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Queen Anne's Lace Lt and Dark Brown

by So Jeo LeBlond

Pysanky Eggs Art Gallery


Art: Queen Anne's Lace Lt and Dark Brown by Artist So Jeo LeBlond
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Queen Anne's Lace Series
Turkey Egg Shell
Browns
3/4" Round
Clear Austrian Crystal Beads
Sterling Silver Filled
Gift Box

Unique batik designs created using the same traditional methods of Pysanky or Ukrainian eggs. The process begins by meticulously drawing out the design in pencil before it is waxed and dyed. The beeswax in applied by writing with a heated tool called a kistka, a fine stylus which is used to seal the design on the shell. The egg is then dipped in dye and all areas not already sealed with beeswax will take on that color. Waxing and dyeing with each different colored dye is repeated until the design is complete. Most commonly, the natural white of the eggshell is waxed first and then the egg is dyed in progression from lightest to darkest, waxing between dyes to retain the colors desired. The wax is melted off using a candle flame and then the pieces are cut out from the egg. Resin is used to strengthen and give the piece a brilliant shine.

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