Polymer Clay Eggs

An alternative to chocolate eggs – but not as tasty!

The eggs are blown out and usually covered with liquid polymer clay (which you can do as you go).

There are many techniques for covering eggs, depending on the look you want, and/or the designs you start with.  You can start with any polymer clay design – plain metallic clay, sheets of patterns or some canes.

The gold one is the simplest, just roll a sausage of metallic clay, take some slices and push them onto the egg.  Depending on how thick the slices are, and how you place them on, you will see various ‘mica shift’ patterns.

Philip Wiegard covers a Christmas bauble here, but shows how you can ‘shrink’ a sheet of polymer clay to shape it around a sphere.  Check out his other videos, I love his quirky and complex canes.

Fiona Abel-Smith covers a goose egg in this tutorial using a different technique. 

The top 3 eggs were covered by cutting 1/6 segments that narrow at the top and bottom (like the segments of an orange).  Fiona covers a Christmas bauble here. I followed this technique (covering alternative segments, baking then filling in the other segments) for the one at the top LHS corner, although I need to get my measurements more accurate and improve the joins.

Check out Fiona’s amazing bowls while you’re on her channel.

For the 3D block egg (my favourite), I added the cane slices then baked the egg.  Once cool, I wrapped it in the grey and gradually cut out ‘holes’ for those slices and smoothed the joins.  A technique I first did with Sarah Shriver, a technique she calls “reverse inlay”.  

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