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My mother’s egg gallery

My mother took a class and learned how to decorate eggs in a style much like the Russian Faberge eggs like the green one at the right.  Although she didn’t use precious gemstones or real gold, her eggs were still fancy enough to draw attention from even the most picky of collectors.

Smaller Duck and Chicken Eggs

These five eggs are part of a collection of hen's eggs my Mother made for her Easter tree. Each has a hanger made of either gold cord or velvet ribbon. All of the decorations are either hand painted or made of the bread dough clay. The leaves on the green egg are purchased velvet leaves. .
Decorated eggs have become a dying art.  My mother was always interested in this craft, so she found a local lady who taught this art for an extension class through the YWCA.  Once she got started, she was hooked!  And of course, if she was interested in it, I soon became interested, too.  Here are just some of the fabulous eggs she created.
This hinged goose egg lays on its side. It opens to be a keepsake or ring box. The outside is decopaged and adorned with small glass beads and metallic gold trim. The inside is lined with light orange velvet and  metallic gold trim. The base is glued to the egg. This was made by my mother in the late 1970's. This was one of about three Christmas designs that my mother created. All of the Christmas eggs were hinged on four sides like this. Each was attached to a music box that used a key to play a Christmas carol. The music box is covered with velvet and she added feet at the bottom. This one contains a tree. Others had a complete manger set inside. The holy family was in the center and the wise men and shepherds were placed on the side panels. When the egg was closed the scene was arranged so that all of the figures fit inside without bumping into each other. This is my Mother's sense of humor. She made the mouse and candlestick out of a clay material. She painted the background by hand and placed the mouse on a pedestal inside the egg. The outside is painted with red stripes like the mouse's nightshirt. These four eggs are displayed on the same stand. Three have decopage designs and are accented with clay embellishments. The peach colored egg has strung pearls and the green egg is decorated with flowers made out of tiny seashells with little pearls in the centers. The "branches" are gold cording.
This egg is done in decopage and cut out with cuticle scissors. The tulip egg has fine icy looking sprinkles around the edges of the pictures.
This egg is cut out with cuticle scissors and the edge is lined with tiny glass beads. The inside scene mixes Easter grass and hand painting, with a plastic bird and a birdbath made out of a bead and a jewelry finding.
Bird house egg
My Mother liked working with bread dough clay. She was also very fond of making tiny designs and displays. These two eggs were some of the many designs she created. The basket has a little clay bow on the handle and a cord hanger to hang it on an Easter tree. The birdhouse has a little straw in the bottom. The bird's nest is made of little clay strings and has very tiny clay eggs.
This egg box is made from a hen's egg rather than a goose egg. The entire bottom is covered with small glass beads. The top is decopage. The inside is lined with a rust colored velvet and cushioned in the bottom. It is used mainly as a ring box.
These last two eggs are my own creations. I worked on them under the guidance of my mother.  She helped me with details and taught me how to work the designs to make them look more professional.
I made this hinged goose egg myself. The decor on the door is a purchased decal. I lined the door outside with two colors of beads and attached the base to the egg. Inside the egg is a golden figurine of a man and lady dancing the minuet. The lining in the egg is dark brown velvet.
© heavenlycastles.com 1999  -  2017

My mother’s egg gallery

My mother took a class and learned how to decorate eggs in a style much like the Russian Faberge eggs like the green one at the right.  Although she didn’t use precious gemstones or real gold, her eggs were still fancy enough to draw attention from even the most picky of collectors.

Smaller Duck and Chicken Eggs

These five eggs are part of a collection of hen's eggs my Mother made for her Easter tree. Each has a hanger made of either gold cord or velvet ribbon. All of the decorations are either hand painted or made of the bread dough clay. The leaves on the green egg are purchased velvet leaves. .
This egg is done in decopage and cut out with cuticle scissors. The tulip egg has fine icy looking sprinkles around the edges of the pictures.
This egg is cut out with cuticle scissors and the edge is lined with tiny glass beads. The inside scene mixes Easter grass and hand painting, with a plastic bird and a birdbath made out of a bead and a jewelry finding.
Bird house egg
My Mother liked working with bread dough clay. She was also very fond of making tiny designs and displays. These two eggs were some of the many designs she created. The basket has a little clay bow on the handle and a cord hanger to hang it on an Easter tree. The birdhouse has a little straw in the bottom. The bird's nest is made of little clay strings and has very tiny clay eggs.
This egg box is made from a hen's egg rather than a goose egg. The entire bottom is covered with small glass beads. The top is decopage. The inside is lined with a rust colored velvet and cushioned in the bottom. It is used mainly as a ring box.
These last two eggs are my own creations. I worked on them under the guidance of my mother.  She helped me with details and taught me how to work the designs to make them look more professional.
I made this hinged goose egg myself. The decor on the door is a purchased decal. I lined the door outside with two colors of beads and attached the base to the egg. Inside the egg is a golden figurine of a man and lady dancing the minuet. The lining in the egg is dark brown velvet.
Decorated eggs have become a dying art.  My mother was always interested in this craft, so she found a local lady who taught this art for an extension class through the YWCA.  Once she got started, she was hooked!  And of course, if she was interested in it, I soon became interested, too.  Here are just some of the fabulous eggs she created.
This hinged goose egg lays on its side. It opens to be a keepsake or ring box. The outside is decopaged and adorned with small glass beads and metallic gold trim. The inside is lined with light orange velvet and  metallic gold trim. The base is glued to the egg. This was made by my mother in the late 1970's. This was one of about three Christmas designs that my mother created. All of the Christmas eggs were hinged on four sides like this. Each was attached to a music box that used a key to play a Christmas carol. The music box is covered with velvet and she added feet at the bottom. This one contains a tree. Others had a complete manger set inside. The holy family was in the center and the wise men and shepherds were placed on the side panels. When the egg was closed the scene was arranged so that all of the figures fit inside without bumping into each other. This is my Mother's sense of humor. She made the mouse and candlestick out of a clay material. She painted the background by hand and placed the mouse on a pedestal inside the egg. The outside is painted with red stripes like the mouse's nightshirt.
These four eggs are displayed on the same stand. Three have decopage designs and are accented with clay embellishments. The peach colored egg has strung pearls and the green egg is decorated with flowers made out of tiny seashells with little pearls in the centers. The "branches" are gold cording.