December 4, 2008

Three-dimensional quilled bird miniature

Bird. 3D quilling

This yellow bird is my new three-dimensional quilled work. When I was skimming through my new book on 3D quilling — Three-Dimensional Quilling: Making Characters — for the first time, two ideas popped into my head right away: a fish and a birdie.

Bird. 3D quilling (detail)

It's made from regular 3 mm (1/8 inch) wide quilling strips, its legs from toothpicks. The tail and wings are made using the method of alternate looping. I cut along the strip at the back of the crest to get three 1 mm wide "feathers". The bird's eyes are made from narrow 1.5 mm strips, actually they are regular strips cut in half lengthwise. The height of the bird is about 6 cm (2 3/8 inch) without the pedestal.

Bird. 3D quilling (top view)


  1. Hi,
    I just happened on your blog and took a nice visit throught it. I enjoyed your quilling, lots of fun ideas. I would like to put a link on my blog ( to yours; Come and visit my blog and let me know if you would like me to put your link up.I am in the United States, I also have a web site with links to other quilling friends. Take a look and let me know if you are interested in being added. Thanks
    Pat Caputo

  2. Inna,
    You come up with such unique ideas, I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    This little guy is a real cutie.... I wonder how he'd look in different colors?

    Once again great quilling!

    Keep on Quillin',

  3. Thank you so much Pat, Denise!

  4. Chile:
    ey! tienes muchas cosas bellas.tengo 16 años y desde los 13 o antes creo ke practiko filigrana.o quilling, da sigo por revistas o imagenes de internet, thank you.todo este material me sera de ayuda.bye

  5. Thank you Carolina! Please show your works if you can.

  6. inna, i'd just like to tell you i love your work! you should know that your EXTREMELY talented! never ever give up quilling! i adore and admire you, and so far ive made quite a few things of your blog. your my role model for my quilling future, as im only 13, and quilling is my hobby (: please keep posting!