Saturday, 26 November 2011

Two more pieces of 'modern Mosaicon'

If you liked the quilled pendant I featured in my previous post, I hope you will also be interested in these:

I created both pieces using documented 19th century quilling techniques with a bit of a 21st century twist - I think I'm going to have to call this 'modern Mosaicon' in tribute to William Bemrose's original 'Mosaicon' kit which was sold in the UK in Victorian times.

These are the principles I used:
- Open ring coils pressed into different shapes (some with smaller shapes inside)
- Metallic backgrounds, topped with various colours including black, green and violet
- 1.5mm strips (3mm cut in half) for maximum delicacy
- Inclusion of gold, silver and metallic edged strips in the design
- Use of solid coils made from crimped strips.

My method for making the pendant background discs is also described in my previous post.

Now, is anyone else ready to give this 'modern Mosaicon' a try?


  1. Oh ya...Its so very interesting to know abt the old ages Quilling...Loved the informative post...

  2. very nice, I really like the second one !!!!!

  3. beautiful! I love you work!
    Greetings Baukje

  4. they are wonderful. I bet those are going to be a big hit

  5. I like them both Philippa.How did you cut 3mm strips?But the effect is lovely!

  6. a very clever piece of work beautifully!
    Greetings Baukje



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