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
I have finished a new tutorial! I hope to do many more, but here’s another one to add to my little stock :) This time it’s not only jewelry, it’s a frame design.
One of my favorite gifts to give to friends for their wedding is to decorate a frame to go around a momento from their wedding. Perhaps a photo, perhaps part of their wedding invitation, etc.
I designed this frame design to go with a friend’s purple and gold wedding theme. I realized that the lotus and the leaf from the frame design would be great as jewelry.
This tutorial gives detailed directions for all of the components of the frame, and also teaches how to turn the lotus flowers and leaves into beautiful and unique jewelry!
Click here to see this tutorial on etsy.com
Click here to see this tutorial on HoneysQuilling.com
One of the questions I get asked often is how to make paper quilled jewelry water proof or water resistant. This article shows several different sealants I’ve used and how to use them. This article has been moved to my new blog. Click here to read and remember to subscribe to the new blog!
Although I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been doing a lot of creating over the past few weeks! I have finally started listing some of my new pieces in my etsy shop. One of my favorite styles to make now is paisley designs. I’ve been making some pendants, some earrings, and some sets. There is SO much you can do with the paisley design, I just can’t stop thinking of ideas! Of course it’s impossible to find the time to create all of my ideas, but I have made a few!
Here is my most recent pair of paisley earrings:
These were inspired by an Indian sari I saw on TV when I was at my mother-in-law’s house. Paisley inside of paisley facing the other direction. It is simple, but stunning!
Here is one of my recent paisley pendants:
I love how the aqua and the black go together. Designs like this are a lot more time consuming because of all the little pieces, but the end result is beautiful and quite sturdy!
I have some more paisley designs in the works, and many other pieces that are in the process of being listed as well. A lot of work goes into my jewelry before I list it on my etsy shop! First I have to make it and let it dry. Then it goes through several layers of sealant/top coat which is a process that can take days as it needs to dry between each coat. Next it’s time to put on the findings and take photos. I usually do at least a few pairs/pieces at a time to make it more efficient. Then comes the photo editing which can take quite a while and finally listing in the shop. When I make a new piece I am often so excited to see the end product in my shop, but it can sometimes be up to a month before it gets there! Right now I have about 20-30 different pairs/pieces that are in different stages of getting ready for my shop. Can’t wait to get them all posted, and to start on some new designs as well!
Filed under Etsy, quilling
I love spring! It’s been almost nine years since I’ve been home in the US for spring, and I really miss it. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit my family during winter and fall, but I haven’t been back in the spring. Spring has always been my favorite season. The fresh smells in the air, plants growing again, it’s such a magic season.
To celebrate spring I’m offering 15% off in my etsy shop! When checking out use this coupon code: SPRING to receive your discount.
Here are a couple new designs in my shop, paisley pendants! The colors are perfect for spring and summer!
Filed under Etsy, jewelry, Sale!
I have started selling something new in my etsy shop over the past couple of months – resin dipped paper quilling jewelry! Whenever anyone finds out that I make jewelry from paper the number one response is “Won’t it get wet?” So what do I do about it? Several things!
When I make a piece of jewelry the first thing I do is put on two layers of sealant. The sealant soaks into the paper and dries, making it sturdy and water resistant. THEN I put on a different type of top coat/varnish to make it VERY water resistant and even more sturdy, and it gives some shine as well which is pretty.
Although the resulting jewelry is quite sturdy, it is still made of paper. It works well for pendants on chokers and very short chains, and for earrings. But pendants to be worn on longer chains must be even MORE sturdy to withstand getting caught on things, pinched between you and a table, etc. So what did I do about this? I started dipping my pendants into jewelry resin! This creates a hard shiny finish that fills in all the gaps of the jewelry pieces. It is completely waterproof and as sturdy as plastic! I have also dipped some of my earrings and hairclips in the resin for those who want very sturdy jewelry, though for the most part the sealant and top coat/varnish is plenty for earrings and hairclips. I have been wearing my own jewelry for years as have my sisters and when cared for they last as long as any other jewelry!
Here are just a few of the resin dipped items in my etsy shop:
While reading each day about the ongoing troubles in Japan – earthquake, tsunami, threat of nuclear disaster – I wanted to help. I’m sure everyone feels that little “ping” saying they really should do something to help. Unfortunately I am not in a financial situation where I can just take money out of our budget to donate right now. Which made me sad. But then I realized there IS something that I have – my etsy shop! My jewelry! So I decided to donate 70% of each etsy sale to Direct Relief International, they have a special fund set up especially for the Japanese relief efforts. THAT I can do!!
I started this fundraising just a few days ago and I have already donated more than $75 thanks to several customers!!
I am not the only etsy seller making donations to the Japanese relief efforts. Some sellers are donating a certain percentage, some are donating the entire price of certain special items they have created. Just a quick search in etsy will show you many wonderful items being sold to help Japan!
So take a browse in my etsy shop – remember, 70% of the list price goes to help Japan!!
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
Click on the photo to go to the same pendant in my etsy shop!
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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