Hello- and thank you for visiting my instructable on how to mosaic a Faberge style egg.
As you can see from my group photos, I recently made several Faberge style eggs as a mosaic challenge project using vintage broken rhinestone jewelry, antique and vintage buttons, vintage china, stained glass, fresh water pearls, vintage glass cabochons and beads on ceramic eggs.
With this entry I'll focus on my pink egg from the set and show how the focal jewelry pieces help to determined the color and flow of the piece. I never really have a set idea in mind; I simply start with the jewelry and move forward to the china or glass that catches my eye. As you can see in the steps to follow I have a huge collection of jewelry and china to choose from.
This pink egg is a favorite and is in my personal collection.
Please see notes in pictures.
Step 1: Choosing and placing your jewels-
I started with a vintage orphaned rhinestone earring, placed in the center of the front of the egg. This process takes a full day for the adhesive to set, so I do several pieces at a time.
As a general rule in my mosaic work, I don't worry too much if a rhinestone is missing from a jewelry piece, the grout will fill any holes, but, on this piece the jewelry is pristine!