I try to charge a reasonable shipping amount to these items. If you feel it is too high please contact me. Sometimes multiple items goof up the total shipping plus handling. I'll always make it right when you ask.
This is an empty ostrich eggshell. The shell is thick, shiny, cream colored with a slight orange peel type of texture to it. These are from domestically raised birds that were infertile so no lives were lost for art. The hole for blowing out the egg is 1/4". This egg is about the size of a grapefruit, it measures 16 7/8" circumference. That is from hole, around the long way and back to the hole. The waistline is 15 7/8" around. This egg is about 6" tall.
The surface is a perfect canvas for painting with acrylics, beading, covering with paper (my favorite is Washi paper), fabric, jewels, stickers, collage, decoupage, markers or just about anything that can be glued on.
I like to paint these eggs and I found the acrylic paint sticks to the shiny surface better if you spray the shell with a Workable Fixative (Krylon is great) first. Makes glue stay better too. Even a bowl with a few eggs in it of different types is very unusual sitting on a table.
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Shipping & policies
I cut these eggs daily so most of the time I already have you item ready and can ship within a day. If you order lots of one item I will email you with an estimate of how long before it is ready. I will ship USPS since they seem to be the most careful with delicate items like eggshells. I always insure the item (my expense) for domestic packages. Overseas shipments will go Air Mail and I will ship worldwide but you have to pay for the additional shipping costs and insurance. I will send you an email soon as I ship, within a day or two, and give you tracking number and estimated arrival date.
I describe the item as clearly as possible and include plenty of pictures. Please be certain you want the item before purchasing it. Ask me lots of questions, I'll do my very best to answer all questions so you fully understand what you are thinking of buying.
Please contact me within three days of receiving your item if there is a problem. I want to try to make your purchase experience a good one and want to resolve any problem immediately. I will also include the PayPal packing form.
International orders: I keep receipts from the Post Office to prove I did ship your package. If a package does not arrive and you have not purchased insurance, I am not responsible for refunds. Please ask for registered mail insurance to avoid problems.
I have over the years learned the best ways to pack these items and will always do the very best I can to get your item to you in one piece.
Purchase price will be refunded when the item is returned. I ask you to pay the return shipping and insurance. Please be careful packing returning item in the same way I packed it for you.. No refunds or exchanges after 60 days though.
I love PayPal and love it when you use PayPal to pay me. Please pay at checkout. I will send you an email when I ship your package with the USPS tracking number and estimated delivery date.
Returns & exchanges
If you ever are unhappy with what you bought from me please let's talk and straighten it out. I want you to be pleased with what you bought and do my best to make it right the first time and will want to settle any problems you may have.
All these eggs are unique, shapes vary and no two are the same. If you have questions about your possible order please ask. There are no dumb questions, especially about something you may not have ever thought about such as an eggshell.