Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pysanky

Valerie, of the Purple Petunia blog, wrote about having a Crafts Night gathering of friends in which she taught Pysanky. (That's Ukranian egg decorating.) Here is a photo of some of her work.




In her post she gave an overview of how pysanky is created. I was so amazed at what she did, I ordered all of the supplies to do pysanky as well.

Here's my egg after I did all the steps of waxing and dying.


Next is the exciting part; you remove the wax to see how your work turned out. You actually hold the egg next to a candle and wipe away the wax as it melts.


This is my egg, finished. The design is rudimentary and the lines are of poor quality. However, it was fun enough to make me want to continue.

7 comments:

vfg said...

ambitious first design!
I think it looks great.

LDH said...

Just beautiful. It certainly doesn't look like it was done by a beginner. I can see why you would like to make more.

Unlimited said...

J - this looks great! The detail is just marvelous, like you've been doing it forever!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

wow, they are beautiful

x Alex

Diana said...

This looks like so much fun. Next you'll be whipping out the bejeweled or bling bling faberge eggs. Looks great.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Jan! I think your first design looks wonderful, I would be so proud if it was mine. Keep at it!

So blessed! said...

Oh...wow. That looks awesome.