Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Carousel

As I don’t have a card to share today (too much giggling with my buddy last night instead of colouring!) I thought I would show you another of my “other hobby”.  I made this in 2000, about 6 months after taking up the craft of egg decoration.

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The carousel is made form an ostrich egg, cut and glittered with glamour dust then buried under around 50 coats of varnish (sanded inbettwen the coats) to give a smooth mirror finish that sparkles like crazy under the lights.  I trimmed the egg with fine braids, gold findings and lashings of mirrors (check out the thumb print lol) and yards of swarovski crystal chain.

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And then I painted and blinged up the carousel horses.  I entered this in a competition (my first ever) and won a first with it along with another two eggs.  When I look back at these photos I am soooo tempted to take up the hobby again (still got all the gear and it’s shouting of me lol)

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Back tomorrow with a sneak peek/mini blog hop for Lili of the Valley with some fab prizes along the way, see ya then

hugs

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66 comments:

  1. Stunning....simply stunning..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Wow Bev, that's amazing. You've put so much work into it...and it shows, it's fabulous! xx

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  4. OM! Bev, this is so beautiful, It must have taken forever and a day
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  5. WOW Bev
    Stunning! Simply stunning! This is so beautiful!
    Hugs
    Tanya xx

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  6. OMG, this is amazing!!! It must take forever! Hugs, Brigitte

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  7. hi Bev, follow your blog every day but this is the first time I've left a comment, just had to when I saw this fantastic creation, it's gorgeous. love your cards too by the way but I'm not a stamper could never get into it although I've got loads of stamps.
    love jan x

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  8. WOW Bev that is absolutely fabulous, stunning xx

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  9. Oh wow, this is amazing Bev.

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  10. Hi Bev, OMG this is gorgeous! There must be hours and hours of work in this project! But look at the result! WOw! Hugs, Frea

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  11. Wow, this is amazing! Seriously stunning. A lot of work must've gone into making this!

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  12. Wow Bev, what patience you must have..this is just stunningly beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  13. WOW!!!! Bev, I cannot believe that stunning creation started out as an egg.
    You are amazing.
    Hugs...........Baukje

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  14. Wow that is stunning Bev. I have only every decoupaged on ostrich eggs, also with "hundreds" LOL of layers of varnish and sanding.

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  15. That's absolutely gorgeous, wow!

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  16. It would fit in a museum Bev, beuatiful! I'm thrilled to read that you giggled with your hubby instead of fighting in the shed!!!!!

    Hugs, Irene

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  17. WOW! This is absolutely stunning Bev! What patience you must have! So much detail and love all the sparkle too! :)
    Kelly.x

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  18. Wow! That is beautiful, you are so clever.

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  19. wow thats stunning bev. i think i would be tempted to take it up again with results like that. absolutely lovely.
    jennie xx

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  20. OMG..........are you kidding....this is.........holy cow I'm lost for words hunni. STUNNING!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  21. Fantastic Bev
    Nena x

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  22. OMG really its you who made it. could not believe it. Had never done anything like this but surely a lot of patience and efforts work. It deserve to be the first. show any pic of that competition too....

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  23. O...M...G... this is FABULOUS, Bev!! You truly have the magic touch with all things creative! I did eggs many years ago, but nothing even CLOSE to this!! I am still shaking my head... just gorgeous!!!
    Hgus,
    Teri

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  24. Hi Bev, I would like to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please pop over into my blog for more details at http://pastelandcreams.blogspot.com xxx Claire

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  25. Wow what a beautiful carousel. I simply love it(like almost anything you create)

    realy stunning

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  26. Wow that is SO stunning Bev!! So much detail - it is beautiful...
    I have always wanted to have a go with the eggs but it would be a whole new set of tools and materials !!! maybe one day.... LOL
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

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  27. You are so talented. This is so beautiful. Hope everything goes well with your houseband. Take care!

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  28. OMG it is absolutely amazing, I can't believe it is made from an egg. You really are such a talented lady. SaraB

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  29. it's fantastic, where do you get the eggs?

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  30. Thanks for sharing another of your talents Bev, what a wonderful creation and I'm not surprised you won with it...fab piece!
    Jane x

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  31. WOW you are amazing and soooo talented-bless you!

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  32. It's breathtaking, but more work than I want to attempt. Keep up the good work. edna

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  33. Holy smokes! This is gorgeous!!
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com

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  34. So stunning ! Aw, i'm speechless ! Fantastic !
    xxx

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  35. OMG wow. Now that's impressive! You are extremely talented. That is magnificent!

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  36. Gosh this is amazing - so beautiful.

    Toni xx

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  37. You should so think about taking up this hobby again....along with your card making because I would so miss that if you stopped.... this carrosel is amazing. And from an egg? You are crazy talented!

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  38. Wow, this is absolutely fabulous!

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  39. WOW Bev this is amazing fabulous work well done you no wonder you won a 1St.
    Myrax

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  40. Wow! That is stunning! I can only imagine all the time and effort you had to put into that to create this beautiful object.

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  41. It is so sweat and absolutely fabulous.

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  42. OMG.. This is Gorgeous.. Have you really made this???.. It is Stunning.. Beautiful Details and ... Just Breathtaking..!!!!

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  43. This is amazing, sooo much work, but well worth it x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  44. Wonderful creation!!!You're so talented...I can't believe this is a handmade creation!Bravo Bev!!Keep creating!Many kisses!

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  45. I cannot believe what you can do with an ostrich egg - this piece is absolutely stunning - what a treasure to keep. Gorgeous.

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  46. This must have taken you hours and hours and the patience of a saint.
    Well done it is fabulous.If I made anything approaching this I would have it on display for all to see and love.
    Gill

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  47. Bev, absolutly awesome
    Rene from OZ xo

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  48. Wow,you are a clever girl, you must have. Lot of patience xx

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  49. This is Gorgeous Bev
    Well done
    Hugs Elaine

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  50. Bev, this is totally and utterly awesome. You are sooo talented and you must have the steadiest of hands and the patience of Job to complete a work of art such as this. You never cease to amaze me, Girl!!

    AliceH

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  51. Oh my... how is it even possible to MAKE something like that. It's gorgeous! It must take a lot of work to finish.

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  52. I can certainly see why you received a first prize. Do your talents never end? Wow!

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  53. Bev, this is simply amazing! Wow! I would love to see more of your work with eggs!

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  54. Hi Bev,
    What a truly talented and creative lady you are. You never cease to amaze me with all your creations. You must have alot of patience and very good eyes too!
    Wonderful work.
    All the best Linda

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  55. Wow...that about says it all! Again, WOW!

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  56. Amazing!! It deserves 1st place.

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  57. Erm sorry for the giggles last night, but it was great lol!! This is fantastic Bev but in real life your creations are even better, ive never stopped telling folks about those eggs, they are perfect!!! your just so talented in every crafty way girl, and lovelywith it, have agood day hope your not aching from doing the shed!!!!!!! loves ya xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  58. Bev, I am totally stunned by this creation- I've loved all your egg art, but this one tops the lot- simply incredible. I know you are very busy with your cards now, but it is such a shame to let your talent lie idle- you should definitely take it up again.
    Hugs,
    Trish x

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  59. Oh my.....this made my jaw drop!!! It's beautiful!

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  60. OMG!! Ive seen your eggs, well......not yours personally hehehehe, but you know what i mean, and i couldn't get over how beautiful they are but this, this is out of this world, i cannot even see how you get this from an egg? the cutting of it must take a ton of patience to start with, oh my, Bev you have got bucket loads of it, cause although i love to make beautiful things, and admire beautiful things i have no patience!! LOL, simply beautiful Bev, thankyou for sharing it with us xxxx Hugs Vick
    the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
    YT vixcrafts

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  61. Wooooooooooooooooow, you are just a bundle of mega talent!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bev x

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