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Embroidered Egg - Peacock with Sunflower by LunaDoveDesigns Embroidered Egg - Peacock with Sunflower by LunaDoveDesigns
This is a real chicken egg that has been carefully hollowed out, sterilized, and decorated. It is stitched with high-quality embroidery thread and finished with an eggshell panel to hide the back of the stitching.

For Sale!
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Edit to say: Wow, a Daily Deviation? Really? I feel so honored! Thanks to ChimeraDragonfang for the nomination, to ^Talty for the feature, and to all of you for all the favorites!

A common question in the comments was, "How did you do that?" The answer is, "A very tiny drill bit and a lot of patience."
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-22
The suggester said: "I've seen painted eggs, dyed eggs, jewelled eggs and carved eggs, but I think this is the first time I've seen embroidery on a real egg." Embroidered Egg - Peacock with Sunflower by ~LunaDoveDesigns ( Suggested by ChimeraDragonfang and Featured by Talty )
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Very beautiful creation :)
If you do not mind I am going to use it to illustrate a journal entry about Easter Eggs.
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Glori305 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
This work has been featured in an article with #projecteducate www.deviantart.com/journal/An-…
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh! Thanks :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been added to the collection of Artisan Craft DDs I featured for January, you can see it here. Keep up the great work! :love:
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
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:iconmoon-crafter:
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Impressive craftsmanship indeed. Blow me away...completely...
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:icongreenpuffle:
Greenpuffle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Amazing! At the thumbnail, I thought it was painted. It really surprised me to find that it's actually embroidered! Very creative and done excellently. :) Well done and congratulations on the DD! :rose:
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:iconsephinta:
Sephinta Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Amazing!
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:iconoxfrostxo:
oXFrostXo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Embroidery on a real egg...

My mind = BLOWN. That is all.
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:iconlunarlotis:
LunarLotis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats just is some a amazzing work
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:iconaurora-celest:
aurora-celest Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Oh dear! This must've taken ages to create. The end result is quite worth it, however. :)
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:iconlittle-kurai:
little-kurai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
wow! i tried this so hard! but all i got was one egg with a heart in cross stitch and around 10 or 15 eggs crushed by needle and thread... this is so hard to do... do you have a picture of it's backside?
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I sealed up the backside to hide the stitches.

It takes some practice. I crushed a bunch when I was first starting out on these too. This one was probably the fifth one of this particular design!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - so amazing! congrats on the DD
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JeenaLight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, Color me impressed!
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:iconmijumaru3:
Mijumaru3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
WOW! Don't know what else to say that's just amazing!
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Golden-Apple-Ribbon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
but seriously...hop hop hop!! :iconbunnymundplz:
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Golden-Apple-Ribbon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bunny hop hop hop! :iconbunnymundplz:

lol jk jk, very cool!
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janey-in-a-bottle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! :wow:
how did you manage this? I imagine you'd need a larger hole somewhere in the egg to handle the needle without breaking the egg shell...
or is there another way?

great idea, btw. never seen an embrodered egg before. :)
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:iconmmethia:
MmeThia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I can't find superlatives superlative enough. This took my breath away!
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sonamyluv123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so awesome you have got to tell me how to do that
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats for the DD !!
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missorange93 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
B-but how did you perforate it??? This wizadry is beyond my understanding :worship:
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TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You definately deserved this daily deviation! The end result is absolutely lovely and the talent and skill it must have taken to do this deserves an award in and of itself! Great job!
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Photographer
This is exquisite! Congrats on the DD!
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Silver-Kit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woah... how do you even just hollow an egg?!?!?!?!?! .... This is so fantastic!!!! ...
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janey-in-a-bottle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
like this, for example: [link] :)
the rest I can't explain either. ;)
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Silver-Kit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
........ woah...

0.o that's so amazing!!!!!
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, that. I use that tiny drill but to make the process faster, but you pretty much poke a hole I. Each end, scramble the insides around with a toothpick, and blow the yolk and white out. Rinse the shell, and there you go. One hollow egg.
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LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
In each end, that is. Because I can type.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconsignsamanta:
signsamanta Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Que ideia fantástica!! :D
"What a fantastic idea! :D"
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:iconzee-who:
Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
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VersaFarm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just... WOW.
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:iconclairekincaid:
ClaireKincaid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
How do you strengthen the shell afterwards to prevent damage?
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use two coats of glue on the inside of the shell and two coats of acrylic sealer on the outside.
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:iconclairekincaid:
ClaireKincaid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool :)
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:iconhelens-serendipity:
Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great idea :clap:
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you:)
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:iconredambrosia:
redambrosia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing! You've got serious skills to be able to embroider an egg. And so creative and unqiue!
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)

I do offer them for sale on my website, along with a variety of other decorated eggs.
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:iconredambrosia:
redambrosia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome =D
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's unbelievable! How exactly do you stitch it?
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use a rotary tool to drill holes in the shell, then switch the bits to cut off an oval in the back big enough to stitch. When I'm done I cover the hole with an eggshell panel to hide the back of the stitches.

It takes a lot of practice to drill the holes without breaking the shell. I have to choose my shells carefully for this; if it's too weak or has even a tiny hairline crack, the whole thing breaks.
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! You put in so much work, but it seems to really pay off!
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:iconlunadovedesigns:
LunaDoveDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
When it goes just right and the design comes out just the way I wanted it to, it always does :) My first few attempts to sew on eggs ended in broken shells and wasted thread, but practice and patience definitely paid off!
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They certainly have!
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