Egg Ornaments

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Lelu, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my first attempts for the tree.

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    Not 100% happy with them, but not too bad for a first attempt. Any suggestions for the next batch?
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Are those quail eggs?

    The only thing I'd suggest would be brighter colors, maybe?
     
  3. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    yeap, they are from my jumbo coturnix
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Great idea Lelu!!!
     
  5. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Thanks now I have a gift I can give to my aunt now.How did you get the stuff out of the eggs though?
     
  6. Lelu

    Lelu Out Of The Brooder

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    To blow out the eggs I used the two hole method. I pierced the bottom and the top of the egg with a needle, then used a bead drill to enlarge the top whole. Then I made sure the yoke was broken and covered the holes with my fingers and gave the egg a couple of shakes. After that you blow into the bottom hole and the insides come out the top hole. Fill the shell with soap water a couple time and rinse. Then I baked the egg at 300 degrees to dry it and make the shell a lil harder. Finally, I filled it with plaster of paris. For the next batch I'm going to try and fill them using a glue gun. Should end up much lighter.

    Anyway, that's only one method. There's tons more online.
     
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  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    You don't have to fill them. Use clear nail polish or shellack to help keep them intact.

    Wear a different pair for earings everyday and make a necklace to match.
    You can also paint them different colors, then put your design on them.
    Cut away a portion on the side and put miniatures inside the eggs.
    You can even paint scenes inside the eggs.
    You can put glitter or beads just on the spots to highlight them, too.


    You can coat them with glue and roll them in glitter.
    Or glue your design then roll in glitter.
    You can do mosaic work with seed beeds on them or in them.

    Ok, that should be enough to keep you all busy for a few months. Might even get you till Easter. Then we talk about the fancy ones.

    edited to add another.
     
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