My earliest memories of wanting to create something unique and beautiful began when I was four, decorating eggs taken from the refrigerator. It was years later that I learned of Faberge’, and his work dating back to 1885. (Here’s a brief history of Fabergé):
A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg created by the House of Fabergé in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. Possibly as many as sixty-nine were created, of which fifty-seven survive today. Virtually all were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Faberge between 1885 and 1917, the most famous being the fifty-two “Imperial” eggs, forty-six of which survive, made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers. (Wikipedia)
Eggstravagant Designs will begin with selecting a chicken, goose, duck, or even an ostrich egg. Often intended as a gift for someone or to mark an important event, I’ll work with you to design the perfect keepsake. It can include a hidden music box, or become part of larger display such as a baby carriage. I use my own handmade clay to sculpt miniature figurines and flowers. These decorated eggs have been requested as centerpieces at wedding receptions or Christmas ornaments, as well as a personal gift for someone special. Some creations can open to reveal a magical interior, or be carved to display their message of hope, love, commitment, and joy.
It begins with a simple egg, and our shared imaginations.