Not Just An Egg

by Sherry Riter in Decorating,Different,Product

When you were a child in art class did you blow the yolk out of an egg to leave an empty shell and then decorate the outer shell? I remember that I tried and I just kept breaking the egg shell. I don’t think I would have much better luck today either. Gary LeMaster doesn’t have that problem…he’s a world famous egg carver. Using real eggs (ostrich, rhea, emu, goose), a variety of diamond and carbide cutting tools, and eventually three or four coats of lacquer, he produces breathtaking eggs.

egg joke

I have always been enthralled by eggs. Gary LeMaster offers an elegant egg, but there also many other “egg” products that are cute and fun. You can check out each of the products by clicking on the picture. The blue chocolate covered eggs? Martha Stewart will teach you how and it is so fun!!!

beaucoup bird egg necklace
bird nest soap mama bird necklace with nest over easy earrings

Maybe I love eggs because it is the beginning of all things…or was it the chicken?


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Life with Kaishon August 18, 2009 at 4:41 am

These are very beautiful! I just love them! You did this in art class? That is so cool! I tried it when my dad was a chicken farmer when I was in 6th or 7th grade : ) Of course mine did not look like that! And, if I remember correctly, I got in trouble for wasting eggs.


2 Shannon Fab Fattie August 18, 2009 at 5:35 am

Thank you so much for visiting us. Egg carving has always amazed me. Two things you would have to have patience and be extremly gentle. Both are a mega problem for me, lol.
Congratulations to you on being nominated as well. What a fabulous group to be in.
Love your blog there is so much neat stuff here! Will be back 😉


3 valentine August 18, 2009 at 6:24 am

eggs kinda creep me out, but those are incredible egg art. he is talented.


4 Tammy Howard August 18, 2009 at 10:48 am

You find the coolest things. Delicate and me? Yeah, no.


5 Oh Sew Good August 18, 2009 at 11:18 am

These are interesting. It makes me wonder how do you come up with all these cool things.


6 Helen McGinn August 18, 2009 at 11:41 am

Oh, you crack me up…scuse the pun! That cartoon and the wee chick are really funny but that art work? Wow. I am utterly amazed. The talent of some people never ceases to astound me. Thanks for sharing it with us. xx


7 natalee August 18, 2009 at 12:13 pm

As usual..absolutely amazing!!!!!


8 Kimi August 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

My kids and I blew out eggs and painted them last year as an art project but those egg pics you have are amazing. Such talent.


9 Lee August 18, 2009 at 2:49 pm



10 Tabitha@ichoosebliss August 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm

His work is Masterful!


11 Susie from Bienvenue August 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Hi there! What a neat blog you have here! I love all of your lil photos of eggs..hmmm Im hungry now..smiles! Have a great day friend~


12 The Beading Gem August 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I can barely keep from making a mess when cracking an egg. This egg carver is amazing!


13 Navyvet August 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Oh, to have been born with a smidgen of this talent! Amazing!


14 bluecottonmemory August 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I could easily become an egg fan! I love everything you had on your post. Now I'm hungry for an egg–a chocolate one!

What fun!


15 DeShawn Marie August 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm

WOW what a cool post. Never put that much thought into an EGG 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


16 Cindy August 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Love your post,they are the best!


17 yonca August 18, 2009 at 8:25 pm



18 Amy August 18, 2009 at 8:28 pm

My Grandma gave me an egg with a pig face and I love it.


19 Badass Geek August 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Wow. He must have some incredible patience.


20 Donna Gotlib August 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Wonderful! These are great. You always come up with the best things.


21 Julie August 19, 2009 at 12:42 am

The eggs are beautiful! Love the little fried egg earrings too.


22 Kelly August 19, 2009 at 3:14 am

I love this post! Those earrings are hilarious!


23 August 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Don't they say everytime you eat an egg, a chicken is aborted? Well – i think that is hogwash and wrong. I too love eggs and these are definately the coolest eggs ever.


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