In addition to my other interpretations of Faberge this is the Lily of the Valley, which seems to be almost everybody's favorite. These are goose eggs, adorned with Sculpey 3 hand sculpted leaves which I baked onto the pearlized pink painted shells; I also added a hint of golden yellow as a top coat before sealing all of the paint. There are three sizes of no hole pearls each attached to three sizes of crystals rondells. The stems are gold bullion, and the opening is a 3/4" x 1 1/5" slice at the exact center top of the egg, which was primed with Paynes' Gray acrylic paint and then glittered with ultra fine hologram glitter. The glitter was sealed, and the crown was applied to serve as a lifting mechanism. Two brass tubes, one inside the other comprise the mechanism. The outer tube is epoxied in place and is shorter than the inner brass tube; the inner brass tube is inserted into the outer brass tube, a silk lining was applied to the inside of the egg and the edges were trimmed with narrow ivory and gold braid. The miniature photo frames are attached with epoxy to the inside of the top only
(which is also silk lined); epoxy is NOT applied to the brass tubes, so that when you lift the crown, you simply turn the inner tube sideways, and the photo frames display any four photos that you choose to add. The photos need to be slightly larger than the size of a dime. This is also among my favorite of all of the interpretations that I have done. It is also probably the easiest, though time consuming, other than the Pansy Egg. I thoroughly enjoy recreating the Faberge eggs in real egg shells. I "fell in love with Peter Carl Faberge' works" when I was in the fourth grade, and I have had the opportunity to see most of the originals that have been displayed in the United States over my life time. I hope that you enjoy my interpretation of this beautiful small to normal sized goose egg design.