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« on: May 10, 2007 03:57:13 PM »

heyyy there,
i'm not sure where to post this, but here goes..
i was feeding the swans at this spot i always go to, and found a swan egg (already hatched, of course), so i took it. it's pretty intact besides a  little opening where the baby broke out.
i was just wondering though, does anyone have any idea of how i could clean it without it breaking? it has some dirt and a little amniotic fluid in it... i'm just really not sure how to go about cleaning it before i glaze it..and do you think glazing it with clear craft glazw ould discolor it at all? any suggestions at all are welcome and appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007 06:02:20 AM »

Interesting! Maybe some pressurized air like Dust Off. It's the stuff used to air clean computer keyboards (although I also use it to clean artificial flowers and baseboards, etc).
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007 06:22:21 AM »

I think the dust off is a good idea. But I would suggest also to use something to kill bacteria as well. Maybe with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol or something.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 08:53:05 AM »

I tried to find a site that described how eggs are prepared for crafting...

This is the best I could do. Scroll down a bit -

http://www.liveducks.com/diary/metzer.html
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007 11:55:24 AM »

You can very gently run water in it, a thin stream, swish it around and air dry it.  Maybe use some type of organic cleaning solvent, so as not to harm the egg.

I used to play a trick on my cousin: gently crack a little hole, drain, wash, air dry, fill with confetti, tape shut.  Throw at appropriate victims.   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007 12:22:11 PM »

How big IS a swan's egg?
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007 04:57:45 PM »

soak it in a solution of bleach & water. if you don't, you'll have one smelley egg in a few months.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007 06:01:23 PM »

thank you all- so many great ideas i'll probably use a combo of all of them to clean it
a swan's egg is just  a tad bigger than an egg you'd buy at  a supermarket - nothing crazy huge..
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