Stop in on March 14th between 10 am and 4 pm and meet Irene Czolacz Grassmann, a well known Master Pysankar, who has been writing Pysanky since she was a young girl. Irene loves creating Pysanky, but most important for her is to keep her culture and the Ukrainian traditions alive thru this art.
PYSANKY– Beautifully decorated Easter Eggs are an integral, cherished, and most important traditional ritual for the Easter Season, as well as a very popular folk art of Ukraine. Pysanky are created using a wax-resist (batik) process. Lines of melted beeswax are drawn on a white egg with a "kistka" – stylus (a tool with a copper funnel attached) thru which the melted beeswax flows thru to write the design on the egg. The egg is then dipped thru a series of dye baths starting from the lightest color (yellow) to the darkest color (which can be dark red, royal blue or black.). When the Pysankar (Master Pysanka Artist) is finished writing the design on the egg & dipped in the different dye baths, the bees wax is melted off the egg & a beautiful PYSANKA is created.
Come in on Saturday, March 21st between 11 am and 2 pm and learn to make this delicate crystal button bracelet by simply attaching jump rings and chain! Kits will be available in the 3 pictured colors and are $8. No reservation required, just stop in.
We are happy to announce the first two patterns in our new line of kits designed by Let’s Bead! The instructions are easy to follow and the materials are packaged in a reusable hinged plastic box with a custom bead mat in the lid. Kits include everything you need. Samples of all the color choices are on display in the store.
Stackable Bangle is available in 9 colors
Flower Box Bracelet is available in 6 colors
Private classes have become increasingly popular, as have our monthly Design du Jour Workshops. Instead of offering a formal class schedule, we're giving you more flexible options. Choose from our extensive list of classes with many different instructors.
Do you know about our store project Free Patterns Program? If you'd like to make one of our store-designed projects, purchase the materials needed to make it and we'll give you the instructions for FREE! We have lots of great ideas and we're always adding more.
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