Elizabeth Coon writes: "These eggs are decorated in a Ukrainian style I love called 'Pysanky.' Because my husband is of Ukrainian decent, when I create these eggs, I feel a connection to his culture and to the longevity of a wonderful tradition. I have been creating 'Pysanky' eggs for over ten years and I am in the process of teaching my children. This technique involves using beeswax, a candle, and colored dye. First, I draw the design with a pencil. Second, I fill in the areas I want to remain white. Third, I dip the egg into a color dye (i.e. yellow). Fourth, I take out the egg and cover the area that I want to stay the same color. I then continue dipping the egg in-and-out of different colors, moving from light to dark, until the process and the design is complete."
Marie Rollins - Fredericksburg, VA
Marie Rollins writes: "The idea for these eggs came when I prayed for a unique way to say 'I Love You' during Easter. Using a Wilton mold, I first make two separate egg shells from edible sugar. Next, I fill the shells with Hershey kisses, and then, I "glue" the shells together with different flavors of icing. Every year, I make these eggs for friends and family. They just crack open the eggs and enjoy the surprise inside!"