Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Quilled Earrings

When I first started quilling I had a checklist of things I wanted to quill within the first few months. As time started to pass the things in the list never materialized and I went ahead doing other stuff. To quill earrings was among that list I made and I'm glad it finally happened.

The traditional gold earrings found in India had a considerable influence on me while making this project. Hence, having the color gold in the earrings became important to me. So I was on the lookout for the "right" colored strips of gold, by "right" I mean an antique gold color. After searching and not finding one, I decided to go ahead and paint the ivory strips gold.

For the bottom part of the earrings, I made a circular loop by joining two paper strips of 17 inch length and then filled the insides with a gold colored paper strip using beehive quilling technique by Susan. 
Here's a video of the technique by Pritesh Dagur.

For the upper part, I made two tight coils by rolling two 17 inch strips of 1/8th inch width into each coil and then painted them gold.

I used two jump rings of size 6 mm and 4 mm to join the coil with the fish hook.

Lastly I attached each coil to their respective bases and applied a coat of mod podge.

Here's a look at the second pair of earrings.


  1. The earrings are so beautiful and your quilling is very neat! Well done!

    Happy Quilling!

    1. Thank you very much, Manuela! Hope I maintain the consistency.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial ��