Paper Quilling Jewelry: Make Beautiful Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets is a step-by-step guide to using the traditional art of paper quilling for gorgeous jewelry that you can wear. With 20 stunning designs, the book provides everything you need to work with gilded papers and roll coils, scrolls, and unique quilling shapes that create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.
The art of paper quilling has become popular recently, but it is an old craft. Thin strips of gilded paper were used during the Renaissance to decorate book covers and religious items, and the practice is an inexpensive way to get a look that is reminiscent of filigree without having to solder wire.
In this book, author Ann Martin demonstrates how to use the traditional tools of quilling (needle tool and slotted tool) as well as basic jewelry-making supplies such as pliers, dowels, tweezers, metal jump rings and more. She also introduces readers to a variety of pre-cut strips with metallic edging and shows how to make them their own.
To begin a project, select a strip of your desired color and quill it using the slotted tool. Once you are done, remove it from the tool and allow it to loosen a bit. Next, use your fingers to shape the loose end into a curve. Trim the end as needed to match the rest of the coiled strip. Repeat the process with a second strip of your chosen color to create an eye pattern. Paper Quilling Jewelry