Monday, May 24, 2010

Quilling in a Paperweight

This is a two-inch paperweight and I used 1/8" pearlized quilling paper. The glass certainly magnified it to show every single flaw, lol! The sculped paper letters are from one of the alphabets in my book :o) This is a gift for my cousin who is such an inspiration to me.


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Did you know Truman Capote collected paperweights?

Happy crafty Tuesday!
~Molly

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Summer Paper Beads

Although my Etsy shops are temporary closed (cannot maintain at the time) I am making summer paper bead jewelry for a local home party given by a friend.

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These paper beads are made with paper resembling shimmering pool/clear ocean water. The details show up much better in person. Also, the focus bead is one of the largest I make for bracelets.

Thanks for stopping by to look!
~Molly

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quilled Flowers

I was inspired to use these colors from a silk arrangement shown in one of the photos. I love making the tight marquise with center hole shapes introduced to me by Claire Sun-ok Choi in her book. Easy, easy .. and I like how they look. I had no quilling strips where I was staying, so I bought the thick cardstock-like 1/8-inch strips that come in a tube-- from Michaels. UGH! All primary colors and absolutely a pain in the rear to work with.

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The petals are made from 6" strips. The centers are 4" x 1/16" loose coils.

This is a gift for my Aunt Maxine. She loves hummingbirds so I made the one from the background paper 3D. The shadow box frame is a Dollar Tree find :-)

Enjoy!
~Molly

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