MATERIALS: be creative!
For this project I used
Goose egg, blown and cleaned- eBay
Faux silk cloth- Joan's fabrics- $7.50
Enamel paints(these work best in my opinion)-2.00
Craft hinges- Michael's- 1.50
Chain- the kind for beading/necklaces
Some kind of edging if you want
I use a Dremel, but any high-speed rotary tool will work
Various cutting/engraving bits
Charcoal or soft lead pencils
This is my first instructable so help is welcome!
Step 1: Choose Your Egg
Step 2: Plan
Who/what is it for?
What do I want it to look like in the end?
Functional or pretty to look at?
Does it matter if it doesn't look exactly as planned?
If you plan on hinging your egg, now is the time to figure that out. Place the hinge where you want it, and pencil in the holes where the screws go. Using a drill bit, create holes to fill with hot glue later.
Step 3: Cutting
Following the lines that you have drawn onto the egg, use the Dremel and a cutting disk at the highest speed possible to limit the vibration. Do this very slowly, and I have found that turning the egg while holding the Dremel in one place, you have a little more control over the speed that way. As you get to the corners or the ends of your cut be even more careful, these spots are the most likely to break.