My November trip
to Ukraine flew by so quickly, I will be be going back
to continue researching where I left off and discovering
come up with the perfect tool for helping you create
great colors for your beadwork. It’s the PETAL
COLOR WHEEL which I downloaded first presented
to the West Toronto Bead Guild in Oct. It had individual
color combos for easier understanding and inspiration.
You can download them from here
for reference. See it in action at the Spring Creativ
I’m part of the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad. Having
fun playing with new Czech bead shapes. My Honeycomb
Netted Collar will be ready in time for being shown
off in Tuscon in Feb. 2016.
Canal Bead Cruise from March 15 to 29, 2016 – here
I come!! This bead cruise is organized by Amy Loh-Kupser of
i-Beads.com. I’ll be joining beaders for the best of cruising,
sightseeing and beading in the two weeks. Can’t wait!!
will be presenting two seminar each day of the Spring
Creativ Festival on Apr 22 to 23, 2015. This Festival
takes will take place at the International Centre. Topics
are ready, just need to get the visuals together.
Canadian Events for my monthly afternoon classes at BeadFX.
Kits & Patterns:
Zigzag Dagger Collars are available in three
limited edition combos. A Zigzag Cuff
Is available in the same 8/ beads and melons to coordinate
to the Zigzag Daggers.
instructions for the Zigzag Cuff are so well done, they work
beautifully with both 11/ and 8/ seed beads. Get your NZ25-D-CUFF-p
Pattern and show me your colors.
looking to share interesting beadwork in my newsletter.)
the Press & Spinoffs:
off the Press in Ukraine.
few of my gerdany and beadwork pieces are featured
in Maria Chulak’s new book Beaded Adornments
of the Carpathian Region, which was
just published in Ukraine.
Chulak looks at both historical and contemporary beadwork
including imagery and symbols.She
highlights a number of master beadweavers and some
book is available on Yevshan.com.
My husband and I put together a 2016 Folk Arts calendar
for the 50th Anniversary of the 2016 Museum of the Ukrainian
Catholic Women’s League of Canada (UCWLC) Eparchy of Toronto.
Contact me for one. Proceeds to the Museum which needs to
already published 40 Rypan Designs Newsletters
full of inspirational stories, links to blogs, videos, events
and classes and tips. Subscribe
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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 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
on the link to the blogs
anytime. Peruse through the “ABC’s of Creativity”.
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.
“Walking With Our Sisters", a commemorative
art installation for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
of Canada and USA is travelling around the country for several
more years. My moccasin vamps are part of the 1725 pairs beaded
by 1372 artists.
starts off with stops in North Battleford, SK and The Pas,
MB. I’m thrilled the installation will be at Ziibiwing
Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways at in
Mt. Pleasant, MI he Apr 23 - Jun 3th, 2016.
their website to see when the installation will
be in your community. It is very worthwhile spiritual experience.
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:
"Beader’s Paint Box" – a demonstration
of colour theory and design for your bead projects. Since
you cannot blend beads like paint, you’ll see how to effectively
use bead finishes and colour placement.
“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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for full details for Creativ Festival, TBS Bead Fair, Bead
& Button, Bead Fest, GLBG Bead Bonanza and more...
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