|Photo by: Charles Keeler, Eggs Beautiful|
I gambled that the little art/craft/hobby store where all good supplies go to die would have something.
Oh yes, they had something. For about $13 I got a cake of beeswax and fine and medium tip tjanting tools. They're used for both batik and Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky).
My mom bought Eggs Beautiful on a trip to Minneapolis one year along with the kistka and the aniline dyes necessary to produce the bright colors. I sat at the kitchen table for hours playing with the patterns and the wax. I'm ready to try again. Now to find some dyes.