Introduction: Ostrich Beaded Jewel Box
Finalist in the
The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest
This is an Ostrich egg jewelry box. It is created using an Ostrich egg, cut and hinged. The egg was then beaded, one bead at a time. The top and bottom of the Ostrich egg shell was painted a peach color. Then it was beaded with clear arora borialis bugle beads in a basketweave pattern. Flowers and leaves are created using no hole pearls, flat back pearls and Swarovski flat back rhinestones in the middle section. There is also Swarovski rhinestone chain and braid carefully placed around the cut line of the egg shell and between the middle section and the top and bottom section.
A Swarovski four tier topper is placed on the top of the egg. The egg is sitting on a gold plated egg stand. The egg opens to reveal a tapestry lining.
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