This egg was a variation on one done earlier, which I found both fun to make and interesting to look at. This one differs in that i used metal “flower centers” instead of polymer clay as I did on the first version pictured here. So the technique of the cut flower and the different color center remained the same, but there is space in the background (black polymer clay) on the first egg, and green mottled leaves on the second egg. Another difference is that the latter was a very tiny chicken egg, the former much larger. This is really a practice for an ostrich egg, coming up. Check the products to purchase it, or go to Memory-beads.
Just a little bit different take on a decorated egg happened while creating this one. There are four textured panels that are sparkling black and in between those there are packed little flowers, looking something like a rose, maybe.
This was a fun egg to make since it was a take on my favorite fabric pattern. If you have some similar image with which you want me to make a custom decorated keepsake egg, just send it to me at marian(at)pdqpatterns(dot)com or click on my memory beads website.
This is just a fun little egg, decorated with left over scraps of polymer clay from making refrigerator inchie magnets (with horse hair, pet hair) as keepsakes. It can be made with whatever items you might wish to turn into a custom keepsake (charms, ashes, tiny pieces of fabric, flower petals, anything you want to remember).
Base was manufactured over a plastic egg (two halves) using paper mache then put back together with more paper. Then covered with a thin layer of translucent polymer clay (still in halves) and many of the flowers were put on in a two part egg. The total egg was put together, and cured, and then flowers and background finished.
All in all, i would make the basic halves but the first coat of polymer clay would be a single unit, since putting the halves together was a little problematic.
This egg actually has a lot of detail about the coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) including representation of the plus sense RNA wound around the nucleocapsid protein in the center of each virion, and the envelope and the membrane (with a transporter protein added as a separate color, and all the thickly placed spike proteins (S1 and S2). What it lacks, aside from being a polymer clay model, a slice through the center of a pretend virion, it does lack the hemagglutinin esterase spike proteins. So sorry for missing that. LOL. You can purchase this egg, or one made similarly, here, by searching the products on this blog, or at this website called memory-beads.
This is a giant polymer clay egg which i am documenting as I go, as a process which needs to be refined (LOL) and may not be a realistic expectation for any sculpture with polymer clay.
It is clear that polymer clay is both heavy and expensive, and that armature is a good idea, and also that when it is cured it can bend, bulge, shrink and otherwise distort so there needs to be some kind of support for large structures.
I have tried to second guess this medium, having seen first hand that there are some areas where it is easy to “fail” but maybe not enough.
This is out of the basement — ha ha a pysanky egg made by one of my kids or myself (probably me). It is up for sale but is cracked…just a little, thus is being sold just for the cost of shipping.
This was just fun and easy, and it was made with some clay intended for another purpose but i loved the organic look and just made it into a simple egg (with texture).