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Never Bored Creations

122 N Main St, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri 63670

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MO 10:00 – 17:00 SA 10:00 – 17:00
TU 10:00 – 17:00 SU 10:00 – 17:00
WE 10:00 – 17:00
TH 10:00 – 17:00
FR 10:00 – 17:00

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Selling on Etsy, in Rust the Store, and at area festivals, how do I find time to do everything? I'm never bored!!!
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Spreading the joy of paper filigree one twirl at a time!

Hello! I am Lisa Palmer and I am a paper filigree (aka quilling) artist!

Paper filigree (also known as: quilling) dates back over 500 years and is accredited to the French nuns. Smaller monasteries could not afford to purchase gold and silver filigree artifacts. The nuns discovered they could take leftover strips of paper from book making and create the filigree shapes. They would then add those shapes to crosses and other artifacts. They discovered they could have the beauty without the expense. In the 1700 and 1800s, ladies of fine households decorated many things including furniture and tea caddies, and created framed items, including the family coat of arms.

About 5 years ago I was bored with the handwork I had been doing so I started searching my UFOs (UnFinished Objects) for a challenge. In one container there lay a paper filigree kit I had abandoned years before. Again, it peeked my interest.

I researched paper filigree/quilling on-line and discovered amazing things! Visually I was hooked and fell head over heels with the depth, colors and endless possibilities.

A skill that I found tedious many years before has become a passion. The process of taking a narrow strip of paper (standard size is 1/8 inch wide) and creating varied shapes that make up the foundation of a piece is mind-blowing to me.

The simple shape of a marquise or a teardrop can become flower petals, leaves, butterfly wings, and much more. A simple sketch can be filled with quilled shapes to create an elaborate piece of art.

I love the feel of the paper, the twirl of the process, and even more, the connection to women from centuries past.

Awards

May 2014 - Third place in intermediate, framed category in the international competition at the North American Quilling Guild 2014 Conference for my piece "Cherry Picker"

July 2012 - Blue Ribbon at Ste. Genevieve County Fair for Blue Bird in Dogwood framed art.
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