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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hanky Pysanky

Beautifully decorating eggs in an intricate design, pysanky, is another incredible ancient art form. For thousands of years all manner of bird eggs have been elaborately adorned. Ukrainian eggs are found in an enchanting Etsy shop, Suzy6281. Here you will find a wide range of standard chicken eggs and the larger goose eggs, at about 4 inches, each with an unbelievable artistic pattern. These impressive eggs can be displayed year round or make a wonderful unique collectors piece for your Christmas and Easter decorating.

The creativity of this artist does not stop at decorated eggs. She has other delights in her shop and makes wonderful bread dough ornaments to add bright and cheery charm to any Christmas tree. One could be personalized as a special teacher’s gift. Suzy also has a line of pine cone fire starters in a gift basket that will make a fetching display piece next to the fireplace. As a special bonus, check out her blog for a how-to on making these useful yet elegant pine cone decorations.

Suzy works in Georgia and ships internationally. The time and care it must take to complete one of these egg designs is unimaginable for me. I decorated blown eggs one year with my kids, but we used crayons and glue with glitter. Well packed away or proudly displayed, these eggs will be around for many, many years. Anyone holding a one-of-a-kind art piece like this must be filled with wonder at the process and marvel at its design.


  1. Great feature -- her eggs are lovely!

    Hope you visit my way!

  2. Hi,

    These are truly awesome, with all that intricate detail.
    But for me the most difficult thing is not the detail, but coming up with the patterns.


  3. Thank you so much for the feature!! I am truly honored!!


  4. So Beautiful!! She has an amazing talent!
    Thanks for sharing her work.

  5. This is really amazing to watch, what is possible to do with only a pair of small hands! Great works!

  6. wow, beautiful... such attention to detail! i've always admired artists who can do this type of thing... i wouldn't have the patience for it!