|Quilling inside of real seashells - made into ornaments.|
There is so much stuff - wall art, ornaments, miniatures, jewelry, and more. You can see the evolution of my quilling through much of it, but since I started at the age of nine, by the time I was in high school I was pretty proficient. Pieces like these shell ornaments, done when I was about fourteen, show solid technique and an eye for fun. They even include tiny little pine cones. I don't think I'd even imagine filling seashells and turning them into ornaments anymore, which is a shame. :) I don't even recall where I got the idea in the first place.
They are a bit beat up, with a few pieces missing, and a touch faded. But not much, considering decades of sunlight, humidity, and moving from place to place. I'll chalk that up to using a good acrylic sealant, and maybe using a bit too much glue. I've always used a bit too much glue - one of those technique problems I have ...
How about you? What was your first quilling project? How do you preserve your quilling for the ages?
Image Credit - My picture of my own quilling, designed by me.