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C305 - Elegant African Ostrich Eggshell Bowl

Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - May 28

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$ 150  

Ostrich eggshells are wonderful things. Not only are they decorative, but have been used for years by the San people of Africa for storing water in the desert. We will take half a shell and embellish it with an assortment of different techniques to make it a very special and unique item.

Kit: $40.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class  includes
½ of an African Ostrich Eggshell
Assorted wires
Assorted Vintage and modern African Beads
Stand for Eggshell Bowl
Imitation Gold/Copper Leaf
Leaf Size
Acrylic Paints
Cotton Cords

You will need to bring:
Sandpaper 320 and 400 grit
Wire Cutters
Scribe with sharp point
Assorted Paintbrushes
Colored Sharpie Pens
Sponge Applicator for Gold Size
Large Soft Make Up Brush for applying leaf
Ephemera* for Lining the Bowl
Small Sharp Paper Scissors
Glue Stick
Any Natural items that you may want to use to embellish your bowl 
such as feathers, twigs, dried leaves, thorns etc.

*Printed paper napkins are good because the paper is thin and takes the shape of the shell very well.


Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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