April 21, 2012

Quilled jewelry - pendant, earrings & card

Quilled jewelry: pendant and earrings

As I already wrote, I sometimes teach paper quilling workshops in a craft store. There is a variety of projects to make, each aimed at a specific level (beginners or advanced), and focuses on specific quilling techniques. One of the workshops is dedicated to quilled jewelry, when the students learn to create a jewelry set — a pendant, a pair of earrings and a greeting card that matches them. The card is made so that it can hold the earrings or be used stand-alone.

The pendant is made inside a round copper base that measures 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter. For both the pendant and the earrings we use quilling strips of the color called "antique gold", mostly 1/8" wide (3 mm), but for some elements we have to cut the strips lengthwise, making them only 1/16" wide (1.5 mm). Diameter of the earrings is approximately 5/8" (1.5 cm). The tiny roses on the pieces are made using the folded rose technique, the petals are created with a quilling comb.

Quilled greeting card with earrings

When the pendant and earrings are ready, we create the greeting card. For the card we use special "newspaper" scrap-booking paper, distress ink, card stock and 1/8"- and 3/8"-wide quilling strips (3 mm and 9 mm).

We use the same motif with folded roses to decorate the greeting card. Size of the card is 5 x 7 inches (about 12.5 x 17.5 cm).

32 comments:

Светлана В.С. said...

Какие изящные, золотые!! Классно!
А у нас в Хомячке сейчас идет задание "Бижутерия".

Trupti said...

Lovely..

http://truptiscraft.blogspot.com/

aureliaeugenia said...

Perfect and exquisite work of art!
You never ceasse to amaze me !I hope you and your family passed an extremly happy EASTER.
Hugs,

ARTiMAGINE said...

Hey,

Its so nice to see your craft almost after 1.5 months...

I love the set...excellent combination...

Great Work..

Olga K said...

Очень красиво! Идея с открыткой интересна!

Mihaela said...

Really amazing work, so beautiful design!!!

Regina said...

Amazing!!!! Love the whole set!!
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Lynn said...

I can spend hours on your site! You do beautiful work. I just bought a tube of various colored strips for quilling. Wish I lived close enough to take one of your workshops.

Kurlikins said...

Beautiful! Oh how i'd love to come to one of your workshops!! I love the card idea too.

chillin with Quillin said...

Wow the jewelry is gorgeous, and love the envelope to ,it's beautiful!!!!
Paula

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Very beautiful jewellery. Love those warm metallics.

Sathya said...

Wow....absolutely loved the quilled jewellery!!!!!

Nicoleta Ilie said...

just...wow!!!!

Sorana said...

sooo elegant and delicate! great work!

mansore said...

hi dear
its so great
i love it

Dev said...

Inspirational ... love your imagination ...

Eva Razboršek said...

SO beautiful!!!

Лариса said...

Инночка, восхищаюсь твоей красотой!!! Присоединяйся к нашему заданию в Хомячке!!!!!!!!!

Soraya said...

outstanding! Love the idea of a card and jewelry sharing the same motif. Couldn't be more unique!

kalanirmitee creations said...

Elegant and beautiful work! It looks like real gold jewellery... Was waiting for your new post eagerly. Thanks for sharing!

Lekha justin said...

Absolutely Beautiful ....!!

Iskrica said...

wow! fantastic!

Cristina said...

So beautiful Inna!, i love it!!

kiddo said...

Just one word WONDERFUL! The earrings are looking so, so elegant I wouldn't say they made from paper. And the way you designed a card to match them is great!

SUSAN said...

wow...superb
congrats for your quilled class....

hugs,
Susan

quilled paper paradise said...

Beautiful! So delicate and refined!

feeza said...

beautiful creation

Inna D. said...

Thanks everyone very much!

Девочки, спасибо большое! (и спасибо зa приглашение:))

MetalFimo2 said...

che orecchini magnifici ,brava passa da me www.metalfimo2.blogspot.com

Sujana Sarath said...

Absolutely amazing!! Visitng your blog for first..
From now on I will follow your blog.

Happy quilling.

Asma' Ahmad Bahari said...

inna, this earring is so beautiful and elegant! the best i ever see. love it! ♥

Inna D. said...

Thank you very much, my dear readers!