It’s always an honor when I am contacted by another blog to create a quilling tutorial for their site. A few weeks ago I was contacted by one of the ladies behind the site fiskateers.com asking if I wanted to post a tutorial on their site. Of course I did! I knew exactly which tutorial I wanted to do, but it took me a few weeks to actually find the time to do it. With a new baby in the house it hasn’t been easy getting everything done. But finally I found a day to get it done and it has been posted! So head on over to fiskateers.com and find out how to create a paper quilled Christmas tree! This little tree is perfect for greeting cards, gift tags, placecards, etc.
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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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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 honeysquilling.com 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
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!
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:
Circle earrings in french roast and honey gold: (I love these colors together!)
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!
Make your own cute paper quilled circle earrings!
This earring design can be customized in any size or color combo to match any outfit! Here are the instructions:
Supplies (for a pair of earrings):
2 strips of pink paper 3” long
2 strips of pink paper 12” long
2 strips of brown paper 24” long
slotted quilling tool
needle tool (optional)
The instructions will show and describe how to make two earrings. If you want to make just a pendant, make only one circle. If you want to make a pendant and earrings set, make three circles.
- Glue each 12” strip to each 24” strip to make one long strip.
- To make a solid roll, roll each strip on the slotted quilling tool (you can also use a needle tool if you prefer). Do not let the roll expand at all. Carefully slide it off of the tool. I find it easiest to hold my thumbnail at the base of the roll right next to the tool, as shown in the left hand photo below and then slide it off. This ensures that the roll doesn’t come undone while taking it off of the tool. Once the roll is off of the tool, put a small bit of glue at the end and glue it shut. Hold it for a few seconds to allow it to dry so it does not expand once you set it down.
- If you have used a slotted tool to make your rolls, you will notice that the inside of each roll has a small line across it, as in the left photo below. This is the part of the paper that was inside the slot of the slotted tool. If you prefer to have a round hole in the middle of your roll instead of the line, you have two choices. Your first choice is to use a needle tool to roll your pieces instead of the slotted tool. Your second choice is shown in the photos below. After your solid roll is glued and dried use your needle tool to poke into the middle of your roll. Push the small line of paper to one side so that it cannot be seen. Now your roll will have nice round hole as seen in the right hand photo below.
- Roll the two 3” strips as well as the 36” strips. All rolled pieces are seen in the left hand photo below. Now it’s time to glue the small pieces to the larger. The smaller pieces are where you will attach your jumprings to join with the earwires. Use a little more glue than you usually would, as you want this to be a spot with a strong bond.
- There are multiple ways to make the top part of the earrings. The left photo below shows that you can put the top piece on horizontally or vertically. The right hand photo shows that you can add more smaller rolls to each side of the larger roll. This creates a nice design and is also more sturdy than just using one roll on top. The size of the side top rolls are 1 ½” long strips of paper.
- Once the pieces are dry you may use a sealant or topcoat to make them sturdy and water resistant. Click HERE to see a tutorial on how to add sealant to your paper quilled jewelry!
Looking for more tutorials?
Click HERE to see all the free tutorials here on my blog!
Click HERE to see my combo tutorial with many other more detailed designs along with this simple circle
Click HERE to see the rest of the tutorials I have for sale in my etsy shop.
My most recent tutorial is for many circle designs. It includes seven patterns including my popular retro circles designs. This pattern sells, like my other combo tutorials, for the low price of $4.50.
And there is more! For those who are only interested in a certain pattern and don’t want to buy the combo tutorial, I am also offering “mini” or single tutorials! These tutorials have instructions for one or two designs and are currently available in the following patterns: (and remember, all earring designs can also be made as pendants and vice versa!)
These single tutorials are available for only $2 each!! Of course if you are looking for several designs at once it is a better deal to get the combo tutorials. But if you are just looking for a specific design, then the single tutorials are perfect!
I have more combo and single tutorials in the works, so stay tuned!
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!
I’d like to share one of the newer designs I have available in my etsy shop, the tiny rose post earrings. I love making tiny roses and I know that some people like very small earrings. When I make the dangle ones I need to use two tiny roses back to back to make a little bead to dangle from the earring. But with the post earrings I only need to use one which gives another very affordable option.
Here are the colors that I have made so far, click on the photo to see the ones still available in my etsy shop:
Don’t see the color you want? I can make these earrings in just about any color! All you have to do is send me a convo on etsy for a custom request. Or simply purchase one of the pairs that is instock and leave me a note with your order saying what color you would like.
Don’t forget, the Christmas in July sale is on through the rest of the month. Use code CIJ30 during checkout to receive 30% off your whole order!