Hollow Filigree Egg

I used a polystyrene egg former and pins to make this filigree egg.  It helps if you put an elastic band around the widest part of the egg to help you to mark the central position, so you know when to stop quilling!  The blunter end of the egg is easier to quill, so start there.  I used graduated colour strips.  Use minimal amounts of glue to fix the strips to each other, so it doesn’t stick to the egg.

Hollow quilled egg made on polystyrene former

Hollow quilled egg made on polystyrene former

When you have made both halves, glue them together, holding them in place with locking tweezers or other, similar, clips.  The stand, also, is quilled – a Ring Coil made around a 2.5cm (1”) diameter dowel.  Three dense-edged coils make the feet, each one a full length strip.  Spray the finished egg with two or three fine layers of spray varnish.

Finished hollow quilled egg

Finished hollow quilled egg

 

The traders at the Quilling Guild 30th Anniversary Celebration in August will have plenty of choice of tweezers, including locking ones, and you will also be able to find graduated paper strips.  Details of the spray are on a previous post.

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About Jane Jenkins Quilling

My interests are: Quilling - the art of manipulating paper strips to create pictures, greetings cards, free standing characters, floral displays, etc. Also Calligraphy - the art of fine writing. Decorative Painting/Folk Art - brush stroke work to decorate wooden and metal objects and paint on canvas.
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5 Responses to Hollow Filigree Egg

  1. Paula says:

    gorgeous, thanks for the tips to make it !!!!

  2. Alexandra says:

    Great idea! The egg is so colourful and very beautiful! 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    Beautiful egg! I like the idea of them being hollow. The ones I did as Easter gifts were on painted polystyrene eggs. But, they were well received and commented on. I was pleased. I marked my eggs with a light pencil. So good to realise I am still learning tricks of the hobby 6 months since starting/membership.
    Sandra Smith

  4. Babs says:

    Love your work and appreciate the tutorial – Thanks so much!

  5. Annelise says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. XxxX

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