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.)
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