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!

6 comments:

Bronwyn said...

You have created a very pretty paperweight

Quill Seeker said...

I was thinking of trying to make a paperweight one of these days. Yours looks beautiful! Did you enjoy making it?

Molly Smith said...

Thanks, ladies! YES, I enjoyed making this very much! Used two-sided scrap paper (only necessary for the tag) from a K&Co. pad and a couple of strips of paper.

This is a very nice paperweight (Aaron Brothers), glass dome with a maroon leather backing. It was given to me specifically to put some quilling inside :o) I usually buy my paperweights at Whimsiquills because of the different shapes and they are lighter & easier to work with.

http://www.whimsiquills.com/servlet/the-*-Novelties-%26-Keepsakes/Categories

Thanks for stopping by!
~Molly

Lisa Mala6 said...

Molly,
wow, what a great paperweight.
Your work and books are great!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugz~Dixie said...

What a wonderful gift. Katie is sure to love it.

Nati said...

so delicate and sweet, loved!!

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