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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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Large Teardrop Paper Quilled Earrings

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These teardrop earrings are a very elegant design.  Depending on the color they could be perfect for a fancy evening dinner, a fun day out, or even for work.

My paper quilled jewelry is carefully made and hand varnished for a sturdy and water resistant finish.

Jewelry made from paper quilling is gorgeous and lightweight, yet can last as long as other jewelry thanks to the water resistant finish.

Click on the photos below to see the same items in my etsy shop

Large Teardrop Earrings with Circle Accents

Maroon with cream colored accents

Blueberry with sage accents:

Large Teardrop Earrings with Feather Accents

Violet and Lavender

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Long Dangly Circle Earrings – Paper Quilling

These earrings are a fun design.  They are classy, yet fun.   They can be made to match your favorite work outfit, and therefore be a perfect accessory for the office.  They can also be made in fun colors for a day on the town!

My paper quilled jewelry is carefully made and hand varnished for a sturdy and water resistant finish.

Jewelry made from paper quilling is gorgeous and lightweight, yet can last as long as other jewelry thanks to the water resistant finish.

Click on the photos below to see the same items in my etsy shop

Brown and tan with a touch of gold

2 1/2″ (6.5cm) long

Pumpkin Spice

2 1/2″ (6.5cm) long

Pink Tones

2 1/2″ (6.5cm) long

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More Retro Circles Paper Quilled Earrings

I am really enjoying making jewelry with this retro circles design!  The fun thing about this design is that I never know how it’s going to look until it’s finished.  Each pair is truly one of a kind!

If you like these designs and would like a pair in another color scheme, just let me know! I can make a custom one of a kind pair just for you!

All of my paper quilled jewelry is carefully made and hand varnished for a sturdy and water resistant finish.

Jewelry made from paper quilling is lightweight and gorgeous!  It is also easily made into custom earrings when you choose your own colors!

Click on the photos to go to the same pairs of earrings in my etsy shop.

Yellow (this pair was a custom order but I can make one similar)

Pink and blue tones

1 1/2″ (4cm) long and almost 1″ (2.5cm) wide

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Retro Circles Heart Pendants

These retro circles heart pendants are gorgeous, one of a kind, and a perfect gift for yourself or for a loved one!

Here are a few photos of ones that I have made.  Some are instock, and some have been sold.  I can re-create a color scheme, but no heart will look exactly like another.  I can do one in any color scheme requested.  You can request between 2 and 6 colors.

light blue tones:


dark blue tones:

mauve tones:

deep rose and silver:

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Going Retro – Paper Quilled Earrings

I am really enjoying making jewelry with this retro circles design!  The fun thing about this design is that I never know how it’s going to look until it’s finished.  Each pair is truly one of a kind!

If you like these designs and would like a pair in another color scheme, just let me know! I can make a custom one of a kind pair just for you!

Retro Circles Earrings

Click on the photos to go to the same pairs of earrings in my etsy shop.

Pumpkin Spice: (this pair has been sold, but I can make another similar)

1 1/2″ (4cm) long     1″ (2.5cm) wide

Soft Blue:

1 3/4″ (4.5cm) long     1″ (2.5cm) wide

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Chinese New Year Jewelry

February 3rd 2011 begins the new year in the Chinese calendar. This year it will be the year of the metal rabbit! As I enjoy making special jewelry for many cultural celebrations, I’ve made a few special pieces for Chinese New Year. Also, most of my designs can be made in red, a popular color choice for Chinese New Year!

Rabbit Pendant     1 3/8″ (3.5cm) long and 1″ (2.5cm) wide

comes with an adjustable cord.  A tan rabbit, with silver edge, is mounted on a dark brown background with a silver plated jump ring.

Chinese Lantern Earrings  1.7cm long and 1.1cm wide

Red/Black Teardrop Earrings 3.5cm long

Long Red Dangle Earrings  1 3/4″ (4cm) long

Multi Circle Earrings in red  5/8″ (1.5cm) in diameter

Nine Pointed Star Earrings in red just over 3/4″ (2cm) in diameter

Large Loops Earrings in red edged with gold  1 3/4″ (3cm) long

Daisy Flower Earrings in red and black     3/4″ (almost 2cm) in diameter

Circle Earrings in red and gold approximately 1/2″ (1.25cm) in diameter

See another pair of my earrings that you’d like in red?  Just let me know, and I’ll let you know if I can make it for you!  I can also make larger versions of many of the above designs if you prefer large earrings.

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Seahorse Pendant

After making a few pairs of seahorse earrings I thought why not making a seahorse pendant?!  So I did!  I made it larger than the earrings, but the same design. Click on the photo to go to the same pendant for sale in my etsy shop

As with all of my jewelry, this pendant is hand varnished to be sturdy and water resistant.  It is a pendant only, does not come with a necklace cord or chain.  Has a silver plated jump ring so you can put it on any chain or cord that you have.

Ivory Seahorse Pendant

This pendant measures 1 5/8″ (4cm) long.  To show you the size, here is a photo of the pendant on a choker:

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Paper Quilled Flower Hairclips

The newest items I’ve added to my collection are hair clips!

I have two designs to start off with, a six sided flower and a dual tone five sided flower.

I use a snap hair clip that is 2″ (5cm) long. It has a pad on the end specially for gluing, so no need to worry about the glue coming off of these! The flowers have been sealed to be sturdy and water resistant.

The perfect accessory for any girl!

Dual tone five sided flower hairclips

Multi colored six sided flowers

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Butterfly Pendant

As you can tell from my banner and my etsy avatar, I like butterflies.  As pretty as those butterflies are, they are not the most sturdy for some quilling crafts.  They are okay for earrings if you are careful enough, but not sturdy enough for anything else.  In an effort to create a more sturdy butterfly to use for jewelry, I designed this pattern for a Blue Emperor butterfly.  I thought it was the perfect size for a beautiful pendant!

As with all of my jewelry, this pendant is hand varnished to be sturdy and water resistant.  It is a pendant only, does not come with a necklace cord or chain.  Has a silver plated jump ring so you can put it on any chain or cord that you have.

Blue Emperor Butterfly Pendant

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The pendant measures 2″ (5cm) tall and 1 3/4″ (4cm) wide

To show you the size, here it is on a choker:

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