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I used common hen eggs in all my Farberge styled eggs. The egg titled "Jewelled Cross" is composed of links of an antique bracelet. The egg Rose Garden are dried flowers and leaves that I dried to use in this design and in the"Butterflies", also in the "Butterflies" are three resin butterflies on the front and a rub-on transfer on the back. As for the "Jade Turtle" the turtle is a 14ct. gold pin. The illusion of water in the "Jade Turtle" was created by using oil pastels and clear glitter.

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spylock (author)2010-01-05

Awsome,I could look at those things for hours,but couldnt make one to save my nads.

Carole B. (author)2008-10-23

I would like to compliment you on your work. Your creativity is appreciated. I started out with supermarket variety chicken eggs some 25 years ago and eventually found classes that taught me the techniques I employ today. You have egg art talent; no doubt in my mind about that.I do not want you to take this the wrong way, because this is really complimentary. I teach Beginners and Intermediates and I know egg art talent when I see it. I will be happy to provide you with the names of some egg art supply dealers, etc so that you can continue to hone your skills. I am pleased to read that you are pleased with your work; it is nicely done. I think you would feel like a "kid in a candy store" if you could attend a Decorated Egg Show or take a look at some web pages that I could direct you to. If you enjoyed doing these pieces then I encourage you to continue. Even after all these years, I still create at least one or two chicken egg designs every year. Best Wishes to you, and I sincerely hope that you will continue to decorate eggs and yearn to learn more about egg art. It is addictive!

pmbalice (author)Carole B.2008-10-25

Thank you, I have been designing eggs for 25 years also. I have been wanting to know more about the art form and also be able to decorate an ostrich egg. I just recently received two. Now that I have them I would like to know where to buy the hinges and supplies to decorate them.

Carole B. (author)pmbalice2008-10-25

Ostrich eggs are most challenging to work with, but they turn into spectacular projects.I don't know what cutting tool you use, but cutting ostrich eggs can be tedious too. I will list several of the large egg art supply dealers in the US. Also I highly recommend joining the International Egg Art Guild. You can just use your search engine by typing in International Egg Art Guild.The membership application is there and can be downloaded.The quarterly magazine features multiple beautifully designed eggs in all sizes, information about egg shows, has a vendor list, and advertisers from the world of egguery including those who sell sanitized non fertile eggs. Allor most of these vendors have Web sites: The Golden Egg of Idaho, Trims, II; The Eggery Place; Alcraft;Ruth's Gifts; Egg Decor; Elegant Egg creations; Eggs By Byrd;Wilma's Egg Art; Nan's Eggart;J.P. Originals; Eggscope or Eggoscope (I can't recall the exact spelling--fabulous kaleidiscopes and beads, etc.) Baybrook Farm; Beverly's Goose Hatchery; Brau's Hatchery; Bethel Emu Farm; Lane's; LaPetite Decor;Eggstra Special; Natalie Originals Studio;Sharon Arnett Designs(can't remember the name of her business, but she has a gorgeous Web Site which you should be able to find, The Feathered Egg, and then if you are not in the US, I can give you the names of a number of International Egg Art Vendors. Most of these dealers will have all of the supplies that you need, catalogues, e-mail contact addresses, and Toll Free phone numbers; I can personally recommend each of them as I know all of them. Additionally most of them decorate eggs as well, and many of them also have designs, all or most of the cutting tools, etc. I hope that you find this helpful. You may also tell them that Carole Kjellsen referred you to them if you wish. There is also a cruise that is devoted to eggart which will be in its 4th year in 2009. The egg shows take place between March and October and are in CA (3 or 4), IN (1), OH (1 or 2), WA (1) , OR (1), TX(2) and if there are others, I just can't remember them off the top of my head.The IEAG also produces a calendar from which you can gain many wonderful ideas for designs. I hope that you find this information beneficial, and please feel free to share it with anyone else who needs to get the names of egg art suppliers. Additionally there are the egg carvers, egg etchers, pysanky (Ukranian style) the Romainian style, Scratch carving where the egg is dyed, and the pattern is scratched off, and there are multiple other styles also in the folk art world with the Polish styles; various Slavic styles--all beatiful.Best Wishes and Good Luck with your ostrich egg ventures. Carole B.

pmbalice (author)Carole B.2008-10-26

Thank you for all the information. I would like to keep in touch with you if you don't mind?

Shadowmang (author)2008-09-27

very nice detail :]

pmbalice (author)Shadowmang2008-09-28

Thank you ,I'm pleased you like my work :-).

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