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Also loved the  "Sunny & Cher,"  eggs but can't remember who entered them.

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Catandher chicks   -  love it. I don't have the dexterity to glue pieces of shell but, you certainly do.   How long did it take  from start to finish?       Most excellent   woot.gif

Thanks! I don't keep track how long any gourds take to complete, but I'd estimate about 8 hours (not counting the drudgery of cleaning the gourd and the inside of the eggs). It was actually quite easy, but the goal of doing a mosaic in different colored eggshell pieces will be quite difficult. I saw one once and it was so impressive.
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Here is my first entry:

 

Egg #1; took about 6 hours.

 

Plain eggshell, cotton floss, beads, sequins, and a generous amount of superglue. This was my first, and took about six hours.

Second entry:

 

Egg #2; took a lot longer.

Three coats of shellac, cotton thread, synthetic metal thread. My second, but it took a lot longer. (All that "cross-hatching" with a tiny thread...)

(1) Alexander the Great was a great general.

(2) Great generals are forewarned.

(3) Forewarned is forearmed.

(4) Four is an even number.

(5) Four is certainly an odd number of arms for a man to have.

(6) The only number that is both even and odd is infinity.

 

Therefore, Alexander the Great had an infinite number of arms.

There are similar proofs that Bucephalus had an infinite number of legs...

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(1) Alexander the Great was a great general.

(2) Great generals are forewarned.

(3) Forewarned is forearmed.

(4) Four is an even number.

(5) Four is certainly an odd number of arms for a man to have.

(6) The only number that is both even and odd is infinity.

 

Therefore, Alexander the Great had an infinite number of arms.

There are similar proofs that Bucephalus had an infinite number of legs...

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Here is my first entry:

 

Egg #1; took about 6 hours.

 

Plain eggshell, cotton floss, beads, sequins, and a generous amount of superglue. This was my first, and took about six hours.

Second entry:

 

Egg #2; took a lot longer.

Three coats of shellac, cotton thread, synthetic metal thread. My second, but it took a lot longer. (All that "cross-hatching" with a tiny thread...)


​Those are wonderful! Did you make the holes with a Dremel? Will you use these as Christmas ornaments?

 

I haven't seen this type of decorating on eggs before, very cool!

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Here is my first entry:

 

Plain eggshell, cotton floss, beads, sequins, and a generous amount of superglue. This was my first, and took about six hours.

Second entry:

 

Three coats of shellac, cotton thread, synthetic metal thread. My second, but it took a lot longer. (All that "cross-hatching" with a tiny thread...)

So cool!!

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@Embuck Wonderful! Very creative! You must have some nice thick eggshells.
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Yes, those holes were made with a Dremel. I was lucky with the first egg; the shell was strong enough to take it. The second and third eggs quietly vanished. The fourth egg is the one posted; I gave it three coats of shellac before drilling. There are a couple of dark secrets patched together with superglue on each egg.

 

I do intend to use these as ornaments. Christmas tree, or Easter tree, or maybe both. I've had wild ideas of an "egg-mobile" as well. You know, a framework with the eggs hanging on strings...

(1) Alexander the Great was a great general.

(2) Great generals are forewarned.

(3) Forewarned is forearmed.

(4) Four is an even number.

(5) Four is certainly an odd number of arms for a man to have.

(6) The only number that is both even and odd is infinity.

 

Therefore, Alexander the Great had an infinite number of arms.

There are similar proofs that Bucephalus had an infinite number of legs...

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(1) Alexander the Great was a great general.

(2) Great generals are forewarned.

(3) Forewarned is forearmed.

(4) Four is an even number.

(5) Four is certainly an odd number of arms for a man to have.

(6) The only number that is both even and odd is infinity.

 

Therefore, Alexander the Great had an infinite number of arms.

There are similar proofs that Bucephalus had an infinite number of legs...

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Yes, those holes were made with a Dremel. I was lucky with the first egg; the shell was strong enough to take it. The second and third eggs quietly vanished. The fourth egg is the one posted; I gave it three coats of shellac before drilling. There are a couple of dark secrets patched together with superglue on each egg.

 

I do intend to use these as ornaments. Christmas tree, or Easter tree, or maybe both. I've had wild ideas of an "egg-mobile" as well. You know, a framework with the eggs hanging on strings...


​That is such a cool idea, love how they turned out...must take a bucket of patience, lol.

 

Your egg-mobile idea reminds me of an egg someone posted quite a while back, Cinderella's coach

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/584503/i-decorate-eggs#post_7615757

 

Can't imagine even attempting something that intricate.

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Yes, those holes were made with a Dremel. I was lucky with the first egg; the shell was strong enough to take it. The second and third eggs quietly vanished. The fourth egg is the one posted; I gave it three coats of shellac before drilling. There are a couple of dark secrets patched together with superglue on each egg.

 

I do intend to use these as ornaments. Christmas tree, or Easter tree, or maybe both. I've had wild ideas of an "egg-mobile" as well. You know, a framework with the eggs hanging on strings...

i like the idea of the mobile

 

:thumbsup  good luck!!

post #60 of 179

WOW...some really great eggs here! This looks like a fun contest, I wish my birds were laying right now. Everybody is molting! :hit

 

Keep up all the wonderful eggs everyone!

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