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  • Opals and more
    Opals and more
    by harizard

    When I think of Faberge Eggs I think of precious and semi precious stones. The inspiration for my egg is entitled Renaissance Egg. Though this egg does not look like my egg there are several similarities between them. Note the surround findings, they are very close in looks, plus they used cab…

The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest

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The brilliantly bejeweled Easter eggs of 19th century Russian artist Peter Carl Fabergé are a hallmark of miniaturist engineering and craftsmanship. Forbes magazine's late, great publisher Malcolm Forbes was an avid Fabergé collector, building a set of eggs and objets d'art even a czar would envy. But the Forbes eggs have since moved on to a private collection in Russia, and the people at Forbes miss their eggs!


Now YOU can help craft a new collection. Go crack an egg then paint it, encrust it with shiny matter (rubies optional), insert an empress' LED carriage, or otherwise make it wonderful. The design is entirely up to you: just take your passion and inspiration from Fabergé's brilliant style as you make your own fantastic egg.

Grand prize winner receives a Sonos Multi-Room Music System worth $999. The four runners-up receive a copy of Toby Faber's new book Fabergé's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire. The winning eggs will also be featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City.

Entries can be full instructables or slideshows, but they do need to be your own original work. Slideshows need to include multiple full picture and detail shots and will be judged more strictly than Instructables.

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