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I like a challenge so decided I would come up with a Faux Faberge egg and enter it in this contest! It makes a great alternative to doing the housework!

I took a plain white egg and made two small holes top and bottom and blew out the innards.

The theory is you blow hard through one hole and the yolk and white will come out of the other hole! It works!
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Step 1: Let the egg dry out!

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Make sure the inside of the empty egg is dry and does not smell. You don't want to have to throw your completed creation out later on because it stinks! (I know I am stinkymum, but there are limits!)

When the egg was dry and fresh smelling, I painted it with a coating of white acrylic paint! A skewer through one of the end holes of the egg and the other end in a bottle is a good way to paint your egg without getting your fingers covered with paint.

I gave the egg three coats of the white acrylic, which made it stronger.

Step 2: I painted the egg mettalic blue!

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As I didn't want a white egg, I painted the egg mettalic blue, and gave it three coats of this colour.

Step 3: Identifying the junk jewelry

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We all have old broken jewelry somewhere (we women that is). I found a few old necklaces and brooches and decided to sacrifice them in the name of Faberge. I did not use all the beads, only a few were chosen!

Step 4: Creating a jewel encrusted egg!

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I used a glue gun, glue sticks - and also found some old pearl beads at the thrift store that looked just the job.

Step 5: The Transformation

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I took a strip of an old necklace made of small blue beads and glued it over the top of the egg, starting from the base.

When it was in place I took some of the pearl beads on the string and glued them in place too!

A picture says a thousand words, so please refer to the pictures to see what I did.
Flumpkins6 years ago
Very cool! bUT WHY do people collect decretive eggs?!?
stinkymum (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
Why do people collect anything. Personally I collect anything that sits still long enough for me to grab hold of!
Oh! Neat! Are there any other things you collect?
stinkymum (author)  Flumpkins6 years ago
stamps, china - coins - as I said, anything that stands still long enough!
Coins?!? Check out my forum topic titled "What's in your money collection?" I tell you whats in my collection, but there is a coin shop I have been going up to alot, so it is very outdated.
kelllbelll6 years ago
Beautiful and very well done! It is nice to see someone else who doesn't have gold and precious stones lying around to craft with. LOL! Great Job
canida6 years ago
Ooh, shiny! You know, the classic eggs opened up to show something exciting inside. Maybe a cute crocheted critter? ;)
stinkymum (author)  canida6 years ago
I'm going for the poor man's version! Opening up the egg at this point, may release a disaster!
caitlinsdad6 years ago
Knit one, pearl two...how clever.
OK, the egg is looking good, but you have way too many out of focus pictures here. Back up a bit and shoot some more pics. You can always crop it later.
stinkymum (author)  fungus amungus6 years ago
took a few more pictures and switched them, but will try to take some more tommorrow in daylight and hope they are clearer. Thanks for the tip.
Nice, very nice a worth competitor to the competition, which looks like it is hotting up somewhat.