This is one of my favorite projects that I've ever done because it proves a simple fact: Pretty decor doesn't have to be expensive (and in fact, it can be pretty cheap). I made this
chrysanthemum mirror using the cheapest plastic spoons I could find at my local grocery store. I glued them to inexpensive MDF wreath forms and then painted them with craft paint. Minimal cost with big impact. My kind of decorating! :-D
We were living in a house with an outdated/ugly, and pointless kitchen window that led to our family room. That's right, our family room, and not the outside of the house. I decided to
get creative with it, and come up with a LIGHTED KITCHEN WINDOW TEACUP AND SAUCERS CURIO CABINET with sliding glass doors (as in the doctors' offices) to put my small teacup and saucers collection. I don't know if it has been done prior to my doing it, but when I did it, I had never heard, or seen it before.
Emu eggshells are smaller than the ostrich eggshells of course. They are also thinner. Not only that, the Emu egg is a deep, dark, emerald green on the outside but beneath that outer
shell there are several layers that have different color pigments. Right beneath the dark green is a thin layer of gray. Beneath that a teal color that sometimes is more turquoise than teal and as beautiful as a gem. The last layer in every emu eggshell is snow white and paper thin. To expose this through carving is very difficult. But I used the different layers to carve relief work into the shells. Since I have been asked to show more of my work, here are more photos.