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Steampunk Blown Egg Christmas Ornament by tursiart Steampunk Blown Egg Christmas Ornament by tursiart
This ornament is made from a real chicken egg. I drilled holes at each end and blew out the insides. Very tasty.

Then, I added embellishments with Super Sculpey and paper mache.... Then painted the whole thing with a special blend of acrylics and metal powders. It hangs from a copper chain. This can be used as a Christmas Ornament, though I suppose it could also work for Easter or just for any fun occasion.

You can buy it (and see better pictures of it) in my etsy store, here: [link]
Use coupon code 'DEVIANTSHOPPER' to receive 10% off.

I'm making a series of blown egg ornaments. You can see the others here:
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Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Reminds me of an avocado. Mmm, delicious avocado.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Avocados are my favorite fruit. I eat about one per day. I save the pits and carve them too. I'm finally getting good enough at carving that I might post some here. (My first 30 or so attempts were just reeaally sad lookin'.)
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Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Well, as my roommate says "Avocados are proof that God exists and that he loves us." :)
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That reminds me of a Benjamin Franklin quote, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Beer, Avocados... both great things. :)
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Omenseer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Considering how much of a "Ye Olde Player" Franklin was I can definitely see that. Nice.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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Antleraptor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is gorgeous!!!
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! Glad you think so.
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Antleraptor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I LOVE the mixed metal look. :)
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tursiart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I mixed real metal powders with acrylic paints. It's expensive stuff, but it looks awesome. Plus, since they're real metals they develop patina over time. Like, the copper part along the bottom of the egg will eventually develop a greenish copper patina. Super awesome.
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