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Basswood Hen Eggs Dozen

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1.20 LBS
  • One dozen basswood hen eggs standing upright on slightly flat bases.
  • A dozen basswood hen eggs lined up like in an egg carton.
  • A dozen basswood hen eggs.
  • Basswood hen eggs in a group.


Solid Basswood hen eggs are a versatile medium for carving and crafting. These eggs are made from high-quality basswood, which is a lightweight and finely-grained wood that is easy to carve and shape. The solid construction of these eggs means that they are durable and can be used for a wide variety of projects.

One popular use for Basswood hen eggs is in the creation of decorative Easter eggs. Using a sharp carving knife or a rotary tool, carvers can create intricate designs and patterns on the surface of the egg, transforming it into a beautiful work of art. The smooth surface of the egg also makes it an excellent canvas for painting and other forms of decoration.

In addition to their use in holiday crafts, Basswood hen eggs can also be used in a variety of other carving and craft projects. They can be turned into miniature sculptures or used as the base for carved figures and animals. Their smooth, curved shape also makes them ideal for carving intricate relief designs or bas-reliefs.

Basswood hen eggs offer a wealth of creative possibilities for carvers and crafters alike. Whether you're looking to create a stunning Easter egg or embark on a more complex carving project, these solid Basswood eggs are sure to provide a durable and versatile medium for your artistry.

Basswood Hen Eggs Specifications:

  • 2 1/16" in diameter.
  • 2 3/4" high.
  • Slightly Flat Bottom.
  • Made in America from Northern Basswood.
  • Twelve eggs are included.
  • Unfinished.

Project ideas for Basswood Hen Eggs

  1. Egg Mosaics: Create a beautiful mosaic design on the surface of the Basswood hen egg using small, colorful pieces of glass, ceramic, or even eggshells from other eggs. Carefully glue the pieces onto the egg, forming intricate patterns or images. This technique results in a stunning and vibrant piece that catches the eye.

  2. Pyrography Art: Use a wood-burning tool to create intricate designs on the Basswood hen egg's surface. This technique, also known as pyrography, allows you to etch detailed patterns or images into the wood, adding depth and texture to your artwork.

  3. Miniature Landscapes: Transform the Basswood hen egg into a tiny, three-dimensional landscape by carving and painting miniature scenes on its surface. You can depict a serene woodland, a bustling cityscape, or even an underwater world, creating an illusion of depth and perspective.

  4. Mixed Media Collage: Combine various materials and techniques to create a mixed media collage on the Basswood hen egg. Use paint, fabric, paper, and found objects to build layers and textures that result in a unique and visually engaging piece of art.

  5. Steampunk-Inspired Art: Embrace the steampunk aesthetic by incorporating gears, cogs, and other mechanical elements into your Basswood hen egg design. Carve or attach these elements to the egg, creating a fusion of organic and mechanical components that represents the steampunk genre.

  6. Whimsical Creatures: Transform the Basswood hen egg into a whimsical creature by carving, painting, or attaching additional materials such as feathers, beads, or wire. Create fantastical beings, like fairies, dragons, or mythical creatures, that spark the imagination.

  7. Optical Illusions: Paint or carve optical illusions onto the Basswood hen egg, playing with its curved surface to create a visually intriguing piece of art. Experiment with patterns, shapes, and lines that deceive the eye and challenge perception.

  8. Interactive Art: Turn the Basswood hen egg into a functional piece of interactive art by incorporating elements such as magnets, hinges, or hidden compartments. This could result in a unique puzzle box, a secret storage container, or a fascinating kinetic sculpture.

By exploring these unique ideas for creating art from a Basswood hen egg, artists can push their creative boundaries and develop distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces that stand out from traditional art forms.

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