|Goose Egg Ballerina on Polished Stone with Gold/Pearl/Jade Wire Shrub|
We were looking for different places to market our birds, so I hit upon the idea of going to a craft fair. It was the ideal market! No other emu breeders at the show and thousands of people wandering through. We took a couple of young emus, some emu sausage for my husband to cook on the spot, and a pile of literature.
But being a Craft Fair, we had to have some sort of crafty items to sell… hmmm… No Problem! I took my trusty hot glue gun and globbed a few feathers and fat plastic rhinestones on chunks of emu shells, and voila! We were in business! I talked about the birds while Joe handed out sausage balls. It was a hit!
Later on, I began playing around with shells, and finally went to
and took an egg decorating class from the instructor. I was staggered at the beautifully decorated
eggs in her house. I traded eight goose
eggs for one class session, as she charged $40 and I didn’t have any cash. She taught me how to make a hinged box from a
goose egg lined with velvet and with a pretty flower decal on top. Montgomery
I was in business! I went home and began playing around with all sorts of eggs. I joined the International Egg Art Guild and even attended a conference in
quite a few years, I decorated and sold my eggs. I pushed more and more, trying
to come up with original eggs. New