I don’t have a card to post until later today for the Whimsy Wee Stamps sneak peek so I thought I would post another Christmas ornament I made. This ornament was made from a goose and a duck egg with a lot of cutting with an air drill (similar to a dentists drill driven by a compressor). This ornament takes pride of place right in the front of the tree. My bezzie mate Karen has it’s twin on her tree.
Once it was finished I decided I loved it so much I wanted to try it on something bigger, so made one from a Rhea and Goose egg. You can see the difference in the sizes in the picture below. A Rhea shell is a lot thicker than a goose egg but not quite as bad as an ostrich shell which is horrendous to cut, but this still took hours and hours to cut then decorate with ultra fine braid, glitter and rhinestones. All the flowers are paper tole hardened off with a resin type liquid which makes them as tough as porcelain.
A close up of the larger egg, which I (not so cleverly) taught at a convention – I pre-cut all the shells for the students. Never ever again lol.
It wasn’t long after finishing these two I stopped decorating eggs …. I wonder why lol.