“Reverse Pine Cone” Faberge Inspired Egg

I was looking for inspiration for a new egg design and I saw this picture on the internet. Only after completing the egg did I realize that I had actually done it upside down. That’s why I call it a “reverse pine cone”. If you are interested in learning more about the real Pine Cone Faberge Egg visit Mieks Faberge Eggs.

Materials Used

  • 1 smooth foam egg (about 3 inches tall)
  • 5mm gold sequins
  • 5mm blue dark blue sequins
  • 1/2 inch gold sequin pins*
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • one 5mm pearl bead
  • one pearl ended corsage pin
  • glue
  • tool to create circle shapes of a 3cm diameter**

*Purchased from Cartwright’s
**I used a sample makeup container but you can use anything that will create an impression of a circle.


  1. First, make circle impressions on foam as shown in the video. Start with 4 intersecting circles at the top. For the second row of circles place them in between the first row of circles to create an overlapping pattern.
  2. After your pattern is finished, trace the bottom of the circles with gold sequins.
  3. Next, fill in the remaining exposed foam with blue sequins.
  4. Top with a pearl bead and corsage pin.

To use as a Christmas ornament just add a hanging ribbon at the top.

I think this looks better in reality than it does in the video. Probably because it is a very one dimensional design. Next time I make this I’ll try it with blue glitter paint and I won’t use the corsage pin at the top.

4 Replies to ““Reverse Pine Cone” Faberge Inspired Egg”

  1. I learned how to make beaded/sequin ornaments from my rather manly german grandfather. I have been making them on my own for years now, but used the boxed sets with everything needed for that ornament. I have been wanting to do free-form ornaments for awhile now but didn’t know where to start. You have given me inspiration and a re-newed interest in this wonderful hobby. I would love to have it provide me with a little money for holiday gifts. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog and videos!

    1. Jennifer, Thank you so much for your comment. I’m so glad when I hear that I have inspired people. Let us know how your first project turns out.

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