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Class Quilled Art Projects

I’ve been so busy with school – assessments and completing projects for Open House. We had Open House last night – kids and parents had fun.

Here are three Class Quilling Projects that we completed. All the students contributed to the completion of the quilled art posters.

 Image of Quilled Art – Under the Sea

 

This is a class project (4th grade students)

 

Image of Quilled Art – Aliens!

 

Class Quilled Art - Aliens

Class Quilled Art Project (4th Grade)

 

Image of Quilled Art – Jungle

Class Quilled Art (4th Grade)

 

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Origami Bracelet – Justin Bieber Bracelet

This is a gift I created for… yes, a Justin Bieber fan (go ahead and squeal!.) Anyway, this is a sample of another customized bracelet. I once again used the 3/8 inch strips so that the pictures come out clear and crisp. One side has all the pictures while the other side has hearts. This is also not for sale – you really couldn’t and shouldn’t sell hand made things with pictures of celebrities or famous (infamous) people. It’s illegal and just not right. Anyway, I just wanted to share how the bracelet turned out to give people an idea of what a customized bracelet with pictures could look since my sample of the “family bracelet” had pictures of another kind of family – the animal family.

 Here is the image of the “Justin Bieber” (squeal) bracelet.

 

The recipient of this gift will be quite thankful.

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Origami Bracelets – Family Bracelet for Mom

Someone asked me to make a customized bracelet for Mom’s Day. It’s a “family” bracelet because she wanted the pictures of the grandkids on one side and then hearts with a message on the other side. I used the 3/8 inch paper strips so that the pictures could come out clear. Since I can’t post the picture of the bracelet here (privacy!) – I made a sample bracelet of what it would look like. This is a different kind of family though – but these are pictures of babies.

 This bracelet is a sample, and so is not available at my Etsy store.

 Here is the image of the “Family Bracelet”

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Origami Bracelets – Inspired by Twilight

Someone requested a bracelet with a design inspired from the movie, Twilight. So, I had to figure out what kinds of designs I can use. So, I came up with a few designs (yep, can’t settle for only one). Of course, after I showed her the designs, a friend of her had to ask for one that includes a wolf – hmmmm….

 So, here are the new origami bracelets inspired by Twilight

 

This design can be on one side or on both sides of the bracelet. Here are the other designs that can be mixed and matched – that means, each side of the bracelet can have a different design.

The quote says: The lion (pic of lion) fell in love with the lamb (pic of lamb)

Here are the images of the other designs:

I tried a bigger sized strip – the 1/2 inch was just too big I thought – the 3/8 inch was just right – looks like a cuff. 

 Of course, here’s the one with the wolf:

These come either with a fastener (Velcro-like, but not Velcro), or without a fastener. My other blogs show how to attach the bracelets.

 

* Choices on design (you can have the design on both sides or a different one for each side

* You can customize the bracelet with your own message/name

* Paper made from “rescued” book cover paper (book jacket paper) – stronger than regular paper

* Treated to make the bracelet water resistant (it is NOT water-proof) and will not fade

* Comes with 10 extra strips (to expand the bracelet later on)

* Comes in a special cardstock container

* Includes instructions on how to attach the bracelet and how to add (or remove) pieces

 

Sizes: (for 1/4 inch strip)

XXSmall – 5 3/4 inch circumference

XSmall – 6 1/4 inch circumference

Small – 6 3/4 inch circumference

Medium – 7 1/4 inch circumference

Large – 7 3/4 inch circumference

XLarge – 8 1/4 inch circumference

 

Sizes: (for 3/8 inch strip)

XSmall – 6 1/8 inch circumference

Small – 6 5/8 inch circumference

Medium – 7 1/4 inch circumference

Large – 7 3/4 inch circumference

XLarge – 8 1/8 inch circumference

There you go – now, I have to come up with a new design for a new idea…

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Animal Art Treasury List – Celebrate Animals

Just a few wonderful animal art I wanted to share – art prints, art photography, watercolor, decals – just to celebrate animals

Animal Art Treasury List

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTkwMDkxODd8MjYxODAzNTQ1OQ/animal-art

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Origami Bracelet – How to fasten the bracelet (without a fastener)

Here is a clearer image of how to fasten the origami bracelet (without a fastener)

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Esty Treasury List

My first Etsy Treasury List

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTkwMDkxODd8MjYwNzU2MzI3NA/treasury-list-original-art-original?index=0

My first Etsy Treasury List

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Origami Bracelet – Special Container

Here’s the special container for the origami bracelet. It has two pockets, one for the bracelet, and another pocket for the extra pieces you might need for the bracelet (to make it longer or just in case a piece or two might need to be replaced). It is made of cardstock. It keeps the bracelet and the pieces together and makes it easy to mail the bracelet.

Origami Bracelet Special Container

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Origami Bracelet – Now Available at Etsy

Origami Bracelets – Made of Book Cover Paper and Fits Your Wrist

 

* Bracelets that fit your wrist (without a fastener)

* Paper used is book cover paper (book dust cover) that I “rescued” from being thrown out

* Paper is stronger than ordinary paper

* Original Designs (Choices on design and background)

* Design comes out crisp and bright

* Treated with art spray to make the bracelet water resistant (it is NOT water-proof) and sun resistant (will not fade)

* Shipping Charges: $4 for up to 20 bracelets, add $1 for each additional 10 bracelets

* More designs coming soon

* My blog shows instructions how to fasten the bracelet and how to add (or remove) pieces if needed (10 additional pieces of the bracelet are included)

* Great for kids

* Blog link: http://paperquillingideas.com/category/paper-origami-bracelets/

 

Sizes:

XXSmall – 5 3/4 inch circumference

XSmall – 6 1/4 inch circumference

Small – 6 3/4 inch circumference

Medium – 7 1/4 inch circumference

Large – 7 3/4 inch circumference

XLarge – 8 1/4 inch circumference

 

Origami Bracelet - Cel21 Blue

Somebody asked me what the “Cel” in the beginning of each order means – it’s actually short for “Celebrate” – things are not always so great and especially now, a lot of us are experiencing some challenges in life – in spite of that, I think we should find something to celebrate – life, friendship, love, colors – and I try to show that “celebration” through the bracelets I create. (What a sap!)

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Origami Bracelet – How to Add (or Remove) Pieces

So, you have your origami bracelet but for some reason you want to remove some pieces, or add pieces (especially if you’re a kid and the bracelet does not fit anymore). Here are the steps on how to add (or remove) pieces from your origami bracelet.

1) Look at the edge. This is the part you will work with.

2) Remove any piece between the two arrows. (The reason for this is that the ends of the bracelet have been especially treated and glued together.

3) Use a toothpick and gently push out one of the pieces. The paper (book cover paper) is strong but you still have to be gentle with it. If the piece tears, just replace it with the extra ones. I include extra pieces with any bracelet that I sell.

4) The first one is out.

 

5) Do the same thing with the other side.

 

6) Now you have two pieces of the bracelet. Add (or remove) the number of pieces you need. It must be an even number. When you add a pair, you add 1/4 inch to the length of the bracelet.

7) The “connector” piece must be added like this. Put both sides through.

8) Fold the piece, and then put it through the slot (second arrow).

9) The first part is inside. Make sure it goes in the slot. Now, do the same with the other part.

10) Push the last part in gently until it goes through the slot.

 

 

11) The bracelet is connected and the arrow is pointing at the “connector” piece.

There you have it!

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