Retro Bull's Eye Set Pattern

Getting Started

Skills

For this project, the only quilling skill you will need is the know how of making tight closed coils.  If you need help with this, you can find our full Quilling Shapes Tutorial HERE


Supplies

1/4" quilling paper strips in 6 colors

quilling tool (slotted or needle)

2.25" form or cylindrical object

tacky glue

ruler

scissors

Industrial Strength Adhesive 

Finishing products/sprays

1 Ring base

1 10mm jump ring

hemp cord or like

2 earring posts and backs


* All supplies can be found in our Paper & Products Shop


If you would like to make an exact replica of the set I made for this pattern, you can do so by using the following colors (or similar).  I used 1/4" paper by Quilled Creations for this project.

A) Teal

B) Yellow

C) Orange

D) Ivory

E) Red

F) Brown

Ring

Paper Cuts

A) 2", 8", 2 x 14"

B) 3", 9", 15"

C) 4", 10", 16"

D) 5", 11", 17"

E) 6", 12", 18"

F) 7", 13", 19"

Instructions

Starting with the 2" cut of color A,  you will begin your closed coil using your quilling tool. When you reach the end of the strip, secure with glue but do not remove from tool. Join the 3" strip of color B seamlessly as shown in the picture on the left.  Continue in the same fashion by following the color pattern below.  When finshed, secure with glue and carefully slide the coil off the tool.


Pattern

A 2", B 3", C 4", D 5", E 6", F 7"

A 8", B 9", C 10", D 11", E 12", F 13"

A 14", B 15", C 16", D 17", E 18", A 14", F 19"


Set aside the coil or skip to the end of this tutorial to finish and attach base.

Studs.

Paper Cuts

A) 2 x 1", 2 x 7", 2 x 4"

B) 2 x 2", 2 x 8"

C) 2 x 3", 2 x 9"

D) 2 x 4", 2 x 10"

E) 2 x 5", 2 x 11"

F) 2 x 6", 2 x 12" 

Instructions

Starting with the 1" cut of color A,  you will begin your closed coil using your quilling tool. When you reach the end of the strip, secure with glue but do not remove from tool. Join the 2" strip of color B seamlessly as you did with the ring.  Continue in the same fashion by following the color pattern below.  When finshed, secure with glue and carefully slide the coil off the tool.


Pattern (Make 2)

A 1", B 2", C 3", D 4", E 5", F 6"

A 7", B 8", C 9", D 10", E 11", A 4", F 12"


Set aside the 2 coils or skip to the end of this tutorial to finish and attach the posts.

Pendant.

Paper Cuts

A) 4.5", 6", 2 x 12", 18", + 51" for outside 

B) 7", 13", 19"

C) 8", 14", 20"

D) 9", 15", 21"

E) 10", 16", 22"

F) 11", 17", 23", + 51" for outside

Instructions for inner coil

Starting with the 6"" cut of color A,  you will begin your closed coil using your quilling tool. When you reach the end of the strip, secure with glue but do not remove from tool. Join the 7" strip of color B seamlessly as you did with the ring and studs.  Continue in the same fashion by following the color pattern below.  When finshed, secure with glue and carefully slide the coil off the tool.

Pattern

A 6", B 7", C 8" D 9", E 10", F 11"

A 12", B 13", C 14", D 15", E 16", F 17"

A 18", B 19", C 20", D 21", E 22", A 12", F 23" 

Instructions for outer coil

Using the 2.25" form and the 51" of color B, make a tight coil. Join any lengths of paper seamlessly and take care to roll very tightly. Join at the end with the 51" of color A.  Secure with glue when the end of paper has been reached and carefully slide off the form.  Find the outside seam and position towards the bottom.  Using an imaginary line, pinch the coil directly opposite the bottom seam to create a tear drop shape.   Place glue along the seam of the large inner coil and place in bottom of outer coil. Hold to secure.

Using the last 4.5" strip of color A and the quilling tool, create a tight coil. Glue into place inside the point of the large outside coil as shown.

Finishing.

Once all your pieces have been made and the glue has had time to dry you will want to seal your work before continuing on to turning them into an actual wearable objects.  The method you choose is entirely up to you and your liking.  My personal favorite for jewelry is a two step process of first hand painting each surface with a coat of clear nail polish and allowing it to fully dry and then spray sealing with a UV protected acrylic sealer for added strength, protection, finish and a bit of shine. Varnish works really well too if you are overly concerned about moisture.


Pendant

Using a 10 mm jump ring and pliers, I like to bend in each end before inserting into the closed coil.  The fit is better.  I decided to use a long piece of hemp cord which I knotted just above the jump ring.  I like the casual feel of this pendant and wanted to keep it so.  I went with chinese sliding knots instead of a clasp.  The pendant is rather large and this allows you to adjust the length.  I am not a jewelry making expert, so instead of showing this process here, you can watch the video below if you would like to learn.

Using ample amounts of E-6000 or similar glue, attach the bases to both the studs and the ring.  Allow to dry at least 24 hours befor wearing.

Peace & Happy Rolling!

This design and tutorial was created for you by Erin Curet of Little Circles. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.