Real goose eggs are transformed into bassinets, horse-drawn carriages, flower baskets and jewelry boxes. These are for display only, not for sale.
These eggs have such a special place in my heart because I learned how to make them from my grandfather (my "Norno"). For years he crafted goose and ostrich eggs into the most wonderful creations, including a spectacular wind-up clock.
When he could no longer see very well due to advanced macular degeneration, he handed all of his supplies down to me and I took an instant liking -- a loving -- to following in his footsteps. I've never come remotely close to the remarkable creations that he produced, but here are some of my favorite eggs I've made.
They start like this:
And they are transformed into these:
This one holds a very special place in my heart. When I was younger Norno and Gram used to go to Florida each winter for several months. While they were there, they would spend their days walking along the beach and picking up seashells. Their basement was filled with thousands of seashells, all carefully organized into jars, which Norno would use to embellish beautiful mirrors.