Hixson's Annual Easter Egg Show
Hixson's of Lakewood is opening their Easter Egg show and sale Friday April 5th at 10 a.m. Local artists are doing eggs in the wax resist method. A stylus is heated and dipped into beeswax. The artist draws fine lines to protect whatever design he wishes to save on the bare egg. Next the egg is dipped into yellow, more lines added, then orange, more designs, red added…and then finally black. Once the egg is dry, the egg is placed in front of heat (candle flame) to remove the wax and unveil the elaborate, symbolic Easter design. Another group of artists cut, decorate and jewel eggs to create heirloom boxes and clocks with scenes. These are known as Masuda Eggs.
Faberge is world renowned for the creation of jewelry, but especially for his precious eggs that he created for Russian royal families of Nicholas II and Nicholas III. Hixson's is showing and offering replicas of these famous commissioned eggs that were given to their families and friends. These replicas do not contain the encrusted diamonds and other precious gems of the originals, but you can acquire these beautiful reproductions at low prices, many of which contain a surprise inside just like those created by Faberge. We are also offering replicas of the famous Faberge pendants and lockets for that special girl on Easter starting at $20.
The show goes on and on with hand-painted eggs of marble, porcelain, and eggs that are decoupaged. Unique artisan gifts of hand-crafted bunnies and chicks are available for baskets and home decorating. Be prepared to spend some time when visiting Hixson's, remember as historian and owner Bill Hixson says, "We do not sell things here, We sell memories."
Monday thru Saturday 10 - 6
Extended hours after Palm Sunday
Monday - Friday 10 - 9
Saturday, April 20th 10-6, Closed Easter Day
Call for show times after Easter 216-521-9277
Hixson's is located at 14125 Detroit Avenue, just look for the gigantic Raggedy Ann doll in the window.