" Boiled Egg "




Faberge did several egg in an egg designs and this is my version. It uses a double yolk goose egg with a 24kt gold leafed duck egg set inside. It is trimmed with Swarovski crystals.



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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    The hardest part in doing this egg is getting it to fit the hinge ring.I usually cut several eggs of a similar size and then mix and match the top and bottoms to the hinge ring. I used a small pee wee chicken egg which I gold leafed for the inside egg and that is fitted into a cardbird shape that fits into the bottom part of the hinge ring. I pad the cardboard with a bit of pillow stuffing and cover it with white silk. You slip that into the hinge ring, add the bottom part of the goose egg shell and then the top part of the goose egg shell (which has been lined with white silk) is popped onto the top part of the hinge ring. It takes some poking and prodding (gently of course) but it does come together. Let me know if this helps.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    There are a couple of water based glazes used by people who make polymer clay and scrapbooks/stamping/ephemera that would level, look good and resist yellowing. I use a coat called 'Diamond glaze' which works well and is fairly inexpensive. On another note, your egg is incredible, and is only missing a big old Diamond ring inside the little egg. :-) It must have been a true labor of love.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Your egg design is beautiful. Did you put some kind of clear coat on the goose egg to preserve it?

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I used several coats of Krylon triple thick brush on glaze. It is waterbased even though I prefer the old fashioned "toxic" lacquers. They seemed to give a much harder finish and really were self-levelling. Can't get a good non yellowing one anymore.