I’ve been searching through my images, looking for some eggs that match jewelry so I can show you how the transition happens. Surprisingly, I have very few that apply! Many of the Ukrainian designs are found in picture books of eggs, and my egg posters. But I did find a few examples.
When designing pysanky jewelry I like to keep to the traditional symbols and colors because, well, after all – that’s what makes it Pysanky Jewelry! I try not to deviate at all, as all the colors and symbols have a specific meaning.
I love doing these rectangular pins and they are fairly popular, as I sell out of them almost as fast as I can turn them out. They are compact, measuring about 1-1/2 inches across, with a common design and subtle enough that they can be worn by both men and women. They look best as a lapel pin on a dark suit.
Here are a few more examples of the rectangular pins:
Sometimes the designs are obvious, sometimes they are hiding in a tiny section of the egg. I enjoy finding these little gems and dragging them out into the light by featuring them on a piece of jewelry.
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