Here is a tutorial on making a pair of quilled jhumkas with studs using paper quilling strips. The steps are similar to some of the tutorials we saw earlier but these have a more complete and traditional look due to the studs.
Other than the above supplies, we would also need paper quilling strips and flat back pearls.
- Wire Cutter
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
How to make Quilled Jhumkas – Tutorial:
Insert a paper strip in a slotted quilling needle.
Keep quilling till you make a tight coil of the desired size. Quilling strips of two colors were glued together before quilling the coil. Glue the end so that the coil is secure.
Slide and remove the coil from the slotted tool.
Using your finger gently push from the center of one side of the coil to form a cup like structure.
Apply a coat of fabric glue on the inside of the cup and the outside. Allow it to dry. The structure will be secure now.
Insert an eye pin from the bottom of the cup.
Insert a small metal bead spacer on the top.
Make a small loop at the top of the jhumka as shown. Round nose pliers have been used to make this loop.
Insert a jump ring into the loop. You can use flat nose pliers to open and close the jump ring.
Now for the top part or the stud, make a smaller tightly quilled paper coil following steps 1 to 3.
Apply a coat of fabric glue and allow it to dry.
Glue on a flat back pearl at the center of this coil. This step is optional.
Now apply glue on a earring post.
Attach the small coil made in step 12 to the earring post. It has to hold on well… allow it to dry completely.
Slide the jump ring attached to the jhumka in the wire of the earring post and insert the ear backs.
Repeat the steps above for the other earring. And we have the completed pair of quilled jhumkas…