I don't usually make jewelry out of paper, since it is so easily damaged by moisture or crushing. Quilling takes so much time and effort, it seems like a waste to make something that will get bashed up. But, I do make earrings if they are of a simple design, since then if they get munged up I can go right ahead and make a new pair without too much fuss. This pair was strengthened by an extra border of paper around each petal, as well as a few good coats of clear acrylic spray over the whole design.
Do you make paper quilled jewelry? What are your tips for strengthening it and keeping it looking good for as long as possible?
Image Credit: My earrings, my picture, my pattern.