Announcement   Handmade Ostrich Egg Shell & Sterling Silver Jewelry and Batik Egg Art.
Original and traditional ethnic designs, hand drawn and dyed individually. All Enchanted Hen art is created and shipped from my home studio in up in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico.

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Handmade Ostrich Egg Shell & Sterling Silver Jewelry and Batik Egg Art.
Original and traditional ethnic designs, hand drawn and dyed individually. All Enchanted Hen art is created and shipped from my home studio in up in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico.

Nanette Thorell

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Nanette Thorell

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Kveten

Kveten on Dec 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Unique and beautifully made! And it's so nice that it came with its own holder! Thank you!

GeminiIslandArt

GeminiIslandArt on Mar 31, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality and safe shipping:)

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About

Eggshell Art & Jewelry

Egg Art is an ancient craft practiced by humans from the beginning of time. Used for ceremonial as well as decorative purposes, the eggshell provides a unique surface much like pottery where a design can be wrapped around the ovoid shape creating distortions and interesting effects at the narrow top and the wider bottom of the egg.

Egg shells from large birds (ostrich, emu, rhea etc) have been used for jewelry beads and pendants. Some of the oldest ostrich shell jewelry pieces have been etched or incised, and then soaked in a natural berry or plant brew to bring out the design.

It’s a fascinating art.

At Enchanted Hen Productions you will discover unique versions of this unusual and uncommon art form, hand-drawn and dyed by New Mexican artisan Nanette Thorell who is inspired by ethnic and cultural art, quilt patterns, western design, European folk art, Mexican folk art, and (of course) Mother Nature.

Decorated Eggs, on display stands
Decorated Eggs as hanging ornaments
Ostrich and Emu egg shell Jewelry:
Pendant Necklaces
Beaded Necklaces with large focus piece
Dangle Earrings
Oval Brooches
Lapel or Hat Pins
Matching Jewelry Sets
Pysanka eggs and jewelry

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    Living in the Land of Enchantment

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Last updated on January 24, 2015
Hello and thank you for visiting Enchanted Hen Productions at Etsy.

All egg art and jewelry is handmade by me, in my home studio up in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico.

All designs are drawn and dyed by hand, and no two will ever be exactly alike. Each one is an original piece of artwork. Each piece is signed.

The chicken eggs are usually from local hens (they have the best shells) when I can get them. After the design is finished, the eggs are emptied, sterilized, and coated with a UV protective coating to enhance the colors and protect the shell.

The ostrich egg shells are purchased from Tucumcari NM, and are of the common farm ostrich variety.

Ostrich shell is about 2mm in thickness. It is coated on all sides with a hard finish to strengthen the shell and enhance the colors. It can be cleaned or polished with a soft cloth without scratching the surface.

Earring wires, pendant settings, and cast pins are all .925 Sterling Silver manufactured in New Mexico, USA. Sterling Silver Italian Box Chains are manufactured in Italy. Some of the gemstones and natural beads may be purchased outside of the USA.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We accept credit cards through Etsy Checkout, or PayPal. Personal check, cashiers check, or money orders are also welcome. You may chose your payment method at checkout.

If you would like to mail in your payment - no problem, just let me know and I will hold your order until it arrives.
Shipping
All orders ship next business day after payment is received.

All orders ship for one flat rate. So whether you order one piece or ten pieces, the shipping cost will not increase.

International customers, please be aware that import duties, taxes, and customs charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are typically collected at the delivery destination, and are the buyer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are fully refundable upon a return. No questions, no hassles. Please contact me in advance to make arrangements.

All Enchanted Hen Egg Art is guaranteed to arrive at the destination in the same condition as it left me. I pack well for safe shipping, and I use USPS to assure quick delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
If this is purchased as a gift, I will be happy to include a personalized gift note, tie it with a ribbon, and remove the packing slip. No extra charge. Just let me know if it is a gift, and how you would like it prepared.


Thank you for your interest in my work!
Nanette Thorell
EnchantedHen Productions