How long do these sculptures take to make?
The processing times of these eggshells vary depending on the type of eggshell and the intricacy of the pattern.
Processing times for Chicken, duck & Goose eggshell sculptures is between 14 days.
Processing times for Ostrich eggshell sculptures are between 4 to 8 weeks.
Processing times for bespoke packages are dependent on the quantities required and start from 21 days.
How do you ship these eggshell sculptures?
These sculptures are packaged securely in custom made boxes and are shipped via Royal mail special delivery. Cost of shipping includes postage and packaging for £10 UK Mainland.
For international shipping please email me to enquire. Hatchfully Yours will not be responsible for any custom and duty costs in countries outside the UK.
I would like to order something very unique for my daughter's wedding. Do you take commissions?
All the eggshell sculpture that I carve for you are bespoke and custom made (even the ones listed in the shop).
Eggshells you see in the shop are semi customisable, where you can have the same design in a color of your choice and personalize it with names or initials and/or a date engraved on the eggshell.
Alternatively, if you wish to have a bespoke eggshell hand-carved incorporating a different design (a design that might have some sentimental value to you, for example., a design from your mum's wedding ring, or incorporating unique elements from your mum's home, where you grew up, or if you like butterflies, etc., I can work with you to create something truly unique and special. Simply fill in the contact form with your requirements and I will book you for a free 30 mins consultation call to discuss this with you further.
Can I have personalised engravings on these eggshells?
Yes, you can have names/initials and /or a date engraved on each eggshell sculpture.
Are the eggshells free-range and organic?
Yes. I carve on free-range organic eggshells from local farms.
Do you still break eggshells when carving them?
Haha, yes there are times when carving shells, one wrong move, one wrong cut, and the whole carved egg coms crumbling down. Egg carving is a very patient art, require a lot of focus and concentration, and grit.
Though with a lot of practice and experience over the years, I can now carve a whole eggshell without breaking it, there are times when I can still end up cracking the shells when carving them. You've got to be so very careful.
All hand carved eggshells at Hatchfully Yours are bespoke. This means that everything is made to order, whether its semi customisable sculptures in the shop or fully customisable pieces through the 'By Appointment' service or bespoke packages.
Due to the bespoke nature of the sculptures, I am unable to offer any refund or exchange as the work has been carried out for you, with your consent. The By Appointment and bespoke packages services, give you more flexibility and I work very closely with you, getting every important step approved by you in making your unique eggshell sculpture.
I can only offer refunds on Accessories you choose to by from me like the glass dome and the stands, as long as you can send them back and they arrive undamaged and in sellable condition.
Can I cancel my order and request for a refund?
You can cancel your order by emailing me within 12 hours of placing your order. After that time has elapsed, I begin working on your eggshell sculpture. Once work has started on the piece, you will not be able to cancel the order and there will be no refunds possible.