Eggs!

by brae  

Tonight, I made a basket of eggs for my hens in progress.  Well, Lyssa made the baskets shown in this post, but the eggs were made from clay tonight.

I mixed up five different colorations of clay, all similar in tone, to mimic the natural variation of real life eggs.  The particular breed I am emulating has lighter color eggs than the brown ones I buy at the store.

Eggs are not an easy thing to get right in clay, at least for me.  The shape is somewhere between round and oval.  Overall, I'm pleased with the way they turned out, and I can always pick the good ones to show on top.  I made a lot more than I needed for that reason.  My two hens would be exhausted laying all these eggs!

I do have a smaller basket from Lyssa, but I like the way the eggs look in the lighter color one.  Perhaps it's the number of eggs or the color of the basket I'm drawn to, I'm not sure which.

I borrowed the Heritage for a backdrop.  :D

8 comments

Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
Pretty cool that the eggs are all different shades. Very realistic. Hope they're free range. Don't want to have to come over there and picket your place with 'Liberation for chickens' signs bwahaha =0)
07/07/12 @ 02:19
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks! These are most definitely cage free! Even the real life ones. :yes:
07/07/12 @ 08:49
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
Baskets! Pea, the eggs may have been difficult, but you make it look like it was easy! They are so perfectly the right shape and color. And they do look better in the cream basket.... not sure why. You know, it might be that in there they look more ______ and in the brown basket they look farm-y. :D (edited for secrecy :D )
07/07/12 @ 10:24
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
The eggs are perfect!
07/07/12 @ 12:33
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Your eggs look like eggs :D
07/07/12 @ 14:54
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D
07/08/12 @ 18:14
Comment from: marilyn colvert [Visitor]
well done, and the eggs look great with the heritage too!
07/10/12 @ 16:11
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D
07/11/12 @ 21:50


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