In less than a week Indians will be celebrating Diwali or Deepavali, the Festival of Lights. Click here to read more about it on Wikipedia if it is new to you. One fun part of Diwali is getting new clothes! And of course when you get new clothes you need to get (or make!) new jewelry to match. So today I am sharing some of the paper quilling Diwali earrings designs that I have made, some quite a long time ago and some newer, that were inspired by Indian designs. Some of them are linked to tutorials.
I made this pair of paisley earrings while I was staying at my in-laws. My mother-in-law was watching an Indian drama and I was looking at the saris on the show for inspiration. I saw this paisley in a paisley design and couldn’t resist making it out of paper! Find them for sale here.
Here is a closer look at the earrings.
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)
- If your earring design includes looser coils, use these and these tips to make sure not to ruin your coils (you’ll notice that in some of my earlier designs pictured above the coils were kind of open 🙁 )
- 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!
- Click here to view paper quilling tips and tricks!
- 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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