PAPER JEWELS: THE QUILLING - GDC0612
Milan, 9th-10th June, 2012
Angela Simone

When we think of a jewel we usually imagine it to be made in noble metals and precious stones. Paper is surely the last material we would think of, because of its fragility.
And yet, even a sheet of paper can be transformed into a strong and lasting jewel.

By using an old technique called 'quilling', the art of rolling thin paper strips, it is possible to obtain wonderful necklaces, earrings, rings and brooches.
This technique is in itself quite simple, what matters are the imagination and the fun we put into making a unique jewel.

This workshop is open to all of you and will last two days.
At the beginning of the workshop we will mostly use corrugated paper followed by more precious paper choices. Because different kinds of paper give different results, your jewellery will be fanciful, full of colour, ethnic, stylish, smart or sophisticated.

We will try different cutting methods to obtain pearls with all sort of shapes: big or small, oval or conical, long or short, fat or thin, and will use different types of thread, cord, ribbon and veil.
We will play with emptiness and fullness, form and colour to become aware of our endless creative potential.

This is not a workshop for ladies only... We would like to remind everyone that making jewellery is not a feminine job and that men' creative potential is also there, ready to be explored and enjoyed.


PAPER JEWELS: THE QUILLING - GDC0612
Milan, 9th-10th June, 2012
Angela Simone

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