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« on: March 29, 2009 10:26:48 AM »

There are various ways to "cover" eggs with polymer clay, and many different looks that can be achieved!

This page at my site has lessons, examples, troubleshooting, etc., for all the things below (as well as which plastic eggs work, etc.):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/eggs.htm
 
The eggs used can be real eggs which have been blown out, or they can be certain types of plastic eggs (usually available just before Easter).  Wood or papier mache eggs can be covered too.

The eggs can be any size, and real eggs can even be "partially" covered then soaked overnight in strong vinegar to dissolve the shell leaving behind a hollow egg shape of clay with empty areas in the design.

Clay covered eggs can be used in various ways too, as:
...xmas tree ornaments
...Easter eggs
...rattles (with seed beads, etc., inside)
...boxes, possibly hinged
...miniature houses
..."bodies" for sculpts

They can also:
...have "feet" or other parts added to them
...be turned into baskets (possibly adding handle, or just used as a form)
...sit in "stands" made from polymer clay or other things
...just sit around in a group in a bowl for decorative display

HippieKinder posted two covered eggs in the Completed Projects board:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298603.msg3404726#msg3404726
...and there may be others that have been posted at Craftster too.
She used two techniques for covering the surface of the egg --sheets of stripey clay (from leftover canes?), and Balinese Filigree highlighted heavily with several colors of mica powder (Bal.Filigree in polymer clay is the technique of onlaying spirals and other shapes of thin "ropes" of clay onto a clay surface of other clay or onto another material...other manipulations are possible too).

And here are a few more I've found:
Balinese Filigree and cane slices, by CozmicStardust
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236601.msg2594268#msg2594268
cane slices with sculpted flower on top and ring stand underneath, by __themidge
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236577.msg2593964#msg2593964


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Diane B.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009 07:56:27 AM »

Yay I was mentioned!
The sheets of stripey clay were leftovers from my failed attempt at this tutorial: http://desiredcreations.com/howTo_CABraidRainbowCane.htm
When I tried it, i didn't have a ripple blade (which is very important to get the desired result). 
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009 09:41:38 AM »

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http://desiredcreations.com/howTo_CABraidRainbowCane.htm
When I tried it, i didn't have a ripple blade (which is very important to get the desired result). 

Ah yes, now I can tell the pattern you were going for (and a wavy blade would be the key element). 
If you still don't have one, or a wavy veg. cutter, etc., you can create the scalloped cuts just with the very edge of a small cutter of some kind that has a sharp curve or even bend at one area... just make each scalloped cut separately instead of cutting them all at the same time as with a wavy blade.   (And btw, a wavy blade--or equivalent--does really cool things on just a few colors or even scraps rolled into a log, twisted heavily, then made into a loaf!)


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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
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