Paper Quilling - How to Make Your Own Quilled Jewelry

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Handmade Jewelry Ideas

Paper quilling designs are commonly used in crafts and decorations. But there's more to paper quilling artwork, the quilled items are now popularly used as fashion accessories like earrings, rings and pendants. These paper quilled accessories are carefully handcrafted and they look very intricate and unique.

Paper quilling is not a difficult craft to learn and does not require many tools or materials. With a quilling tool and some quilling paper strips, you can have hours of fun creating your own beautiful quilled designs.

Free quilling instructions on how to make the basic shapes of paper quilling coils are available from the following tutorial:


Free paper quilling tutorial here
Free paper quilling tutorial here | Source
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Paper quilled earringsTeardrop shaped coils and earring findingsAttach the blue teardrop to the red heart
Paper quilled earrings
Paper quilled earrings | Source
Teardrop shaped coils and earring findings
Teardrop shaped coils and earring findings | Source
Attach the blue teardrop to the red heart
Attach the blue teardrop to the red heart | Source

How to Make Quilled Earrings

These are the tools and materials required to make one pair of earrings pictured on the right.

  • Two strips blue quilling paper
  • Four strips red quilling paper
  • One pair hook earring findings
  • Two jump rings
  • A quilling tool
  • Craft glue
  • Clear varnish

Make six closed coils with the blue and red quilling paper strips. Shape each coil to form a teardrop shape.

Take two red teardrop shapes and glue them together so that they look like a red heart. Then glue a blue coil to top of the heart. Repeat with the remaining three coils to make a similar formation.

Apply clear varnish to the quilled items to strengthen them. Leave the coils to dry. Insert a jump ring to the top of each of the blue coil. Then attach the earring findings to the jump ring to make the earrings.


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Quilled pendantsTeardrop coilsGlue the coils together. Use pins to hold them in place.
Quilled pendants
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Teardrop coils
Teardrop coils | Source
Glue the coils together. Use pins to hold them in place.
Glue the coils together. Use pins to hold them in place. | Source
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How to Make a Quilled Pendant

Here are the materials required to make a quilled pendant.

  • Strips of quilling paper (any colour of your choice)
  • One jump ring
  • A quilling tool
  • Glue
  • Clear varnish

With the strips of quilling paper, make some closed coils of different shapes. Arrange the coils together to form a pattern for the pendant. Use pins to hold the coils in place if necessary. Apply a small amount of craft glue in between the coils so that they stick together. Apply two layers of clear vanish to the quilled piece of jewelry to strengthen it. The coating of varnish also provides a waterproof layer for the pendant. Let the vanish dry before attaching a small jump ring on one of the coils. The quilled pendant is now ready to hang on a necklace.


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Design your own rings with quilling paperQuilled coils and findings for jewellery makingLarge tight coil and metal ring base Paper quilled ring
Design your own rings with quilling paper
Design your own rings with quilling paper | Source
Quilled coils and findings for jewellery making
Quilled coils and findings for jewellery making | Source
Large tight coil and metal ring base
Large tight coil and metal ring base | Source
Paper quilled ring
Paper quilled ring | Source

Paper Quilled Ring

Materials required:

  • Five strips of quilling paper with colours of your choice
  • One metal ring base with 8-10mm pad
  • A quilling tool
  • Craft glue
  • Clear varnish

Join the five strips of quilling paper together to form a very long strip and then make a tight coil. The coil should have a diameter of about 12mm. Give the coil a coat of varnish and leave to dry. Glue the coil to the metal pad of the ring and let the glue dry thoroughly before wearing the ring.

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Fringed flower ringFringed flower ready to be attached to ring base
Fringed flower ring
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Fringed flower ready to be attached to ring base
Fringed flower ready to be attached to ring base | Source

Fringed Flower Ring

Materials required:

  • Five strips quilling paper with colours of your preference
  • One strip of fringed quilling paper of 10mm width
  • One metal ring base with 8-10mm pad
  • Quilling tool
  • Glue


Instructions on how to make fringed flowers can be found in the following article:


Make the coil as per previous instructions above for paper quilled ring and finish off the coiling with the strip of fringed quilling paper wrapped around the outside of the coil. Press the fringe down to form the fringed flower with a large colourful centre. Glue the fringed flower to the metal pad of the ring base and allow the glue to dry thoroughly before wearing the flower ring.


Paper quilling craft supplies

Fringed flowers free tutorial
Fringed flowers free tutorial | Source
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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I haven't checked the links yet...just wanted to comment first. Hubpages is always an interesting place to "find" neat things to do.

I love intricate designs and quilling looks like a great way to make some cool stuff. Making jewellery ....never even thought that to be practical...but if they are varnished... well there you go. I think I have found yet another "possible" hobby! LOL

Thanks!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This is something new to me. I have to say I find it really fascinating. I love crafts and write craft articles for another site. Thanks for sharing the information and excellent pictures.


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kristyleann 4 years ago from Oceana, WV

What a cool idea! I've seen this done in other types of crafts but never jewelry. I'll have to try this out sometime. I especially love the rings. :)


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lady rain 4 years ago from Australia Author

Scribenet, the varnish coating also gives the quilled jewellery a glossy finish and enhances the colours. I hope you'll be able to get started on this new hobby soon! Thank you for your lovely comments :)


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lady rain 4 years ago from Australia Author

carol, paper quilling is a great form of art and craft to learn. I hope this hub gives you some new ideas to write on your other site. Cheers!


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lady rain 4 years ago from Australia Author

kristyleann, the rings are my favourite quilled jewellery items. They cost almost next to nothing to make, so I can afford to wear a different design everyday! Thank you for leaving a comment :)


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Wonder wool 4 years ago from United States

Awesome Jewellery. Loved It!!! Thanks for sharing. :)


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lady rain 4 years ago from Australia Author

Wonder wool, thank you for your lovely comment :)


SWETHA 3 years ago

ITS REALLY BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC AWESOME EXCELLENT NO WORDS TO SAY THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING


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lady rain 3 years ago from Australia Author

Swetha, thank you for your kind feedback. I hope you get to make beautiful quilled jewellery, too :)


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Natashalh 3 years ago from Hawaii

Very cute jewelry! Man, I really need to find the time to try paper quilting.


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lady rain 3 years ago from Australia Author

Natashalh, I make a lot of the basic coils while sitting in front of the TV.. at least, I'm not wasting my time if the shows are boring!


pratheeksha 3 years ago

really wonderful, i liked very much and i have gifted a pendent and a pair of earrings to my mom on her birthday.


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lady rain 3 years ago from Australia Author

pratheeksha, I'm pleased to know that you have made a pendant and a pair of earrings for your mom. I have no doubt they turned out really great! Thank you for leaving a feedback here.


paperhandcrafts 3 years ago

very nice art


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oldiesmusic 3 years ago from United States

Really cute crafts! Geez, I really had to find lots of time to learn this craft. I miss doing these, I've done with beads before and this is something entirely different. Thanks for sharing! :)


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lady rain 3 years ago from Australia Author

oldiesmusic, making quilled jewelry is similar to making paper beads. You should be able to learn paper quilling rather quickly if you have done paper beads before. Thank you for stopping by :)


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Dreamhowl 3 years ago from United States of America

This looks like fun, and makes me want to actually try making jewelry. Thanks for sharing this - I'll have to give it a shot.


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lady rain 3 years ago from Australia Author

Dreamhowl - yes, making quilled jewelry is fun. I hope you'll try to make your own jewelry soon!


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Wonder wool 2 years ago from United States

very pretty :)


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lady rain 2 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Wonder wool :)


afeefa 2 years ago

thanks a lot.. i have been searching for the coatind to apply on my paper quilled ornaments...some says about ppa glue, crystal coating.. etc... but i didn't find any of this from nearby shops..


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lady rain 2 years ago from Australia Author

afeefa, if you can't find the craft supplies in your local stores, you can purchase them online from ebay or amazon.com.


ancy vinu 2 years ago

very useful


aiswarya 2 years ago

i am a student . i am also making this . but i couldn't get some materials needed for this . anyway i am very much satisfied with this quilled jewelry


aiswarya 2 years ago

thank you so much!!!!


moon 2 years ago

very nice


Sumedha 2 years ago

Its very pretty

Loved it !


seetha 2 years ago

thank u so much


sana 2 years ago

Its really very very good.I will try it.


saadiya 2 years ago

I loved it...its really so pretty.


shree 22 months ago

wow.. good job


Ankita. 21 months ago

I have fallen in love with u lady rain... ur creativity now keeps on popping in my mind and raining on my work board... really thanks... thanks a million ton... and ur detailed way to show things are really worthy giving a thanks for... thankyou again.... love ya. ;) thanks again.

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