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« on: March 28, 2009 08:51:29 AM »

It's been a long time since i have posted in this section!  I've been so caught up with sewing Cheesy  Here's a couple eggs I have made.
First is covered with a sheet leftover from another project.  Hand sanded and buffed on an old pair of jeans.

My daughter has claimed this one and uses it with her play-kitchen.

Second is an attempt at filigree. I rubbed some mica powder on before baking.  I like how it gives the egg a tie-dye look.  I'm going to give my mom this one when I visit her for Easter.  I want to make myself one, too, with smaller coils.

I'd like to coat it in Future, but I can't seem to find it around me.  I'm going to take another look at some hardware stores today.  Shiny is always good!  These do have a slight sheen/sparkle from the powders though.

I think I'd also like to try covering one in mokogume gane (I hope I spelled that right).  I see a day of clay ahead of me!
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009 11:44:07 AM »

Holy crap those are awesome!!!

I think I will make one for my mom too!!!

Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009 12:03:49 PM »

Very nice!... and your mom should be quite impressed  Grin

If you can't find Future at the grocery store or Target (now renamed Future-Pledge btw), you can also use Mop 'N Glo which is another cyanoacrylate finish.  Or of course you could always go with a water-based gloss polyurethane from a hardware store, etc. (small containers of the brand called Varathane are usually found at the small hardware stores like Ace/etc., or online, tho).


P.S.  Lessons for covering eggs with polymer clay in various ways and with various patterns/etc, as well as  troubleshooting tips, etc., can be found on this page if anyone else is interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/eggs.htm

ADDED LATER:  I also added a kind of "basic info on covering eggs" thread in the Discussions & Questions board:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298771.msg3406647#msg3406647



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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009 12:30:23 PM »

The second one looks like a brain. Cheesy  They are so cool.  I like it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009 02:31:12 PM »

Aww, thanks guys!  You really brightened my day.  I went to 3 stores before I found Future-Pledge at Walmat (they did not have it last time I looked).  I was worried I didn't get the right kind, thanks Diane for reassuring me!  I can't wait to make things super shiny Cheesy
Glad I could inspire you, sullengal.
Pinokeeo, I never noticed that, but it does look like a brain!  It can be a zombie distraction Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009 04:07:05 PM »


It can be a zombie distraction Cheesy

That's funny!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009 01:34:42 PM »

Okay, I made another one (since my daughter absconded with the first filigree egg).  I like this second one much better and it didn't really take that much longer than the first.  I didn't want to make a separate thread for it though, so I'm tacking it on here.
A pic of the 2nd filigree egg I made:


And, because it amuses me, a side-by-side comparison:

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009 08:17:42 PM »

Ok, this one actually looks more like an egg.  I think they are cool.  Great work.
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009 07:31:33 AM »

Thanks, Pinokeeo Smiley
Now I have an egg and a very small brain Cheesy
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 Cheesy
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