From DIY home decor to handmade gifts, here are the best arts and crafts to spark your creativity

Faux Faberge Junk Jewelry Egg!

I like a challenge so decided I would come up with a Faux Faberge egg and enter it in this contest! It makes a great alternative to doing the housework!

I took a plain white egg and made two small holes top and bottom and blew out the innards.

The theory is you blow hard through one hole and the yolk and white will come out of the other hole! It works!

Let the Egg Dry Out!

Make sure the inside of the empty egg is dry and does not smell. You don't want to have to throw your completed creation out later on because it stinks! (I know I am stinkymum, but there are limits!)

When the egg was dry and fresh smelling, I painted it with a coating of white acrylic paint! A skewer through one of the end holes of the egg and the other end in a bottle is a good way to paint your egg without getting your fingers covered with paint.

I gave the egg three coats of the white acrylic, which made it stronger.

I Painted the Egg Mettalic Blue!

As I didn't want a white egg, I painted the egg mettalic blue, and gave it three coats of this colour.

Identifying the Junk Jewelry

We all have old broken jewelry somewhere (we women that is). I found a few old necklaces and brooches and decided to sacrifice them in the name of Faberge. I did not use all the beads, only a few were chosen!

Creating a Jewel Encrusted Egg!

I used a glue gun, glue sticks — and also found some old pearl beads at the thrift store that looked just the job.

The Transformation

I took a strip of an old necklace made of small blue beads and glued it over the top of the egg, starting from the base.

When it was in place I took some of the pearl beads on the string and glued them in place too!

A picture says a thousand words, so please refer to the pictures to see what I did.

I Got the Blues!

I didn't like what I had done that much, so I painted the whole thing again, beads and all — with the acrylic blue paint! It looked a bit better as it covered up the glue!

But It Was Too Blue!

It was too blue, so I added more bands of the white pearl beads until I liked the look of it!

More Colour Needed!

The egg needed livening up, so I took the two idential gold tone and "ruby" pins and glued them on the egg — on opposite sides, twining and gluing some more of the pearl strand around each one.

Topping It Off

Something was missing, so I wrenched the pin off another old brooch and glued that on the very top! (winding a bit more of the pearl strand around to hide what I had done!)

Behold the Jewelled Egg!

Well here's the finished article. I was quite pleased with it, all things considering. I don't know what Faberge would make of it. But I enjoyed making it. What do you think?


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