“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.

Directions:

  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.

“Blue Faberge” Easter Egg

Materials Used

  • 1 smooth foam egg (about 3 inches tall)
  • 1/4 inch, light blue ribbon
  • 5mm silver hologram sequins*
  • 1/2 inch silver sequin pins*
  • 3/4 inch silver sequin pins*
  • 5mm blue hologram flowers**
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • two 16mm blue hologram sunbursts
  • two 10mm silver round hologram snowflakes*
  • one 5mm round iridescent clear bead
  • four 3mm round iridescent clear bead
  • two long light blue pearl ended corsage pins
  • opal (clear iridescent) glitter glue

*Purchased from Cartwright’s
**I used a special sequin tape I found in a 100 yen
shop in Japan but you can use regular flower shaped sequins.

Directions

  1. First pin the ribbon to egg as shown in the video, dividing it into 4 equal parts vertically, and then in half horizontally. The horizontal ribbon should not be exactly center. Due to the shape of the foam and the width of the ribbon this is the best placement the horizontal ribbon. It should lay flat easily.
  2. Outline the ribbon with silver hologram sequins, using 1/2 inch pins and seed beads.
  3. Paint exposed foam with glitter glue and let dry.
  4. Once glitter is completely dry, pin flower sequins in vertical stripes in the center of painted panels.
  5. Pin embellishments where the ribbon intersects.
  6. -The side embellishments are made from 3/4 inch pins with a 3mm bead, 1 flower sequin and round hologram snowflake.
    -The top cap is made from a corsage pin, 5mm bead, flower sequin, hologram snowflake and blue hologram sunburst.
    -The bottom cap is made the same as the top cap except without the 5mm bead.

If you want to use this as a Christmas ornament just add a hanging ribbon at the top.

Let me know what you think. Please leave a comment.