This is the second post in my series of “Paper Quilling for All Budgets”. The first in the series was how to start paper quilling for free. This post will cover the basic tools you’ll need and want if you have some money to spend for paper quilling.
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Long handle, short handle, metal handle, rubber handle, fine tip, wide tip, needle tip, eek!
If you are looking at all the different paper quilling tools available and you want to know a little more about which one(s) to choose, read on!
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I love using high quality findings for my jewelry. I’ve used sterling silver and niobium. Sterling silver is high quality, there is a great variety of findings, and it is well known and well loved. As beautiful as it is, I’ve chosen to stick to niobium findings for my jewelry. Here in Malaysia it seems that metals oxidize/tarnish sooner, perhaps it’s the humidity? Whatever it is, I love niobium for its non tarnish quality! It also seems to be a bit more hypoallergenic than sterling silver. Both are wonderful! Because I will no longer be using sterling silver findings on the new pieces of jewelry I make, I am destashing my supplies. All the supplies I have have been well sealed, some never opened, so none are oxidized or tarnished.
I have listed them all in one listing on etsy in case someone is interested in a variety of findings to get started with. If someone is interested in only parts of what is available, just send me a message on etsy and I can make a new listing. All amounts/prices are listed in the basic listing HERE.
Yikes, it’s been more than 2 months since I’ve posted here!
My computer broke down around the same time as I last posted here, so my computer time has been pretty limited lately. I do share my husband’s computer, but blogging seems to be fairly low on my long list of things-to-do online, so it never gets done since I don’t get much computer time now. I miss posting here and I have lots of great ideas to share, new tutorials, etc. Hopefully soon I’ll get back to posting some new things!
Today it’s just a quick note about this year’s Christmas in July sale on etsy! This is the third year that I’m participating in the Christmas in July sale! Like last year, I am offering 30% off all of my handmade jewelry and hair clips. If you would like to take advantage of this once-a-year great discount, use the coupon code CIJ30 at checkout! It is valid through the end of the month, on all instock AND custom orders for big and small earrings, pendants, earring and necklace sets, hair clips, and even clearance items! It is not valid on paper quilling supplies, tools, paper, or tutorials.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get a new computer sometime in the next 2-3 months and then I can be back up and running with lots of great posts!
Last week I was super excited to get an e-mail from Etsy for one of their updates. I have been waiting for this update for a LONG time! Finally when you purchase a digital file on etsy (like my tutorials) you can instantly download it instead of waiting for the store-owner to send you your files. Now if someone buys my tutorials in the middle of the night they can have them right away!! I have uploaded all of my tutorials onto the etsy server, so all can be instantly downloaded. Since then I’ve had a few sales of tutorials and it still feels strange (but great!) not having to send the files.
Click here to go to the tutorials section of my shop. Most listings there are for my PDF tutorials. However, you’ll also see some ready-made kits there (not made by me).
Filed under Etsy, Tutorials
I have another tutorial to share today! This has been in the works for quite some time, and finally I took photos of the finished pieces this week so I could finish up the tutorial. And it’s ready! This tutorial has patterns for seven different designs. They come in teardrop, marquis, and paisley shapes. The paisley are some of my favorites!
As always, my tutorials have MANY clear photos of the process of making them. This tutorial has in total more than 125 photos!! Even if you’ve never done paper quilling before you can make these earrings following the directions in the tutorial.
Filed under DIY, Etsy, Tutorials
The characters from The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack made great inspiration for some paper quilled magnets! This post has been moved to my new blog. Click here to read it and see the paper quilling magnets that I made of these cute characters as gifts for a family member.