Introduction: Quilled Butterfly Rings

Hello! Today I will show you how you can make these chunky adorable butterfly rings that will surely grab eyeballs.

Pair them up with your casual t-shirt and jeans to give a feminine touch to your look...and undoubtedly, they will look absolutely beautiful when paired with a dress!

They're easy to make...employing the technique of "quilling".

Let these "beautiflies" adorn your bonny fingers!

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Step 1: Supplies!

You will need:

Quilling paper strips(can be purchased from the market, or you can cut long strips of paper about a centimeter wide, 25 cm long.)

Quilling needle (You can use a toothpick if you don't have one.)

Crafts wire

Pliers

Paper glue

Rubber solution/ Rubber based glue

Step 2: Choose the Colour Scheme

Choose which two colours of the wing you want.

Take two strips for each colour.

Take one black strip for the body

Step 3: Quilling the Units- Winding the Paper Wings

Place the end of the paper strip into the quilling needle and tightly wrap the paper into a coil. Do this for all four wings.

Step 4: Quilling the Units- Winding the Paper Wings

After you wind the paper into a coil, hold it tightly.

As you loosen your grip, it unwinds.

Let the upper wing units unwind more than the lower section ones.

When you achieve the desired size of the unit, apply glue to the end of the paper and stick it to prevent the coil from unwinding more.

Step 5: Shaping the Wings

Pinch the circle to turn it into a half spindle like shape. Repeat for all four units.

Step 6: The Body of the Butterfly

Roll up the black paper only upto half it's length.

Pinch the rolled paper into a spindle shape.

Stick the wings as illustrated in the next step.

Step 7: The Butterfly

Step 8: The Wire Loop

Coil the wire around your finger to form a loop.

Twist the end of the loop.

Using pliers, give the wire outside the loop a prong like shape as in the picture.

Step 9: Putting the Ring Together!

Place the "prongs" of the wire into the gap between the butterfly's body and wings.

Fill in rubber solution in that gap after doing so.

Step 10: Done!

Now go flaunt your beautiful ring!

I made a few more as you can see in this picture :D

Comments

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The Juliart (author)2015-02-08

My Daughter would love to make these. I think the hot glue would definitely make the sturdier. Maybe even malking the back side like stained glass with Deco Podge. Great job!

Jewels

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ShaliniS3 (author)The Juliart2015-02-09

Wow great idea! I was considering filling the back side with the glue from the glue gun myself!

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The Juliart (author)ShaliniS32015-02-09

Great minds,think alike!! Lol. Have a beautiful day!

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ShaliniS3 (author)The Juliart2015-02-09

Hahaha! You too have a great day!

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Gursimran Singh 425 (author)2015-02-09

nice thing for girls

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Thank u :)

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Shbnmp (author)2015-02-08

where from i get these materials?

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ShaliniS3 (author)Shbnmp2015-02-08

I purchased a pack of quilling strips, quilling needle and the wire from a stationery shop. The glues are commonplace, and those pliers were from my dad's tool kit.

If you don't have quilling strips, you can make them at home by cutting long strips out of colored paper, and you can roll them on a toothpick.

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ashleyjlong (author)2015-02-07

The paper part looks really fun! Your bug rings and my bug ring should hang out :) How comfortable is the ring of wire? Do these hold up well during wear or do you need to be delicate?

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ShaliniS3 (author)ashleyjlong2015-02-08

Hello! The beautiflies would love to be friends :)
It's super comfortable to wear and yes the rubber solution made the wire fit snugly..but if you want to make it even more sturdy, you can use a hot glue gun! :)

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