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    • Pysanky Kits — basic kits for beginners, deluxe kits, enhanced kits, party kits, Christmas kits
    • Pysanky Supplies — beeswax, kistka, dyes, egg blowers, empty eggshells, candles, candleholders, drying boards
    • Teaching Aids — Children's Activity Book, models, DVDs
    • Books and Pamphlets —unique Bibliography, Pysanka Power Pamphlets, Newsletter, design books, free stuff
    • Eggs-cessories and Gifts — Baba's pysanka designs printed on t-shirts, greeting cards, bookmarks, mousepad, aprons, necklaces and teddy bears; gift boxes, gift certificates, gift wrapping service
    • In Baba's Art Room — egg stands, findings, kistka holder, lathe, templates, tacky wax
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 Pysanky Kits  

Basic Kit - making pysanky is easy, fun and affordable; this kit is for beginners (TIP: we recommend the kistka with wood handle for beginners; see our FAQ page)

•  contains everything you need to make dozens of pysanky the traditional way
•  this kit features pamphlet of instructions, 45 sample designs, colored diagrams, helpful hints, and important information , 1 size medium kistka, the 5 dye colors illustrated in the pamphlet (yellow, light green, orange, red, dark red), 1 pure beeswax, and 1 cleaning wire
•  you will also need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells, candle in sturdy candleholder, jars for dyes, white vinegar
•  for 2 or more people, just add a kistka for each person and easily share everything else in the kit
 
purchase a Basic Kit for $19.99 featuring a kistka with wood handle
 
purchase a Basic Kit for $25.99 featuring a kistka with plastic handle
Look at everything you get!


Deluxe Kit - contains everything you need to make dozens of pysanky the traditional way; this kit features pamphlet of instructions, 45 sample designs, colored diagrams, helpful hints and important information; various size kistka (fine, medium, heavy and extra-fine wood handle or fine, medium and heavy plastic handle); 12 dye colors (yellow, light green, orange, red, black, pink, purple, royal blue, light blue, brick, dark red and brown); 1 pure beeswax; and 1 cleaning wire; you will also need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells, candle in sturdy candleholder, jars for dyes, white vinegar
  purchase a Deluxe Kit for $47.99 featuring 4 kistka with wood handle
  purchase a Deluxe Kit for $63.99 featuring 3 kistka with plastic handle


Enhanced Kit - everything but the egg! this kit features 1 pamphlet of instructions, 45 sample designs, colored diagrams, helpful hints and important information; various size kistka (fine, medium, heavy and extra-fine wood handle or fine, medium and heavy plastic handle); all 17 dye colors; 1 pure beeswax; 1 cleaning wire; 1 candle; 1 candleholder; 1 egg blower; you will only need whole raw eggs or empty eggshells and white vinegar

purchase an Enhanced Kit for $79.99 featuring 4 kistka with wood handle
purchase an Enhanced Kit for $95.99 featuring 3 kistka with plastic handle

 


Christmas Ornament Kit - these kits for holiday egg ornaments feature all the supplies in the Basic Kit plus blue dye, one-hole egg blower, 12 assorted findings, cord for hanging and Christmas designs $42.99


Pysanky Party Kits - these kits have everything your child needs for a party with friends and can be used for a theme-based birthday party grab bag! Features include step-by-step instructions, colored designs, helpful hints, important information and practice designs; 1 pure beeswax; 1 size medium kistka; 3 pysanky dyes used in the instructions (yellow, scarlet, black), and 1 bookmark. The party grab bag can also be enhanced with egg stands or other pysanky supplies

purchase a Pysanky Party Kit for $11.99
add the perfect partner for only $5.00 Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner. More info about this book

   
Photo Album of Pysanky Supplies
 Pysanky Supplies
Beeswax - all our beeswax is pure beeswax that is dark in color for better visibility of lines and patterns on eggshell
Beeswax Blocks - a solid block of pure beeswax for traditional candle-heated kistka $1.24
Beeswax Sheets - honeycomb-like sheets are more pliable and can be used for all types of kistka (traditional and electric) $3.99
Beeswax Strips - spaghetti-like strips for electric kistka $4.59
Candles - provide 6 hours of burning time $2.49
Candle / Kistka Holders - will not burn or support flame; treated with non-toxic, non-corrosive, and environmentally friendly fire inhibitor; sturdy construction with a low centre of gravity for safety and stability; candle pops out easily; notched resting place for kistka $4.49
no photo Cleaning Wires - use to remove unwanted debris such as lint and dirt from funnel of kistka $.99
Drying Boards - use to rest up to 1 dozen eggs safely, to melt beeswax from eggs using the oven method, and to dry varnished eggs; sturdy wood construction will not warp $19.99

Dyes - superior quality, designed especially for eggshells, will last indefinitely if stored properly; aniline, non-edible, water soluble; 2 different manufacturers provide dozens of bright, vibrant colors
Hints and Money $aving Tips 4 Beginners
Overwhelmed by the variety available? or confused by what order to use the colors? You may want to purchase Pysanka Power Pamphlet #9 How To Get Beautiful Results the Very First Time. This pamphlet goes into more detail about the use of color, provides a handy reference chart, and is especially helpful for beginners.
 
17 colors - purchase colors individually for $1.89 or all 17 colors in a set. See Color Chart for an alphabetical list of black, brick, brown, dark green, dark red, gold, light blue, light green, orange, pink, pumpkin, purple, red, royal blue, scarlet, turquoise and yellow
  light colors - yellow, gold   $1.89 each
  accent colors - light green, light blue, turquoise $1.89 each
  orange - sometimes called "orange wash" $1.89 each
  bright colors - red, scarket, pink, brick, pumpkin $1.89 each
  dark colors - black, brown, dark red, dark green, purple, royal blue $1.89 each
  purchase a set of all 17 colors for $31.99 $31.99

Designer colors See Color Chart - purchase colors individually for $2.99 each, or see below to purchase a set of all colors
 
    blues - dark, navy, blueberry, royal $2.99
    purples - aubergine, bengal rose, magenta, violet $2.99
    pinks - lily rose, plum rose, rubine, violamine $2.99
    reds - red, maroon, dark, scarlet $2.99
    browns - light, dark, golden $2.99
    yellows - apricot gold, topaz, lemon $2.99
    greens - dark, kelly, jade, teal, olive, apple $2.99
    oranges - orange, pumpkin $2.99
    blacks - black, pearl grey $2.99
    brilliants - turquoise, rhodamine, violet, yellow, blue, aquamarine $2.99
    purchase a set of all 38 colors for $113.62 $113.62

Egg Blowers
Blas Fix One Hole Egg Blower - this popular, lightweight accordion type hand pump with nozzle really works; includes drill $16.99

Empty Eggshells - save hours of valuable time and reduce breakage by using these emptied and rinsed eggshells; eggshells feature only one hole that can easily be sealed with beeswax
 
Half Dozen $18.99
One Dozen $36.99
no photo  Goose Eggs $7.99
no photo Ostrich $19.99


Jars - we offer two types:
Large Jars - safely store your dyes from season to season. These clear plastic (16 oz) jars give just enough room to hold your chicken egg and 1 eggshell dye; store dyes indefinitely without evaporation $3.49
  Small - use to hold down empty eggshells in your dyes $2.29


Kistka (Candle-Heated) - we offer two types for use with candles:
 
Wood Handles - recommended for schools and beginners; available in 4 sizes: extra fine, fine, medium and heavy; copper funnels with traditional wood handles
    purchase sizes individually for $4.99 each, or $4.99
  purchase a set of all 4 sizes for $19.96 $19.96
 
Plastic Handles - available in 3 sizes: fine, medium and heavy; brass funnels with plastic handles
    purchase sizes individually for $11.99 each, or $11.99
    purchase a set of all 3 sizes for $35.97 $35.97

Electric Kistka - NEW AND IMPROVED with foam handle that is 30% cooler than the previous hard plastic ribbed handle, and considerably more comfortable to hold. We offer 2 types:  
    Interchangeable Electric Kistka - tips can be replaced; includes 1 each of fine, medium and heavy tips $129.99
   Stationary Electric Kistka - tips cannot be replaced, and kistka is available in 5 different sizes  
  sizes medium, heavy, fine, or extra heavy $99.95
  size extra fine $129.95
  Replacement Tips for Interchangeable Electric Kistka sold separately  
  sizes medium, heavy, fine, or extra heavy $17.99
  size extra fine $27.99
 Teaching Aids
Activity Book - in Pysanky on Paper: An Activity Book for Children your students will learn symbolism, coloring, drawing, reading, writing, math and science through Pysanky; activities include stories, puzzles and games. Includes bibliographical references. Suitable for children 2 to 12. Appeals to teachers. Soft cover (28pp) ISBN 0-9681922-0-3. More info about this book $12.00
DVD - "How to Decorate Pysanky" $29.99
DVD - "Pysanka: the Ukrainian Easter Egg" explains the myth and magic of pysanky; demonstrates the art (14min) $49.99
no photo How To Divide An Egg - 10 emptied eggshells clearly labeled and marked with pencil guidelines $39.99
no photo Model Pysanky - 7 emptied pysanky with stands (2 white, yellow, orange, red, black and varnished) designed and displayed to show each stage of the basic wax resist technique plus laminated step-by-step explanation $49.99
 
   Books and Publications
  Design Books (excellent source of information on technique, tradition and history of Pysanky)
 
About the Pysanka--It Is Written! A Bibliography by Joan Brander received a mark of distinction from the Library of Congress. More info about this book $20.00
Eggs Beautiful - How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs by Luciow & Kmit. A great source of information on design, legend and tradition. 12 color pages of beautiful eggs, including "Trypillian" designs. Soft cover (96pp) $26.00
Ostrich Pysanky: Decorating Ostrich Eggs the Ukrainian Way by N. Perchyshyn. Everything from selecting the egg to displaying your finished ostrich Pysanka. Soft cover (29pp) $10.00
Pysanky in the 21st Century by H. Badulak. Hard cover (229pp) $79.00

Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 1 by Perchyshyn, Luciow and Kmit. Illustrates 24 wonderful pysanky designs. Complete directions. Soft cover (101pp) $19.00
Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 2 by Perchyshyn, Luciow and Kmit. Illustrates 24 traditional designs with step-by-step directions. Soft cover (90pp) $22.00
Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 3 by Perchyshyn. Features 24 designs with step-by-step instructions and color insert. Soft cover (84pp) $23.00
Ukrainian Egg Design - Book 4 by Perchyshyn. Features 24 designs (including 3 goose and 3 Trypillian designs). Soft cover (20pp) $30.00
Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book Five: 60th Anniversary Edition by Perchyshyn and Perchyshyn. Hard cover (184pp) $35.00
     
 
  Children's Books
 
A Kid's Guide to Decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs by N. Perchyshyn. Soft cover (49pp) $19.00
Pysanky on Paper: An Activity Book for Children by Joan Brander. Your children and grandchildren will learn symbolism, coloring, drawing, reading, writing, math and science through Pysanky; activities include stories, puzzles and games. Includes bibliographical references. Suitable for children 2 to 12. Soft cover (28pp). Use the "Notes" section in your online checkout process to request that your book be autographed by the author or a personal greeting written. More info about this book $12.00
Pysanka Power! Birthday Party Ideas & Planner by Joan Brander. A perfect partner to our Pysanky Party Kits. More info about this book $5.00
This Was The Day! by A. Kmit. A children's story about the Pysanka (30pp) $5.00

Ukrainian Egg Decoration: A Holiday Tradition by Ann Stalcup. Hardcover (24pp) $24.00
 
  Newsletters
 

EGGS-aminer - a unique newsletter dedicated to preserving one of the great traditions of all time —PYSANKY. In its heyday in the last millennium, EGGS-aminer was the first of-its-kind print newsletter dedicated to pysanky. Today its bits and bytes blast into your fast-paced world in digital form—at a much lower production cost for us and a much reduced retail price for you! Publication began in 1995 and continued to July 2001. EGGS-aminer Newsletter continueS to be a valuable resource to readers of all interest levels. To complete your collection, you can still order back issues in digital form. Select this link for more info and to order back issues
 
  Pamphlets
 
no photo
Free Activity Sheet - designed for teachers and students FREE
Ukrainian Easter Egg Pysanka Beginners' Designs - by J. Nakonechny. The same colorful pamphlet included in all the Kits $4.00
 
 

Pysanka Power - useful information, knowledge, hints and money-saving tips shared by pysanka expert and best-selling author Joan Brander ©2012.

  • Print copies will be shipped to you
  • Digital copies are in .pdf format (viewed with software such as ADOBE ACROBAT) will be emailed to you
 
  Paper Copies @ $2.00 each   Full Color Digital Copies @ $2.00 each  
  #2 - Trypillian Designs (paper) $2.00 #2 - Trypillian Designs (digital) $2.00
  #4 - Hanging Pysanky (paper) $2.00 #4 - Hanging Pysanky (digital) $2.00
  #5 - Christmas Ornaments (paper) $2.00 #5 - Christmas Ornaments (digital) $2.00
  #6 - Bleached Pysanky (paper) $2.00 #6 - Bleached Pysanky (digital) $2.00
  #7 - Traditional Egg Division (paper) $2.00 #7 - Traditional Egg Division (digital) $2.00
  #8 - Colors and Their Meanings (paper) $2.00 #8 - Colors and Their Meanings (digital) $2.00
  #9 - How to Get Beautiful Results the Very First Time (paper) $2.00 #9 - How to Get Beautiful Results the Very First Time (digital) $2.00
  #10 - How to Empty Your Pysanky (paper) $2.00 #10 - How to Empty Your Pysanky (digital) $2.00
#12 - More than 80 Pysanky Tips (paper) $2.00 #12 - More than 80 Pysanky Tips (digital) $2.00
  Full set of 9 Pysanka Power Pamphlets (paper) $18.00 Digital full color set of 9 Pysanka Power Pamphlets $9.00
 Eggs-cessories and Gifts
T-Shirts - Only the nicest people wear our Tees. We have 4 styles in 10 unique designs, countless sizes and many colors. And we're adding other exciting new designs all the time so you'll have to check back often. Let us know what you would like to see! Just ask—we may have it in the store room! Click here to see our T-Shirt designs.

Greeting Cards - each card is a unique pysanky design; colorful glossy photo; blank inside; 5"x7"; includes envelope
Eggs Beautiful I Luv Pysanka A Symphony of Pysanky Baba's Pysanky
Ostrigooschick Pysanka Power Pysanka Party Home is where your kiska is
Pysanka Egg, Myth and Legend Keep calm and write pysanky Groovy Peace, Love, Pysanky Shopping List
$3.99
Bookmarks - sturdy cardstock with full color photo of various pysanky $1.00
Mousepad - over 24 colorful pysanky decorate the cover of this mouse pad; thin rubber base, glossy finish; 7.5" x 9" $17.99

Gift Boxes - color ribbon and tissue pictured is not included
no photo
3"x 3"x 3" for chicken size eggs; white $1.10
3" x 3" x 3", 12 boxes, navy blue, burgundy or green @ 42 cents each $5.00
3"x 3"x 3" for chicken size eggs; navy blue, burgundy or green includes color coordinated tissue and ribbon
$1.39
 
3"x 3"x 3" for chicken size eggs; metallic gold or metallic silver includes coordinated tissue and ribbon
$2.19
 
no photo
4"x 4"x 4" for goose size eggs; white only $2.19


Gift Certificates - no expiry date; can be mailed directly to the recipient; combine denominations to suit your needs
   $25 gift certificate $25.00
   $50 gift certificate $50.00
   $100 gift certificate $100.00

Gift Wrapping Service - we will gift wrap any purchase. Use the "Notes" section in your online checkout process for personal requests. Although we don't have online photos of our wrapping paper, ribbbon, tissue and pysanka gift tag, we will email you a photo of your wrapped gift!

Reminder for "Notes" section of online checkout process:

  • state the name of the recipient (otherwise the name in the "SHIP TO" section will be used)
  • indicate any personal greeting
  • state the name of the sender (otherwise the name in the "BILL TO" section will be used)
  • state the occasion (i.e. Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Wedding, Anniversary, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day etc.)
  • indicate whether the gift is for a male or female
  • indicate the age group (child, adult, senior)
$5.00
 In Baba's Art Room
Egg Stands - for attractive displays
Acrylic - (clear, reversible, can be stacked) $3.39
  Brass $7.99
   
butterflies
leaves
oval
petal
princess
single
tailored
turtle
 
  Pewter $8.99
   
circles flowers frogs leaves
   
round shells    
 
Brass - fish $10.99

Findings - eggers' assortment of 12 findings and decorative cord for hanging decorated eggs; includes various sizes bead caps and bell caps appropriate for all sizes of eggs in finishes which could include gold, nickel or silver plate $6.99

Kistka Holder - sturdy, stainless steel construction
Kistka Holder - for 1 electric kistka $16.99
Kistka Holder - for 3 traditional kistka $21.99
Kistka Holder - for 3 electric kistka $28.99

Lathe - for a perfect beginning to every egg; makes straight lines every time; constructed of durable washable plastic, it holds an egg in place and facilitates turning $55.99
Templates - for perfect circles and division on eggs; includes 16 different sizes $12.99
Tacky Wax - use on egg stands to prevent pysanky from slipping, sliding or rolling off $4.49
no photo Disposable Gloves - ideal for protecting your hands from varnish, dyes, etc. $2.79
 
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