Paper Quilling Jewelry

Create elegant, sophisticated-looking jewelry with the centuries old technique of quilling! Author Ann Martin takes a time-honored art form and brings it into the modern era via these stunning pendants, earrings, necklaces, and rings.

Paper quilling is an art that involves rolling strips of paper and gluing them to shape them into decorative designs. It can also be used to create 3D objects such as flowers and butterflies, frames for pictures and albums, and even jewelry. Quilling is a great way to pass the time and can be relaxing as well as a fun hobby. It can be done alone or with friends, and is great for all ages and skill levels.

These pretty purple shades paper earrings are made from eco-friendly quilling papers that are acid-free and sealant coated for added strength. They are secured on hypoallergenic hooks.

In a pinch, paper can also be used to replace traditional metal filigree jewelry. It can be manipulated into intricate patterns and is much cheaper than soldering gold or silver wires. Quilling first became popular in Europe during the 13th century and is believed to have been invented by either the Greeks, the Persians or the Chinese.

To make your earring base, start with two pieces of primary colored paper and glue the ends together to form an outline circle. Next add a secondary color of paper and glue it to the end of the primary color to form a triangular shape. Continue to add loose coils of the secondary color until the entire outline is filled up with a honeycomb design. Paper Quilling Jewelry