Flowers and centers: polymer clay decorated egg

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.

Goose egg carved and decorated with polymer clay

This goose egg came from a stash of eggs from almost half a century ago (LOL) when my kids were young and we were making all kinds of pysanky eggs. I guess this egg was saved but at this point i decided to repurpose it as a carved

and flower modeled egg.  I used a thin layer of white and translucent to cover the entire egg except where i penciled in the ovals to be carved later, and cured it, then carved out the oval areas, just pecking slowly.  The edges were sanded and then I build the outside of the egg shown here.

Then layered a thin sheet of marbleized polymer clay on the inside of the egg made with left overs from the stripes. The border was added and the egg cured again.  At this point I could not decide whether to go further or not, but see below, the edge has roses and leaves and other ornamentation.

Polymer clay decorated egg from the 1980s

This i believe is an egg that I did long ago, with the old formula of FIMO, since it had a waxy feel to it. This is certainly not stunning, but a record of eggs that this family has made for 5 decades, and while simple is still nice. It is also from back in the day when i did not feel the need to use flower petals in everything to give them memorial-significance (LOL).

 

My wonderful christmas egg

Corin and her mom made this awesome “chocolate” and “marshmallow” christmas egg for me (2019).  How tender and soft and wonderful. It sits next to a blue bird egg and in front of other eggs from this year.  I love that one grandchild is crazy about sculpting with polymer clay.  Thank you corin and pepsi.  This egg is made over an emptied chicken egg.

 

7 inch decorated polymer clay egg with flowers

This was an egg that I made before which is posted as a disaster and I spent considerable time trying to salvage the base. It is an interesting challenge to do polymer clay eggs over what is sold as “paper” eggs in the craft stores – which by the way may (often) have a plastic base that is just covered in a thin layer of paper. I am not sure why they dont disclose this from the beginning.  Anyway, this is the result of that salvage (i never give up on anything  ha ha).  There are two glass jewel droplets in this “dragon size” decorated egg. (not as big as an ostrich egg, but bigger than an emu egg)

Textured 5 inch decorated egg – polymer clay

This egg was created over a paper egg (purchased in a local craft store – which btw sometimes is not just paper but has a plastic core or inner support which might have to be removed). The texture for the heart was created with the lid of a pipette holder (from the stash of recycling in the hallway at work) and it worked quite well.

I can create eggs like this using your flower petals to make it a more meaningful object, a remembrance of someone or some event that you wish to keep in your heart.