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Eggshell Magic ornaments are truly “One of A Kind”

White Gift BoxNo two ornaments are the same due to distinctive egg shape and hand-painted designs. Colors, shades, size, and accent touches will vary.  Every egg bears my signature.  Each duck egg is hand-painted and hand-coated with many layers of polyurethane sealer for high-gloss glass-like beauty and durability. Each ornament can be dated with the year and the name of the recipient.  There is no additional charge for personalization.  Every eggshell ornament comes in a white gift box ready for giving along with a card describing the hand-painted process with care and storage instructions.  All painted Eggshell Magic ornaments listed for sale on this website are priced at $22 + shipping.  So read the FAQs below and if they don’t answer all your questions, I’m just an email away!  eggshellmagic@yahoo.com

 

13 of my most FAQ’s

1.  Do you guarantee your ornaments?  
2.  Are they REAL eggshells?
3.  OK, you’ve said they’re jumbo duck eggs.  But what size are they?
4.  The pictures on your website aren’t personalized.  So what does the personalization look like?
5.  I would like an ornament to be back-dated.  Can you do that?
6.  Don’t they break easily?
7.  Why don’t you have a shopping cart?
8.  Do you take orders by phone?
9.  How long does it take to complete an egg?
10.  I like the candy cane design, but I would like it on a white background instead of red. Can you do that?
11.  How do you paint so small?
12.  Your ornaments look really nice on the website.  But will they look that good when I receive them?
13.  I have an egg that is signed The Egglady.  Did you paint my egg?

Do you guarantee your ornaments?

Eggshell Magic offers this simple guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, just return it within 7 days for a refund.  If you experience breakage in shipment, email me immediately. This is an extremely rare occurrence.

Are they REAL eggshells?

Yes, these are jumbo duck eggs. Duck eggs are available in all seasons, and their shells are thicker and tougher than hen eggs.

 OK, you’ve said they’re jumbo duck eggs.  But what size are they?

Jumbo Duck compared to Large Hen

Jumbo duck egg – left
Large hen egg – right

For comparison, here is a jumbo duck egg beside a grocery store large hen egg. Eggs are not always oval shaped. Some are fat and round, while some are elongated. And others have the traditional egg shape.  I select egg shapes that will complement the design I paint on it.

The pictures on your website aren’t personalized.  So what does the personalization look like?

I write on each egg with a permanent marker in a cursive script.  Sometimes I print instead of using cursive. It depends on the design as to which personalization technique I will use.  If it’s for a small child, I print so they can read it 🙂 Dark eggs are usually personalized using white acrylic ink.  White and lighter colored eggs are personalized using black acrylic ink.  You can see a few examples of my personalization here.

I would like an ornament to be back-dated.  Can you do that?

Absolutely.  Just request and it will be done.

Don’t they break easily?

My eggshells are coated with a minimum of 15 coats of polyurethane sealer to strengthen and protect. Care should be taken with your Eggshell Magic ornament just as you would protect your other fine Christmas ornaments. Many of my customers have Eggshell Magic ornaments on their trees dating back to 1980.  I have over 100 eggs on my personal Christmas tree, and with 3 dogs and 4 grandkids, very few have been broken.

Why don’t you have a shopping cart?

A shopping cart with automated charges isn’t a good fit for the product I sell.  I find my customers like to “talk” to me first, mostly via email.   Some orders require several emails before the details are worked out.  You will find that I’m prompt to respond to all inquiries.  I enjoy the personal contact and have acquired many long-term customers whom I consider friends.  You just can’t get that kind of service from a “shopping cart.”

Do you take orders by phone?

Yes, but please be mindful that I work a full-time job during the day and the best time to reach me is in the evenings after 5:30pm and on weekends. I live in the Central Standard time zone, so please consider the time difference when calling. I can’t accept credit card payment by phone, but if you choose to pay by credit or debit card, I will email you a PAYPAL invoice.

How long does it take to complete an egg?

10K gold up-eye and bottom cap

10K gold plated top and bottom filigrees will never tarnish.

Creating an egg ornament requires a minimum of 10 days from start to finish. It includes preparing the glittery background, curing, sealing with 12 coats hand-painting coats of glaze. Then the design is painted on the egg.  Four additional coats protective sealer are added, then curing again.  The 10K gold plated filigrees (which will never tarnish) are added to cover the holes. The final touch is the gold cord.

How do you paint so small?

It is not difficult for me to paint small because I have never painted large. I learned to paint on eggshells and have never wanted to paint on anything else.

I like the candy cane, but would prefer it on a different color background. Can you do that?

I truly would love to say “yes,” but it’s just too time consuming to paint different colored backgrounds for each design.  So, I decide on ONE background that looks best with a particular design.  That is the only background I will use.  Occasionally, I decide to change the background of a design, but what I have in stock at the current time must be sold before a background color will change.

Your ornaments look really nice on the website.  But will they look that good when I receive them?

My customers tell me they look BETTER than the photos on the website.  I reduce the pixels of my images to make them load faster on the web, and that tends to reduce the quality and lessen details.  To read what my customers have written about my eggs, please click Testimonials.

I have an egg that is signed “The Egglady.” Did you paint my egg?

I get asked this question several times a year.  Folks will email me to say they have an egg that someone gave them, or they bought at an estate sale, etc., and it was signed “The Egglady.”  I have always signed my eggs with my full name, Susan Willard.  So, if you have an egg signed by “The Egglady,” you can bet I didn’t paint that egg.  However, if you see Susan Willard on it anywhere, then I’m your gal 🙂

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