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!!!
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.