Every year, these jeweled egg boxes will be treasured at Easter, but you'll love the feeling you get looking at....
Every year, these jeweled egg boxes will be treasured at Easter, but you'll love the feeling you get looking at them all year through. Could there be a more perfect gift? This listing is for the Entire Set of 7 Eggs. All are beautifully and separately boxed, suitable for individual gift giving (or to keep all for yourself!) All possess the original design and exquisite craftsmanship of our Los Angeles studio. Entirely hand made and finished. You'll receive:
DAISY THE FAIRY BOX:
In the garden of small treasures and sweet dreams lives a gossamer winged silver fairy. In her dress of daisy petals and green sepal hat, she's seated on a delicate branch of flowers while admiring her pink pointy-toed slippers. 2-1/4" L x 1.75" H
BUNNY EGG BOX: (both)
You'll receive 1 in Pink & Green on Bronze and 1 in Lilac & Blue on silver. Engraved with a Florentine vine and colored with translucent enamels, the box opens along a serpentine curve of Swarovski crystal. My little crouching rabbit sculpture perches on top. 1-3/4" L x 1-3/4" H
LILY OF THE VALLEY EGG BOX:
Graceful lily of the valley leaves and flowers arch over the top of this silver box. Both lid and bottom are engraved with a delicate floral vine. Hand enameled in soft springtime green, the lily blossoms are white pearls. 1-3/4" L x 2" H
FORGET-ME-NOT EGG BOX: (both)
You'll receive 1 in 14K gold finish with the flowers hand lacquered in pink, lavender and aqua. You'll receive 1 in silver, covered with pink-lavender blossoms on a deep blue background. Both are set with crystal accents in each flower. Forget-Me-Nots are messengers of friendship and hope. 1-3/4" L x 1-1/4" H
FAIRY & RABBIT EGG BOX:
In the realm of things seen only by the young at heart, there is an egg box home to a tiny fairy and her rabbit. The egg is engraved with a Florentine vine and colored with enamel in shades of aqua and plum. Atop the egg, the fairy sits, with a sepal hat, lavender petal dress and pointy-toed pink slippers She shares tender regards with her bunny friend. 1-3/4" L x 2" H
And, now, the background story-- The Easter Egg Decorating Contest:
The first time I received recognition as an artist happened at the egg decorating contest in my town. Just before Easter, our local park hosted an annual contest for neighborhood children. What kid could pass up the chance to get gluey and glittery? Dozens of us packed the park's gymnasium, set up with work stations of paint, dyes, glitter, sequins and beads. Each child brought their own egg to decorate. The one my mother gave me was a small, grade A sized egg, not much room to apply the ornamentation I imagined it would need. My friends set to work painting, gluing and then rolling their big AAA eggs in everything sparkly. Somewhat dispirited, I cut a scalloped paper cup bottom to elevate my little egg which became a collar. Then I formed two long rabbit ears from stiff white first aid tape. A girl bunny was taking shape.
I mixed paint to delicately rouge her cheeks and inside her ears. Then I illustrated her face, eyes and whiskers in brown and silver with a tiny brush. After tying a thin pink satin bow around her paper collar, "bunny girl" was finished. She looked bright and happy, but my egg didn't seem half as special as the others. Mine had no glitter, no sparkle and no sequins. On the judging table, lined with colorful entries, I placed my bunny egg toward the back. When the judging was finished, every entrant filed by the table to view the eggs and awards. I guess you know where this story's going. Second and third place honors were taken by several glitter-drenched masterpieces. And, astonishingly, right beside them was my Bunny Girl, sitting atop a blue first place ribbon.