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I wanted to make something unique with the quilling technique so I came up with the idea of making a chess box with quilled pieces reusing an old wooden box that used to be a box of colored pencils. Then I came up with the idea of making the whole chessboard in quilling as well.

I thought it was a good idea but apparently it wasn't challenging enough for me... I had to include lights too into my chess box and see all of those beautiful effects that I love so much when I make lamps.

The most challenging part to me was welding the strips together since I had never done it before and almost had no idea how to do it. But hey, when I turned them on they worked!!!

Step 1: Supplies

  • wooden box - I found an old box with a sliding lid that used to contain colored pencils and it was perfect for my purpose. It's 29 x 20 cm (11'' x 8'')
  • wood scraps
  • 2 plexiglass sheets at least as big as your box - I used the 2mm thick one (0,07'')
  • paper sheets or quilling sheets of two different colors
  • slotted quilling tool
  • white glue
  • clear varnish
  • hacksaw
  • LED strip with power supply
  • electric wire
  • on/off rocker switch
  • DC power jack connector
  • sandpaper
  • super glue
  • drill
  • paint and/or crystal snow paste
  • soldering iron with solder

I cut my own paper strips as usual so, if you don't already have (many) quilling strips, you can see the instructions in my "Cut your own paper quilling strips" tutorial to do the same.

<p>Awesome! Do you play Chess?</p>
<p>This is soooo amazing! and you really got photography skills!! :)</p>
<p>the first time i saw ur entry i knew u would win the grand prize, reason is simple . You gave quilling a new modification. I mean after the decade of room decor with help of quilling now we can actually make a piece of chess board out of ig too. Now i am thinking that choices are endless we can even make ludo , scrabble,dot and cross out of it too. Btw welcome back and major congrats on ur win. It feels so good to see you back</p>
congrats on the win Linda. this is just mind blowing. you have set the bar really high. i love the execution and the idea. thanks for sharing.
<p>Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like it! :)</p>
<p>Congrats on winning :) Its awesome :)</p>
<p>Thank you!! :)</p>
<p>CONGRATULATIONS!!!!</p><p>Your Dream is finally true :-) Yay!</p>
<p>YAAAY!! I'm so happy! Congratulations to you too!! ;)</p>
<p>Thanks! I have another dream...but it shall take some time and money....but I shall try :-)</p>
<p>Only one word: Wow!</p>
<p>Thank you!!</p>
<p>Amazing! This chess set is beautifully done!</p>
<p>Glad you like it, thanks!!</p>
<p>Stunning, amazing work</p>
<p>You got my vote!</p>
<p>Thanks a lot!!</p>
<p>Love it!</p>
<p>So glad you like it Emily, thank you!</p>
<p>I have seen chess pieces before but you're light up playing board makes it really awesome. Nice work.</p>
<p>Thank you so much!</p>
<p>Great to see you back in the site :-) . Beautiful piece ...I see a definite winner ;-) . I just hope I can finish mine in time</p>
<p>Thanks Shazni! Fingers crossed...I've been dreaming to win a cameo for years now :D Can't wait to see your project!</p>
<p>I'm sure you would win...although now there are some really nice entries. I nearly panicked that I won't be able to finish in time and got my husband to help me quill too ! lol. I stayed up all night and was about to just publish without writing properly...boy was I happy to see 13 hrs more! Now I can write it calmly </p><p>I will be quite happy if I get the first prize too! but first I must make it to finalist.....and that will depend on votes!! I'm so scared I won't make it after spending so much time on my hairbrained project! When you see it you would consider me certiifide mad ...as my sis does ;-)</p>
<p>Very nice!</p>
<p>Very nice!</p>
This is amazing linda. Btw welcome back.
<p>Thank you!! :D</p>
<p>Beautiful beautiful beautiful!</p><p>I never would have thought of such an idea in a million years!</p>
<p>So glad you like it, thank you!!</p>
<p>The best I've seen yet!!!!!!! Beautiful</p>
<p>Thank you so much!!</p>
<p>This is great! It's good to see you around the community again! </p>
<p>Thank you!! :D</p>
<p>Wow - well done. I just discovered that there's a lot of chess sets on this site. It is cool to see your unique one :)</p>
<p>I didn't know there were so many either :D Thank you!</p>
<p>Fabulous project! I love it. A great experience to play chess like this! </p><p>Congratulations!</p><p>Have a beautiful day!</p>
<p>Thank you so much, have a beautiful day too!</p>
<p>Lovely lights for a hardcore game of chess</p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
Gorgeous idea, and brilliant execution!
<p>Thank you so much!</p>
<p>Wow! How amazing is that? </p>
<p>I'm glad you like it, thank you!</p>
Certainly very impressive!
<p>Thank you!!</p>
<p>Holy Cow! Very impressive. This must have taken days!</p>
<p>Yes, it took weeks actually :) Thank you!</p>
Amazing!
<p>Thanks!</p>

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