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Hypertufa Eggs

Category: bethie's world | Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:23 pm

Well, last summer a friend came over so I could help her make some hypertufa faces. There was a little mix left over so I told her we could just dump it out. Instead she made an egg and went home. Her faces cured and so did the egg. I kept walking by that egg and came up with an idea. I would mosaic that egg like and Easter egg. I had just gotten some pricey mirror glass but I knew it wouldn't take much. Hubby was instantly on board for the grouting. We decided to surprise our friend with this egg when she came to pick up her stuff.

She was delighted with it but the joke was on us. She didn't even Remember making the egg!
I have went on and made these eggs whenever I have a little hypertufa left from another project and then I mosaic them at my leisure.

I started some last week. I put pencil lines in the center of the egg and glass this first. That keeps everything straight. I go round and around working on about five at a time.

Then hubby works his "grouty majic" and they are done just lacking a little cleaning. They are about 6by4inches. They throw off sparks in the sun like crazy.

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katsback wrote on Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:39 pm:

oh wow,beautiful!


Gardenstew wrote on Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:48 pm:

Your inventiveness continues to amaze me Bethie. Have you considered maybe making a ladybug or caterpillar out of the leftover hypertufa? When I look at the eggs I see them :)

Thanks for the hypertufa fix!


eileen wrote on Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:52 pm:

Absolutely beautiful Bethie. They remind me of Faberge eggs!!! How I would love to have some in my home and garden but I really don't think I could make anything as lovely as you do.


Netty wrote on Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:46 pm:

I was thinking Ladybug too! Very nice Bethie.


toni wrote on Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:18 am:

Bethie, by going round and round does that mean they are not flat and undecorated on the bottom?

They are stunning, I really like the design on the eggs in the bottom picture. I'm thinking you could fund your retirement by selling those beauties. Give hubby a big pat on the back for the grouting too. I think the black grout sets off the colors of the last ones beautifully.


zuzu's petals wrote on Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:42 am:

Fabergé was the first thought that crossed my mind, too.
They are beautiful garden jewels!


cajunbelle wrote on Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:59 am:

They are all awesome, especially the silver and red heart in the last pic. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. I had a friend from Tenn. years ago. She was a self taught artist and could do anything. Her woodburnings were out of this world. I really miss our friendship.


bethie wrote on Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:21 pm:

Toni, I meant I go round and round. They are flat bottomed and if used inside I put felt on the bottom. When I work on larger things in multiples I go from chair to chair as I work.


jubabe296 wrote on Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:27 pm:

Bethie your eggs are beautiful!! The heart is stunning as well!! You and your hubby certainly do amazing work!!


glendann wrote on Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:16 am:

As you already know I love all your work .These are just beautiful.I do enjoy seeing all your pictures,

aloes wrote on Sun May 13, 2007 8:25 am:

That is stunning! Having talent makes things easy that other people would just mess up with a lot of effort (will not mention who I am talking about);-D

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