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Topic: Silk to egg
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jul 7, 2004 10:10PM)
I have found them for sale in half dozens in craft stores. They are available with and without holes. They are less than a dollar each that way. (I learned that after paying about $5 each at conventions.) It is a great trick that always catches them leaning in to you. ZAP!

Bob
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Aaron123 (Jul 11, 2004 09:56PM)
Does anyone know where you could find those color stickers, so when you have the real egg you peel off the sticker and crack it?

Thanks.

-A.
Message: Posted by: Mark Williams (Jul 12, 2004 01:03PM)
[quote]Does anyone know where you could find those color stickers, so when you have the real egg you peel off the sticker and crack it. Thanks[/quote]
Usually, you can find these stickers, in many different colors, either at a Stationary Store of an Office Supply Shop.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jul 26, 2004 10:53AM)
Aaron123,

I get my stickers at that famous magic shop: WalMart!

Bob
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Jul 26, 2004 04:24PM)
That's right, Bob, Walmart is one of my favorite magic shops.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jul 27, 2004 12:46AM)
I get the eggs there too! I wish they carried silks and gimmicks. Except for magic conventions you never find a magic shop open after midnight.

Actually, I like real magic dealers because they demonstrate and help you routine tricks. The folks at WalMart just look at you like you're crazy when you tell them that you are looking for colored labels for silk in egg. Always!

Bob
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Jul 27, 2004 05:26AM)
Where do I get these porcelain eggs to buy?

I always open my performances with the sucker egg. I use the cheap plastic ones made in Japan.

Richard Lyn
Message: Posted by: Leland Stone (Aug 21, 2004 10:44AM)
Greetings, Magi:

I love the Silk To Egg trick, and was using AVERY brand stickers. One day, however, I cut an irregular 'hole' from material matching my silk and stuck it to the real egg with Magician's wax. The Mrs. LOVED it and now it's the only way I play the bit.

Half-a-yard of black, red, or blue sateen will keep you in fake holes for a few lifetimes of shows.

Leland
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 8, 2006 07:40AM)
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On 2004-08-21 11:44, Leland Stone wrote:
Greetings, Magi:

I love the Silk To Egg trick, and was using AVERY brand stickers. One day, however, I cut an irregular 'hole' from material matching my silk and stuck it to the real egg with Magician's wax. The Mrs. LOVED it and now it's the only way I play the bit.

Half-a-yard of black, red, or blue sateen will keep you in fake holes for a few lifetimes of shows.

Leland
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Leland,

I hope you're a ten-yarder! We like having you around for as long as we can.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Regan (Mar 8, 2006 08:13AM)
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On 2004-07-27 06:26, Richard Lyn wrote:
Where do I get these porcelain eggs to buy?

I always open my performances with the sucker egg. I use the cheap plastic ones made in Japan.

Richard Lyn
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Hi Richard.

I bought some porcelain eggs at Crackerbarrel's a few years back. At that time they were available in white and brown. They are very realistic looking.

Are there Crackerbarrel restaurants in Canada?

Regan
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 8, 2006 10:16AM)
[quote]
On 2004-07-27 06:26, Richard Lyn wrote:
Where do I get these porcelain eggs to buy?

I always open my performances with the sucker egg. I use the cheap plastic ones made in Japan.

Richard Lyn
[/quote]
Do a search on the Café or web for Eggs-Actly eggs. These come with a hole and without in 3 sizes.
Message: Posted by: coachc (Mar 9, 2006 09:57PM)
Has anyone bought the poly egg from hocus pocus called "the egg"?
Thanks wanted to ask before shelling out 32 bucks.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 12, 2006 04:29PM)
I can't imagine paying that price for this trick. At that price you could have a real silver egg with porceline covering from a dental lab. Now that's class!

Since mine frequently go to the cleaners with the costume, I prefer the ceramic ones. ($5 w/silk when I have them.)

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: miscoes (Mar 19, 2006 09:17AM)
I don't do this effect in public but I have a set ready from some time ago.

My hole is simply a round piece of silk with a double face carpet tape in the back. Of course you have to "prepare" the tape because it sticks very hard to the egg. My way to achieve this is to stick it in my fingers several times. The grease of the finger gets stuck to the tape and in this way it's easy to remove it once stucked to the egg.

Simple, cheap and effetive ( at least for me )
Message: Posted by: Ray Ouellette (May 11, 2006 09:24PM)
I got the deluxe silk to egg from Viking. Very, very nice. Cannot tell that it is not a real egg even when holding it in your hand! Comes with a couple of stick on pieces that have matching silk material on them.

Very nice product.

http://www.vikingmagiccompany.com/?nd=full&key=483
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (May 11, 2006 09:29PM)
I just ordered the Viking egg by itself, and am looking forward to receiving it and working with it. Unfortunately, the Tenyo egg I have is way too small compared to any eggs I've ever seen, so I'm hoping the Viking is all it's - never mind the pun, I'll leave it there... Anyway, it's nice to hear that people are happy with their Vikings.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 11, 2006 09:56PM)
I cut small circles out of red plastic tape and stick on the outside of the empty cake icing container. I carry the hollow egg, silk and silk dollar inside. Anothr icing container with padding carries the egg. I have a glass dish with a plastic cover to seal the broken egg into for transportation home.

I think I got my egg years ago from Magic Inc.

Richard
Message: Posted by: John Bowlin (May 14, 2006 06:03AM)
Coachc, I got "the egg" from hocus. Mine was horrible. It will not retain an egg shape and is a horrible yellowish color. This one wasn't even worthy of the junk drawer, it went to the circular file.
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (May 15, 2006 03:56PM)
Oh---my---gosh! Just received my Viking Egg... Now THAT is an Egg. I can see why so many people have raved about it. Great value, too. Makes that poor Tenyo look like a grape. Wowie kaplowie! They did a fantastic job of packing it for shipping, too.
Message: Posted by: tglund (Jun 3, 2006 11:50PM)
There are craft stores where you can paint ceramics and they will fire them for you. I have found these a good place to pick up a ceramic egg. I buy a plane one and they come with a hole in them. Sometimes I have had to expand the hole, but they work great. If it begins to look a little dirty after many, many performances, a little flat white paint makes it lok as good as new. I just bought another one last week. $4. Hard to beat and it holds and 18" silk.
Message: Posted by: AmazingEARL (Jun 23, 2006 12:10PM)
Years ago (back when a "web search" still involved live arachnids), the only egg I could find at my local shop was a truly pathetic imitation...too small, too round and about half transparent. Wouldn't have fooled a blind man on a cloudy day.

So, I created my own egg and have ever since. I simply took a Grade A Large egg, made a seamless silicone mold and hollow-cast the thing out of white, almost indestructable, polyurethane plastic.

Pure white, light-weight and rugged, the things even had the surface texture of a real egg! I made about a dozen of them and saved the molds to make more if I needed to, just in case. But so far, I'm still using the first one.

Personally, I'd be concerned about a porcelain or real (albeit reinforced) eggshell. I've seen the baggage handlers at the airport. Besides, I have a tendency to bang the thing on the table during performance to prove that it's fake.

IMHO, plastic is the only way to go. ;)
Message: Posted by: fccfp (Jun 27, 2006 10:37AM)
I have seen some eggs advertised with two silks. Why the 2nd one/ After you expose the fake egg don't you pull out the silk and use it w/ the real egg

Preferance's?: TT or Dye t*b* or what?

THnx,
B
Message: Posted by: JAlenS (Jun 28, 2006 07:34PM)
The Viking egg comes with two silks so you can do the effect the old way. I only do it with black silks for a psychic surgery expose of sorts and it works very well.
Message: Posted by: fccfp (Jul 1, 2006 09:37AM)
JALens,
What's the old way you are refering to?

Thnx,
Bruce
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (Jul 2, 2006 02:34AM)
Finally performed this for someone other than myself - it went over really well with the Viking egg. I used the classic sucker routine, but without the sticker, with the 2 red silks and the "explanation". Learned the handling from watching the Bobo DVD where he performs it during a grade-school show. Stodare Rocks!
Message: Posted by: DoctorAmazo (Jul 10, 2006 11:40AM)
OK, I scurried down to Cracker Barrel on my lunch hour and scored two of their ceramic eggs. They look and feel just like the real thing.

So, how to I get the holes in them?

Also, on the Viking: I was looking at the $30 set and quickly realized most of that expense is the silks. The egg, by itself, is only $8...and you can buy bigger diagonal silks separately. The cost will be less than $30.

If my Cracker Barrel $1 dollar eggs don't work out, that's the route I'm taking...
Message: Posted by: maps (Jul 12, 2006 09:35AM)
Anyone knows if there's a good routine or a video that I get find to learn from?
Maps
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (Jul 13, 2006 07:03PM)
Tarbell 1 I believe has several fantastic silk to egg routines. Also, Pete Biro has offered some great suggestions in other threads that are worth looking up. Video-wise, I've had success through watching Bobo do a performance-only routine on his DVD, Vol. 23 of the Greater Magic series.

In a related note, I'd like to work the silk to egg into a Kling Klang routine - Just got the requisite tumbler and am using one of the the Kling Klang routines from Rice's Encyc. of Silk Magic (fan-TAS-tic series, by the way...) and am trying to figure out how to segue from Kling Klang into Silk to Egg. I'm thinking of just doing KK and then "explaining" how the silk disappeared and became an egg by just going into S2E. So it's more of one then the other with the connection being there's a silk and there's an egg in each trick.
Message: Posted by: maps (Jul 13, 2006 09:54PM)
Thanks folksingsmagic.I know David Williamson had a funny routine but can't seems to remember where I saw it. I understand that Michael Ammar has a silk to egg routine. Anyone who've seen it wanna comment?
Maps
Message: Posted by: Michael J. Douglas (Jul 13, 2006 10:30PM)
Ammar's routine is pretty much like the others. However, his handling has a couple "convincers" such as, after switching for the real egg, you're still able to push your finger thru the "hole" in the side. He also pulls the silk out of his forehead to conclude.
Message: Posted by: roham92 (Jul 16, 2006 10:00PM)
I got one for 10 dollars a couple weeks ago and I do a routine with it were I change the silk to the egg but rather than cracking the egg , I vanish it with the go go vanisher but I wanna crack it and than vanish it but I won't be able to do that obviously because the egg is already cracked, anyone have any ideas about this or how I can add to this routine?
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jul 17, 2006 11:33AM)
To vanish the cracked egg--you might try using the set-up for the vanishing milk in newspaper. There was also an old trick called "Egg in Paper Plus". I'm not sure, but I think this last was by Ken Allen.

Perhaps someone will have a more specific reference...

July
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (Jul 17, 2006 03:20PM)
Bobo vanishes the his cracked egg in a newspaper in his school show on the Bobo DVD, just the white and yolk, not the shell, by pouring the egg out of the cup into the paper. Abbott's still has "Egg And Paper" in its latest catalog and it's not very costly so I second Julie's thought on that one.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 17, 2006 03:49PM)
I have been doing the silk to egg and egg in paper plus for 40 years. This is my signature piece in my act.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Dec 10, 2006 12:22PM)
Bill,

I never dreamed you were that old! Will I see you at the Cavalcade of Magic in March? Lucy and I will be there. (Eggs, silks, doves and all)

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: mrmetropolis (May 20, 2013 02:34PM)
So... what is the difference between Ken Allen's "Egg in paper plus" and Abbott's "Egg and paper" if you don't mind me asking? Aside from price. Is a gimmick costing so cheap even durable? I also doubt the egg in paper plus gimmick is still useable, unless it is disposable and made before each performance. PM me please if you can... anyone.

Posted: May 20, 2013 3:46pm
Or... if the difference is listed in a book, like encyclopedia of egg magic of which I'm long overdue purchasing please advise. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 20, 2013 03:15PM)
PM sent!