Starting off the New Year by participating in “Meet
the Teacher” at BeadFX on Jun 11th
in Toronto. I’ll bring along examples of loomwork, including
the awesome piece pictured in my 15th Newsletter.
be teaching my newest “Ndebele Motif Bracelet”
at Bead FX on Jan 28th. Check our their calendar
and register for this new class.
The next 3-week Loomwork Series will be on
Tues evenings, Mar. 4, 11, 18th at Bead FX,. Space is limited.
Sign up early to reserve your spot.
This show starts the show circuit. GLBG Bead Bonanza
in MI in Mar 16th.
Preparing 3 new seminars for the Spring Creativ Festival,
Apr 25 & 26th at the International Centre, Toronto. Will
have a booth for my kits, patterns and books.
At the moment I’m a little distracted from beading. I’m the
Project Coordinator for Canada & USA for a Ukrainian documentary
film “Lubomyr”. Since it’s about my uncle
and godfather Lubomyr Cardinal Husar, Patriarch Emeritus,
I am busy with providing Family background material and fundraising.
I’ll give more info in the next update.
just wrapping up our ABC’s of Creativity series.
25 blogs have already been written on different ways beads
can be used. “Z is Zing” is the last of the series. See them
all by clicking on the Blog button.
We’ve already published 15 Rypan Designs Newsletters
full of inspirational stories, links to blogs, videos, events
and classes and tips. Subscribe not to miss a doze of inspiration
coming to your mailbox. Click here to read the latest news.
Rypan Designs Now Offering Downloadable
selection of netted styles: is available as downloadable
patterns for $8.95 each. Within 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.
Are you looking for that perfect bracelet, necklace,
or set of earrings for your next beading project? Rypan
Designs is now offering a wide selection of beautiful
patterns available as immediate downloads! Browse through
the many designs...
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. It 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
is an excellent opportunity to have my personal assistance
and instruction for a small price in your very own
NEW Kits in a separate section in the Catalogue
for Rypan Designs beadwork kits and printed
patterns. “Buy 4, get ONE* FREE” SPECIAL
(*lowest price item, books excepted) applies at shows and
In the Press & Spinoffs:
Aug/Sep 2013 features my Chic Chevron Collar
on pgs 66 to 68. If you’d like to to make one identical to
the my rondelle version in the magazine, I have it kitted
for your convenience.
‘Maria donated “Start Pin” kits to Pamela
Bielak of Crafting for a Cure at the ened of Creativ
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
Visit the Gallery and be inspired!
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
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.
See Events/USA or Canada
for full details for Creativ Festival, TBS Bead Fair, Bead
& Button, Bead Fest, GLBG Bead Bonanza and more...
wishes for summer full of creativity.
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