Quilled Paper Jewelry

I love making paper jewelry, but haven’t made anything for months now. A couple of friends checked my FB pageย and loved the earlier earring designs. However, one of them wanted me to make something different, something which was only for her. So I sketched a couple of designs and converted them into paper jewelry using quilling.

So these are the initial sketch designs:Image

 

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Sorry for the bad quality pictures. My phone camera just messed these up completely ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The final product are wee bit different from the final design, but that’s the process of creation.

For the final pictures I borrowed my friend Unmesh’s phone and they turned out very well. Have a look:

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Paper jewelry making is a lot of fun. None of the people who saw these designs could believe they were made of paper ๐Ÿ™‚ My friend loved both the design and asked me to make them in different colors for her as well. Have five more requests of similar designs to be finished this weekend and am super excited about that.

Btw, I’m entering it for the Pratvam progs 1000 likes contest as well. Hope to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Quilling!

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I got featured!

I got featured!

I was interviewed recently by Firstpost.com for their Life Beyond Advertising section. I was super anxious and nervous however, the interview turned out quite well. Have a read ๐Ÿ™‚ and let me know how it was.

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DIY 3D Butterfly

Hello peeps

So finally I present my first DIY project on the blog. This is a simple idea to decorate your wall, soft board or a piece of furniture. You don’t need to be a crafting genius to do this, its simple and quick and most importantly very pretty. I was inspired by Liana Marcle’s video on YouTube. I ย loved what she has done, but I have added my own twists to it. Check the step by step instructions to make your own butterfly ๐Ÿ™‚

This is what I did with these beauties. Made my Urban Ladder mirror look pretty and dressy. Now it’s your turn!

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The 3D butterfly

Supplies needed: Butterfly prints,scissors,ย black acrylic paint, paint brush, wire, pearls, double sided tape or glue drop and m-seal or black clay

Step 1:Google for butterfly images online. You could pick whatever attracts your attention the most ๐Ÿ˜‰

Step 2:Print them, in a size you want. I had 2 butterflies on one A4 size sheet. Pick a size basis the place you will be using them

Step 3:Cut the butterflies along the border

Step 4: Then fold the butterfly along the center (3D effect)

Step 5: Take some m-seal, mix it well and make a small cylindrical shape out of it (This for the body). You could use clay to do the same thing as well. Stick it to the center of the butterfly and let it dry. Color the shape with black acrylic color

Step 6: Get regular wire from a hardware store. Something which can be easily cut with scissors. Cut small pieces for the antenna and insert them in the m-seal or clay shape while they are still wet.

Step 7: Use a small size pearl to create the head (Not a compulsory step)

Step 8: Turn the butterfly after the m-seal/clay has dried and stick either a double sided tape or glue drop to it

Step 9:The 3D butterfly is ready for decoration!

Here is the collage of the steps. Do try it out and share your picture with me ๐Ÿ™‚

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