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April 22, 2011, 19:08 pm  Posted by Lark

This photo, and instructions for making beet-root dyed eggs, are on http://www.organicallycooked.com/2008/04/beetroot-salad-and-egg-dye-for-greek.html

Every Friday evening, I post a set of project instructions.

Practically everyone in the office has left for a long Easter weekend. It’s so quiet!

Egg hunts and chocolate bunnies and roast lamb…in deciding which project instructions to post today, I couldn’t help thinking about Easter traditions. Did you know Easter ain’t Easter in Greece without red-dyed hard-boiled eggs? (I think they’re just gorgeous.) The best way to get them this shade is by dyeing them in onion skins, of all things, that you’ve simmered in water for 30 minutes!

Now, doesn’t the ring below right, which was designed by Cynthia Del Giudice, kind of look like Greek Easter eggs? Okay, okay, it’s sort of a stretch. It doesn’t matter, though—you can still enjoy the instructions, which you can download by clicking here. They’re from the recently released book 30-Minute Rings, by Marthe Le Van. Every one of the awesome projects in this book can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Notice, too, how cleverly I tied 30 minutes of boiling onion skins to 30 minutes of crafting.

Design by Cynthia Del Giudice


3 Responses

    Beckysews says:

    Those are stunning eggs! and yes, I did see how you tied 30 minutes eggs to 30 minute jewelry crafts. ;)
    Hoppy Easter!

    Lori says:

    Very cool!

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