Anyway...here's what you need to make today's craft:
|(I ended up using round nose pliers and some|
jewellers glue as well.)
1) Using an extra long head pin, pierce your miniature Styrofoam egg right down the centre. I found it was actually easier to go in from the top, pull the head pin out, and the stick it in again from the bottom.
2) Embellish your egg if you want. You can paint it or coat it in glue and roll it around in some glitter.
I layered on 3 more coats of Dimensional Mod Podge on all of the eggs, letting them dry in between layers of course.
4) Once your eggs are as glossy as you can get them, remove the egg from the head pin and create this little sandwich. If you have some jewellers glue (hypo cement), it doesn't hurt to put a few dabs between each item.
|(Head pin, bottom bead cap, egg, top bead cap)|
5) Bend the head pin to create a loop. It's pretty thick so it's a bit hard to get a nice looking loop but you get better, the more you make~
That's it! Easy peasy. It just takes a long time to make depending on how many coats of paint and glue you use.
Once again, I'm surprised that this actually worked and is something I will actually wear. The glitter ones remind me of something that Joan Rivers would sell on the The Shopping Channel.
I don't really think of these pendants as an actual "Easter" craft. I just happened to come across the miniature eggs in the dollar store because it's that time of the year.
Can you believe I've had this idea rolling around in my head for almost 10 years? I really wanted to blow out quail eggs instead of using Styrofoam but the only eggs I could find came in a 24 pack and there was no way I was blowing out 24 eggs.
In any case...so glad I finally made this! That's one less thing inside my head to think about~