Here is a pair of quilling paper jhumkas made using quilling strips in red shade and green crystal beads with an ethnic touch. The colors of the bead and paper used provide a rich contrast to the piece.
How to make quilling paper jhumkas – Tutorial:
In addition to the materials shown above, we’ll make two tightly quilled paper coils for the earring.
- Wire cutter
- Round nose pliers
- Flat nose pliers
Slide a crystal bead on a head pin.
Using round nose pliers make a loop and cut off any excess wire using wire cutters.
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!
Remove the quilled coil from the needle and glue the end of the strip to secure the coil.
Slowly push the coil from one side to form a bell like structure.
A protective coat of fabric glue was applied on the quilled piece and allowed to dry.
In an eye pin of suitable wire length, slide two metal spacer beads.
Followed by sliding the quilled jhumka and another silver metal spacer bead.
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..
Link the crystal bead and the jhumka. Open and close loops using flat nose pliers.
Insert a fish hook ear wire at the top.
The completed earring…
Another view of the paper jhumkas…