my way to Ukraine for the “Spring
Chords” Festival in Ivano Frankivsk on May 20th.
It’ll be a pleasure seeing all the contemporary fashions inspired
by traditional motifs. Looking forward to seeing my red/black
“Netted Daggers” ensemble on the catwalk! Will have the story
and more in my next newsletter.
I’ll be stopping in Paris for four days on
the way to Kyiv. It’s a tease, as well as a quest for history.
It’ll be short and a real treat!!
As you can see from photos, my Netted Zigzags morphed into
Zigzag Daggers thanks to the combination
of new Czech pressed bead shapes along the edge of the dynamic
netted zigzag pattern. Very limited edition kits including
the new “Southwest” combo will be available at the summer
Bead & Button Show is coming In June.
I’ll be back in time for it. For new kits, patterns and the
best how-to books see me in my usual spot in Booth #933.
I’ll be back at Bead Fest in PA this August!
Looking forward to seeing my Northeastern beader friends.
Thanks to all who came to the Spring Creativ Festival in Toronto.
It was a great pleasure hearing how many people got into beadweaving
thanks to my kits! I’ll be teaching two workshops at the Fall
Creativ Festival in the North Building of the MTCC.
My Loomwork Series at Bead FX was a success.
See the #32
newsletter for photos.
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Rypan Designs Now Offering Downloadable
selection of netted styles: is available as downloadable
patterns for $8.95 each.
minutes of payment by Paypal you get a PDF with step
by step instructions, a supply list, photos of other
colour ways for inspiration and a finishing tip sheet.
my new online class. Netting Primer
is fully narrated with excellent photos of the steps
in three parts which can be stopped at any time and
replayed for your convenience.
starts off with a solid Beadweaving Basics and has
5 variations of the basic net. A 30 page handout makes
this the best resource on Netting. Check it out and
add it to your resources.
is an excellent opportunity to have my personal assistance
and instruction for a small price in your very own
Kits in a separate section in the Catalogue
for Rypan Designs beadwork kits and printed
4, get ONE* FREE” SPECIAL (*lowest price item, books
excepted) applies at shows and online.
In the Press & Spinoffs:
off the press: “Peyote-stitched Daisy Bracelet”
has been published with all of my 43 step-by-step
photos in Craft Ideas, Garden 2015
on pgs. 93-96. It’s also available digitally.
For your convenience, I have a Daisy Mosaic
Bracelet kit, as shown.
Plus there is coordinating fun Daisy Drop
Earring kit thanks to a customer reuqest.
If you have my Assorted Beadwork: Lessons #2, you
have the instuctions. Add few beads. Voila!
My “Sail Boat Brooch” wil be featured in A
Needle Pulling Thread Summer issue.
“Walking With Our Sisters”, a commemorative
art installation for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
of Canada and USA will be in Wakefield and Ottawa in 2015
and several more cities. My moccasin vamps are part of the
1725 pairs beaded by 1372 artists.
Check their website to see when the installation
will be in your community. It is very worthwhile spiritual
RYPAN DESIGNS introduced children to beading
through the Jelly Collection. They’re all-inclusive
line of kits of beads, cord and unique step-by-step photo
instructions and perfect for gifts and birthday parties. BONUS!!!
on-line photo instructions for ladders and daisies
for your use!
Visit the Gallery and be inspired! See Maria's
own Gallery, Student's
work & Wedding
stories complete with photos and kit references.
Enjoy the eye candy and stories.
Peruse my Portfolio
to see projects, published articles, presentation and seminar
topics, plus what’s happening in the press.
Learn How To Diagonal Weave Using Triangle Beads
from my YouTube
video. I show how to beadweave using two very different shapes
of beads into a fun tennis bracelet.
Presentations & Workshops:
“Pysanky & Traditional Dress of Ukraine”
debuted Mar 2013 at the Regional Pysanky. The images are all
new. Mostly from the Museum of Decorative Folk Arts in Kyiv.
This presentation has the best combo of ‘pysanky’ with dress
and folk arts of particular regions. Book it anytime because
the costumes and ‘pysanky’ are timeless.
— Ukrainian Loomwoven Patterns”, is a visual show
of how four different styles of loomweaving are created. Best
way to learn is to book a Loomwork Series
with custom-made wooden looms and choice of four RD Medallion
and Swag patterns or kits.
“Beadwork: THE Most Versatile Art Form”,
an inspirational seminar launched at Creativ Festival, and
shows a good variety types of beading.
“Embellishing your World: Beading and Surface Designs”
can change your world.
“Reinterpreting Nature: Adornments & Decor”
is the latest eye candy edition combing all sorts of nature-inspired
art, craft and architectural detail with beading. Curious??
I’d love to show it to your group.
“Tour of Gerdany Regions of Ukraine” comes
with a companion “Ethnographic Regions” travelogue
which gives a wonderful overview of Ukraine. I found it gives
greater appreciation for the beadwork featured in the “Gerdany
“Contemporary Beadwork in Ukraine II”, and
my first slide show about beadwork in Ukraine are available
for booking for bead societies or community events.
CLICK on Presentations
for more details. I come ready to teach beadweaving
Photo Album of
the “White Aster of Love” Book Project (1989 to 1992 and beyond)”
is about a unique embroidery and poetry project by dissident
Iryna Senyk and a Women’s League in Toronto.
Truly inspirational and ready to show anywhere.
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