Friday, December 17, 2010

Embellish Me with Quilling Blog Hop


Hi all, back again with the 2nd hop for today! Two hop posts for your inspiration and chance to win!

1st hop - LIME LIGHT CHARITABLE DESIGN TEAM happening now, see post below this post!
2nd hop - EMBELLISH ME WITH QUILLINGstarts NOW.

Let's get started with our 2nd hop - the EMBELLISH ME WITH QUILLING BLOG HOP.  If you came here from  Emma's blog then you are in the right place.  If you would like to start from the beginning click here.  The hop runs from 11:00 pm CST Friday to Sunday the 19th.  To enter for a chance to win the HOP CANDY click on the beginning hop link here for instructions. 

Here is my Embellish Me with Quilling project, a Golden Floral Quilled Jewelry Set.  I had decided to do another jewelry set for the hop before I knew what the blog hop name was and it worked out that it fits perfectly.  It is a quilled 'embellishment' that you can wear!


After doing the first quilled set here, I knew that I would be doing more.  This one uses antique gold bases this time and off white and beige gold edged strips in an off-center design.  The metal bases were jump ringed together and the quilled motifs were glued onto them.  I added topaz crystals, czech crystals and tube beads for accents and for, of course my favorite, sparkle! It really catches the light.


The earrings were made with the same method as the first set and are accented with the same crystals and beads.  My oldest daughter is the model for this set, I wonder if I will get it back from her? I love the vintage feel and you will be seeing more of these sets as my mind is abuzz with all sorts of colors and variations. 


Have fun on the hop and here is your next stop on the hop: Jessicawww.kinderstampo.com where I am sure you will see an amazing project that she has made for your inspiration.

Here is a list of the hop sites if you lose your way or want to revisit any site:

Linda- http://krazyquilling.com/


Jennifer- http://creativequilledcreations.blogspot.com/


Leesandra- http://sweetspotcards.blogspot.com/




Sonya- http://appelquilling.blogspot.com/ That's me, your HERE





Debbie- http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/


If you have never tried quilling before I hope you will be inspired and encouraged to give it a try. Pre-cut packaged strips are easy but you can cut your own 1/8" strips from any text weight paper. Start with the slotted tool to get the feel of coiling the strips.  Keep practicing until you get even pressure, this is the key for an even consistent coil. Any good craft glue is ok to glue the end of the strip to the side of the coil. Tearing the end of the strip before you coil it will give you a better finish and a will hide the end joining of the coil better.  Experiment with looser coils and tighter coils until you find the look you like better, it is your choice.

Experiment with pinching the shapes and combining them into motifs.  The needle tool will give you a smaller center but can be a little trickier to use.  The needle is held stationary and the strips are "rolled" around the needle with your fingers instead of being "locked" into the center like it is on the slotted tool (the slotted tool is twirled in your fingers to make the coil).  Think of the needle tool as the thread spindle on a sewing machine that allows the thread spool to turn freely.  The same motion that you would use to rewind a spool of thread on this "spindle" is the same motion that the quilling strip makes on the needle tool.  The Yahoo quilling group helped me with that info as I couldn't get the hang of the needle tool until I understood that it wasn't supposed to "lock" onto the needle.  It is a great resource for quilling tips, encouragement and help.  There are lots of online sites that show how to make the shapes and to get inspiration from.  Give it a try!

For all of my quilling blog friends who are already hooked onto quilling and visit me often (and new friends), I hope you have a great time and get lots of inspiration from the projects!

If you missed the first hop of my double-header blog hop posts today, just look at the post below this one for the Lime Light Charitable Design Team Blog Hop that is still happening, with awesome inspiration and over $150 in great prizes!  Have fun hopping and good luck!

Shalom,
Sonya
Thanks for all your encouraging messages and for visiting me!!!

60 comments:

lamerlisa@hotmail.com said...

I'm a follower!

Lisa
lamerlisa@hotmail.com
http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

Juicy Creations said...

im a new follower.. love your jewelry..
theresa
juicycreations808@gmail.com

Debc06 said...

Love your quilled jewelery. Will be following along right behind you.

Glora said...

AMAZING! I would have never thought of making quilled jewelry.

Patti B said...

That is one of the greatest necklace I have seen in a long time. Thanks for both hops they have been fun and interesting

Anna said...

WOW how awesome!!! Love this.

girlia said...

Okay, you guys are gonna have us running out to get materials to start quilling (lol) Your project is just awesome!

Pink Cricut said...

Wow--those are so stunning--Love the necklace and the earrings. How unique, and absolutely beautiful! :)

Elaine said...

Hi Sonya,
I am back again for another hop:)

The jewelry is beautiful, what an awesome idea.
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful works of art!!

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

OH my the jewerly is beauitful
thanks for sharing
Rebecca Minor
Buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Philippa said...

Your jewellery is absolutely exquisite, Sonya - an inspiration!

http://quilliance.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Wow your necklace and earrings are beautiful:)

Janice W. said...

Wow, your quilled jewelry is gorgeous! New follower. You do beautiful work!

LadybugCarrie said...

Wow! What beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

joni said...

Wow! I had no idea that you could make jewerly!! Its really beautiful! TFS
hugs,
joni

2Bis2DO said...

That is the coolest necklace and earrings. WOW!

sleeplesswonder said...

Really nice job. I love quilling.
mkds312@hotmail.com

MariLynn said...

Sonya, that necklace is so elegant. Wow! I love how you have the quilled pieces off center and going up the one side. GORGEOUS!!

Miria said...

You jewelery is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be wearing that necklaces. It is so original. I bet you get a lot of great comments from people.

Sandy D said...

Sonya! Let me just say that I have seen a LOT of quilled jewelry but NONE like this! It's absolutely gorgeous! I love the vintage feel and how you didn't go overboard with the quilling. It was just the perfect amount of embellishing! Great job!

Love Le said...

That work is amazing! I have never seen anything like it! Wow! I think I found a new favorite. Following you......I am blown away by that quilling!

Emily said...

Beautiful jewelry!!

Jessica said...

Love your project - something I've been wanting to do for a while. No better time than the present. TFS

JessB.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

lavif said...

It's very beatifull!!!

Jessica said...

I've been wanting to learn how to quill for quite a while now. I'm so glad I found your blog. I haven't done any shape well enough to post. I haven't even got a real tool yet. I use my stationary tweezer. (or what ever you call it)It grabs hold of the end of paper and holds until I let it loose. So it works for me rigt now! I have made a small flower with a stem and leaves, that I'm sort of happy with. But I'll keep trying until I get it right! Thanks a bunch.
Happy Hannakah

Tanya said...

Well this is just amazing! I have really been inspired!! TFS :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Creative Quilled Creations by Jennifer said...

You necklace is wonderful. I love it.

Jennifer
Creative Quilled Creations

Melissa said...

WOW! I cannot believe that is quilled jewelry! GORGEOUS!!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow, the necklace and earring are gorgeous.

Manasa said...

I love love love this awesoome quilled ornament....I am going to try this one for sure...It wont be as good as you...but still will try...

shanna13 said...

Totally awesome! I have never seen jewelry made with quilling. Stunning! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Tami B. said...

This is absolutely amazing! I had to do a double take to realize it was quill work. I became a follower last night for the Lime Light hop and I am so glad I did. You do amazing work.

Mrs.Debbie said...

OMG I love this doesn't even look like paper I thought it was beads. I had to back and reread it.
Blow me away

Hugs Debbie

Reneeleeak said...

Your jewelry is just stunning! I don't think I'd give it back if I were your daughter!!!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

BunnyFreak said...

I had no idea you could quill jewelry. Stunning.

Karen Cooke said...

Stunning - glad to have found you via thehop

Heather said...

Wow! Amazing!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Wow this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! So pretty!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @hotmail.com

Groovy Deborah said...

Beautiful jewelry!!! Real talent :)
Deb♥

My Crafting Time said...

I'm a follower. Wow, beautiful jewerly. I didn't realize you would make jewerly out of quilling. I really need to give this a try. Thanks for the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

ctimzthree said...

Wow!! I can't believe what you can do with quilling!! Nice work!

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Cindylu2u said...

Your work is mind blowing, love it, and yes very inspiring. Thanks for the tips I will be trying my hand at quilling!! Thanks again
miller896042atbellsouth.net

sdw112 said...

Just joined your blog...you have beautiful jewelry! Thank you!

Nana Jo said...

Love your quilling and would like to try it one day.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

cowbelleru said...

Inspiration I did receive!! I'm brand new to quilling and just made by first flower. So, to see your Quilling, I had to pick my chin up off of the table. It was very nice to see to see your great talent. Thanks for sharing the info on the Yahoo group.

cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

quilt4fun2 said...

Jewelry is a great idea...thanks for sharing
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

craftaholic said...

Very Beautiful Jewelery Creations!! Verym one of a kind!! Great Job!! and TFS!!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

surfnfroggie said...

I am a new follower and I love quilling. I will be checking back soon.

surfnfroggie@aol.com

VICTORIA said...

wow the jewelry is fantastic.
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Your work is beautiful!! I just became a follower! Thanks for sharing, Karen

Jessica said...

Absolutely gorgeous stuff. I was here yesterday, and had to come back today! I love to look at your quilling! TFS

Cricut Matriarch said...

WOW!! Never thought of quilling to be used in jewelry.
VERY NICE!!

Jim said...

i'm a new follower.....

Dawn, RI said...

The jewelry pieces are just out of this world, Best with your creative ideas. IM SURE YOU WILL MAKE MANY MORE, Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

amymwz said...

I have wanted to try quilling, and I have some paper already. I guess I might need a fee tools till, I am so happy. I found s site to teach me a bit about it. Wow I cant believe the things you can make. Wow, I have lots of reading.

quilt4fun2 said...

The jewelry is awesome. I did not know you could wear quilling. Thank You for doing the hop and for chances to win great prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Mary said...

I am a follower and I love your jewelry! Super cool!
ccmc_charter@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Sonya,

I didn't know you could use quilling to make jewelry!!! ;) Your necklace and earrings are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am really inspired to try it, so I appreciate your detailed information (I'll have to check out that yahoo group, too).


Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Ann Martin said...

Another very beautiful jewelry set, Sonya!

Regina said...

You did a stunning job!!! Love your necklace!!
Regina