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Unique and Fun Crescent Hoop Earrings

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any of my new designs here.  I’ll start with sharing some of my newest crescent earrings.  As many of my designs often are, this one was based on a customer request.  The customer loved the look of my huge crescent earrings but wanted something smaller.  Still a big earring, but not huge.

Here is the pair that the customer chose, which is the first one that I made. The combination of burgundy and black is lovely!

I also made another design, more “feathery” in look instead of all of the circles.  I used a black with silver edge for the inside design.  I think it looks so glamorous! You can see more pics of these here on etsy.

I thought these earrings would be perfect for the fall, with fall colors they could even look like leaves.  So I just had to make them in autumn colors as well!  Here they are on etsy.  They remind me of a pile of gorgeous fallen leaves!

These earrings are big, but not too huge.  The perfect size for making a statement, but not standing out too much. Because they are created from paper quilling, they are lightweight, no sagging earlobes!

I can’t wait to make this design in more color combinations.  They can be made to match any outfit!

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Lattice Earrings – Handmade Paper Quilled

Sometimes when I am looking for inspiration I browse through jewelry on etsy or elsewhere on the web.   One day I saw a pair of gold lattice earrings and the ideas started flowing.

My first attempt was this small pair. I like the color change on it, but I wasn’t totally happy with the design because it was hard to get the pieces perfectly in place as they are so tiny.  Get this pair FREE with any purchase from me!

After thinking for a few days I came up with this design instead. I absolutely love it! It is bigger, more beautiful and floral looking, yet more sturdy as well!  Find it on etsy and meylah.

But not everyone loves big earrings, so I came up with this much smaller version as well. Very cute!  Find them on etsy, meylah, and handmade.my

And for those who like even smaller earrings, here is another design!  Find them on etsy, meylah, and handmade.my

Last week as I was looking at the medium and small lattice earrings I realized that they remind me of a tropical getaway.  Sort of Hawaiian or Polynesian in design.   The large one does as well, but is also very elegant.  I love how all three of my final designs turned out and can’t wait to make some in more colors!!

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Teardrop Shaped Handcrafted Paper Quilled Earrings

One of the many great things about making paper quilled jewelry is that I can make ANY of my designs in ANY color!  This makes it extremely easy for someone to order a custom piece of jewelry.  If you see something in my shop that you LOVE but you’d like a different color all you have to do is purchase it and let me know what color you’d like and I make it special for you!  I even have a facebook album of color choices showcasing many (but not yet all) of the colors I have.

One of the designs that I have created that has been the most popular is the teardrop with circle accents.  I have created this in several color combos for custom orders, and I also have many options available in my etsy shop right now!   Here are some of them:

This is my original color combination, and one of my best sellers.  The deep maroon and the cream accents are a perfect combination!  Find it on etsy and meylah

This was the next color combo.  Same cream accents, but this time a beautiful deep navy blue for the outside.  Find it on etsy and handmade.my

This next one was a custom order.  A mustard yellow with cream accents.  I made an extra pair to list on etsy, but haven’t listed it yet.

This next pair is one of my favorites, just gorgeous!  I can imagine a LOT of color combos with black as the outside and the colors as the circle accents.  Black with magenta accents, black with yellow accents, even black with gold or silver accents!  The list goes on!  You can find this pair on etsy, handmade.my, and meylah

This bright and fun pair can be found on etsy and handmade.my

I couldn’t resist making a red, white and blue pair while I was making several Fourth of July designs.  Available on etsy and meylah.

I have two more pairs that I haven’t gotten around to listing anywhere yet, but I do have them in stock.

Brown has always been one of my favorite colors!

This blue and black pair would match any jeans outfit perfectly!

As you can see, these earrings can be made to match any outfit perfectly!  If you ever want a pair of earrings, pendant, or hairclips that I have in stock, but in a different color all you have to do is buy the listing, let me know what color(s) you want, and I’ll make a special pair just for you!

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Unique Handmade Paper Quilled Bunch Style Dangle Earrings

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I’m excited to share this new style of earrings!  It was, as other of my earrings were, inspired by my artist sister Jemia.    She liked the idea of my lotus earring design but wanted something more 3-D in style similar to my peacock feather dangle earrings, but shorter.

So…. I came up with this!

So cute!

Well, my sister LOVES them!  She says they have a lovely little swishing or rustling sound when she walks as the little pieces brush against each other.  They are cute, unique, and can be custom made in any length and/or color combo!

Because I loved the idea of these earrings so much I of course had to quickly make some more to stock in my etsy shop!   Here are a few that I have listed so far:

Cloudy Day Bunch Earrings:  This pair would be a perfect match for any outfit with jeans!  Reminded me of a cool cloudy spring or summer day!  Available on etsy and handmade.my

Dark Colors:  These cute little bunch earrings would be a perfect office accessory.  Also would work just as well with jeans and a black sleeveless top!

And my favorite….   Rainbow Shimmer!!  This style is SO perfect for spring and summer!   Available on etsy and handmade.my

This style of earrings tends to be more time consuming than many of my other designs as they have SO many little pieces and it takes longer to assemble as well.  But the effect is so worth it!

And as always, the beauty of my paper quilled jewelry is that I can make these in any color/color combo you want!  Want a pair in shimmery navy blue to match that evening gown?  A long black pair for a dramatic effect?  Neon colors to complete your 80s outfit?  Anything is possible!

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Handmade Paper Quilled Aqua Bubbles Jumbo Crescent Earrings

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A couple months ago I posted about the first pair of jumbo crescent earrings I created. Here is my second completed pair! I used two shades of aqua for this pair. The result is a large lightweight pair of earrings that is perfect for summer! It reminds me of blowing bubbles, or going swimming. Carefree and fun, just like summer should be!

All of my jumbo crescent earrings are one of a kind. I can always make something similar, but no two will be exactly the same! When I create them I do them both at the same time to make sure they look as alike as possible.

To create these I wrap paper around two different sized cylinder objects. Glue one inside the other to get the basic crescent shape. I then make many circles of different sizes and fit them in just right before I start gluing them in place one at a time, making sure to make both earrings the same.

After it is all put together and dried I put on several layers of sealant to make sure the earrings are sturdy and water resistant.

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Happy Fourth of July!

I found that growing up it was hard to appreciate the freedoms that I had living in the United States until I moved out.  Though I currently live in Malaysia, I am American.   And because I am seeing first hand that things can be a lot harder elsewhere, I can look back and see how great the United States of America is.  Yes, it is going through a rough patch, but I am positive that it will come out even more victorious, hopefully soon!

To celebrate the Fourth of July this year I have designed a set of paper quilling jewelry from a lovely red, white, and blue set of paper.  This paper has subtle sparkles in it, making it even more interesting.  I can, of course, make any of my designs out of this paper.  Or from other tones of red, white, and blue.  But these are the ones that I have made so far:

Tiny red, white and blue flowers, with hypoallergenic niobium findings. These are cute and adorable, perfect for the person who likes smaller earrings!

For those who prefer something bigger, here are some large red, white and blue nine pointed star earrings!

This next teardrop design is one of the most popular in my shop.  I have had people order this in several different color schemes.  Here it is in red, white,and blue!!  These also have hypoallergenic niobium findings.

This is a new design, the first of its kind.  I have made several designs with different sized circles dangling.  However, this time I wrapped some paper around the circle and the attached hoop to make an even more sturdy design with a new unique look!  This particular pair I put on posts, but it could also be put on regular earwires.

But I haven’t just made earrings, I’ve also made these cute red, white and blue flower snap hairclips, perfect for girls of all ages!

I also made this delightful earring and necklace set that has found a good home and will be worn proudly for the Fourth of July celebrations this year!

I hope all Americans out there enjoy their Fourth of July celebrations this year, and proudly wear red, white, and blue!!

If you’d love a pair of my jewelry in red, white, and blue, but are interested in a different design, just let me know!!

Last but not least, I’ll be sending out my monthly Honey’s Hive newsletter next week with an exclusive coupon code in it.  The perfect opportunity to grab one of the above pieces at a discount!  Sign up here or click the purple icon below!!

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Red, White, and Blue Paper Quilled Jewelry

When I need inspiration to make some earrings I will sometimes just browse through my drawers of quilling paper to see what colors inspire me.  One pack of paper that often catches my eye is a pack of sparkling paper.  Shades of white, red, and blue with subtle sparkles.  I like to use the red, white and blue together in one design as a nice patriotic combination!

Here are two of my red, white and blue designs:

Large nine pointed stars available on etsy and handmade.my

An earring and necklace set made from sturdy circle beads, available on etsy

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Peacock Feather Dangle Earrings

I have always loved the colors of peacock feathers.   When I was experimenting with earring designs and came up with a long dangly earring that resembled a peacock feather, I was thrilled!  I have since made several variations on the design, with more in the plans!  Here are a few that I have made:

Here is the very first pair that I made.  Simple and sweet

I then experimented with making each “bead” a bigger size to make it more noticeable and came up with this pair:

Then I went back to using the small “beads”, but put many more of them on each earring.  This nice long pair really makes a statement! Find it here in my etsy shop.

This is my latest, and is the first time that I used three colors.  I love the effect!  It can be found in both my etsy shop and handmade.my shop.

I’ve even made them in rainbow colors!  They don’t look much like peacock feathers, but it’s the same design and they are so fun!

I love doing custom orders and can make these long dangly peacock earrings to YOUR specifications.  Long, short, big beads, small beads, any colors you choose, you name it!

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Tiny Roses

One of my designs that elicits the most “wows” at craft markets are my tiny rose chandelier earrings.  Made of several roses that are only 1/4″ in diameter, they definitely are attention getting!  When I first made tiny rose chandelier earrings I attached each tiny rose to a circle base.  It was cute, but when you see the earring from the back it was definitely not as nice looking as from the front!  In a moment of inspiration a few weeks ago I thought “why not put two roses back to back!”

So I did.  And what a great idea it turned out to be!  Now all my tiny rose earrings will be made like this.  They look just as great from the back as they do from the front!

This pink and red pair was a custom order

 

In this closeup you can see how two roses are attached back to back:

 

Here is a pair I have up for sale in my etsy shop and in my handmade.my shop:

And a closeup:

 

Here is yet another pair that I will also list up for sale, but am waiting to get outside to get some better photos of the gorgeous metallic purple:

 

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Jumbo Crescent Paper Quilled Earrings

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I just love coming up with new designs, especially for earrings!  I take notice of clothing, jewelry, designs and patterns I see all around me as inspiration.  For several weeks now as I’ve been watching American Idol I’ve noticed several people wearing very large earrings.  Jennifer Lopez, Naima, and Pia as well as others.  One popular design seems to be large crescent shaped earrings.  I thought making a paper quilled version would be cool, so I finally set about it!

For my first pair I chose to use a rust colored paper.  I love that this color makes the final earrings look like a mahogany wood finish.

I used the top and bottom of a jar that I have to create two big circles for each earring, then glued them together.  I filled the space between the two circles with different sizes of circles.  The tricky part is making sure both earrings are the same! I do this by working on both pairs at the same time, doing the work simultaneously.  This creates a one of a kind pair of earrings!  I can make a similar pair, but I can never replicate the same pair as I do not use a pattern.

Once the earrings are dry I coat them twice in a sealant to make them sturdy and water resistant.

Finally I add on the findings.  These are the first pair of earrings I’m offering with niobium earwires.  I spent weeks researching earring findings.  I wanted to offer some of my earrings with a high end earwire.  I thought about rhodium plating, sterling silver, gold filled, and finally came across niobium.  It is just as hypoallergenic as pure gold, and it is non tarnish!!  What could be better??  Plus it comes in many cool colors!  So far I only have the silver color available, though I plan on ordering more soon.

Each earring measures 3″ (7.5cm) wide and 3 1/4″ (8.5cm) long

These earrings are available for sale in my etsy shop and in my handmade.my shop

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