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Topic: Quilled Paper Earrings - New Spring Designs  (Read 7041 times)
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« on: March 18, 2013 07:06:03 PM »

I love, love, love designing paper jewelry.  As each new season approaches, I get the itch and design a new collection of sorts.  Here are a few that I have come up with over the past couple of days.  I'd love to know what you all think.  I will get to debut them in person at an art festival I am participating in over Easter weekend, but I am excited to show them to you all now Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013 08:14:20 PM »

Wow, these rock!  Just when I thought your art couldn't get any cooler!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013 09:49:46 PM »

Aw, thanks Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013 12:52:23 AM »

Wow those are so pretty. And being made of paper I guess you can make them quite large without being too heavy. Lovely idea.  I hope the festival  goes well.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013 01:16:50 AM »

I think they beautiful!
I love all the details, you made them just perfect.
The second set are my favorites.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013 07:25:25 AM »

Love the round ones!  They look so festive and bright for the spring and summer!  yum--with a new sundress...they would look fabulous!

beautiful, practical, and colorful...yes, I love them!
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apis_melis
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013 07:49:33 AM »

Gorgeous work!

Your designs and colors are wonderful, and your technique looks so professional. They are perfect for Easter.

Do you recommend using a sealant or clear coat for durability?

Good luck at the festival.
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littlecircles
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013 12:06:03 PM »

Yes, absolutely on the sealant.  I hand seal each with a thin coat that soaks in to the core of each piece making them water resistant and extremely durable. You can further protect them by spraying each side with a UV acrylic spray.  Doing both of these steps ensures jewelry that will last many years and provides a stunning finish.  I took the pictures above prior to finishing them off.  I usually wait until I have at least 25 pair before doing the finishing process because I seriously hate that part.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013 01:25:17 PM »

Thanks for the tip! I have not quilled before but you are inspiring me to try it.

I agree about finishing - the spraying is the worst part.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013 04:31:13 PM »

Do try it!  It is such a completely awesome art form with endless possibilities. 
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