Quilling: Miniature Quilled Flowers


    Recently, while browsing the internet I came across a post in Pinterest about quilling. Yes, it’s quilling not quilting. Quilling is an art form that involves the use of narrow strips of paper. The strip of paper is rolled into coils or scrolls, shaped, arranged and glued together to create decorative patterns or designs. It is also known as paper filigree which became popular in Europe during the 18th century and have spread in the United States of America and other parts of Asia. However, this art form is not yet popular here in the Philippines.

    During my childhood days, I have made paper flowers using strips of paper, but I did not know that it’s called quilling not after I saw some pictures in Pinterest similar to my paper flowers. After seeing those beautiful quilled flowers and other styles and technique of quilling, I decided to go back on making quilled miniature flowers.

    Like paper bead making, quilling also needs patience and determination. It is sometimes tricky especially when you are doing miniature pieces and big projects like quilled wall decor, but all your efforts are all worth it after you completed your project.

    Below are some of the quilling projects I have made. The vase and flowers were quilled and I placed it on a clear plastic box which I bought in our local store. These miniature quilled flowers is about 2 inches to 3.5 inches tall.




    These items are good as a gift, wedding favors, or office table decorations. I am actually planning to open a store at Etsy.com to offer some of my creations. Well, I hope I can do that and make some extra income while having fun creating arts and craft.

    Until next time!!! Happy crafting!

    Paper Beads Making Is Fun and Exciting

    Paper bead making is not a new thing for some people specially those who are into arts and craft making. For some people, they have experienced paper bead making during their childhood on how to create one, but for me, I don’t remember someone thought me this kind of craft. I haven’t learned this craft from school during my childhood days. I only knew how to create my paper beads four years ago after I stumble a paper bead video tutorial in YouTube while browsing for some interesting art crafts.

    After watching that video tutorial in YouTube, I got interested. I made some research and learned that it is a traditional craft and was popular during the Victorian times. However, paper bead making today has evolved to a higher degree of craftsmanship. Many have turned a simple paper to a beautiful jewelry, purse, wall decor, ornaments and a lot more.

    I am always fascinated with papers. During my childhood, I love collecting scraps from papers, magazines, brochures and other things that for me could still be turned into something useful. I never realize that I could use them in paper bead making.

    I love to create personalized birthday cards for my friends instead of buying it. I even created my wedding invitations and my brother’s wedding invites when we both got married. Every time we have an art projects in school back then, I am one of those who are excited while most of the girls are worried. I would love to compete with the guys making myself sure that I would get the highest grades in our art class. So, to make the story short, I love arts and craft since I was a child.

    Paper bead strips

    Paper cut into strips individually.

    Paper bead making is fun and exciting. However, it requires patience and determination to create one. Patience from cutting your paper into strips, down to rolling each strips of paper to your desired beads and finally coating each beads with a sealant or adhesive to make it durable.

    Paper beads

    Hand rolled individually.

    Then if you want your paper beads to have a glass glossy like finish, you still need to glaze each bead to make it water-resistant.

    Paper beads

    Paper beads ready for glazing.

    Magazine Paper Beads

    Paper beads done glazing.

    Now that you have created your own beads, you can make your own fashion jewelries like earrings, bracelets or a fancy necklace to go with your daily outfit. The possibilities are endless, you just need to use your imagination and be creative.

    Paper Beads: Necklace With Paper Bead Star Pendant

    Hello there paper beaders! I just want to share this paper bead necklace that I have made. I have already created plenty of paper beads, but I still don’t have or I can’t think of any idea what to do with it aside from making it as earrings or a bracelet.

    It just so happen that Aleshia of Beadifulnights shared her star pendant tutorial in YouTube and have replaced the beads with paper beads because the shape of the beads that she is supposed to be using is hard to find. Thus, she made her own beads out of paper based on the size that she needs and the paper beads fits the star pendant perfectly.

    I am posting through my phone so it is difficult for me to attach the tutorial video of Aleshia, but you can go ahead and search Beadifulnights in YouTube to check her videos.

    I created two necklaces with paper bead star pendant. Each type of beads were individually cut, hand-rolled and glazed using diamond glaze that dries to a clear glass-like finish.


    Meanwhile, I have new sets of paper beads that I just recently finished. I’ll post the photos on my next blog update.

    That’s all for today! Thanks for visiting my blog and kindly “Like” my blog’s Facebook Page by liking the like button on the sidebar of this blog. For more photos and updates with my creations, you can visit and “Like” my arts and craft Facebook Page at Paper Craft Wonders. Until next time!!

    First Blog Post For This Year, Long Time No Updates

    Hello, blogger world!!

    I am back!! It’s been a long time since I updated this blog. I lost the enthusiasm to update my blog and got disappointed after Google Adsense disabled/banned my Adsense account 3 or 4 years ago for no specific reason. I don’t need to elaborate on how and what happened since there’s no sense in talking about it. All I can say now is that … Screw you Google Adsense!!
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    Things To Remember About AIM GLOBAL

    I originally wrote and posted this article on my Facebook Wall and I feel the need to repost this on this blog.

    I wrote this article to enlighten those people na medyo hesitant to try Network Marketing or Networking specifically with AIM Global.

    So, what are the things na we need to consider or learn about AIM Global? Below are some of the few reasons why you need to give AIM Global (Alliance in Motion Global) a try.
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    Pumpkin Carving Designs Tutorial (Photos and Video)

    Pumpkin carving is an art and most people are so creative in their pumpkin carving designs. However, not all people are gifted to make the best pumpkin carving designs like that of a pro pumpkin-carvers can create.

    Here are some beautiful and creative pumpkin carving designs to help you decide what is the best design you can create for your own pumpkin this Halloween.
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    Total Lunar Eclipse Photos June 16, 2011

    A total lunar eclipse was scheduled early today. Actually it started around 2:00 am today and I decided to take some photos of the said event. I don’t have DSLR camera like the others but still I would like to share some photos of the total lunar eclipse. It was said that the total lunar eclipse is only visible to some parts of the world and luckily it includes the Philippines.

    Here are some of the photos of the total lunar eclipse taken using my GE X5 camera between 2:00 am – 3:30am today, June 16, 2011. I might upload the video later.
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    New 7 Wonders Of Nature: Palawan Underground River Massive Voting Campaign

    Palawan Puerto Princesa Underground River is the only entry of the Philippines that was included in the 28 finalists in the global search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

    The Philippine government headed by President Benigno Aquino III appeals to the public to vote and support the massive campaign for the said underground river to be in the top seven.
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    Photos Of Brown Bear Cub Named Medo Adopted By A Slovenian Family

    In central Slovenia, custody of a brown bear cub named Medo is being battled by the Slovenian animal experts and a certain Logar family who found the three-and-a-half-month old bear cub wandering around their garden four weeks ago.

    The family of Matevz Logar was said to have adopted the bear cub and would like to prepare a fenced enclosure on their land. However, Slovenian animal experts wanted to move the bear cub into a shelter for wild animals for the safety of the family who adopted it and also for the future of the animal.

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