Here is a simple jewelry making tutorial. Following our studs inspired by the Gerbera flower, here is a pretty pair of quilled studs inspired by the small yet beautiful Hydrangea flowers. The technique of quilling used is simple and you need just some basic earring making findings for this project.
How to make quilled studs:
- Quilling strips (5 mm) in pink and white colors
- Quilling needle
- Earrings posts and ear backs
- Fabric glue
Using a quilling needle, quill a coil with a pink strip. The size of the coil depends on the required size of each hydrangea petal. Use fabric glue to secure the coil.
Pinch the coil at one spot to get a tear drop shape.
Now flatten the top of the tear drop to make a triangular piece. Ensure it is not too flat so that it looks like a petal.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make a total of four such pieces.
Now for the center of the flower, tightly quill a white strip of paper.
Glue on all the pieces together as shown. First glue the pink pieces together and then glue the white piece on top. Allow to dry.
Apply some fabric glue on an earring post.
Attach the earring post to the back of the flower made in step 6. Press well and allow to dry for a few hours.
Once dry, apply a coat of fixative or any other quilling glaze. I have used fabric glue as the top coat. You will be able to notice the shine in the below image. Insert the ear back.
Repeat steps 1 to 9 and the pair of studs is complete! These are perfect for a lovely evening look.