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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Natural Marbelized Eggs


After reading about dyeing eggs with onion skins I just had to try; I loved the idea of wrapping them in silk prints but their dye is toxic.  I also had some natural blue food color (from flowers and fruits) dye on hand so I experimented with making them blue before wrapping them in onion skins (and a few shallot skins as well).  They just turned out so amazing; I couldn't stop gazing at them - the light is bouncing off them in the picture because I rubbed a little oil on them right afterward but I think you get the idea.  They are the most gorgeous marbleized blue, bronze and golden brown (included a little parsley under the onion skins so a little "frilly" silhouette shows here and there) - each one of them with a unique beauty.  I had some of the blue and onion skins left over that I couldn't stand to go to waste so I did the same with some silk gauze (no picture here but trust me, it is just as gorgeous!)  This experience just makes me want to do more with nature's bounty.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome eggs. Should I know the way of dyeing them I would have done some in Easter but still can do for birthday. For us Chinese we eat eggs on birthday. Love the natural dye / print.

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  2. This is exquisite!!!!

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  3. Thank you ladies! Terri - enjoy making these for your Birthday! let me see what you do.

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