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These are all made from Ostrich Eggshell. The are carved using a ultra high-speed tool called the Sho fu. The Coloring on the eggshell are gilding powders, and palladium. The elk and Daffodils are also ostrich eggshell cut away from the egg and set into a shadow box. It take up to 3 months to complete.
Draw your design on the eggshell with a pencil.
Outline with a 699 carbide burr (using high speed tool)
Carve your detail. I use the small diamond football burr. (using a high speed tool)
I sanded the areas that I wanted smooth with sanding sticks.
I added the stars using the small diamond football burr.
Black sizing is applied to where I want the Blue mica powder.
Blue mica powder is then applied to the black sizing.
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