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Quilled Paper Ombre Earrings

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Hi Friends! Let's make something so easy, it takes more time to say the name than it does to make the craft. Today's tutorial is:

Quilled Paper Ombre Earrings
 
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Step 1: Whatchur Gonna Need:

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Earring Pads

Paper Quilling Tool

Ombre Quilling Paper

E-6000 adhesive glue

Glitter Mod Podge and something to apply it

(We used a toothpick)

Step 2: Let's get rolling!

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Okay, First: choose a strip of your quilling paper- any color that tickles your fancy. Remember though, the ombre part will only work if you use the ombre printed strips.  We chose "Sunshine Orange".  'Cause...Sunshine.  

Now, place one end in the slot of the quilling tool and gently start to roll the strip around itself. When I say gently, I mean like, "restoring the Mona Lisa" gently.

DO NOT (*flashes lights) I repeat (*sounds alarms) DO NOT roll it too tightly at first or it will not come off the quill tool! Then you'll lose faith in yourself and think you are a quilling failure when all you needed was some good old fashion practice. So-- don't roll it too tightly at first.  As the bead begins to get larger, you can then begin to tug a little snugger so the wraps are nice and uniform.

Roll, roll, roll...

Step 3: Get gluey

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Every 2 inches or so, dab a toothpick size blob of Mod Podge on the inside of the roll, to help it stay in place as you roll as well as when it is finished.

By the time the strip is all rolled up, it should look like a neat little disc and the ombre should naturally show in the rolls,

based on how your quilling paper is printed.  At the very end of the strip, podge it all up so it sticks to itself and does not unravel.
cmentzell1 month ago

What a wonderful idea!! I have a family party at Christmas time, and give very small goodie bags to the girls and guys. I can't wait to make these!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

shivani-garg9 months ago
good one..!!!
alisha145 (author)  shivani-garg9 months ago
Thanks Shivani!

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Alisha
kbeads9 months ago
Nice project. Looks good for my 12 year old.
shivani-garg9 months ago
good one..!!!
djaffe19 months ago
I love these!!
djaffe19 months ago
I found ombré quilling paper here http://www.kandubeads.com/products/ombre-quilling-papers-professional-grade-1-8-3mm-multi-color-100-pieces-for-paper-spirals-or-paper-beads-or-traditional-paper-quilling

I hope this helps!!
These are really beautiful!
alisha145 (author)  emilyvanleemput9 months ago
Thank you Emily!

<3
Alisha
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