So I bought a dowel cap at the store because it resembled a vase. I decided this to be the "finial" of my egg and from that, I thought of the name "Lilies of the City". I say "City" because my lilies are in a "vase" instead of growing wild around the original egg, as they would in a "Valley". :) Another way that the name fits is because I am hoping that "The City" of New York, along with Forbes will be able to hold my "Lilies of the City".
*WOW it sparkles in the sun!* (sorry, bad video. my digital camera is really old)
Step 1: Materials
*spacers (i think thats what they are called)
*clear spray paint
Step 2: Glitter-fy
Anyways...about 3 or 4 coats of varnish and you will notice how awesome it is to pick up now, because you aren't left with glitter all over your hands. :) Awesome technique!
Step 3: LILIES!!
*put hot glue on the pearl and hold in place on the wire until dry
*put glue on the bottom of the pearl and then place the spacer bead and hold until dry
- this does take a LONG time...but you will be proud of the product :)
*then keep making them. i used all my spacer beads, approx. 20.
- also be very gentle with them because the glue will pop them right off the wire
Step 4: The Vase of Lilies
*i suggest thinking about the color 1st, because i ended up re-painting mine lol
*get some clay or glue or hot glue and put it in the bottom of the cap
*quickly arrange your leaves and lilies inside the *medium* of your choice
*i had this clear glitter...glue...writer..pen stuff, so i sealed it with that
*then i put varnish over the paint job and the area of insertion in the vase, to seal again
(in the purple vase pic, you can see the egg i started out with. i ended up dropping it twice and the 3rd time, it broke. LOL. so..i had to start over and elected glitter over paint for that reason.)
*add rhinestones to make your vase pretty (before you glue it to the egg)
*then glue with E6000 glue, apply to egg top and vase bottom
*press firmly and make sure it's positioned correctly
*i thiiiiiiiiink i let that set over night. wait.. maybe not. lol.
Step 5: Add the Prestige
*i chose a pretty necklace and had it end in the back in the shape of a shirt collar
*unsure of what to do to the back, found an earring and it fit AMAZINGLY, holy wow. that was cool.
*with the rest of the necklace, i lined the front, just like the Lilies of the Valley Egg :)
*ok, i am pretty sure i LET THIS set over night. then i did the next step the next day. (don't want the rhinestones to move, or annnnything
Step 6: The Floral Arrangements!
*arrange your leaves and where your lilies will go before you use any glue
*use only enough glue to hold however many lilies down and then work quickly
*if you are prepared, you can put your other leaf on top to cover your glued area
*sandwich the wires between layers of leaves and make it look beautiful
*since the glue will make the arrangements stick up pretty high...
*use more leaves to hot glue to the sides and it will make the egg uniform and conceal
*do this however many times, i did 3 spots of arrangements and i am very satisfied!
*if need be, you can cut the leaves to trim to your liking
*NOTE* before you glue them down, you may want to CAREFULLY bend them to the curvature of the egg. i mean CAREFULLY lol.
Step 7: The End
Now, good luck to you, and good luck to me. :) Love your lilies and love your work. :)