Charmayne's Quilling and Curly Cues


     Thanks to all the books, bloggers and Internet-posted pictures for inspiration for the earrings and pendants I have enjoyed making. My life would be diminished without you!

Do I coat the earrings I make for myself? No. Do I coat the earrings I make from friends? No.

Exception:  I only coat the back of post earrings.



Crazy monster jewelry!!!!
I ran across some fun quilled faces several years ago on a blog called La Lio Parda. Link:

The base is just a solid roll. Spread glue all over the back and let dry. Add a big smile, crazy eyes and teeth, add some hair. You end up with crazy monster faces. Next, add a sturdy loop for a necklace chain or ribbon or cord. Use a well-secured pin clasp for a "beautiful brooch". Or turn them into refrigerator magnets with self-adhesive sheet magnets. Coat with PPA if desired.
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Vortex coil earrings Post earrings. You can make them stable, durable, strong!!! The backing is a 3-layer thick stack of cardstock with the earring post sandwiched between the layer closest to the quilling and the middle layer of cardstock. It is very strong. I often make the backing before gluing it to the quilling. In the case of the vortex coils, I glue one layer to the coil to stabilize the vortex. Then when it is dry, glue the other 2 layers (with the post in-between them) to it. I cover the outside layer of cardstock with fingernail polish to protect it.
These three sets of earrings are vortex coils. 
I made probably a dozen sets getting ready for my class at NAQGCON.
 quilled post earrings
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Ann Martin's new book arrived! It's title is THE ART OF QUILLING PAPER JEWELRY. I made these sets of jewelry, based on Ann's Shooting Star Earrings, page 42, and the Celestial Flower Pendant, page 46. Grandson Arno had asked me to make earrings for his mother. (Hey, my first commission!) and I also sent a set to Pam for Christmas. I made the sets similar but the tops are a bit different. Pam's quilled jewelry
Pam's necklace and earrings.
Pam's quilled jewelry
I added a loose closed coil to the center of the starburst on the back to stabilize the joint on each earring.
Tanya's quilled jewelry
Tanya's set.
quilled jewelry
Gilded paper is amazing! That shine!
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And the back.
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  Jamie's quilled birthday earrings 2015 Jamie's birthday earrings 2015
Maura's quilled jewelry set Maura's quilled jewelry Mary's quilled earrings
triangle and circle quilled earrings triangles quilled earrings black triangles quilled earrings
dimensional quilled earrings dimensional quilled paper earrings dimensional quilled paper earrings
This is another design concept by Erin Curet, Little I have made 2 of her bracelets and here are my comments and suggestions. That page will also show you more photos and how I changed mine. quilled bracelet second quilled bracelet
circle earrings colors of pink  
squished beehive earrings
These 3 pair of earrings were more practice in making the outer rings plus squishing beehive quilling which I saw on a YouTube video by Kativilaga.
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The earrings to the right are nothing but circles! I used both tight coils and ring coils for this pair of fushia and light pink earrings. Note the outer band. Bob found a wonderful little tool called a Japanese book tool at a kite workshop we go to. It cuts perfect little circles with just a push. This is not a paper punch but a hand held screw punch. His research came up with ones for a few dollars up to a hundred. Ours came from eBay for about $18.00 and has several tips. Works for him. Works for me. My holes are just 1.5mm. circles and more circles side view
snowflakes The design concept to the left is by Erin Curet, Little Circles. I saw her "Suspended Snowflake Earrings" on a YouTube video and I decided to give it a try. The finished product is large so I made mine into pendants. Click on this link for more information and photos. side view
made for Jamie for Marianne Halloween quilled earrings
cream beauty for Bev Favorite pink earrings. Worn all the time! made for Alice
made for Rike Quilled earrings Fringed flower quilled earring
Made for Crispina earrings for Crispina  pendant for Crispina 
pink and black   black and white  quilled pendant


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