For this pattern I have used polystyrene eggs as you can use pins to pull your beading down over the egg as you go. This helps to create a nice tight net of beads and it will make life much easier if you are relatively new to beading. However you could use a wooden egg or a real egg that has been blown – it is entirely up to you.
Please bear in mind that you may need to adjust these instructions slightly to get the best fit for your egg as the pattern is dependent on both the size of egg you use and the size of the beads.
In the photo above you can see 3 beaded eggs. The main instructions I am giving here are for the lilac egg. This is covered with a combination of beaded netting and square stitch. The green egg was my prototype and is very similar to the lilac one except that the square stitch has been used on every other block of pattern.
The yellow egg follows the same principle except that the square stitch has been omitted entirely. These beaded eggs illustrate the different effects you can get from varying the same basic pattern and I encourage you to have a go at your own version.
Lilac beaded egg
1 polystyrene egg (or egg of your choice)- I have painted mine first using ordinary household acrylic paint from a match pot (like you get in the DIY shop)approx. 10g size 11/0 seed beads in colour
A) Approx. 10g size 11/0 seed beads in colour
B) approx. 10g size 8/0 seed beads in colour
C)suitable thread such as Nymo beading needle pins (if you want to pin your beading over the egg as you go)
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