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Pysanky Jewelry – Finding A Design

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.

Pysanka with star clusters

Pysanka with star clusters

pin with star clusters

pin with star clusters

pysanka side band design

pysanka side band design

pin with side band design

pin with side band design

Here are a few more examples of the rectangular pins:

star band with harvest wheat

star band with harvest wheat

Three Windows, in colors of the Ukrainian flag

Three Windows, in colors of the Ukrainian flag

Star and Cross quilt design

Star and Cross quilt design

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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