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Tutorial for Paper Quilled Dinosaurs

Big, scary Tyrannosaurus Rex

Majestic Apatosaurus

Lumbering Triceratops

Mighty Stegosaurus

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What child is not intrigued by dinosaurs?  What are these mighty creatures who are seen so often in books but never in real life?  I wonder at what age a child truly understands that there used to be dinosaurs on the Earth, but no longer.

Do you have a child who loves dinosaurs?  Is there a dinosaur themed party coming up?  Need to decorate a dinosaur themed greeting card?  Here is your solution!   Use the art of paper quilling to create your own paper quilled dinosaurs!

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes when creating tutorials.  When I am working on tutorials I often feel guilty for not posting more often, as if I’m not doing any work.  But really, it takes a long time!  From creating designs, taking photos, editing photos, compiling photos, writing the tutorial, and so forth.  I feel a great sense of accomplishment once I am able to share all that I have been working on!

So here is my newest tutorial, paper quilled dinosaurs!   These awesome dinosaurs can be used to decorate frames, bookmarks, greeting cards, placecards, door hangers, notebooks, magnets, anything really!  Here are some things that I have used these dinosaurs for:

A paper quilled dinosaur frame

A paper quilled dinosaur frame

Paper quilled dinosaur party gift bags

Paper quilled dinosaur party gift bags


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Ayyam-i-Ha Gifts From Etsy

I have to admit that I am partial to purchasing things from etsy.  I have a shop there and I like to browse other shops and purchase from them.  If I need to purchase a gift for a family or friend, the first place I look is etsy.  When I wanted to purchase some cloth diapers, receiving blankets, and other baby stuff, I went to etsy.  It’s a great place to shop!

Baha'i nine pointed star handmade jewelry earrings necklace

Today I want to highlight some of the shops that sell Baha’i items that would make great Ayyam-i-Ha gifts.  I’ve noticed over the past couple years that more and more Baha’i themed items are showing up on etsy.  Awesome!   I’m going to list them alphabetically here, give links, and a short description of the items they have.  Note that this is NOT all of the shops that sell Baha’i items.  To find even more, do a search for “Baha’i” or “Bahai” in the etsy search bar.

A Tiny Seed - This store has been around for quite awhile!  I have always admired it.  Gorgeous art prints, ceramic pendants, and more.

Azadiart - Fused glass pendants.  Search in the shop for “Baha’i” to find the Baha’i pendant.

Baha’i By JBeads - Beautiful stone based jewelry and prayer beads.

Baha’i Gardens - This is a new shop.  It has gorgeous wire wrapped jewelry!

Fine Art By Nicole - Lots of beautiful jewelry. The Baha’i items are gorgeous Greatest Name original art, and nine pointed star pendants.

Honey’s Hive - This is me :)  Unique Handmade Paper Jewelry, Accessories, and tutorials.  Search for “Bahai” in the shop to find all nine pointed star and lotus designs.  I am having a 20% off sale with coupon code AYYAMIHA20  through mid February.

Karen McCants’ Art - Original art and prints.  Search for “Baha’i” in the shop to find the children’s art painting.

Little M Creations - Headbands, hairbows, and more.  A children’s Baha’i prayer book is available here.  We have one, it’s great!

Love Bits & Peaces - Unique jewelry.  Search for “Bahai” in the shop to find the Baha’i inspired pieces.

Misha Blaise - Fun artwork and prints!  Do a search in the shop for “Bahai” to find the Baha’i inspired pieces.

Muluc - Baha’i book covers

My Little Cards - a brand new shop!  Cute Ayyam-i-Ha cards with promise of more to come.

Safarista Design - Here you will find cute and modern Baha’i quotes to print out and frame up.

Sophia Wood Art - Original art, prints, cards, and more.  A children’s book about Ayyam-i-Ha!

The Bear Foot Rabbit - Lovely stone based wire wrapped jewelry.  Unique nine pointed star pendants!

The Becks CR - A lot of variety here!  Pendants, signs, banners, cupcake toppers, and more.

Transfigured Jewelry - A new shop, so far selling prayer beads.

Have fun browsing, and perhaps even purchasing some gifts!

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Nine Pointed Star Jewelry

this post has been moved to my new blog.  Click here to read the post about my nine pointed star jewelry designs.

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Paper Quilled Turtle Tutorial






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There was a little turtle
He lived in a box
He swam in a puddle
He climbed on the rocks
He snapped at a mosquito
He snapped at a flea
He snapped at a minnow
He snapped at me.
He caught that mosquito
He caught that flea
He caught that minnow
But he couldn’t catch me!

I remember my little sister saying this rhyme many years ago.  She liked little turtles, and now my 5 year old daughter likes turtles just as much!  In fact, she likes them so much that she agreed to help me photograph this new tutorial if she could have the finished turtle as a prize!  I don’t blame her, it IS pretty darn cute!

So with her help I was able to finish this tutorial and it’s up for sale in my etsy shop!

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If you just adore this turtle but don’t feel like making your own, I also have the completed turtle for sale as a pendant in my shop!  You can also custom order it as earrings if you prefer!

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Day of the Dead Skull Necklace

Finally I have something new to share!  As usual, this neat design idea came from a customer.  The customer asked for a skull pendant.  I had never made one before, but I thought sure, why not!  It took several weeks for me to get started, however, as my daughter Talisa had just been born and I was taking a break from doing any custom orders.  Finally after she turned two months old I was feeling ready to get back into quilling.  This was my first project!

I was given some ideas of what the customer was looking for and came up with this Day of the Dead skull pendant:


I was very happy with the results!  It is unique, bright, and eye catching.  It turned out to be not the right size for the customer, so I made another slightly smaller one:


This turned out very cute as well!

I look forward to the next time a customer contacts me for a new custom design.  It always stretches my creativity and I love bringing new ideas to life!


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Black Friday through Cyber Monday SALE! Save 40%

Save 40% storewide at my etsy shop now through Cyber Monday! Use code PUMPKIN40 at checkout to receive the discount.  Many items in my shop are one of a kind, so get your order in before your favorite items are taken!

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Free Shipping!

First of all I want to assure you that I do have some better posts lined up for the next couple of months! It’s been a bit tough trying to get back into all of my work since my daughter was born in September :)  I haven’t gotten back into quilling quite yet, but I will be starting on a new custom order design this week that I will be excited to share with everyone!

In the meantime I’ve been photographing some pieces that I finished before my daughter was born and adding them to my etsy shop. I’m also getting ready of the holiday shopping season! In addition to my tutorials being buy one get one free, I am also offering free shipping worldwide for all orders over $10!
To get free shipping just enter the code FREESHIPPING at checkout. Make sure your order is over $10 first :)
Stay tuned for more great holiday deals! And hopefully some more interesting posts soon as well :)


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BOGO sale!

It’s that time of year to start crafting gifts for the holidays!  To kick off the holiday sale season I am having a BOGO sale on all of my paper quilling tutorials!  Hour chase any paper quilling tutorial in my etsy shop or at and get one of equal or lesser for FREE! No coupon code needed, just make your purchase and let me know which tutorial you’d like for your free one :)

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50% off SALE!

Whew, life is busy around here! First of all I am thrilled to announce that we welcomed our second daughter into our family last week! We are treasuring every newborn moment and also trying to adjust to a new normal. My elder daughter is head over heels in love with her new sister which is so lovely to see :)

I am taking a couple weeks off of having to pack up orders, and taking several weeks off from making custom orders.

So, to celebrate the birth of our daughter and to make up for the fact that current orders will not be shipped until sometime later next week, I am offering 50% off of everything in my etsy shop! And yep, that includes clearance items as well!

So go ahead and get a head start on your holiday shopping this year! Use the code BABY50 during checkout to get your discount. Just remember that you are ordering the exact item in the listing and that it will not be sent out until sometime later next week.

Sorry for no pictures in this post, I am writing it from my iPad instead of my computer. I don’t have much time to sit down at the computer yet these days!

Happy shopping!

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Fall Fashion Line – Part I

Summer is coming to an end, and it’s time to start embracing autumn!  This year I thought it’d be fun to make some jewelry in the colors that pantone has declared to be popular for this fall season.

Here is the color palette from Pantone for fall 2012:

And here is the first part of my fall 2012 collection based on these colors:

Crescent earrings in olympian blue 

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Circle earrings in rose smoke, titanium, and rhapsody:

click HERE to find tutorial

Circle earrings in french roast and pink flambe:    click HERE for FREE tutorial!

Circle earrings in french roast and honey gold: (I love these colors together!)

click HERE to find tutorial

Single large lattice earrings in titanium grey:

Heart pendant with pink flambe and rose smoke:

click HERE to find tutorial

I have other pieces in my shop that fit these colors and are great for this fall’s fashion line, but these are the new ones that are these specific colors.  Click HERE to see all fall fashion designs in my etsy shop.
Looking to make your own?  Click HERE for FREE tutorials and HERE for more tutorials in my etsy shop!

This post is called Part I because I have more pieces that I have yet to photograph that are made of these colors.  I can’t wait to show them to you!

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