How To Engrave on Eggshells: Tips and Techniques for Stunning Designs

Engraving on eggshells can be a delicate and challenging task, but with the right tools and techniques, you can create beautiful and intricate designs that will amaze everyone. Here are some best practices to follow when engraving on eggshells with The Customizer.

Preparing the Eggshell

Before engraving, you need to prepare the eggshell properly to avoid breakage and ensure a clean engraving.

Empty the Eggshell

To empty the eggshell, use a sewing needle to poke a small hole at the top and bottom of the egg. Hold the egg over a bowl and blow softly to force the egg yolk and white out of the other end and into the bowl. Once the egg is empty, fill the eggshell with cool water and shake it softly to remove any additional yolk on the inside. Repeat this washing process two more times to ensure that the eggshell is completely clean.

Harden the Eggshell

To make the eggshell easier to engrave, you can harden it using clear nail polish. Paint half of the clean eggshell with clear nail polish and allow it to dry for 20 minutes. Then, paint the other half of the eggshell and allow it to dry for another 20 minutes. Once the nail polish is dry, the eggshell will be hardened and ready for carving.

Choosing the Right Engraving Pen

Using the right engraving pen is essential for creating a beautiful design on an eggshell. The Customizer is a portable engraving pen designed specifically for detailed work, and it allows you to engrave on eggshells and other delicate surfaces with precision and ease.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Before engraving your final design, it's a good idea to practice on a spare eggshell. This will help you get a feel for the engraving pen and ensure that your design comes out just the way you want it to.

Engraving Techniques

When engraving on eggshells, it's important to use a light touch. Eggshells are delicate and can easily break, so it's important to be gentle when carving your design. If you're new to eggshell engraving, it's best to start with a simple design. As you gain more experience, you can gradually move on to more complex designs. Engraving an eggshell can take time and patience, so it's important to take your time and enjoy the process.

Clean Up and Display

Once you're done engraving, use a soft brush or cloth to remove any dust or debris from the eggshell. If you want to display your engraved eggshell, you can place it in a small egg cup or holder. With these best practices and techniques, you'll be able to create a beautiful and unique engraved eggshell that will be the envy of all your friends and family.


In conclusion, eggshell engraving can be a challenging yet rewarding activity with the right tools and techniques. The Customizer engraving pen and following best practices such as choosing the right eggshell, preparing it properly, selecting a design, and engraving with care can help you create beautiful and intricate designs that will impress everyone. By taking your time, practicing on spare eggshells, and starting with simple designs, you can gradually improve your skills and create your own unique and beautiful eggshell decorations. So, gather your tools, select your eggshell, and start engraving!

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Thank you 😊😊

Kathleen Ketchen

Thank you for the egg engraving blog. HINT:It is easier if you poke a thin wire or needle into the yolk to break it up before blowing, as if it is a firm egg yolk you may break the bottom out of the egg. Also after washing the insides it is recommended that you soak it in dissinfectant, then rinse again with clean water. Leave to drain and completely dry on the inside before engraving or cutting.
To add to your info. I decorate eggs and make designs in the Faberge style.

Ann Norman

That is great going to have a go with my grandkids for Easter I’m sure they’ll enjoy it. Thanks


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