Quilling is a type of paper filigree which requires cutting paper first into long thin strips before coiling and gluing them altogether.

The art form dates back to the Renaissance when quilling was used to decorate book covers and other religious objects. Nothing was wasted back then. The thin paper strips were often trimmed from the gilded edges of books.

It was a popular past time in past centuries which is enjoying renewed interest today. What's amazing is when artisans create quilled paper jewelry.  One Etsian who does so is mlmxoxo2 who is from Boston. Her satin cord and quilled necklaces are wonderfully colorful!  If you are not up to the precision cutting of paper strips, she also sells kits.

Paper Jewelry Inspirations and Tutorials


For more tutorials check out my Jewelry Making Tips

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