Thursday, 19 June 2014

Swap Team Event 1

Having had all the free time for the past one month. I came up with an idea called the Swap Team in a group called Paper Quilling Jewelry on facebook.
Had nearly 40 participants in the event. Each participant was paired with another artist. They had nearly a months time to know the artist and learn from eachother. At the end of the swap each participants had to send their partner 2 pairs of earrings.

The event has officially ended today on the Fb event page. So here's me sharing what I made for my partner Janani and what Janani made for me!!!

This is gonna be a pic loaded post!!!
Janani is a quilling jewelry artist from Chennai who is a engineer taking a short break from work to pursue her craft interests. She is a sweet, bubbly and creative girl who likes to spread smiles and give surprises and that is coincidently her page on FB aswell... SURPRISES N SMILES....

So here's what I made for Janani

1) A royal pair of earrings to go with one of her attire's.
A combination of gold, red and orange which has co-ordinating stop studded into it!!!

 2) A pair of earrings in combination of teal and bright pink colours with co-ordinating stones and beads.

Now here's what Janani made for me.

1) The first pair was a design that I had sketched sometime ago and as Janani wanted a challenge this was the best way!!! I am really glad that the transition from Sketch to the this piece is really awesome... I am really flattered by her work!!!

2) A pair of rose dangle earrings!!!

3) And ofcourse a jhumka from her collection

So here's hoping we have a lot more events like this one...
Will be shifting this Swap Team event's to the PQJ blog... If you are interested you can drop by and become a follower there to get updates... The link to the blog-

Lots of love 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Typograhical quilling- B'day card!!!

A few days ago, I was again contacted to make a greeting card with typograhical quilling technique.
The customer wanted a simpler card than the last one and wanted it in pink colour and I had to deliver the order in 2 days time as it was a b'day present!!!

So here are the pics of the same!!!

The outer handmade envelope to enclose the card. Used Uptown girl word stamp and baby pink ribbon.

The front panel of the card with quilled name and flowers. Used distress inks and peals stickers. 

As its an easel card the front panel can stay put in its place.. Stamped the word celebrate from fiskars. Used felt flowers and rhinestones on the sides.

The inside of the card holds the pic of the B'day girl and a message from the customer which is printed on Vellum sheet that I bought at Itsy Bitsy.

Another view of the card.

The card was delivered in time to Mumbai and the b'day girl Himani loved the card a lot and the customer was fully satisfied.

The first version of the typographical quilled card was a international order that was delivered 2 months ago and was entered into itsy bitsy Monochromatic challenge... really happy to share that I won the challenge after being a finalist for 5 times at various challenges that was held by Itsy Bitsy!!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Pratvam Progs 1000 Fb likes contest Winners!!!

When I put up the challenge on 22nd April, I wasn't sure as to how many would participate. But as the challenge went on there were a lot of people asking me as to what I was looking for and how to go about the whole process. I even extended the deadline to 31st May coz of my MDS results and counselling.

I am pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm that people have shown towards this challenge. I have got 31 entries for the paper jewelry section and 11 entries for quillography section. I would like to thank each and everyone who participated in the contest.

Now heading over to the results section.
Me and my mom sat down and went through each and every entry that was posted. We surely did have a tough time deciding on the winners. So many projects each different from the other.

Category 1- Quilled Jewelry 
Having had 31 entries for this section- we had a tough time choosing the winner. Paper quilled Jewelry has recently become a craze among people and quillers alike. 

As there were a lot of entries We have 4 entries that made it to the final list and 1 winner.

1st lets see the projects of the 4 finalists(in no particular order).

Preethy Vijay- This is a Brilliant idea and good execution. Loved the way you have used beehive technique here.

Pendurthi Sharmila- Good design. Adding the pearls have made this piece stand out.

Shylaashree- A beautiful design and execution too!!! You take quilled Ram-leela earrings to a new level 


   Agnisha- Though its a simple design I love the colours used here and the photography is good which increases the beauty of the finished project!!!

Drumroll for the winner- Lavanya Nallamalli  
 As soon as my mom saw the earrings, she liked them she was like oh this is nice can I have them :D . The design and execution is good. But I wish the pictures were taken in a better way. 

None the less You are the winner of the Quilled Jewelry section and You have won yourself the prize that was already mentioned. Drop in on my Facebook page to select your pair of earrings and PM me your address too. Congratulations on the win :)
1) 5 Quilling strips packages- includes gold edged strips and graduated strips
2) Some charms in gold, bronze and silver (5 pairs)
3) 2 bunches of white pollens
4)Green seed beads
5)More than 15 pairs of assorted beads
6) And last but not the least you will get a chance to choose one
 of my creations from my FB page in the earring section.

Category 2-Quillography section

Had 11 entries for quillography section. So there are 2 entries that made it to the final list and 1 winnner.

Loved all the projects. I am actually blown away by the creativity that the artists had here.

So the 2 entries that made it to the final list in no particular order are
Agnisha- You had submitted 3 entries in this category and we had a tough time choosing between them itself. But at last chose this to be the best of the 3. I love the way the butterflies have been made and the colour scheme!!!

Minal Gungaliya- I had seen Ornamental quilling only on envelopes before this. Good use of colours and the font is good too!!!


Drumroll for the winner- Pritesh Ananth Krishnan
A total stunner. I have nothing to say except that its perfect!!!

Congratulations Pritesh on the win. You win the prize mentioned below.

1) 5 Quilling strips packages- Four 3mm and a 10mm packages
2) 10 handmade hand charms- 5 silver and 5 bronze
3) 10 magnets of 6mm radius
4) 6 nos of Tibetan silver bookmarks 
5) 5 nos of jumbo clips
6) A pack of red square rhinestones
7) And last but not the least you will get a chance to choose one
 of my creations from my FB page in the Mini Magnetic photoframe section.

Do PM me your address on FB :)

Here's thanking each and everyone of you for taking part. I loved seeing all the projects.Winners and Finalists do drop in a msg on fb to take your finalist badge.

Lots of love 
Pratyusha :)