24.10.11

Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs

Now I know I should be showing you photos of my own table at this weekend's Magical Market, but it was so much more fun to watch Amanda, from Wildflowers on Sunday, create her beautiful Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs using a candle, sweet smelling beeswax, and a whole lot of talent.  I'm pretty sure she may also possess magical egg painting superpowers.


My favorite of all her eggs.  This particular one was hand painted {vs. dip dyed} and as Amanda explained to me, it's a very special egg because it's almost symmetrical on each end!

{She's carefully melting the wax away to reveal the hidden line work.}

After several layers of wax and dye this is the result.  See, I told you, magical superpowers.  
{This egg is to be a gift for Maggie, owner of the coffeehouse.  The blue magpie is the shop's logo!}

Cole was also enchanted by Amanda's talent and is interested in giving it a try.  I did a bit of research on Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs and here are a few links I found:
http://www.learnpysanky.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pysanka
http://www.ukrainianegg.com/

If you've ever tried this yourself or with your kids, I'd love to read about your experiences!

p.s All of the Christmas Stockings are available today in the shop.~


3 comments:

  1. Wow, those are really beautiful! This is something I would really love to learn to do.

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  2. I have been looking at Pysanky. I work with beeswax and it seemed a natural step for me to do the eggs. Thanks for sharing her superpowers.

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  3. I'm so glad you both enjoyed the post:) Forest Dweller, Pysanky would be a wonderful addition to your beautiful work!

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