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Carving Eggshells
January 4, 2013 11:51 AM   Subscribe

Beth Ann Magnuson hand-carves intricate, lace-like patterns on eggshells. Videos: Samples / Carving and Etching techniques.

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posted by zarq (6 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are very nice, but there should probably be a trypophobia warning in the FPP.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 12:06 PM on January 4, 2013


Beautiful work. I can't imagine how many half-completed shells have shattered in her hands before she developed just the right amount of hand pressure to hold the shell still enough to carve, yet not exert too much pressure.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:10 PM on January 4, 2013


That looks fun. Although lacking her skill, I'd probably use one of these.
posted by gwint at 12:10 PM on January 4, 2013


cool idea, this is beautiful.
posted by Ahmed_Nabil at 12:59 PM on January 4, 2013


I can't imagine how many half-completed shells have shattered in her hands before she developed just the right amount of hand pressure

Traditional Easter Egg Carving Still Alive in Central Europe. Etching Easter eggs is a well-known craft. People have been doing this in Austria, Ukraine, the Czech Republic since there have been chickens. Add some power tools into the mix and this kicks it up a notch.
posted by three blind mice at 1:17 PM on January 4, 2013


Is she related to Ann from Bongwater?
posted by spicynuts at 1:55 PM on January 4, 2013


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