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Because that is the price that the market will bear. Pysanky are sold internationally, but normally only to those who do not know how to make them. I charge a dollar an hour for my pysanky work, and I have often been told that I charge too much. When you look at the intricacy involved, and how fine some of those lines are, you begin to appreciate your #1 tip work. The largest stylus I have for pysanky is larger than a #1 tip.

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If I only got $1/hour for my work I would keep it and not sell it! haha. I was crocheting thread doilies for awhile to sell on Ebay but I was making, yeah, about that much per hour for my work...it was SOOO not worth it. Made me wish I had just decided to keep all my doilies and decorate my own house with them.

I guess you have to love it to do it huh!
post #17 of 34
That is why most of my work is done for my family. It has only been rarely over the past 40 years (I learned when I was 10) that I have sold any work; most of it has been as gifts for family and friends.

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post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

Because that is the price that the market will bear. Pysanky are sold internationally, but normally only to those who do not know how to make them. I charge a dollar an hour for my pysanky work, and I have often been told that I charge too much. When you look at the intricacy involved, and how fine some of those lines are, you begin to appreciate your #1 tip work. The largest stylus I have for pysanky is larger than a #1 tip.

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Theresa will you pm me a photo of your work? I would love to see them.
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post #19 of 34
Sorry, Shirley, but I never photographed any of it, as I never sought to do it on large-scale commercially.

I have a class coming up in a couple of months, which I will have to make samples for (sold the last batch of samples). It has only ever been a "little bit of extra money" thing for me.

I will photograph them for you and send them your way when they are done.

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post #20 of 34

These are some I made. The pictures are not great. They're on a drying rack after being varnished.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #21 of 34
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These are some I made. The pictures are not great. They're on a drying rack after being varnished.



Are you serious??? I don't have the skill or patience! (Mostly not the skill, since if i could do it, i would find the patience, lol) Those are completely amazing! How long did they take? Are you selling them?
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post #22 of 34
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Are you serious??? I don't have the skill or patience! (Mostly not the skill, since if i could do it, i would find the patience, lol) Those are completely amazing! How long did they take? Are you selling them?

 

1. They are not as difficult as they look, although no one ever believes me when I say that. Like decorating a cake, you get better with practice. There are some that are very complicated, but there are a  lot that are just geometry. A straight line on a curved surface is pretty easy. A curved line (such as a spiral) on a curved surface it more difficult.

 

2. I don't now how long one takes to make one, as I've never done one by itself, beginning to end. Neither has my sister (she taught me after she took a class). After you clean off the kitchen table, cover it with newspaper and paper towels, get the candles and matches (to melt the wax), boil the water and prepare the different colors of dye, making only one hardly seems worth all that preparation! We always make several in a day: you work on the second one while the first one is in the yellow dye; then the third one while the first one is in orange and second one is yellow. The designs are drawn with a tool called a kistka and are done in molten beeswax. It is a batik process; you put the wax where you want to protect the color from the next darker color of dye.

 

3. I have sold a couple of fairly ordinary ones for about $20 each to co-workers, but I usually give them as gifts or just keep them to decorate with at Easter.

 

We're not Ukrainian (rather, Irish and Norwegian), but just thought they were beautiful and we're kind of crafty in general.

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post #23 of 34

I did a batik in high school Art III, and it was tedious! It was amazing when done, though. I would love to see some "before, during and after" shots, the next time you drag out the eggs and cover the kitchen table, lol.

 

BTW, I am in love with your new signature, hahaha! I seriously laughed out loud. You're funny ;-)

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post #24 of 34

What a great thread, I love traditional ways of egg dyeing.

 

In Slovenija, a tiny country bordering on Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia, where I come from, there are several of traditional ways to make an easter egg. The one I prefer is called "drsanka" - the eggs are dyed in onion pillings and than the design is scratched into the shell.

 

 

 

But the most beautiful eggs, in my opinion, are made by drilling into the egg shell - don't they look like intricate pieces of art?

 

post #25 of 34

Beautiful, Shantar!!!!!!   You are definitely multi-talented.

 

Welcome to the forum, unicorn5, gorgeous eggs!

post #26 of 34

I'm not sure if I have pictures of the steps of the process, but on this page:

http://greatlakesgazette.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/pysanky-eggstreme-decorating/

Scroll down to the third picture and click on it, which enlarges it. On the tray in front, it shows eggs in various stages of being done. At the end, you melt the wax off and it reveals the bright colors of these traditional colors. You can use other colors for different effects.

 

unicorn5:  I love your eggs, especially the ones where the egg shell is ground away and pierced. Fabulous!

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post #27 of 34
Eggs and people are amazing! I am thoroughly impressed!
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post #28 of 34
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These are some I made. The pictures are not great. They're on a drying rack after being varnished.


Wow!  These are amazing!  Where did you learn how to do these?

I love what I do and do what I love

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post #29 of 34

Wow!!! They all look fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

post #30 of 34

My grandmother was 100% Ukranian and she gave some of these eggs to my mother when she was a little girl...my mother still has them.  They are beautiful!  I broke one once and it was awful...I got into just a little bit of trouble...

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