Quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls and arranging them to create elegant filigree. This paper art technique is really simple and fun to do. The best part is, you always get interesting results!
These colorful pretty earrings are not only a cinch to make, the materials are extremely cheap. The technique is perfect for creating customized earrings for yourself or jewelry and other handmade gifts for your loved ones.
Step 1: Material Required
You would require:
- Sheets of colorful paper or Quilling strips (strips are easier to work with since cutting paper is very time consuming). Quilling strips are easily available in any good stationary shop.
- Fittings for earrings like those shown in the picture. Fittings can be found in any jewelry shop or with any wholesaler who deals in these kinds of things.
Step 2: How to Quill?
If you aren't new to Quilling, you can begin straight away. Otherwise you can go through the link below. It's really well written and easy to understand! This will give you an insight into how Quilling is done and also the number of shapes and designs you can form by playing with paper!
Step 3: To Begin With..
Start making your desired designs. But remember, you have to make two identical ones (one for the left and one for the right). Also, if you wish to, you can make one more, attach a chain to it and make a matching locket too! :D
Step 4: Assemble Your Earrings
Now that your two Quilled parts are ready, it's time to attach the fittings. Attach the part which goes into the piercing to your Quilled object through small metal circles (remember they should be pretty small, big ones don't look too good). The images shown will help you to better understand!
Step 5: Make. Wear. Flaunt.
Create interesting designs and you are ready to flaunt your customized pair of earrings! I have also put up the images of some of the earrings I have made recently. I hope they give you a reference as to how to go about it.