In 1885, Russian Emperor Alexander III commissioned Faberge to craft a jeweled egg for his wife as an Easter gift. Alexander’s delight of Faberge’s work was the starting point of a tradition that scanned 32 years. You can create your own smaller version of a jeweled egg that will be the pendant and focal point of any outfit.
For this project I used:
Light blue sclupey clay
4 mmJump ring
6ss crystal rhinestones
9ss Sapphire, tanzanite and rose rhinestones
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
Begin with a small ball of scupley clay about 3/4 inch in diameter. Shape it into an oval or egg shape. Press a jump ring into the top of the egg about halfway up the jump ring. Bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. When cool, paint a coat of varnish on the egg and allow to dry.
When dry, place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone and gently press a rhinestone into the drop of glue. Continue gluing rhinestones on one side of the egg. Allow to dry for 24 hours and then glue rhinestones on the other side. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Thread a chain through the jump ring and your necklace is complete. Wear this anytime you want to add some sparkle.
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from:
Do you want to be notified of upcoming sales, new clearance, contests and giveaways? Would you like our free guide to gluing rhinestones without panic? Subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.
On your first purchase of quality embellishments from Rhinestones Etc.