November 27, 2012 @ 10:01 PM
Teresa Mihalko Harbert has some absolutely stunning eggshell art on a beautifully done website which I discovered when trolling google images for egg shells for crafts. Her picture of black and white psyanky eggs caught my eye and led me to her website. This is one of the best examples of egg decorating and egg art that I've ever seen.
It is a most excellent use of a dark background website to showcase her eggsquisite eggs. Geometric shapes and gorgeous use of color, or not, with some black and gray, some blue on blue. And marbleized eggs! A must see.
Teresa is located in Sacramento, California and has beautifully done step-by-step pages, a nice illustration of the layering wax resist process of psyanky, plus acid etching! I was...
November 20, 2012 @ 10:10 PM
When I first started to ship blown eggshells for crafts, I gave a customer service guarantee that I keep to this day - that all of the eggs would arrive in perfect condition or I would reship at my own expense, or refund.
So I was pretty motivated to develop a postal-proof shipping method.
I quickly learned that it was worth my time to wrap each egg in bubble wrap, nested in foam beans. The breakage of unwrapped eggs, even in cartons in boxes, was too high.
And using a new box, instead of recycling a used box, was also worth it. This worked well with the USPS Priority Mail system, which I’ve found dependable and fast.
I packed up a variety of eggs then the kids and I had a soccer game with the box. I think I lost the ...
November 13, 2012 @ 10:11 PM
The International Egg Art Guild has done so much for the craft of Egg Art that I am proud to be a member. From the guild's history page, I learned that eggery artist Kit Stansbury was the mover and shaker behind forming the guild in the 1970s, and it has grown from there.
The IEAG has a masters program in egg art, which covers so many of the basic and advanced eggery techniques that completion of the program truly does confer mastery of the craft.
Egg shows are an important part of the egg art community, and the IEAG maintains a show schedule page that I depend on to find shows in my area and keep up with the artists and suppliers who participate...
The suppliers page is an eggcellent source of egg decorating supplies - ...
November 11, 2012 @ 6:35 PM
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November 6, 2012 @ 12:15 PM
Once my hen starts laying, how many eggs will she lay?
This question was especially important to me back in 2004, because I had started a tiny online business selling blown eggs to egg artists and people wanting blown eggshells for crafts. And I had NO idea how many eggs one hen could produce.
So I kept a record, which I called an egg tally, and it dates from 2005 and 2006 - when I was knee-deep in my first flock. My flock adventures are described in my book, "Just A Couple of Chickens," and because I was learning by doing, it's pretty funny. There's more information about my book at my other website, www.TheWestchesterPress.com, plus lots of chicken-related posts.
Not every egg made it to my egg ...