The above egg designs should probably not be attempted by us mere mortals. But Beth Ann Magnuson has egg carving down to a science, and her Victorian Lace Eggs can be purchased at her Etsy shop The Nest at Windy Corner. She also has a video demonstrating how she goes about making one of her eggs, which I found fascinating (and short & sweet). They are absolutely gorgeous of course, but I’m not likely to be trying this at home anytime soon. On the other hand, Alisa Burke has several suggestions for decorating easter eggs on her eponymous blog, and I found her Doodle Easter Eggs both pretty and intricate and much more accessible to anyone who has a spare Sharpie and a few minutes to doodle some seasonal designs. I happen to have some eggs that are way past due in the fridge, and am very tempted to try this for myself.
I’ve put together a small gallery of egg designs that I found interesting, from the traditional and not so traditional Ukrainian pysanky to my attempt at making silk-tied eggs a couple of years ago. Enjoy!