Saturday, March 10, 2018

Quilling a Snowflake (Humor)

Happy Weekend! 🌷

This short video is only 1:18min long. I know many who will relate to it, lol... in other mediums also. I hope you can view it.  

Thursday, March 1, 2018

From the Archive: Glass Bead Dangle Earrings


These are fast and easy to make using six bead links and jump ring. Glass beads are so fun to wear!

click photos to enlarge

citrine, red and green are 4x6mm faceted rondelle
clear crystal are 3x5mm faceted rondelle
aqua are 6mm faceted round 

fishhook earwire
5mm jump ring
5 - 1" 21ga headpins
1 - 2" 21ga headpin
11/0 clear seed beads
10 glass beads
jewelry making tools

(make two :)

I used one or two seed beads between the beads as shown.
This is the order that I placed them on the jump ring (see below).

Videos, tutorials and instructions on how to open a jump ring, earwire and make a loop are HERE.

I get ALL my jewelry tools, materials, supplies, beads, findings from Fire Mountain Gems.

I keep all my pin pieces that are 1" or longer. This was left from cutting the 2-inch headpin and perfect for making a bead charm.

This is the completed pair just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 2018

Happy 2018, Y'all!

  • I am continuing to replace the 700+ deleted photos in my blog. 🌹 My apologies if you are receiving notices as being a blog subscriber. I don't know a way around it, as I must update the individual blog posts after adding the photos.

  • 2018 North American Quilling Guild Conference - All the information and forms are available for NAQGCON 2018 👉 HERE

  • What I am working on from Maymay Made It Crafts: 5"x8" Legal Pad Holders
Click for YouTube video (33:00min)

Well wishes and happy crafting,


Monday, October 16, 2017

NAQG 2018 Announcement

I only have the 2018  NAQGCON date and location.

May 10-12, 2018,  held at the Embassy Suites DFW North, located in Grapevine, Texas. Six minutes north of DFW Airport and between Fort Worth and Dallas (30-45 minutes).

You do not need to be a member of NAQG to attend the convention. I'll post as soon as registration opens. Information will be in the Fall edition of Quill America.

Happy Fall Y'all ~

UPDATE - Information is here: NAQGCON 2018

A reminder, I have samples of Quilled Fall Leaves on my website. I used them on the cover of this Fall paper bag photo album I made for my daughter.

Quilled Fall Leaves


(Quick note: I accidentally deleted 700+ photos from the blog. I am in the process of replacing them all, slowly but surely. This is why there are older posts without pics!)

Monday, June 5, 2017

NAQGCON update

The NAQGCON was a huge success, thanks to Roxanne's diligent planning and fun activities! 

Thank you to all attendees, for your friendship and if you happened to take my class. I enjoyed meeting each of the first-timers. We had quillers from Peru, Japan, Sydney, England and Canada. Thank you for making the long trip!

Can't wait to see the next copy of the NAQG Newsletter at all the photos. My class photos didn't come out well and I took no other pics. 

Check out the NAQG FB page (closed to members only) for lots of updates and continued conversations about the convention.

Example of a scrapbook layout using quilled motifs and baby buggy. This was one of six. Email me for a pdf of instructions, if interested.

Please keep in touch here and via email. I am on Facebook so little.

Happy June!


Monday, January 16, 2017

Quilling Conference

After a two-year absence from the blog, I am back!

I will be attending NAQGCON in May & teaching a class.

North American Quilling Guild Conference

May 19-20, 2017
Tampa, Florida USA
Roxann Dragula, 2017 NAQGCON Host

The info below is a simplified, partial conference agenda.
Click link for the complete schedule, registration and competition guideline forms.
early registration
receive "goodie" bags
greet & meet

registration, "goodie" bags
viewing competition entries

viewing competition pieces, displays, demos
make & takes, vendor shopping 
(Saturday afternoon is open to the public)

Registration is Closed.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Handmade Layered Paper Flowers

You can make these layered flowers in any size you want. These are 4" flowers with 9-10 layers. You can make as few as three layers. I used them on a background in my booth as an "eye-catcher" to draw people to my display.

I make my circles in increments of 1/4". I prefer handmade to machine made -- but the circles can be cut from a die machine, Silhouette/Cricut type cutting machine, or circle cutter. I started making them by tracing bowls and measuring cups, but now I use an old 8" Coluzzle template. 

These are EASY to make.

Cut your circles in same increments, i.e. increase or decrease the sizes by the same measurement.
3"  etc.

Fold each circle three times.
 If using thicker paper like cardstock, use a bone folder.

The wider you make the petal shape, the wider the individual petals will be. Just don't cut all the way up to the point. Stop at least 1/4" to the top. The point is the center of your petal.

Turn over and repeat the cut starting at bottom center.
You will do this for each folded circle.

Open up all your pieces. They won't be perfect but they are handmade :) 

I shape the tips of each petal slightly upward, with my scissors blade.
This is an optional step. 

Stagger each later and glue at centers. 
I have added a matching fringed flower but any embellishment can be 
used -- a button, large rhinestone, crochet knot, etc.

Many types of paper can be used. This is embossed vellum. 

Solids using two-sided scrapbook paper.

Themes using printed scrapbook papers.

The leaves are oval shapes, folded in half lengthwise and fringed with scissors. 

I bought 12 sheets of bright two-sided paper at Target in the $1 Spot Bin to make these. The best paper I've ever used. My mother used all 12 at a Fiesta theme luncheon.


This is what my backboard looked like in 2006.

The next year, I made large 8" flowers as my eye-catchers

I submitted this "Locker Hanging" for a magazine project but it wasn't accepted.
The 3" center is where a mirror would be placed.

Matching flower on a purse.
The link to instructions to make this paper clutch is HERE

And lastly, a flower on a card.

If you try this flower technique, let me know what you think and how you use it.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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