Our products are genuine unfertilized bird eggs, carved and decorated with Swarovski Crystals and gold plated findings and pedestals. They can also be ornaments. Eggs used can be finch, various quail, pigeon, guinea, pheasant, banti, chicken, duck, turkey, peacock, emu, rhea, and ostrich are most common.
All of the eggs are made by me, Doreen Monahan. I have no employees. Many are one of a kind as many egging supplies tend to be discontinued. So, if I have something fabulous, get it now, you may not be able to get it later. You can send me any figurine/s two inches or less and I can make you a special egg with that theme.
There are egg classes available and/or kits available so you can make your own beautiful eggs. See the Egg Tool tab for tools needed. I do provide all materials needed for eggs except adhesives and paint. Get a group together and we can have an egg party at your house. Each can make an egg. (Birthday or Christmas, great gift for crafting friends). Egg prices can vary as supplies are increasing, but I try to update every few months. Special orders vary depending on what supplies I would need to order/find.
Please contact me thru the contact page as I have a lot of eggs available or email me at ElegantHatchery@sbcglobal.net. Many are not on this site. These are just a sampling to show the workmanship, and kinds of eggs available. Prices subject to change. (hard to keep up the website with increases in prices on supplies)
Buy one of a kind gift here. Or, I also sell certain supplies and/or tools used to make these eggs, as well as the complete kit to finish the egg. (excluding the adhesives/fixatives).
Doreen Monahan grew up in the tiny town of Bernardston, MA. I drove across the country to California after college to seek my fortune. It didn't happen, but the skills my grandmother taught me, sewing, painting, floral, decoupage, etc., came in handy when I met Elsie Steinwandt an egger, who mentored me in the art of egging.
Being in California, I was able to market the eggs in Santa Barbara area, at The Mole Hole in Solvang, and in other stores in California and Oregon. In 2000, one egg went to the White House via Sally Fiddyment for the Blue Room Tree. Also, while working with Sally, I made eggs that were in Gumps catalog and store for a few years during my early years of egging.
After 35 years in California, I decided to come back to my home area. Although, not in Bernardston, I regularly drive there and have lunch with my brother Damon.
I bring eggs to a variety of shows in New Hampshire, and give classes.
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