The secrets of good eggs

These polymer covered eggs are remarkable not just for cheery seasonal fun but because they were created by students using an ingenious, no-fail method developed by Carol Simmons.

On the groups’ Facebook page, you can examine these eggs and other objects created last weekend at the Buckeye Bash in Dayton. Using kaleidoscope-patterned canes, Carol’s students created consistently successful veneers.

Her egg formula involves four strips of cane slices, some math calculations and a template. Unfortunately I left before all the secrets were revealed. The Ohio class was Carol’s dry run for her new class called “Intricate Cane Veneers.”

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  • reply Priscilla Lane ,

    Many thanks to Carol for her excellent demos and one-on-one help. She’s a generous teacher.
    We’re so glad you could join us for a while, Cynthia and appreciate you letting the world know about the Buckeye Bash. The committee does such a good job of organizing and the participants share ideas and friendship. Hurray for the Bash!

    • reply Anita Brandon ,

      How cool and fun! Look like “instant” success stories.

      • reply Sherry Bailey ,

        Cruel, Cynthia, cruel!! Just GO ahead and merely whet our appetites!!! Carol better come teach in my area or write a book or something, or I’m gonna have to exact some kind of revenge!!! ;^) I want to know how to DO that!!

        • reply Debbie Crothers ,

          Wow how egg-citing to have created such gorgeous eggs. That Buckeye Bash sounds like a load of fun.

          • reply Margaret La Rose ,

            Love those eggs! What kind of eggs are they covering? The plastic ones, or wooden ones???

            • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

              Blown out egg shells…regular chicken ones. There may have been some other species too but all real.

            • reply Jackie ,

              I would just like to know how to prepare and use the eggs without smashing em!

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