Egg decorating has become quite a popular art especially over Easter and Christmas. Different art techniques are used like, decoupage, painting, marbling, carving etc. Birds eggs are used for this art.
** Peter Carl Fabergé is best known for his decorated Easter eggs. He was considered a great artist making Easter egg designs for the Tsars as a gift to their wives, using precious metals and stones between 1885 and 1916. What made his art unique was the different twist he added to each piece. His work is highly collectible reaching astronomical prices. Most of his work can be viewed at the Forbes Magazine Galleries in New York.**
Victorian Lace Egg Carving Video from the Feathered Nest, Bishop Hill, IL: I used this video to illustrate how delicate and fine the work of "egg art" is. You need to handle the egg gently, cutting each pattern with preciseness as the shell is soft and your work area small.
In South Africa, Ostrich Egg Art has become a very popular curio for the overseas tourist. Our locals use decoupage and painting unique African animals mostly on these eggs.
INTERNATIONAL EGG ART GUILD: If you are interested in taking this up as an art and not only a hobby, you can follow this link. The artist only use natural hatchery or farm grown eggs, no eggs are allowed to be taken from the wild.
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