Red, White and Blue Necklace

  • Last Post 20 December 2018
Tina posted this 23 June 2017

In honor of July 4th I decided to make a red, white and blue necklace. Here are the following products I will be using.

- Satin Cord
- Necklace Pendant
- Deluxe Crimper
- Slotted Tool
- Curling Coach
- Crystal Coat Glaze
- Precision Tip Glue Applicator
- Quilling Paper

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Tina posted this 23 June 2017

First I used 3 full strips of quilling paper (about 17" long) one red, one white and one blue. I tore off a little at each both ends to feather it so that when I role them you won't be able to see where they are glued together.

Tina posted this 23 June 2017

I am going to use the end to end technique to glue all the strips together to make one long strip.

Tina posted this 23 June 2017

I used the tweezers to help glue the 2 pieces (red and white) together and help keep them straight. I then did the same for the white and blue. I apologize for the blurry picture but I was holding the camera and tweezers at the same time!

Tina posted this 23 June 2017

I took a picture to show what the strip looked like. It is just coiled so I could fit it in one picture!

Tina posted this 23 June 2017

Make sure to let the glue dry before crimping. Use the crimper to crimp the strip. I used the bottom or smaller size crimp.

Tina posted this 26 June 2017

I used the curling coach and slotted tool to create a loose coil with the crimped paper. When rolling be sure not to roll to tight or it will straighten the crimps!

Tina posted this 26 June 2017

Carefully take it off the tool and put inside the round pendant and let expand open. It is almost like using the circle template board. You might have to lightly tap the top to get all the coils to open up.

Tina posted this 26 June 2017

Now gently take out the coil using tweezers to glue the end to make a loose coil. I picked it up where the tail end was.

Tina posted this 26 June 2017

Glue the tail end to the coil.

Tina posted this 26 June 2017

Put glaze in the bottom of the pendant. Be careful not to use to much. You want the coil to stay "glued" down but remember it is paper and will absorb some of the liquid.

Tina posted this 26 June 2017

Put the coil back inside the pendant and let dry.

Tina posted this 27 June 2017

I could have just left the pendant the way it was but decided to put glaze over the top. Not sure if you can tell from the picture but the glaze is thick and very cloudy. When dry it will be clear. You must be careful when spreading the glaze. You can use a toothpick or the actual point of the tube of glaze. You have to move relatively quick when spreading. Although it will take very long to dry if you continue to spread for to long it will start to show your spread marks.

Tina posted this 28 June 2017

The necklace is finally dry and looks awesome. I don't think the picture does it justice. I did decide to add a gem to the center to give it a bit of sparkle!

Tina posted this 28 June 2017

I loved the necklace so much I decided to make a ring to match. I used 3 strips (red, deep blue, bright white) but each was 8" long. I also used the small round ring.

Tina posted this 30 June 2017

I had so much fun making this necklace that I decided to try other color combinations. It is just endless!! I put glaze on some and some I just left. Unfortunately the ones with the glaze did not seem to photograph as well. I will be putting satin cord on all of them but thought it easier to take a picture without the cord. I would love to see other combinations!

Quilled Creations posted this 23 August 2018

Great job, Tina!  Love this project!

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Marlies posted this 20 November 2018

Beautiful! What do you mean with glaze? I'm Dutch ....

Tina posted this 20 November 2018

On some of the pendants I left them as is.  On others I used crystal coat glaze.  It gives it a very shiny finish.  You can find it here:

Gail posted this 28 November 2018

Tina, you're necklaces look awesome!

Tina posted this 28 November 2018

Thank you so much. I had alot of fun making them. I'm thinking of doing a few in Christmas colors for the holidays!

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