So in an effort for mother's day gifts, I tried to make an assortment of paper jewelry for my mother (I know, i know, pretty cheap, but she still says she loves it when I make her things). While trying different things, I tried paper quilling. I really liked the look of the tight circles and the almost 70s look to the jewelry (which is her generation).
Step 1: Supplies
To do this project, you need a paper quilling tool (about 3 dollars at AC Moore), and paper quilling paper. Choose the paper according to your color scheme. If you like the jewelry, it may make a nice wedding party set for the bridesmaids, if they match the color scheme. You don't technically need the paper quilling tool, but it is slotted so it makes the process easier.
Cut the strips of paper according to how wide you want each section of the circle to be. Experiment to see what you like. If you are making earrings, this is the time to plan ahead and cut the strips to the same length for each earring.
Step 2: Getting Started
Take you piece of paper and stick one end in the slot of your tool. Start turning the tool so that the paper wraps tightly in a circle. Try to keep the paper wrapping evenly over itself. Once you come to the end of the strip, put a tiny drop of glue on tip and roll it tight. Hold the paper tight for twenty seconds.
Now pick you next color. Put a tiny drop of glue on the end and glue it to the outside of the circle you already made (try to match it to the end of the last strip to reduce holes in you circle). Repeat this process with as many colors as you like until you feel the circle looks good. Glue the last tip to the circle and hold for twenty seconds. Then gently pull the whole circle off the tool.