Expressions by Sharon
Emu Egg Kaleidoscope
972-287-3162----Copyright©1997----Sharon  Gillespie
  • Foam Insulation
  • Clear shipping tape
  • Marker
  • Scotch Tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Circle template
  • Glass Cutter
  • 3- Front Surface Mirrors (1/2" x 5")
  • Jar
  • Baby Oil
  • Gems
  • White Glue
  • Epoxy
  • Finding for eye lens
  • Lens
  • Ruler
  •  Put the emu/rhea egg in egg marker and find the exact ends of the egg. On the fat end of the egg, mark a 11/16th" circle for the eye piece and on the other end mark a 1 5/8" circle for the bottle. Cut the circles out.
  • Tape the eye end of the egg with scotch tape and then put the ruler into the egg from the larger hold and get  the measurement. Subtract 1/2" from this measurement. Cut the front surface mirror to this length. Put the mirror together with scotch tape forming a prism ( do not touch the front of this mirrors )
  • Put the gems into the bottle and fill with baby oil Seal the bottle with white glue. Let this dry.
  • Turn the bottle upside down and position the mirror prism in the center and tape all the way closed so that the foam doesn't get into the mirrors. Put a small piece of tape over the end of the prism. Cover the top of thejar with Vaseline.
  • Fill the egg over 1/2 full of the foam insulation and then insert the mirror assembly into the egg. Make sure that you can see the triangle shape of the mirrors through the tape on the eye end of the egg. Put masking over the bottle and let the foam dry over night. If needed use a wet/dry sandpaper and frost the bottle  if it looks scratched or for a different look.
  • Glue the lens into the finding. Epoxy or use white glue the lens over the eye hold after the tape is removed and the tape is cut from the inside of the mirrors. Before gluing the eye piece on color the exposed foam with a black permanent marker.

If you would like to try this yourself, kaleidoscope kits and beading
supplies are available through:

Sharon Gillespie
 PO Box 206
 Seagoville, TX 75159

Next step - Beading instuctions!


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