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Beaded Eggs - Matte Beads
Beaded Eggs - Matte Beads

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  • Bohemian glass beads or pastel colors
  • Hand crafted in South Africa
  • Can be decorative or displayed for holidays
  • Colors and patterns will vary
  • Size: 3"x2"--use an actual egg to weave around
  • Each egg comes with a tag signed by the artisan who created it

  • Price: (Members Only)

    Product Code: CR-EGG-MB-OUT-OF-STOCK


    • The story behind the egg making...
      First, the copper wire has to be wound off the roll - something that is done by hooking one end of the wire onto your big toe!
      Then the wire is cut into equal lengths
      The cut wires are then placed on a length of sellotape ( the artisans call it "bandage"
      The egg is then placed on top of the secured copper wires
      The wires are then wrapped @ the egg, cut & folded neatly
      At this stage, the first line of weaving can begin.

      Weaving the egg:
      The women work w/ their beads on their laps, legs stretched out.
      Pictures show different eggs at different stages of completion.

      Closing the egg:
      When the egg is close to closure, a piece of wire or large safety pin is used to "cut" a circle in the shell.
      The egg is then shaken into a receptacle, to be saved for food
      The safety pin pulls out the remaining shell
      The open hole is now woven w beads

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