Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I stumbled across a new Etsy shop recently by the name of Yolk. Yolk is a perfectly fitting name for this shop as the artist, J. Brooke Patterson, creates little masterpieces using quail eggs! Small eggs are filled with original paintings/drawings and filled with clear resin. Adorable! It says in her profile that she's even done this with large eggs, as large as ostrich eggs. That'd make a tough pendant but the quail eggs are the perfect size to turn your necklaces into Art Bead masterpieces!
I am totally smitten with these little pendants. Read more about J. Brook Patterson:

"J. Brooke Patterson is an artist currently working in Oakland, CA. In 1993, she earned her BA degree in Art from UC Berkeley, where she focused on drawing and printmaking. While attending university, she started the J. Brooke Wallpaper Studio, a business specializing in handpainted wallcoverings. For some years she had made these egg ornaments for friends and family, simply using chicken eggs. In 1996, she began selling them through an Open Studios holiday event in Berkeley, CA, where they quickly sold out. Since then, she spent more and more time working with a variety of eggshells, from as small as finch to as large as ostrich. In 2000, it became a full-time artistic pursuit, and she now exhibits in many shows and stores throughout the country."

Check out her shop! And tell her I sent you, if you end up buying one! While your surfing, check out more of her work with other eggs at http://www.blogger.com/www.jbrooke.com

Written by: Lorelei Eurto
blog: http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com/


SummersStudio said...

These are amazing! What a great find.

Sara said...

Me encanta es super original!!!!

rosebud101 said...

Looks interesting to me!

Jan J. said...

What wonderful repurposing! I wonder how in the world she cuts out such a smooth opening in the eggshell. These are really neat!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh how cute!! I am off to check out her shop now.

LuLu Kellogg

Alice said...

wow, that's just amazing! Those little eggs are so delicate--and the end result is stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Pretty Things said...

So cool, and very unusual!