Quilled Fish Leather Flower Rings

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Yesterday I mentioned that my quilled fish leather rings were featured in the spring issue of Perles et cetera magazine.  Here is the English translation.

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My quilled leather flowers are the result of my little pile of fish leather leftovers. Fish leather is an exciting new surface for jewelry designers.  It is a groundbreaking and sustainable material perfect for jewelry design.  It is made from 100% Tilapia fish. When you purchase a piece of fish leather it is about the size of a fish.  Each piece is unique and hand dyed.  It is available in either suede or glossy leather. So, I really did not want to waste a single inch of it.

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There are several paper quilling techniques that I used to make my flowers.  I cut leather strips with a scalloped edge.

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I cut plain strips of leather.

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I also cut some strips with a fringe.

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All I did was roll these strips into tight circles.  The fringed edges look wonderful and they reminded me of flowers.

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Glue holds the rolled edge in place.8

I them simply added some glue to my bezel ring and set my arrangement in place.

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I also glued in a few extra glass beads and wire in some of my samples.  I think the leather looks gorgeous on its own…but it never hurts to add in a little extra glitter.

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Supplies

Second Skin Fish Leather

Metal Complex Bezel Rings

Dazzle-It Leather Scissors

Quick Grip Glue

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