Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quilled Earrings ... The start of an obsession maybe?

Recently, I've had quilling in my head. I have seen some really cool quilling art that has been truly inspirational. I know that if I pick up a quilling set and just get going, it's going to be a long way until I get as good as any of the things that I have pinned on my pinterest board. But, you know, you gotta start somewhere.

Even though I had bought a set with the idea of making a card for a colleague who is retiring, not suprisingly I got distracted with jewellery. (this is typical... once I concentrate on one craft, I get a craving to create with something different) But this time, they overlapped and I had inspiration to merge the two.

I have some stud earrings, that have a 12mm base diameter, I see them used for setting cabochons, buttons etc, but never before for quilling :) So, away I went with some simple circles and created these.

I got some nice postive comments, I even have an order for a pair from a colleague - and these were only experiments.

I wanted to try and do a more detailed pattern, I think practising on such a small palette will help me get better. My Quilling stick itself is far too big to make tiny quills, so I made my own using a needle. It's more fiddly to use, but it gives me a tighter scroll and i get more details with the smaller coils.

So, all set with me new needle quilling tool ... I have made some english daisies.

Again really, just an experiment... i still want to get better at quilling smaller patterns, but practice makes perfect. I think I'll be trying more of these in the near future.

 Hope you like them! Would love to hear what you think :)
So, - enjoy your weekend, if you're stateside, enjoy your long weekend.

take care


  1. I think that those daisy earrings are inspired, looking forward to seeing where you go with your quilling and jewellery x

  2. These look fabulous and it's such a clever idea! :)

  3. These are fab!! I've been thinking about quilling and jewellery for a while now. Along similar lines actually but had thought about somehow setting them in resin or something to protect them.
    Going to check out your pintrest board now. I love quilling!

  4. These are so lovely. I especially like the red, black and white circles, such a pretty photo of them together.