April 16, 2006 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Some badass eggs for this easter done in the Ukranian style called pysanky. More from last year and the year before. [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie (9 comments total)
Those are really beautiful. They're great fun to make, even when, like me, you have no idea what you're doing.

Ukranian tradition has it that making pysanka eggs keeps the world safe from evil, so they're not just fun and beautiful, but you can sleep easier after you make them.
posted by louigi at 11:19 AM on April 16, 2006

Gorgeous! I tried this once...disaster. My kids could do better. These are beautiful!!

(heavy sigh as I look down at the vinegar/dye eggs before me)
posted by annieb at 11:31 AM on April 16, 2006

And I thought I'd done a decent job on my eggs last night. I bet they didn't have a toddler to contend with though.

These are awesome!
posted by fenriq at 11:47 AM on April 16, 2006

My sister does professional-grade pysanky. I'll be starting mine tonight, but they really don't compare.
posted by dreamsign at 12:13 PM on April 16, 2006

I took a class in pysanky making once as a teenager. It's great fun, though I have no actual skill at it.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:06 PM on April 16, 2006

Every year I swear I'm going to try to do this. I never do, mind you...but every year, I see them and think "Wow, I wanna do *that*".
posted by dejah420 at 2:08 PM on April 16, 2006

These things are neat enough that I'd want them in my house year-round. Great post!
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 4:40 PM on April 16, 2006

dejah420 -- go to your local Ukranian cultural centre and pick up a cheap set and do it! Along with pumpkin-carving, my favourite crafty thing to do. Up late burning and etching with beeswax -- feels like witchcraft. Having the eggs is nice, but making them is better!

Oh, and look for "peewee" eggs in the supermarket this time of year. They look awesome when done up.
posted by dreamsign at 9:43 PM on April 16, 2006

More from last year and the year before.

...and the year before that!

(Linking to previous Mefi threads on a topic - it's just good Metiquette!)
posted by soyjoy at 10:40 AM on April 17, 2006

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