Some time ago I came across Ojibway Indian beadwork while tooling around Google images and was struck with the idea that the designs provided mighty fine inspiration for quilling.
This coral piece was the first one I made, and later on I did another as decoration on the top of a chocolate box that was just too nice to send to the recycling bin.
It's come in handy as a holder of odds and ends in my craft stash... ribbons, beads, and such. You might recognize both of these pieces from the television demo video over there in the right sidebar.
I remember the friendly cameraman carefully panning over each one after first verifying that I'd made it. I'm pretty sure he couldn't imagine trying to quill and perhaps wondered why anyone would want to. :) By the end of filming however, I'm happy to say everyone present - there was also a producer, director, and sound engineer - was enthusiastic about the process. The producer and director even said they were excited about giving quilling a try when they returned home to L.A... two new converts!