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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- After your pattern is finished, trace the bottom of the circles with gold sequins.
- Next, fill in the remaining exposed foam with blue sequins.
- 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.