Egg Sighting

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I think I may have gone a little overboard with the Easter Eggs this year. I’ve had far too much time on my hands since my laptop charger decided to suddenly stop working a few weeks ago. That meant that I had very little computer access and lots more free time to work on other things. Long story short, I made easter eggs (alot of them!) so I would’t die of boredom in the meantime. I’m glad I did because it brought back warm memories of making Easter crafts with my mom when I was in elementary school. I still haven’t been able to find a new charger. I went to Radio Shack as well as to several computer places and nobody seems to have that model in stock. Drat. I guess I’ll just have to order it on Ebay or Amazon but that can take a couple of weeks or more to get here from the U.S. so I decided it was time to dig out the old MacMini desktop and set it up temporarily. I was tired of using the ipad and having to type entire paragraphs with my index finger.

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These lace eggs were actually inspired by Hakan over at The Rose Garden in Malevik who had some lovely ones on his blog several weeks ago. I used foam egg shapes in different sizes for these and I added bits of rhinestone chain and beads over the lace.

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I also made sugar eggs, sometimes called Panoramic eggs. I hadn’t made those in years. When I was in about 5th grade or so, my mom took cake decorating classes with Wilton. Among all the wonderful things she learned to make in that class were sugar Easter eggs. It wasn’t long before I knew how to make them as well, my mom loved to teach me what she had learned and she was very patient. We would always make a few extra ones to sell. I remember carefully packing them in a cardboard box and taking them to school much to the delight of my classmates. When I recall the ridiculous prices we charged back in the day, I have to laugh. We sold the small ones for 50 cents, the medium sized ones for 75 cents and the very large ones cost $1.25 because they were a bit trickier to make and they used up alot of sugar.  I couldn’t believe my eyes the other day when I saw a small sized one for sale on Etsy for 35 dollars. How times change!

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These are just made out of damp sugar which is packed into a plastic egg shaped mold, turned out onto a countertop and then left to dry overnight.

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My rose making technique was a bit rusty, it took me a while to get the hang of it again.

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They have a little opening or peek hole on one end and an Easter scene inside. This one has rabbits playing in the grass.

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And lastly, I made blue and white decoupaged eggs just because it’s one of my favorite color combos. These are made with real eggs which I blew out and emptied. I used small blue and white floral decals on these eggs and then gave the eggs a few coats of spray varnish. So, it’s not a true decoupage in the strictest sense, but close enough. Once they are varnished, they’re so shiny that they almost look like porcelain even up close.

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Wishing everyone a blessed Easter!

Joining the blog parties at:

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The Rose Garden in Malevik-Saturday Show Off

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4 thoughts on “Egg Sighting

  1. Wow! Priscilla I have enjoyed this post so very much. You have mesmerized me with your talent, patience and creativity. Love your bedazzled with rhinestones and love how you have displayed them. The lace looks old world European, like Beligum lace, simply beautiful. The sugar/panoramic eggs I remember as a child my Grandmother (Mom’s) making them. I used to delight in her Easter scenes … But of course I had no realization of how much work and love she put of her time into making them. I am blown away you made Panoramics and your bunny’s are adorable. Your Blue and White decoupaged and coated to resemble porcelain are sophiscated and beautiful. Personally I think you should sell these beauties next year for Easter by custom orders only. I will return to enjoy your photos over and over again.
    xoxo,
    Vera

    • Thanks so much for visiting Vera and for your sweet comment. I hadn’t made Easter crafts in a long time so I had alot of fun. I gave the panoramic eggs away as Easter gifts this year but I have sometimes thought of selling some of my crafts on Etsy or Ebay although I must admit that the idea scares me a bit. I guess I had alot more confidence when I was in elementary school! LOL

  2. Thanks for your visit Priscilla. I actually put a bid on 8 small vintage amethyst drops on eBay today, eyes, fingers and toes crossed I win. I enjoyed looking at your gorgeous eggs again. Etsy would be a good match for you. Here I thought when I took fresh parsley and placed it on a raw egg wrapped in cheesecloth secured by string and dyed with onion skins then removed the parsley that was special. Geez your artistic expression put my dyed eggs to shame, lol. Enjoy your next project, this week I’m playing with clay.
    xoxo,
    Vera

    • Ohh I hope you win them Vera! I buy alot of chandelier crystal on Ebay because I am always embellishing stuff with crystals (not just chandeliers lol) and I have actually seen amethyst octagon crystal chain…but not the vintage kind. They are just the modern 14mm made in china octagon chain. I will keep my eyes open and if I ever see any vintage crystal chain in amethyst, I will let you know! I can’t wait to see what you are going to make with clay this week. A friend for Coco perhaps?

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