How To Make Honeycomb Coils in Paper Quilling
This is my own technique for making small loops inside a coil in paper quilling. The loops are made on a strip of quilling paper and then wrapped together to create a honeycomb pattern inside a coil.
Here are the instructions on how to make a honeycomb coil in paper quilling designs. Join two strips of quilling paper to make a longer strip. For this tutorial, I have used two strips of quilling paper of different colours to indicate where the strips are joined.
Insert one end of the quilling paper into a slotted quilling tool. Make a few turns on the quilling tool and roll the paper to make a small coil.
Remove the coil from the quilling tool. Insert the paper into the quilling tool again at about 1-2 cm from the coil.
Start turning the quilling tool towards the first coil and make another small coil next to the first one. For me, it does not really matter whether I turn the quilling tool clockwise or anti-clockwise as long as the small coils start to clump next to one another. You should see two small coils on the paper now.
Repeat the process and make several more coils.
Continue making the small coils until you reach the second strip of quilling paper.
Wrap the strip of paper around all the small coils so that they are arranged neatly next to each other. Apply a little glue at the end of the paper to finish close the coil. You should get one big round coil that looks like a honeycomb with the small coils inside.
The honeycomb coils can be pressed or pinched into different shapes as required for your paper quilling projects.
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