Thursday, March 16, 2017

Celebrating Spring Link Party and Tutorial for Romanov Inspired Egg

It's an exciting day!  I have a tutorial for this Romanov Inspired egg, and


I am co-hosting a Link Party with these lovelies...

Two Chicks and a Mom 




Please link any family friendly post, old or new, that celebrates Spring!


My tutorial for a Romanov inspired egg...


OK.  Let's face it.  My little glue sticks do not even begin to compare to the jewelers who work for Faberge', but what amazing inspiration!  Just look at these!


I had a wonderful time cruising photos of the fabulous Romanov Eggs for ideas on color combinations, pattern and proportions.


The adventure begins by blowing eggs any time I needed one for whatever recipe.  Check it out!  I have twenty-two!  ;-)


Next was dying them.  Since they are blown, the eggs don't sink.  I had to weight them gently to hold them under the dye.


Then I just started playing with shimmery rick rack, but was careful to leave the little holes open on each end of the egg.  After a bit of experimenting, glue dots seemed to work the best for attaching anything to the egg.


I have an interesting collection of buttons along with a stash of mismatched and broken jewelry.  Here are some options!  ;-)


I cut about a 12 inch length of fine gauge wire.  A button and then the egg was threaded onto it.  The large gold button holds the bottom of the egg.  A couple of buttons and small bead were added above the egg.  A post earring with a pearl drop was pressed into the side.



'Can't wait to work on the other twenty-one eggs!

I am excited to see your links, too!  Let's party!

;-)  -Marci






10 comments:

  1. Marci, your egg decor is gorgeous! I've never tried anything like this, but now I want to! Pinning and sharing.

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  2. This is stunning and very creative, Marci! Makes for an awesome decorative accent piece! And the best part is you can display this all year long!

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  3. This is really awesome Marci! You really did a great job, pulling things together to get the look. I love those Romanov Eggs and I would be happy to display your beautiful egg! Great job! Pinned and shared.

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  4. My mom made beautiful eggs in a similar manner, except hand painted the outsides with Christmas theme images. That was about thirty years ago and I still have them. - Margy

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  5. Such beautiful eggs Marci. The color and the addition of all the embellishments makes it special indeed. You can even display it on your Christmas tree, it really transends the seasons.

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  6. What a fun link party! - Thank you so much for hosting!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Angie

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  7. I have always been fascinated by the craftsmanship of Romanov eggs. Your eggs are just as beautiful.

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  8. I love your Romanov-inspire Easter egg. I grew up in Richmond, VA where there is a permanent collection at the Virginia Museum of Faberge eggs (Faberge was the jeweler to the czars). I remember looking at those beautiful creations all throughout my childhood. What a super craft project! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I so love Romanov eggs, thank you for the tutorial and for hosting such a cheerful party too, dear Marci !

    Wishing you a most lovely remainder of your week

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

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  10. Will pin this DIY of the easter egg. I love it. I made something similar with ribbon last year. Hugs Maria

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