Saturday, 27 December 2014

Quilling Earrings: Simple and Pretty too

Quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, and arranging them to form elegant filigree.

This paper art is really simple to do and the best part is, one will always get interesting results!

These colorful pretty earrings are a catch and will work best if you wish to make customized earrings for yourself or would like to give handmade gifts to your loved ones. 

And, on the top of that.. they are extremely cheap!

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 available easily in any good stationary shop.
- Fittings for earrings like 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 this link, it's really well written and easy to understand! 
This will give you an insight into how Quilling is to be done, also the n number of shapes and design you can form by playing with paper!

Step 3: To begin with..

Start making your desirable 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! 

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 understand better!

Step 5: Make. Wear. Flaunt.

Create interesting designs and you are ready to flaunt your customized pair of earrings!

you will enjoy while making this earrings.