Monday, August 28, 2017

The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry - Book Release and Giveaway!

 Congratulations to the giveaway winners, Stoney Creek Arts and Kristie Hendon! Thank you all for your enthusiastic entries. If you're on the fence about whether you should try quilling, have a browse through the comments... you just might be persuaded what a great hobby it is!

Lo and behold, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry is here! Yes, it arrived a few weeks early and is now available wherever books are sold. Whether you are a long-time quiller or have had it in mind to give paper shaping a try, you'll find inspiring projects to launch you on the path of creating gift-worthy necklaces and earrings.

#paperjewelry The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry - U.S. Giveaway!

The modern designs range from quick and easy to those that aren't difficult, but simply more time-consuming (once you have learned the technique and practiced for a bit). Most of the projects can be made in an evening... my favorite kind. How nice is it to wake up the next morning knowing you have something new and pretty to wear that day?!

#paperjewelry Golden Scroll Earrings from The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry
Golden Scroll Earrings

I've said this before, but there are so many reasons to love quilled jewelry... it's surprisingly lightweight, yet durable, not to mention a guaranteed attention-getter. If you're ever at a loss for something to talk about when meeting someone new, just wear a piece of quilled jewelry and ask if the person can guess what it's made of... works like a charm to get conversation flowing!

#paperjewelry The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry - Actual Projects Placed on Back Cover

Here I've placed the back covergirl pieces next to their images so you'll have a good idea of the size and shine. All of the projects were made with metallic-edge paper because it truly makes quilled jewelry look like metal. However, plain quilling paper looks great too, and comes in every color of the rainbow. Each project includes a Materials and Tools list, detailed step-by-step instructions with excellent illustrations, a beautiful close-up photograph, and finished size measurements so you'll know exactly what to expect before getting started.

#paperjewelry Classic Filigree Pendant on The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry Book Page
Classic Filigree Pendant

To purchase the book, visit your favorite bookstore... if it isn't in the Craft - Jewelry section, ask them to order it for you. You'll find it online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository (free worldwide shipping), and the Interweave Store, which offers it as an eBook, as well as the print version. Also check your local library... if they don't have it, they will often be happy to get it for you.

#paperjewelry Blue Bubbles Pendant from The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry
Blue Bubbles Pendant

I'm already starting to see photos of jewelry that people have made from the book - so much fun! If you'd like to email me pics of quilled jewelry that you create - either projects from the book or inspired by them - please do. My address is ann.b.martin@gmail.com. I'm sure I'll be sharing at least some of the photos in an upcoming post.

#paperjewelry The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry - Free Project

To go along with the book release, I designed a bonus project, Abstract Flower Pendant, that you'll find on the Interweave blog. Like all of the book's projects, it includes detailed, illustrated instructions to give you a taste of the twenty designs you'll find within the book's 144 pages. There's also a PDF download to print out and easily refer to while you quill.

#paperjewelry Quilled Abstract Flower Pendant - Paper Jewelry Tutorial

I created the example with silver-edge moss green strips that are manufactured by JJ Quilling Design in England. This type of strip is available in a variety of colors and has a fine line of shiny silver, gold, or copper applied along one edge. The strips are readily available in the U.S. from three suppliers: Custom Quilling, Quilling Supply, and Whimsiquills. You can shop with confidence at all four sites.

#paperjewelry Quilled Abstract Flower Pendant - Free Project on Interweave Blog
Free Bonus Project - Abstract Flower Pendant

And now the U.S. giveaway: Two winners will each receive a signed copy of The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. To enter on this blog post, simply leave a comment in which you mention what it is you like best about quilling and/or jewelry making. Note that Blogger does not allow me to see the email address you type into the form with your name, so you must include an email address within your comment so I can contact you if you win. If spam is a concern, type your address like this: janedoe at gmail dot com

A separate, but identical giveaway is underway on Instagram. You may enter both places to double your chances by the end of Saturday, September 2, 2017. A total of four winners will be chosen at random from all entries, notified, and announced here and on Instagram. Good luck!

57 comments:

West Pine Creations said...

I've been quilling for a year and a half and love all of the beautiful scroll. They remind me of the scrolls, I incorporate in my silversmithed designs. Getting up in years, lighter earrings are better on the earlobes. The quilled earrings would feel nice. Need to give them a try.

sandhollowgems at yahoo dot com

Marty said...

That is beautiful work, Marie. It rather fills in the shapes I wish I could do with tatting. My sister does quilling. She does poster sized things, tiny cards, and even free standing pieces. I know she'd love to have this book, as she enjoys the craft so much, she'd like to show it off all the time.
--Marlene Lewis
marty1066 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I started quilling when I was a teen, years ago! I love the delicate look of quilling and in jewelry, I love that it is light to wear. Your designs are wonderful! Janine.rudnick@gmail.com.

Angela Noble said...

I've been quilling for a few years now and love the calm it brings me, and the beauty of the art as it comes together, no two pieces will ever be identical! I've never tried using my pieces as jewelry, but am excited to try! Anoble2000 at hotmail dot com

Shannon O'Hara said...

I've practiced at many different art forms over the years, but quilling just suits my temperament the best...by far. I can immerse myself fully and accomplish something that I'm happy with creatively, aesthetically and practically, without over-reaching the limits of my attention span (whatever that happens to be on any given day). I'm always energized by the different ways I can incorporate quilling into other art practices, too. twotailsandme@gmail dot com

mmeblue said...

I started quilling when I was a little girl - I love seeing a project come together to match the idea in my mind. :)

mmeblue at gmail dot com

Cheryl S Miles said...

I love how quickly a project comes together with quilling.

Runcherylrun @ gmail dot com

Aarin said...

I love tiny, time consuming projects. I initially found quilling through the art of Yulia Brodskaya and was determined to learn how to do it! I'd love to win! My email is yarrowpyxie at gmail dot com.

Nidhi Jain said...

Quilling makes me calm and patient. Would love to try some elegant jewelry from your book.

nidhi.jain.ipsa@gmail.com

Cathie E said...

I love the methodical aspect of rolling the paper for quilling. It's very relaxing. I make tatted jewelry as well and would love to be able to maybe incorporate both in items. Email is Cathie.ewertz at Gmail dot com

Kathy Seneca said...

your jewelry is beautiful! would love to view your book and make some of your quilled jewelry. outstanding

Cassie272727@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Q-quiet. It is a beautiful art which helps quieten your senses
U-ultra elegant. The quilling jewelry has its own elegance, not comparable to other forms of jewelry
I-inquisitive. There is always a new pattern forming keeping the artist inquisitive about new possibilities
L-lovely. No matter how you do it, the result is always lovely.
L- labouring. It can keep you working hard for hours or days if you have the patience and zeal for it.
I-innovative. It has been an innovative art form with a lot of originality in every pieces.
N-narrative. Every piece has a story to narrate if you ask the artist.
G - global. This art form has a beautiful global presence that crosses boundaries of all kinds and brings artists together. Unlike other art forms, paper quilling is unique yet so much similar anywhere you go!

And it is for these reasons that I am in absolute love with this art form! It has no limits and the pieces can be as small or as big as you can make them!

Learning from another blogger's experience through her book would make me feel honored and excited!

Pranali235 at Yahoo dot com

Trupti said...

I started Quilling couple of years ago. Quilling is my relaxing purpose. I like Quilling because with Quilling you can make anything just you have to imagine.
I learned from you lot of things. Thanks. Th.pawar at gmail dot com

June Shashura said...

I love quilling so much that I will be teaching a beginning class at my local Senior Center to over the age of 60 people. I also make jewelry using paper beads and I would love to incorporate quilling and my paper beads into an unusual product. Thanks for interest in my entry.
jrs28461@yahoo.com

Rani iyer said...

I love the art of quilling and have been making jewelry with the same for about 2 years now. I customize jewery to match the outfit. There best part of making quilled jewelry is that the options are unlimited. With paper strips àvaible in a variety of shades, the imagination can just run wild. Thanks.
Email : Nmahalaxmi at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love quilling because of its versatility and ease of making something relatively quick and easy. You can start small, and work up to bigger projects, and the supplies are readily available for a very small investment - not many crafts can claim that!

jamie@curlyquills.com

Lorrie said...

What I love most about quilling is bringing joy and wonder to others. It's fun to create that special piece that leaves the smiling and a little mystified. It is also wonderful to feel a connection to those of old who have gone before us centuries ago. Your pieces are beautiful Ann. Lorrie Timberlake g.quillorrie@q.com

Kathy Serrahn said...

Love the look of quilling projects, so different from others, love doing jewelry and geometric mosiacs

Her Paper Paradise said...

I have always enjoyed creating jewelry but learning quilling has allowed me to take the jewelry making to a whole new and unique level. There is nothing as satisfying and relaxing as quilling jewelry.

herpaperparadise at gmail dot com

Ten Dime Design said...

I have been quilling for almost 2 years now. It is so relaxing and creative. My favorite part of quilling is doing typography, specially greeting cards. I also enjoy helping others in the facebook group I help moderate, Contemporary Quilling. A few of the other moderators received books and they say it is amazing! Would love to have a signed copy! Michelle Dollar, michelle.dollar594@gmail.com

Celia Hansen said...

I saw an ornament in a craft magazine and wanted to make it for my staff at Christmas. It was very difficult so I started looking for other ideas made out of paper and discovered Quilling. I don't get to work on it as much as I would like but it's getting easier now that my job is settling down. I love making the flowers and and all the other designs. I don't go a day without watching a YouTube video on Quilling. I look forward to sharing , making friends and learning all I can. Chansen91110@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I've been quilling for about a year now, and what I love most about paper quilling is that it's such a great mindfulness practice. I have Post-Traumatic Stess Disorder, and one of the best coping tools for recovery is mindfulness. With paper quilling, you have to be completely present as you're doing it, so it's a wonderful mindfulness activity. ethridge.anna@gmail.com

MommaElspeth said...

I don't do this yet, but I would love to learn. I love how it looks like filigree, but is something that I can learn to do with affordable materials. And how detailed the pieces can be.

cedailey1976@gmail.com

Carol S. said...

Your jewelry is so lovely! I haven't done any quilling since I was a kid in the 70s, and the style was SO different back then. I'd love to learn how to make jewelry like this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol
carolsylvester @ frontiernet . net

Anamika said...

i am doing quilling for last 2 year the more I do the more i want to learn,
i want to learn different technique
my email id
anu.rinesh@gmail.com


Leann Russell said...

I just started quilling this year. My passion is to learn to make jewelry which is why I'd love love to win your book!!

shatabdi paul said...

I am doing quilling for 2years. Its very interesting and creative works .I Love to make jewellery, project works out of quilling. I want to learn more from your book.. My email id is ShatabdiPaul.2010@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love how taking a tiny piece of paper and twirling it up can create such awesome big things!
tawnyabarden@yahoo.com

Erin Tracy said...

I started quilling last year when my mom sent me a kit her neighbor was getting rid of. I have a lot of anxiety issues with my homework and have trouble concentrating during video lectures. Quilling has helped me be able to concentrate better and it helps me relax and unwind when I'm having anxiety. I also really like seeing people's reactions when I give them things I've made. It's fun.

cyprus.angel@gmail.com

gozer23 said...

I love quilling jewelry. It's so different. I've even sold a couple earrings.People like them cause they look like the metal earrings but are so light! Quilling has helped me thru so tough times and I'm always looking for some new ways and designs to try. This book looks like it would be just the thing. Susie Wilson
gozer23@gmail.com

SkinnyShemi said...

Thank you for doing this book. There are just not enough good quilling books out there. I have been quilling for about a year. Just started dabbling in jewelry. Love that I can just pick up some paper, if I have an hour or just ten min. and add to an on going project. Very therapeutic.

Pat Federico, plmf252@att.net said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this most wonderful book... I recently lost my husband and quilling has rescued me from many lonely hours.....

Nanc Pfruender said...

This book looks awesome. Can't wait to view it, free or not😁
nmpfruender@gmail.com

Stoney Creek Arts said...

I love to make wire woven jewelry and enjoy quilling but have never made quilled jewelry. Looks like now is the time. stoneycreekarts at gmail dot com

Rose Moon said...

What do I like best about making jewelry? Getting to wear it and when people say "oh, where did you buy that?" I get such a kick out of telling them I made it.

hrhdeanne at yahoo dot com

Konstantly Kawaii said...

I love the designs in this book. It makes paper look so much like metal jewelry. I love the are of quilling especially doing jewelry designs! It's always fun to to hear from someone "that's made of what???...paper??...no way!"

pixiedustcentral@gmail.com

differentlightdeb said...

I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book, and! I think quilled jewelry is elegant, unique, and- my favorite part - light weight! May your book have huge sales and popularity. debs_b_@hotmail.com

Erin (Zeldie) said...

Beautiful work! I think the best thing about quilling, out of all the crafts I do and have tried, is how easy it is. What's more accessible then paper? And versatile! So many different types of things things you can make that look so complex, out of paper. Sometimes it will still blow my mind a little. :P zeldruin at gmail dot com

Shelly, Durham, NC said...

I have been Quilling for about 4 years. I like that you can go large or go small. I have learned a lot through YouTube videos. I have taught several classes recently. It is relaxing for me until I have to put away supplies...I still haven't figured out a good storage system.

Melanie Graffius said...

I LOVE quilling and have been creating with it for about two years. I've mostly made Christmas Ornaments - snowflakes, small snowmen, etc.
However, I've also made a 5" hummingbird and some butterflies!

mjgraffiusartist at gmail dot com

Jean said...

Just gorgeous jewelry. I have never seen anything like this. I have never tried it but I have lots of paper and would love to.

Meghan said...

I love the intricate detail of paper quilling! My email is meghan dot a dot donovan at gmail dot com

Maureen said...

Congratulations, Ann. Looks like a wonderful book.

HalfWhit said...

Wow, just wow! It is always unusual and different beauty in paper form. Would love to have instructions to try my hand. THANKS!

Hafwhit@gmail.com

KRISTIE HENDON said...

I love seeing people's faces when they see the beautiful quilled jewelry I have made, that is my favorite part. Making people happy!
Deeregirl81@gmail.com

Leanne said...

Congratulations on the release of your beautiful book.
I love quilling because of the fact that rolled strips of paper can produce beautiful & delicate end results. Not been quilling lately, but these small jewelry projects will surely inspire me to get back to it.
jolea dot 1994 at gmail dot com

Kindra said...

The book looks amazing! Iam new to quilling but I have been a fan for years! I am looking forward to so many projects and hours of enjoyment. Kindra_simmons@yahoo.com

KatheD said...

My favorite thing about making jewelry is having something unique; I have only tried a little quilling.

KatheD said...

oops - forgot to leave my email - KatheD at gmail dot com :)

Anonymous said...

Until now I've only made quilled cards but would like to try my hand at making jewelry with guidance from your beautiful book. (2nd attempt to post comment. Failed yesterday.)
cyoshi5909 at aol dot com

Dana said...

I am new to quilling and occasionally make jewelry. I think it would be fun to mix the two together.

Craftydana32 at yahoo dot com

Talaya Sims said...

I love quilling- the swirls!

butterscotch8654@gmail.com

Marlys Caceres said...

I've been quilling for 5 years now and each year i love it even more! There are always new challenges with every custom order or project and i love to tackle them all! I love the patience and the therapeutic nature of the activity and how each and every single piece is unique even if you are creating multiples of the same design! My goal for next year is to start making quilled jewelry so this book will really help me achieve that goal!

-quilling qompany
marlysdesigns@gmail.com

Sha said...

I love quilling because I can be as creative as my mind's eye can see. It has such a calming influence on me as i work. Shajjacs@gmail.com

SmilynStef said...

I've never done quilling, but that circle necklace makes me want to learn ... love it ... smilynstef at aol dot com

Ann Martin said...

The giveaway has ended. Thank you all for your comments... it has been so much fun to read why you are interested in quilling!

Anonymous said...

I think quilling and jewelry making satisfy the need to be something with my hands, which helps to quiet my mind. I find it relaxing, even when it doesn't come out right!!!....Cheryl B.

mainebrown76@roadrunner.com

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