Here is a tutorial on making a pair of quilled jhumkas with studs using paper quilling strips. The steps are similar to some of the tutorials we saw earlier but these have a more complete and traditional look due to the studs.

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Supplies needed:

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Other than the above supplies, we would also need paper quilling strips and flat back pearls.

Tools Needed:

  1. Wire Cutter
  2. Round Nose Pliers
  3. Flat Nose Pliers

How to make Quilled Jhumkas – Tutorial:

Step 1:

Insert a paper strip in a slotted quilling needle.

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Step 2:

Keep quilling till you make a tight coil of the desired size. Quilling strips of two colors were glued together before quilling the coil. Glue the end so that the coil is secure.

Step 3:

Slide and remove the coil from the slotted tool.

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Step 4:

Using your finger gently push from the center of one side of the coil to form a cup like structure.

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Step 5:

Apply a coat of fabric glue on the inside of the cup and the outside. Allow it to dry. The structure will be secure now.

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Step 6:

Insert an eye pin from the bottom of the cup.

Step 7:

Insert a small metal bead spacer on the top.

Step 8:

Make a small loop at the top of the jhumka as shown. Round nose pliers have been used to make this loop.

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Step 9:

Insert a jump ring into the loop. You can use flat nose pliers to open and close the jump ring.

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Step 10:

Now for the top part or the stud, make a smaller tightly quilled paper coil following steps 1 to 3.

Step 11:

Apply  a coat of fabric glue and allow it to dry.

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Step 12:

Glue on a flat back pearl at the center of this coil. This step is optional.

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Step 13:

Now apply glue on a earring post.

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Step 14:

Attach the small coil made in step 12 to the earring post. It has to hold on well… allow it to dry completely.

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Step 15:

Slide the jump ring attached to the jhumka in the wire of the earring post and insert the ear backs.

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Repeat the steps above for the other earring.  And we have the completed pair of quilled jhumkas…

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