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Now here’s an interesting contest over at Instructables:

The brilliantly bejeweled Easter eggs of 19th century Russian artist Peter Carl Fabergé are a hallmark of miniaturist engineering and craftsmanship. Forbes magazine’s late, great publisher Malcolm Forbes was an avid Fabergé collector, building a set of eggs and objets d’art even a czar would envy. But the Forbes eggs have since moved on to a private collection in Russia, and the people at Forbes miss their eggs!

Now YOU can help craft a new collection. Go crack an egg then paint it, encrust it with shiny matter (rubies optional), insert an empress’ LED carriage, or otherwise make it wonderful. The design is entirely up to you: just take your passion and inspiration from Fabergé’s brilliant style as you make your own fantastic egg.

Grand prize winner receives a Sonos Multi-Room Music System worth $999. The four runners-up receive a copy of Toby Faber’s new book Fabergé’s Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces that Outlived an Empire. The winning eggs will also be featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City.

I’ve already started scheming how to encrust an egg in LEDs. There aren’t that many entries yet, so your creation will have great potential! Now get crackin’.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • judy Dinnick

    Hello ! is the contest an annual event ? Thanks, Judy

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