Often when I am making paper quilled jewelry without any specific design in mind I make a few shaped and put them together in different ways to see what looks good. Often what I thought would work doesn’t work, but I end up making something cooler anyway! That’s the way it was with my first version of lotus earrings. Actually I didn’t even know what they looked like, but one of my sisters suggested that they looked like the reflection of lotus flowers in the water. Cool! So that was that.
Would you like to make those cute little lotus earrings? Click here to view the free pattern!
Here you can see the size of this large lotus earring
This delicate white and gold pair is perfect for a wedding!
I tried a different style of color with this one – no border, just a different color center piece. Turned out cute!
Are you interested in making this style of earrings for yourself? I have a tutorial here that shows not only how to make these lotus flowers, but also a leaf that makes an adorable pair of earrings, and the full frame design as well!
Sealant for the earrings
For those are wanting to make your own earrings, you’ll want to make sure they are sealed to be sturdy and water resistant before using them as jewelry. Click here to read all of the posts I have about sealant. OR if you want a quick answer and product names, I would suggest this:
- Start by using a liquid sealer that will soak into your earring and make it nice and stiff. I suggest Ceramcoat All Purpose Sealer (click here to read a review post with tips about this sealer)
- Finish with a topcoat to make your piece water resistant and sturdy. I recommend either PPA matte, PPA gloss, or Diamond Glaze, though there are others that work well also.
Stick around, there is lots to see around the blog! Here are some places to start:
Click here to view free paper quilling tutorials!
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Click here to view a list of places to buy quilling supplies around the world!
Click here to view some of my own quilling projects, with tips so you can make your own if you’d like!
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