I made these Ukranian Easter Eggs, or Pysanky Eggs many years ago. Pysanky is a method of writing on an egg with beeswax and dying it in multiple colors to make intricate patterns. It is done with a special tool called a Kistka that looks like a teeny tiny funnel on a stick. Beeswax is added to the tiny cup & melted over a small (candle) flame until it flows freely out of the tiny tip. The idea is to work from light to dark so any area that you want to remain white on your egg is outlined first with wax. Then the egg is dipped into the next lightest color that you want to use, yellow for example. Then any areas that you want to remain yellow are covered with wax, and the egg is then dipped into the next darkest color. You continue on in this manner until your pattern is complete and you have dipped your egg into the last, darkest color.
The next step is to hold the egg over a candle flame to carefully melt the beeswax. Kind of a melt, wipe, melt some more mantra! Soon you will begin to see the beautiful colors and pattern emerge and voila!--you have a Pysanky egg.
Traditionally, the eggs were left intact and eventually the inside would "dry up". Well, after ruining several as the liquid inside started leaking out, I decided to carefully "blow them out". I found some very tiny, decorative bead caps which I placed over the two holes when the eggs were completely dry and it gave them a finished look. As you can see, I display them (year round) on a variety of napkin rings.