Christiane Jansen-Lejust is French in origin (Paris), but lives in the Netherlands and is married to a Dutchman. Since her childhood she has shown a natural talent for handskills and creative ability; over the years, this has evolved into a wide range of artistic designs.
Moving forward to today, she masters many different techniques such as jewelry design, soapstone sculptures, paintings, creating fimo-puppets and carvings. A few years ago, she discovered her true passion; the creation of crafted and decorated art eggs.
Crafted and Decorated Art Eggs
Inspired by the style of Carl Fabergé she creates magnificent works of art for which she uses all kinds of eggs ( from parakeet up to ostrich eggs ). Christiane starts her designs by making drawings on the eggshell which she then cuts, or carves out using a diamond drill; this is an extremely accurate and tedious process, because there is always a risk of breaking the eggshell.
Christiane's 1e Prize!
In February 2002, when participating at the international exhibition named "Salon International de l’Oeuf Décoré" at Tours, her works of art got rewarded for the first time. Among 40 other exhibitors (from 10 different countries), the jury of the Lions Club awarded her the 1st prize. The jury's decision was motivated by the wide variety of her creations.
Since then, Christiane participated at several exhibitions where she has received various awards and recognitions.