"I don't want to say it's an obsession, but I could never have enough eggs," says Gail Lambka of Shelby Township, MI. An avid pysanka crafter, Lambka became interested in eggs after deciding that grocery-store eggs "just weren't cutting it" when it came to crafting. She started by buying turkey eggs, which are stronger and larger than commercial chicken eggs, from backyard farmers and sharing them with other local pysanka artists.
Sensing that other crafters might be looking for larger, stronger eggs for their projects, Lambka started selling the blown eggs on eBay and then Etsy under the name NakedEggs. The response she received surprised her.
"I was getting teachers who wanted them for their classrooms -- I had one customer who wanted an egg to replace a dinosaur egg in a museum exhibit. I thought I would be selling to crafters, but there was a huge market beyond that," she says.
Soon, Lambka was hunting down even more eggs inRead More »from Egg Blowing Tips for Mess-Free, Spoil-Free Decorating