I’ve been fascinated with the paper quilling projects I’ve been seeing lately. Artists with more patience than I will ever achieve have managed to create paper masterpieces that take a simple curl and turn it into a beautiful picture. For this project, I wanted to borrow the lovely look of quilling and create something new. The result is this bezel filled with paper quillled circles preserved in resin. It is a simple quilling pattern that beginner quillers will love and it can be worn every day.
Believe in Magic Necklace Directions:
Cut a sheet of kraft paper into strips. The strips should be a little less than .25” thick so that they sit inside the bezel and don’t poke out over the top when set on their side.
Wrap the strips of paper around a toothpick or bamboo skewer. Different lengths of paper will create different size circles, so experiment until you find sizes you’re happy with. Put these circles inside the bezel, creating your desired pattern.
Mix about a 1/2 tablespoon of Ice Resin according to the directions on the packaging. Pour resin slowly over the top of quilled design inside the bezel. Create a dome top to the bezel by slowly adding additional amounts of resin until the resin is higher than the edges of the bezel.
Tip: Pour very slowly, as air bubbles will escape from in between the rolls of your quilled paper. Pop or move any bubbles that appear with the end of a toothpick or straight pin.
Allow resin to set overnight. Add rub-on words to the bottom of bezel.
Add a few beads to an eyepin, make a loop at the end, and attach with a jumpring to the top of bezel. Add length of chain, connecting to the top of the beaded eyepins.
Cut 5 lengths of chain into 2” pieces. Put on bead on each headpin, make a loop at the top, and attach to the bottom of each length of chain. Attach these lengths with a single jumpring to the bottom of bezel.
About the Artist:
Sarah Donawerth is the Social Media Accounts Manager at Stampington & Company. Follow her as she crafts whatever her heart desires at: www.sarahdonawerth.com.