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Faberge Egg Contest Round-up on Forbes Answered

Check out the Faberge Egg Contest round-up by Forbes.

A Fab(erge) Contest Egg-Citing Votes

Even the Czar would have been pleased.

Forbes.com and Instructables received a bounty of 89 fabulous designs in our recent contest to build a Faberge-styled egg. The possibilities were awe-inspiring. The winner was breathtaking.

First a note on our contest: Open to all comers, we asked only that you channel the master craftsman Peter Carl Faberge for your inspiration. The original collection of 89 entries was stunning.

In Pictures: Egg-Citing Winners

The choices were tough, but after picking 20 finalists, a panel of judges from Forbes and Instructables made their selections: four egg-straordinary finalists and a champion in our contest to design a Faberge-style egg. The four runners-up and the winner of the Forbes-Instructables contest will be on display in the Forbes Gallery located on 60 Fifth Ave., New York, from Nov. 12 to 29. The gallery is open, free of charge, to the public. Here's a look at the top five entrants.

When The Egg Comes Before The Chicken

Our recent contest, sponsored by Forbes.com and Instructables, to make your own Faberge-inspired egg drew 89 fabulous entries. Many of the contestants also shared details of their projects. In the spirit of sharing, we present this marvelous tutorial by one of the contest finalists, egg-strordinaire egg designer, 23-year old Nicolas Jara, based in Santiago, Chile. This was the first time he designed a Faberge-like egg.Here is a fast-forward through how he put the whole world inside a chicken egg. If you're interested in a more detailed description, look for his presentation here.

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Honus (author)2008-11-21

I was just blown away by the entries- they were just amazing. I've actually met Paul Gerber, the craftsman that made some of the clock mechanisms for a couple of the real Faberge eggs, the Moon Egg and the Snake Egg.

There's a good interview with him here. The store where I work sells his watches.

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Goodhart (author)2008-11-05

They are all great, congrats all....

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rookie1 (author)2008-11-05

Congrats to all of you. All the eggs were wonderful. All are winners.

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