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ENDED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - Official BYC Mini Contest #10 - Creative Eggs & Eggshells Contest

Discussion in 'Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways' started by N F C, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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

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    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.
     
  3. Embuck

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    Here is my first entry:

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

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    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...)
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    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!
     
  5. DwayneNLiz

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    So cool!!
     
  6. Catandherchicks

    Catandherchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Embuck Wonderful! Very creative! You must have some nice thick eggshells.
     
  7. Embuck

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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...
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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

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    Can't imagine even attempting something that intricate.
     
  9. DwayneNLiz

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    i like the idea of the mobile

    [​IMG] good luck!!
     
  10. WaterWindStone

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

    Keep up all the wonderful eggs everyone!
     

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