Quilled Yin-Yang Symbol

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Yin-Yang SymbolThe Chinese Yin-Yang represents two complementary energies. Early Chinese scholars used the Yin-Yang concept to understand how things work in the universe. The Yin-Yang symbol still exist today. Its concept is used as a representation of the state of balance in many disciplines like health, medicine and feng shui.

Here’s how to make a Yin-Yang symbol for paper quilling projects.

Join two black strips of quilling paper to make a long strip. At one end of the black quilling paper, join a short white strip of quilling paper about 3cm in length. Repeat the same with two strips of white quilling paper and a short strip of black paper.

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Take one of the quilling paper and insert the end with the small strip into a quilling tool. Turn the quilling tool to make a closed coil about 1.5cm in diameter. Apply a little glue to the end of the strip to hold the quilled shape.

Repeat with the other strip of paper until you have made two coils. Each coil should have a small round contrast colour in the centre. These round centres represent the seeds of the Yin and Yang.

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Pinch each coil to form two teardrop coils.

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Bend the pointed end of each coil so that it is slightly curved. Fit the two quilled pieces together to form the Yin-Yang symbol.

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Apply a little glue to hold the Yin and the Yang. Take a strip of black quilling paper and wrap around the two quilled shapes.  Apply glue to finish off.

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