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Embryonic green dragon egg by fairyfrog Embryonic green dragon egg by fairyfrog
Ok, this may look somewhat weird and is in need of an explanation.

This item was supposed to portray a dragon egg at the larp I recently attended.

The day before heading out in the woods I got a letter telling me I needed an egg for the story. Nothing fancy, just your average, any-day dragon egg. Huh. O.o

So in the middle of laundrying, pre-larp shopping and packing for a week in the forest I kick-started my burner and went to town trying to make something larp-worthy.

Running on my last fumes it was very interesting trying to make this as the torch went cooler and cooler. Eep!

It was a success anyway, and I plugged the mandrel hole I worked it on with resin to make it look somewhat homogenous.

It is built in several layers, starting with a soft amber to resemble a yolk or nourishment for the ickle dragon. undeveloped eyes and using fine frit to add a feeling of scales.

It even had spinal wings on the back, but the layer was too thin so they faded and you have to know what to look for to see them.

Also, the tail has got an "arrow" on it that was perfect, but that acidentally got covered with the glass frit I added last to get that gnarled feeling. Bah.

There will be more and better dragons!
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fromashesirise Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Nice in all... if it had a more traditional form for an egg, i would believe it ;D
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! What I had in mind with the shape was more reptilian eggs. Some snakes and alligators have more oblong than egg-shaped eggs, hence the choice for this glass object. :)

Still struggling with making a better one XD
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Sukeile Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Fantastiskt! Man ser ju den lille parveln där inne!
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Faehwin Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd LOVE to see more dragon eggs with actual dragon embryos inside! Wow. :)
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13anana Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks pretty damn awesome! Great work. :D
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R-H-Wolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Artist
oh wow! :D That is stunning!!! Marvelous!!!!
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Samarai Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Not nit-picking, or anything, but the Dragon Eggs in A Game of Thrones are much bigger...
Though, admittedly, not nearly as detailed.
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Faehwin Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has nothing to do with GoT so what's the point in pointing out? :)
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Samarai Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I'm just busting her chops..
It's what I do.
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M0nsterd0ll Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looking pretty

but why did you need an egg for?
(just curious)
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