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Golden Egg - Step 4 and 5

September 26th, 2012 at 06:27 pm

The proverbial golden egg! A sought after treasure and something near and dear to a frugal life stylist. Wouldn't it be fun to give one as a gift? Perfect for the newlyweds! Or as appreciation to a life long spouse who's been saving and providing for a family for years. Even funny for a retiring employee.

I will show you steps in the decorating of a real turkey egg. It's not expensive to do, and if you don't have access to the real thing, there may be artificial ones at craft supply stores. I hope the design will inspire you to give it a try!

It starts with blowing and prepping the egg, and early design planning. See

Text is Steps 1 - 3 and Link is
Steps 1 - 3 for photos.

Step 4. To repeat or not to repeat? Repeated patterns result in a pleasing effect, but I would avoid doing too much of a good thing (it's more interesting to have a few different patterns). I decided the top and bottom areas of this egg will be similar in design, and the central band will be different.

So I glue a strip of gold braid trim around the top third of the egg to isolate where the pattern will change. It makes it easy for me to STOP adding a pattern if the ribbon is there!

The rest of the top pattern will be a second row of crystals and painted black hatches.

The second row of crystals was easy to put in place - they are just alternating in the spaces below the first row! And the little black painted lines around the ribbon are in a sort of wave pattern, but could have been a more simple design.

Step 5. Next I repeat those patterns around the bottom, except I decided to do only one row of crystals and one row of the black hatches next to the ribbon.

Come back for Step 6 in a future post.

If you liked this idea, here's a couple more!

Click to see the
Text is Tuxedo Egg and Link is
Tuxedo Egg

Click to see the
Text is Pagoda Egg and Link is
Pagoda Egg

Thx for visiting!

1 Responses to “Golden Egg - Step 4 and 5”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Love it!!

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