The name of this egg is "Blue Bird of Happiness" because when I look at the figurine inside it makes me smile. It is made with a large Rhea egg and covered with small no-hole pearls and 3mm flatback crystals. After putting the basic pattern on the egg and cutting the door and lattice pattern, the door in front opening is hinged and edged with gold braid and pale blue crystal chain.
Inside is glittered with diamond dust. Then the crystal flower design is done (one stone at a time) placed in the planned locations along with the bugle beads, chain and cording at the back, sides and on the front door. Tassel on the door is placed and then the remainder of the egg is covered with the no-hole
pearls (one at a time). The decorated egg is placed on the holder and the finial goes on top. The hand made Blue Bell figurine along with her blue flowers are placed inside. This egg is one of six eggs I have completed this summer.
Finalist in the
The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest