Here is a pair of  quilling paper jhumkas made using quilling strips in red color and green crystal beads with an ethnic touch. The colors of the bead and paper used provide a rich contrast to the piece.

Quilling Paper Jhumkas

How to make quilling paper jhumkas – Tutorial:

Materials Needed:

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In addition to the materials shown above,  we’ll make two tightly quilled paper coils for the earring.

Tools Needed:

  1. Wire cutter
  2. Round nose pliers
  3. Flat nose pliers

Step 1:

Slide a crystal bead on a head pin.

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Using round nose pliers make a loop and cut off any excess wire using wire cutters.

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Step 3:

Now for the jhumka part, a tight paper coil is quilled using a slotted quilling needle. A slotted quilling needle makes it easier to retain grip of the paper strip and is preferable for making tight coils – at least for me!

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Step 4:

Remove the quilled coil from the needle and glue the end of the strip to secure the coil.

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Step 5:

Slowly push the coil from one side to form a bell like structure.

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A protective coat of fabric glue was applied on the quilled piece and allowed to dry.

Step 6:

In an eye pin of suitable wire length, slide two metal spacer beads.

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Step 7:

Followed by sliding the quilled jhumka and another silver metal spacer bead.

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Step 8:

Using round nose pliers, a loop is made at the top. Any excess wire is cut off.  The steps to make a loop is shown here..

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Step 9:

Link the crystal bead and the jhumka. Open and close loops using flat nose pliers.

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Step 10:

Insert a fish hook ear wire at the top.

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The completed earring…

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Completed pair…

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Another view of the paper jhumkas…

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