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You made them? Oh my that is some talent there. Very beautiful. I have lots of button quails that would look nice to be worked in like that.
 

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I've made one coturnix quail egg so far. The little eggs can be difficult to blow without exploding them. Do the button quail eggs have spots? It's been six years since we raised any and I don't remember.
 

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They look so delicate, beautifully done!
 

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fuzziebutt said:
Beautiful!!! You drink decaf, don't you??
Fuzz! Made me smile.

I used to know this artist when I was a kid. He would make those beautiful eggs. I'm creative but I could never get it right. Gorgeous!
 

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Beautiful...how do you do that?? Really...you must have a pattern? What kind of paints do you use or are they colored pens? Just beautiful!! Jen
 

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It's a batik process using bees wax and dye. Here is a goose egg I just put varnish on. It's the final step in the process. I only make them during Lent unless I do a special Christmas ornament. I try to work on one every night, though some take several days.

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Here is a step by step applying wax and dying each color.

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Cover the white

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Dye yellow and cover with wax

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Dye green and wax

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Dye red and wax

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Ready for final black dye

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Finished. Just need to melt the wax off the egg

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All done.
 

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I use blown eggs. Some blow them after they are finished. Traditionally they were left whole and they dried out over time, but that can have varying results.
 

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You are really talented!! Do you sell them? The one you just pictured looks a little like quilt designs...just beautiful! Jen:)
 
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