Sunday, February 19, 2012

Quilled Snowflake Flower

Hi everyone!  Back with another blue and white project that I made for the Custom Quilling newsletter.  But first, I want to let you know that my quilling class:

for My Creative Classroom is open for registration and will be starting soon - March 2, 2012!  You can register and start after the 1st day of class for a short time. The online class covers the basics of quilling as well as more advanced techniques. The class is six weeks, one new lesson each week, view at your leisure, and has lots of projects for you practice and show off your new quilling skills.  If you would like to learn how to quill and make your own quilled projects, click on the links above to see the full class description, supply list and registration link. I'd love to see you there!

 Now on to the project above. You can click on pictures for larger view. We don't get snow here on the Gulf Coast very often so I usually have to make my own snowflakes if I want to see them.  I used a hurricane candle cover and set it onto a glass dessert plate filled with glass pebbles in shades of blue and white and glittered punched snowflakes.  Inside the candle cover is a small candle votive. 

I wrapped a wide blue satin wire edge ribbon around the hurricane cover using double sided tape and attached a separate bow to the front.  The bow was the perfect place to show off a quilled snowflake that is embellished with clear crystals and pearls.  Two smaller snowflakes dangle from it.

Along the ribbon I put smaller snowflakes and snowflake flowers made from shimmery pearly strips.  The two layer snowflake flowers were made with 6 blue eccentric marquise with white V scrolls between them.  Then a smaller 6 marquise white layer added on top.  For the other version, I used blue V scrolls between the white layer.  Add a pearl or crystal to the center.  This would be pretty in any color combination! 

If you make a project with these versatile flowers, post a link in the comments section to share!  Due to increasing spam in my contact email, please put a specific post reference in the subject line if you have a question or request.  If it is general, just reference the most recent post.  Sorry to have to ask you to go to that trouble but spammers are getting increasingly clever at the subject lines of their posts and I cannot afford to click on one that may be infected!! If you have sent me an email asking a questions lately, PLEASE resend it again!!  Thank you for all your sweet comments.



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quilled Blue Malaysian Flower Necklace

Wow, it amazes me how time flies!  The last few months of last year were really busy, taxing and just plain crazy.  And, while I had projects for Custom Quilling (this is one of them), I did not post them.  I want to thank all who follow my blog and apologize for not attending to posting and I DO appreciate you stopping by to visit my projects!!!!  Sometimes it is hard to "get back into it" as they say after an absence. 

So I will catch up on the projects not posted and then start with fresh ones for this year!  I have been lurking around the web and have seen some amazing quilled projects from all over the world.  Quilling is really coming into it's own with some unique styles from this new generation of quillers!

While browsing some those world wide quilling sites I found this little flower that is called a Malaysian Flower.  So called for the Malaysian quillers who created it and use it in some beautiful projects!!!!  Here is a link to the flower tutorial (scroll down to find it).  I decided to use it in a necklace and this time not gild the edges with metallic paint.  I loved the blue and white color pearly papers and I think it makes a striking statement. Click on pictures to see larger view. 

I wish I could capture the sparklyness (I know that isn't a word lol!!) of the crystals and dangles.  Even the flowers shimmer from the pearly papers.  These flowers are easy and fun to make and I know I will be using them often as they are lovely in any color combination.

My first online quilling class for My Creative Classroom was such great fun!  I loved the students and am looking forward to seeing their quilled projects for years to come!!!  I will be adding new quilling project classes in the coming months, but for now my original class, 
Quilling, Twirled Paper!
is being offered again and is open for enrollment now here.  Classes start March 2, 2012 but you can start after the official first day of class.  You can see a description of the class, a supply list and kits on the link above. I am looking forward to the new class and hope to see some of you there!  If you have any questions please email me!

More posts to post in the coming days, so check back soon! Thanks for all the comments that everyone left for me in my absence!!