Goose egg, hollow, decorated with polymer clay

I found this great site for buying eggs that are unusual sizes and shapes and colors. It is called The Eggers Nest.  This goose egg was purchased from them. I put the black layer of polymer clay and the purple border on then cured the clay and added the flowers, cured it again, and then punched out the edges of the egg. At that point i made the flowers for the outside of the black strip and cured again. The inside was designed to look like grey-green-white marble.

First decorated egg of 2022

polymer clay decorated large egg
The base of this decorated egg was made by creating a fabric-mache covering for a leg’s egg (yep, i still have some of those old things). I did this by using stretchy fabric and wood glue in much the same way as one would use paper and glue to make a paper mache shape.  I cut with a blade the finished covered egg down the “half” line (circumferentially where the leg’s egg has its opening) and opened the egg and removed the plastic.  I cant remember whether i covered that plastic egg first with a thin  wrap of plastic wrap.  I would only have done that to make removing the leg’s egg more easily as i wasn’t interested in putting the leg’s egg  in the oven to melt when i cured my polymer clay.

After removing the leg’s egg i wrapped the mache egg with more fabric and wood glue to seal the two halves back together and to strengthen it.

After it dried i did poke a small hole in the bottom so the air would escape during curing of plastic, then just began to add flowers. The height of the egg is just over 4.5 inches.

Some sculpted flowers on the egg are “memorial flowers” in that the polymer clay contains flower petals from a funeral arrangement – a nice way to keep the thoughts of those loved and gone around.  I can customize this type of decorated egg with your wedding or funeral or birthday or anniversary flowers if you contact me through the Memory-beads website.

The “track-like” texture on the black restful places is made with the lid of a peanut butter jar, rolling the side of it over the clay. All other decorations made with polymer clay are pretty routine, nothing fancy, just entertainment for me.  You can purchase this egg HERE, or from the woo commerce widget on the side of the page. I know 60$ seems like a lot of money but it took me many more than six hours, and shipping (which i include) would otherwise be $10.

Smilestone: made with polymer clay and your flower petals to commemorate an event

Chicken egg and cockatiel egg together were overlaid with polymer clay, and then i created flowers for this S’milestone.  I came on that name after i mistyped the word milestone in a text and thought it was the cutest thing ever. I set out to make someone smile with this “stone – like” egg combo sculpture, that has absolutely NO value except to bring a smile to one’s face.  However, to be fair, some of these colors of polymer clay have the flower petals from a funeral in them…. so the smile can be a reminder of life’s milestones that are hard to accept sometimes. Others like this available from my Memory-bead website

s'milestone parody on milestone markers, this one is intended to make you smile side view of the Smilestone, polymer clay flowers and a kind of egg shape stone tope view of a "smilestone" just intended to bring a flower - smile to your face
smile stone keepsake custom, made with your wedding flowers or other flowers embedded in polymer clay smilestone, milestone with bringing a smile, custom, your flowers and polymer clay

 

 

 

 

Polymer clay decorated goose eggs in a nest

Polymer clay decorated goose eggs in a nest – this year in Cincinnati Ohio it is the emergence of the brood X cicadas.  There are so many birds that are having a good season that I have found three empty robin’s nests (no eggs no birds were there).  In many years I have only found one, but this year has been a booming year for new birds apparently because of the cicadas.  I salvaged these, sterilized them at 350 degrees for an hour, trimmed off some of the extra stuff and coated them with resin.  I think they will remain pretty stable if not exposed to water.  (Robin’s nests are a mud base and lots of fluff and stuff for softness on the top).

 

Custom decorated egg, larger than a chicken egg

Here is a highly textured decorated egg, just larger than a chicken egg but not as big as a decorated goose egg.  Tip*  – the texture on the green polymer clay is made with the lid of a peanut butter jar.  That was the inspiration. Texture creating in polymer clay is about the most fun  one can have with this medium.

This particular item is for sale here, or on my Memory-beads.com website.

More polymer clay decorated eggs

I am really enjoying this new style for decorating eggs. It is easy, and allows the use of many types of texture tools, and can be cured multiple times during the process to keep the textures stable as each is applied. It suits some crafters (like me) more than others, since I rarely have enough time or opportunity to finish a project in one sitting. Here are some new eggs.