Friday, April 4, 2014

Blast from the Past and Egg Etching Time Breakdown

I cannot believe that the above link still exists! When I lived in Pittsburgh I was asked by the "I Made it Market" Craft company to make this video.  I remember how nervous I was as well as how many times I swore when I messed something up.
I thought I would post this video because it explains in detail the process of etching an egg with a box cutter.
I am getting ready for a craft show this weekend and do not have much time to post anything.  Instead, if you watch this video you will understand what I will be doing all day long and during the course of this entire weekend.
Many people ask me why I charge what I do for my etched eggs.  The truth is, all the work that goes into these little treasures includes several factors.  Each egg is blown out and sterilized.  Next, every egg is washed with a vinegar and baking soda solution.  That wash helps every egg take on dye evenly.  I dye each egg for a long time to get the richest color possible.  After each egg dries fully, I then start the etching process.  It takes one egg several hours of work from start to finish. 
It is also important to understand that each egg design is different.  Some are more time consuming than others.  Anything that is geometric inherently takes more time.  All geometric designs have to line up in order to look perfect.  As a result, drawing each design must be exact, taking more time. 
How long does your craft take?  What process do you follow in order to finish your works of art?


  1. Looking good! It is hard to believe that it was 3 years ago!

  2. beautiful work.. thanks for stopping by my blog