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I have tried to create an egg that is Faberge'-like, and at the same time made from recycled materials. All the supplies I used are items that I already had at my house. In the spirit of recycle/reuse, most, if not all, can be substituted by something else.

My inspiration for the Spidey Egg was my baby-boy. I wanted something I could display in his room for years to come, but most decorated eggs are just too frilly for a boy. So I gathered all the bling I could find in my house to see what I had to work with, and the red and black matched perfectly with a spiderman pillow he has. And that's how it all started!

The total time for this project exceeded 40 hours, not including time for drying and setting. There are 770 beads and sequins, and each was attached one at a time.

 
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Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
In the interest of reusing and recycling, most of the supplies can be substituted by something else that you might already have on hand. I have listed possible substitution in parenthesis after the item. But of course the best thing you could possibly use is your imagination!

o 2 raw white chicken eggs (brown eggs)
o Aerosol can lid that has a center thingy in it (shot glass)
o Red paint (red permanent marker)
o White paint (white-out)
o Approximately 30 inches of thread (dental floss)
o Tiny screwdriver (ice pick)
o Large sewing needle
o Sandpaper, 1000 grit (steel wool)
o Sandpaper, 2000 grit (steel wool)
o Envelope (sticky note)
o Pencil (pen)
o Black permanent marker (black paint)
o Quilting scissors (sharp knife)
o Magnet
o School glue (any slow-drying glue)
o Bamboo skewer (toothpick)
o Black glitter
o Red sequins
o Black oblong glass beads
o Round black glass beads
o Red oblong glass beads, long
o Red oblong glass beads, short
o Clear rhinestones

Carole B.5 years ago
Congratulations on being a Finalist. I think that your work on "Spidey" or Spiderman like egg is quite good. As lambsk pointed out your bead work is qutie good, and there are lots of egg artists in this world who can not bead as well as you. My Best Wishes to you, and continue your good beading techniques. Egg art is so much fun. Carole B.
eyegotback5 years ago
It is hard to compete in this contest, now that all the professional egg-makers have gotten word of it. But just on a purely amature/creative/one-of-kind way, you would win this hands down! Awsome project and five stars!
Hey, good comment. I'd been trying to come up with a tactful way to say the same thing. I started building an egg project when the contest came out. But when the pros got it on it I just gave up. The Spidey egg is awsome!
Kelllbelll, eyegotback and makoshark4, I would like to let Kelllbelll know the work is awesome. The beads are straight, I see no glue showing and the creativity is over the top. I know many "professional egg-makers" that would have loved to have come up with this design. I am sorry you feel the way you do about the "professional egg-makers". The "professional egg-makers" were solicited into this contest via email from Instructables. And we were excited to participate. Not one of us had any intentions of making anyone feel badly. In fact, if you go to one of harizard's entries, you will find a comment by someone saying something about the egg they were making. Harizard's response was she would pull her eggs from the contest before having someone feel they could not or would not compete against her. She has done this in a "professional egg carving contest". Please don't belittle kelllbelll's work by calling it "amature". This is a beautifully beaded Spiderman egg. Makoshark4, please don't give up on your design. If you decide to follow through with it, I would love to see a picture. lambsk
kelllbelll (author)  lambsk5 years ago
lambsk, Very nice of you to take the time to write such a message. I did spend much time and effort on Spidey, and I'm very proud of him! Your compliments are greatly appreciated. I chose not to comment ont to the 2 posts your referring to, and I still won't. :) But thank you very much for doing so! KelllBelll
DJSaxton5 years ago
I have to disagree with you that your work can not compare to the "professional egg artists". Your work is quite outstanding, and you should not complain. It is obvious that you put planning,time and effort into your work too, which is what any professional must do. Why sell yourself short? You are creative and you are a unique artist also.
kelllbelll (author)  DJSaxton5 years ago
DJ, Thank you for the kind words. I assume you are referring to my Spidey Egg, and the previous comments. However, I think you mis-read the authors, as I am NOT the one who commented negatively about Spidey. Thank you again for the compliments. Very much appreciated!! KelllBelll
buildergal5 years ago
WTG Kell! *****
lubster6 years ago
Beautiful, original, creative.......awesome!
library4me6 years ago
I really like the egg. Just a suggestion...better pics would be nice.
1winner26 years ago
This is a true instructable! Very well documented and one of a kind fresh idea. Kudos and stars to you!
UncleJon6 years ago
I love it! Very unique and well done.

5 stars for you
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abailey5546 years ago
WOW !!! what a cool egg!!! great idea !! totally awesome!!
great job. it sounds like you have a Lot of patience.
kelllbelll (author)  clarissa_ann6 years ago
Thanks! Yes, patience is a must. I should definately add that to the necessary supply list.
Kaiven6 years ago
WoW! Nice job! This is a plus 5!
kelllbelll (author)  Kaiven6 years ago
Thanks Cow!
nepheron6 years ago
we actually try to avoid that.
rivetgeek6 years ago
neat project though I have to wonder about the safety of sucking raw egg into your mouth.