Apply Screw Ring to Egg

From Jilly....

This is just the method that *I* use, so don't take it as gospel. Before I forget, Sherri wrote to me and told me that it was a Cockatiel egg that I used - the smallest of several eggs she kindly sent to me.

  Ok, so all I did was to draw round the screw ring onto a piece of card, remembering that the screw ring will actually fit inside the egg, if you know what I mean.  Then I cut out that circle, and used it as a template by just putting it over the egg and drawing a line round the egg in pencil.

  Then I cut that egg, which was a nerve wracking experience, I can tell you! Ha-ha!!  Talk about getting the shudders!! Now the egg should just slip straight onto the screw ring.  I mixed up some epoxy resin pretty quick, and just used a cotton bud to swab it round, then I felt better about touching the egg.  Done.

  As I said, the little egg was a big cheat, as I just coated it and threw it into no hole beads, but the other eggs were all done using 3 cut.  I get my beads from Bev... (personal choice).  The screw ring originally came from Sherri, but we've now found them available from Wood Turners - presumably used for things like wooden salt and pepper pots, and/or snooker cues etc.

 So to all the new people that are starting out in egging, have a go.  It's not that hard really..... if it was, *I* certainly couldn't do it!! LOL!

From Diane.....
I got many  different answers about the hinge and clasp rings but I received MORE requests from eggers to post what I received. is what I have put together.

  • hungarian partridge  1/2"
  • chukars              2/3"
  • guinea             1 3/8"
  • cockatiel, button quail, very small bob white      3/4"
  • pigeon,reg, partridge, sm.bantam 1 3/16"
  • green duck eggs         1 3/8"

  • Chicken or turkey   1 5/8"
  • Duck                1 3/4"
  • goose               2 1/4"
  • lg. goose           2 3/8"
  • lg. emu/sm. rhea    3 1/8"
  • Rhea                3 1/2"
  • Sm.Ostrich          3 7/8"
  • ostrich           4 3/4"