Once in a while, we get to create something that really makes us smile. I wanted to make something for a very good friend while she was in surgery. It kept me busy and I sent her all kinds of healing energy. I love the attitude that this Easter Rabbit displays. A little wild eyed with great staying power!
He was so cute that I just had to find a container for his home. Obviously my Emu eggshell was the answer.
I got my polymer canes out, found several coordinating colors and patterns. Then I sliced the eggshell in half with my flexshaft. Next came the hinge application. I glued it on the two shell halves and started planning the design. After the canes were smooth, I cured it carefully laying one half on baking powder for support. When I picked it up, I forgot the glue would be soft and yes! one half dropped on the concrete floor. Only the inside shell broke - not the polymer. I bet I never forget that again!
I repaired the hinge and glued fabric on the inside of the egg. Finished!
This was a great way to use up old canes while playing with color and movement in the design. And the rabbit has a house. Of course, I had to make a stand, put it in a shipping box and send it to my friend before Easter. I think I made it!