Ukrainian Easter Eggs

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making Ukrainian Easter eggs. The process is a fascinating one as the design is created by using a special tool designed to hold beeswax and is heated by a candle. With this instrument you draw your design and then dip a blown out egg in a dye and repeat the process over and over, adding layers of wax and color. When finished, the eggs are covered in sooty wax and looks a mess, but gentle heating and removing of the wax reveals an intricate and colorful design. Here are few eggs that were my first attempts this past Easter.

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3 Responses to Ukrainian Easter Eggs

  1. Carol says:

    Those are fantastic. A first try? WOW You better start now for next Easter. LOL

    The detail is just so amazing. I don’t know where you get the patience.

  2. Ella says:

    Wow..those are gorgeous. I am going to a Ukrainian egg dying class this Saturday! 🙂

  3. Ella says:

    gorgeous!

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