Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Quilled Snowflakes

From the Archives:

Snowflakes are SO easy. You need a coiled center and three basic shapes in groups of six. Nineteen pieces  as big or small as you like and you have a lovely snowflake!

I like making them to tie on packages or give as ornament gifts. Below, I used white gold on edge English paper strips. I like this paper, it is thinner and easier to use with miniature pieces. 

(Click on the photos to enlarge.)


This is approximately 1-1/2 inches in diameter. When making these I try to hide all paper seams and no traces of glue can show anywhere, especially on the back.


English crimson quilling strips with shiny metallic silver edge.



Silver holofoil on white English paper strips.


These simple and easy snowflakes are in my book. So small they fit as candy toppers and on trinket matchboxes.


 This is one of my largest I have made for hanging as wall art. It is 12" in diameter and made from 1-inch wide crimped strips of construction paper. I only used four shapes plus the center coil. The strips are 12 inches in length. The crimping makes it more sturdy and I used a wooden dowel to roll the strips. I finished it by spraying very lightly with a glitter spray.



I made this pink snowflake many years ago. The instructions can be found HERE on the NAQG website. 



I made this snowflake project for a magazine in 2008. It is double-rolled using two colors. I was disappointed in the quality/size on their website so I made a super
 large one you can view (and use for a pattern) by clicking the photo.

And lastly, I have a page HERE with several different types of easy snowflakes, patterns, instructions, tips and project suggestions.

Enjoy and have a fantastic day!
-Molly

Thursday, April 2, 2020

UPDATE:

HAPPY APRIL! 🌷

I want to make sure and mention, the NAQG Quilling Conference this year is canceled (Springfield, Illinois May 8-9, 2020). The conference will be rescheduled soon-- 2021 will be same venue, in Springfield.

I am staying very busy making PAPER everything. My favorite YouTube channel is The Posh Paper Lady I started following last year during Christmas in July. I was immediately hooked to her short videos, clear instructions and fabulous easy projects. If you do craft shows, she has many videos with ideas and advice. Check out Sherry's channel.

I finally got my quilling strips sorted and organized into smaller containers. I am now working on organizing my quilling kits, inventory and related product to sell. I am hoping others can enjoy quilling with these kits and paper I have been hoarding all these years.



Last month, I opened up two of three Etsy stores that were closed in 2015-- itsMolly and itsMollyDos.  This has kept me very busy, not much time for quilling this year (yet). 



I am continuing to add new content to my quilling-related Zazzle store. Most of the items can be customized to non-quilling, if you choose-- with your colors, text, photos and sizes. Be sure you are signed up for email coupons. The last four or five gift items I purchased were at least 50% off. 

Wishing you and yours, well and safe days ahead. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Molly 🌼