Old towel to put down on table so egg won't roll off. Flexible foam with divot cut out to hold egg while working on is helpful, so it won't roll off the table.
Good pair of sewing scissors, about 1 1/2" blade, very pointed.
Bad pair of scissors (for cutting paper and cardboard, greenery, etc.)
Very small plastic glue applicator bottle with fine metal tip*
Round toothpicks, container
Several pieces of raw spaghetti (for picking up rhinestones)
Paper towels (cut into quarters)
Unscented, baby wipes. (these only will clean off epoxy glue before it cures)
White scrap paper cut into quarters (no print on one side, for mixing epoxy, etc)
Paint brushes, variety. Sm, med round, up to 3/8" flat, fan brush, others if you have.
Fine pointed long tweezers*
Nail filing block*
Container for water
Plastic top of sour cream container or other
Round nose pliers*
Flat nose small pliers, no totally flat, optional
Wire cutters 4-7"
Purple disappearing pen*
Mod podge, matte and gloss*
Soft #2 pencil
Measuring tape (sewing kind, flexible to measure egg)
Box for completed egg with tissue/batting.
Epoxy glue in bottles (not tubes, messy!)
White 100% silicone for winter scenes
* I have these items available at a very good cost if you purchase a kit or are taking a class.
Please ask questions before buying items if uncertain. I spent a lot of money on wrong items when I started egging.
---------------When taking a class at my residence you can borrow these items from me. I will provide glue and silicone in class also.
When/why do we use a disappearing pen?
I really dislike seeing black permanent marker on a nice egg, and these pens we draw scrolls, and a pattern where we will braid. It disappears while working or just rub it off.
I dislike seeing a nice egg with black permanent marks beside the braiding. (difficult when using fine braid to hide.) I use the disappearing marker to mark the scrollwork and braiding lines and it disappears. Great for hanging pictures on the wall...no pencil marks!
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