Faberge Egg Project

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Front
Front

A key is required to unlock the egg and see whats inside. Resin, styrene , sculpty

Petals of gold
Petals of gold

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My First 8 week University Project. ​

The brief was to create a original design for a Faberge Egg.

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The Idea of Faberge egg , was that it held a precious thing inside it , that was hidden or secured in the egg. It had to be very surprising, and extremely valuable, respectively, beautiful....

In my interpretation that is the heart... Because heart is not only the most precious but also the most beautiful ‘thing’. It’s the symbol of love , passion , compassion, conscience , caring ,generosity, courage but as well remorse, guilt, jealousy ....and of course it’s the thing inside your chest that beats restlessly throughout your life , never stopping , never taking break, although sometimes we push it very hard and even torture it... It is the tool of life! And at the end it’s the thing that proves death!

I say: treasure and protect it! As it is the biggest treasure of all!
Don't lock it away , but if you do , then always keep the key by your side , so whenever you need you can unlock the cage and take a look into your heart , and act according to it..




 

How it's made

The hard body of the egg
The hard body of the egg

When all the plans were ready I could start to make the egg. First thing was to make a shape of the egg in chemiwood.

 Vacuumform
Vacuumform

Then the egg shape was vacuum formed to get a hard shell of an egg with a hallow inside.

Both parts of the egg
Both parts of the egg
The carving
The carving

Then after putting on a layer of DAS clay on the shell, I started to carve out the designed ornaments.

Molding
Molding

When all the carvings where done, I made a rather big one part mold for the egg shell, to get to identical ones I could then use as both sides of the egg.

Cleaning of the mold
Cleaning of the mold

Themold had to be cleaned from the clay as the silicon gets underneath between the carvings and the styrene shell. This sadly meant that the original is ruined.

 Cleaned mold
Cleaned mold
 Casted ornaments
Casted ornaments

I used fast cast resin to cast my egg shell. The other wall of the mold was another vacuum formed shell of the egg,so the mold eventually worked as a two part mold , however the 2nd part isn't silicon but the finished shell.

 Key part mold
Key part mold
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In whole from the very start of phase 0 to the finished piece , it was almost 3 months.designing , experimenting, researching and sculpting, casting, painting- all took a long time , not even mentioning the endless mistakes, that made me redo a lot of things...
Materials: fast cast resin, sculpty clay , green stuff, guitar strings, styrene .
Painted with Citadel miniature paints

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