New Ukrainian Eggs in my Etsy Shop

by Susan Myers on February 5, 2013

ukrainian egg ocean blue

I have been slowly adding new Ukrainian eggs to my Etsy shop this past week.  Creating Ukrainian eggs is a very relaxing hobby to me.  It involves melting bees wax into a small cone-shaped pen, and drawing the wax onto the egg.  Everywhere that you put wax down, remains the color below the wax.  Then you dip the egg into colored dyes.  It is a fancy batik-like method.  I actually did a full tutorial on it here: How to Make Ukrainian eggs.

ukrainian egg ocean blue

 This started out as a goose egg, harvested from my sister’s geese last year.  I’ve decided to call it “Ocean Blue” .The process itself takes a steady hand and a bit of practice.  My oldest daughter and I learned together, using a kit that we bought off the internet similar to this one: Traditional Ukrainian Egg Decorating Kit, Pysanky Easter Eggs Supplies

ukrainian goose egg singing birds

This is another goose egg.  I call this one “Singing Birds”. Goose eggs vary in size, but most of the ones from my sister are approximately 4″ long.  They are nice sized eggs.  I have done this process on eggs of all sizes, including chicken eggs, duck eggs, goose eggs, and even a couple Ostrich eggs!  

ukrainian goose egg singing birds

Each egg takes several hours to complete depending on the design and how many colors used.

ukrainian goose egg tickled pink

 I have created Ukrainian Eggs for all seasons! They make great gifts, look fabulous hanging on the Christmas tree, or sitting in a display cabinet.  They are all collector’s items for no two are alike ever.  Each egg comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.  This egg, I am calling “Tickled Pink”.

ukrainian goose egg tickled pink

I am often asked if I am Ukrainian, and I have to say that I really am not.  I do respect their amazing talent and enjoy their art, and this one particularly has got me hooked.  I am not a traditional pysanky artist, as my eggs do not tell stories.  They simply are an outlet for my creativity.  One that I truly enjoy.

ukrainian eggs

Please take a moment and swing by my Etsy shop and see some of my latest creations.

And thanks so much for sitting here and listening to me ramble on about something I really enjoy!

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1 Rhissanna February 6, 2013 at 12:52 am

I love these eggs. I think that’s what first drew me to your blog. They’re wonderful and yes, I can understand that the discipline of making them is very therapeutic.

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2 Psaula February 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

there so gorgeous,and delicate, love them!!!!

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3 deb February 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

Love your eggs sweety! You have the patience of a saint! Do you use a lathe? Years ago i used to hand paint blown chicken eggs then put a hanger on them to hang on a Christmas tree or Easter tree…….gosh haven’t done that in years……You make me think maybe i need to revisit it…Hugs!deb

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4 Susan Myers February 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

Thank you! And no, I don’t use a lathe. My daughter does for hers, but I find it easier to draw my lines in by hand. Since mine are eyeballed, they aren’t always perfectly even, but that makes them even more unique.

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