March 20, 2013 @ 12:31 PM
There is a very strong Faberge following in the egg art community. Egg art in the style of faberge eggs is a primary eggery style, featuring cuts and hinging modeled on the styles of Faberge.
But Faberge eggs were never made of blown eggshell. The House of Faberge made jeweled eggs of metals and precious stones. Around 1885, the jeweled eggs were popular luxury gifts at Easter, and large versions were commissioned for royalty.
The enameled and jeweled eggs were hinged and contained beautifully crafted surprises inside. They were decorated in imperial Russian style, and the remaining originals are incredibly valuable.
For egg artists, using blown eggshells of all kinds and sizes, it is part of the fun to follow the traditional cuts of the...
March 13, 2013 @ 12:24 PM
One of my favorite ways to decorate eggshells is with polymer clay, and many of the egg artists I admire who use blown eggshells for arts and crafts are also polyclay artists.
The first thing that I needed to know for my polyclay egg decorating was how to stick the polyclay decorations to the eggshell.
I figured that liquid polyclay would work, but it was hard to use, and somewhat expensive.
I also knew that E6000 would work on polyclay that had already been baked, because E6000 works on everything - and doesn't eat through the eggshell.
But I got the best results with simple white glue, on unbaked clay. I glued the decoration to the shell, and molded it to the curve of the eggshell, then backed the clay and the glue and the ...
March 6, 2013 @ 11:08 AM
Silver Pheasant feathers are some of my favorite feathers for arts and crafts. Over at www.NaturalFeathers.com, I have posted about the feathers and how we came to have then in our inventory of cruelty-free feathers.
Al of the shopping for feathers and eggs takes place here, at The Feathered Egg, but our feather website has great information and posts specific to our feathers.
Silver Pheasant feathers are extraordinary!