Monday, December 9, 2013


Hi all , Welcome back. Today am posting the tutorial of making a quilled chandbali  earrings decorated with urad dal beads. Chandbali earrings are very beautiful , heavy weight , traditional earrings in the shape of chand ( moon). They are suitable for all festive occasions and goes well with saree. Here i have made a simple chandbali design earring using paper. This earring can be worn with salwars and kurta.

  1. Quilling strips of colour - light pink , dark pink , green , red , white and cream
  2. Quilling tool
  3. White urad dal ( Beads , stones, pearls can be used)
  4. Earring hooks and rings
  5. Scissors and glue
  6. Acrylic paints

Step 1 : To make a hoop.
Take a cream colour strip , cut into half and wind it around a circular object to get a hoop.
I used the glue bottle cap .

Step 2: Take the light and dark  pink strips and cut into 5 equal parts. Join a light pink and dark pink strip and quill into a tight coil.

Arrange these coils inside the hoop and glue them.

Step 3 : Take a green strip and do beehive quilling. Click here to learn Beehive quilling

Step 4: Cut the white strip into half and fold it four times and glue them. Bend the strip to get a half- moon shape. 

Step 5: Stick the green colour beehive strips to the bottom of the hoop. Below this paste the white strip.
Step 6: Take red and white small strips and quill into tight coils. Stick these below the white strips.

Step 7: Instead of beads i used white urad dal for decoration. Wash the urad dal , dry it and then paint them using acrylics. 

Generally Chandbali earrings cost 500 INR. Here we made an inexpensive, light weight, fashionable chandbali earrings with paper and urad dal. 

Since the colours used in this earrings are christmas colours ( red, green, white and pink) , these earrings are a perfect christmas gift. Linking this post to totally papercrafts challenges and unstampabelles challenge


The challenge was to create a project inspired by the picture given below. 

I used the colours red, light pink, dark pink , green and golden in the picture to create my project  " Fashionable quilled chandbali earrings." Linking it to Itsy-Bitsy challenge


  1. very pretty :) thanks for joining in our challenge at UnstampaBelles.

  2. Urad dal! ! ! ! ! Omg! Is it durable?


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