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Floral Quilling Necklace
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Floral Quilling Necklace

Crafting Time:
3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Thin paper strips for quilling: scrapbook papers, ticket stubs, old love letters and other paper mementos
  • Quilling tool
  • X-Acto knife & cutting mat
  • Tacky glue
  • Tiger tail, 1 spool
  • 3mm & 4mm Blue Moon glass pearl beads, 1 pkg each
  • 1 Clasp set
  • Crimp beads
  • Crimp tool
  • Bent-nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • 6mm jump rings, 2
  • 1/4 yd Tulle
  • 1/4" wide Organdy ribbon, 1/4 yd
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Optional book: "The Art of Paper Quilling, Designing Handcrafted Gifts and Cards"

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using paper strips for quilling, make several flower shapes in various sizes and colors. Set aside.
  2. Cut two pieces of tiger tail about 12" long.
  3. Attach one end of one tiger tail strand to clasp using crimp bead and crimp tool. Trim excess wire.
  4. String glass pearl beads for about 8 to 9 inches.
  5. Attach one 6mm jump ring to opposite end using a crimp bead and crimp tool. Trim excess wire. Set aside.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for second tiger tail strand.
  7. Cut 2 pieces of tiger tail – one 8" long and another 10" long.
  8. Attach tiger tail strands to jump ring. Adjust the 8" strand to measure approximately 6" and the 10" strand to measure approximately 8".
  9. Lay paper flowers out on work surface so they fit nicely between the 2 pearl strands and on top of the 2 tiger tail strands.
  10. Cut 2 pieces of tulle slightly larger than your flower layout, following the outline of the flower shapes. Cut two large strips of tulle (about 3/4"W x 3"L) to tie onto necklace at the sides.
  11. Sandwich the two tiger tail wires between the tulle. Hand stitch the tulle together close to the tiger tail wire.
  12. Tie the tulle onto the necklace at jump rings. Trim tulle to desired length.
  13. Cut two pieces of organdy ribbon each 2-1/2" long. Tie onto necklace at jump rings. Trim.
  14. Glue paper flower in place on top of the tulle following desired layout. Let dry.
  15. Add glass pearl beads to flower centers. Let dry.
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