Lookee at what I’ve been cooking up over here!
Here’s a set of nails inspired by those fabulous yet somewhat tragic Faberge Eggs made for the Russian royalty from the late 1890s until their untimely deaths about 20 years later. Each year, they had an egg with a ‘surprise’ inside made by the House of Faberge. The Faberge folk were definitely people I can identify with- they loved color and sparkle. The eggs were all unique and just plain fantastic!
Here’s my nail tribute to these amazing works of art. Click on the photos to see the full-sized version.
From left to right, these are duplicates of:
Memories of Azov/Blue Serpent Clock/St. George Coranation/Mosiac/Rose Trellis/Clover/15th Anniversary/Diamond Trellis/Danish Palaces/Lilly of the Valley
Sorry, I don’t know the original names so I’ve just listed the commonly used English names.
I need to get some teeny Swarovski crystals by special order so I can add them on top of the dotting on the Rose Trellis and Diamond Trellis eggs. I generally use crystals in size SS5 or larger, but these will need SS1 or SS3. So until they get fully blinged-out, I’m considering these a first draft. I’ll be sure to show you guys once they’re all rhinestone-encrusted like they should be. After all, the originals were covered in precious stones, so I can’t break tradition! (Swirly eyes as I grab the my Swarovski color chart and put an order in with the Crystal Pusher!)