Jan 05 2013

Quilling Jewelry

Published by at 3:13 pm under quilling,Quilling Jewelry

I love quilled jewelry.  It is very popular right now, and rightly so – the look is just lovely.  I wanted to try my hand at making some, but was hesitant due to the fragile nature of paper.

quilled jewelry in resin

I am notoriously hard on my jewelry and all the spray sealer in the world (which makes paper water resistant, not waterproof) can’t keep a toddler from grabbing hold of the quilling and crushing it.

 

To solve this problem, I am experimenting with embedding paper quilling inside resin.  This preserves the delicate look of the quilling, but makes it pretty much indestructible.  I am very excited about the many commercial jewelry bezels available and look forward to making my own.

 

I would like to wish all of my quilling friends a very happy, healthy, and creative new year!

 

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7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Quilling Jewelry”

  1. Cindy deRosieron 05 Jan 2013 at 3:33 pm

    This is such a great idea! I may have to try it.

  2. Caryn S. (Scrapnsing)on 05 Jan 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Love your pendants! I have blank pendants and resin in my stash and was wondering what I would use them to make. This is a great idea to preserve quilled items. I may try my hand at these.

  3. Antonellaon 06 Jan 2013 at 12:19 am

    Beautiful! I love your jewelry!!! Looks like embedding them in resin is a great idea :-)

    Hugs,
    antonella :-)

  4. Andreaon 26 Jun 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Which resin did you use? gorgeous!

  5. Charlotteon 09 Jul 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Hello, Andrea,
    I’m so glad you like the jewelry. I used a product called Ice Resin. You may learn more about it here, http://www.iceresin.com/.

    You have to coat regular quilling paper with a sealer (like Mod Podge), but I found that the metallic/pearlized papers are already coated and work fine without an additional sealer.

    I did have a problem with tiny micro bubbles and when I have time to play with it again, I am thinking about using a different resin to see if that takes care of the problem.

    I hope this information helps.

  6. Amyon 15 Jul 2013 at 9:49 pm

    This is awesome. I’ve been working on teaching myself quilling and just pulled out my quilling stuff again. I want to try this soon!

  7. Martinaon 05 Aug 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Charlotte,
    Have you tried anymore with the resin? I would like to try a few small Christmas ornaments preserved in resin so I can date them on the back.
    Thanks for all of your inspirations!

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