work on a non-stick surface such as an overturned Styrofoam tray or waxed paper.