I start with a piece of paper, check it's weight, think about how it will bend and twirl. The colour is important, but in quilling, it is the edge of the paper you see - not the flat side. I like to use old books that have been loved and then turn it into something very different. Once it is cut into strips, it is then formed into new shapes which are pieced together. The final finish is coating with a varnish to make it durable and waterproof. It really is something unique and different. Who would have thought a piece of paper can become bespoke earrings. Made in Westend, Brisbane.
Back in the 80's quilling was 'a thing' and it all started with a kit. School, work and life then got in the way and after a 20 year hiatus (husband and two kids), I found my stash. Having to take some long service leave from work, I needed something to do. Earrings I had made all those years ago looked exactly the same as the day I made them. I started playing and before I knew it, I had a collection. Then I had to do something with the collection and that is how the markets began. I am amazed at the reaction by customers and love that I have a product that is really different to others. - Wendy Ashcroft
To shop with Wendy from Westendpieces visit https://www.loveaustralianhandmade.com/collections/westendpieces.