My Netted Zigzags just 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 are now available. Have a
new “Southwest” combo coming.
I will be going to Ukraine in May. Besides visiting
my uncle and family, I’m looking forward to attending
the “Spring Chords” Festival in Ivano
Frankivsk on May 22, 2015. Can’t wait to see my “Netted
Daggers” gerdan and cuff bracelet being modeled at the
Festival. Application deadline is Mar 20th.
for more information and Ukrainian and English applications
to participate. It’s a wonderful chance to go “international”.
Daggers” in red/black. I’ll be submitted it to “Spring
Chords” Festival in Ukraine, May 2015
first show for me is GLBG Bead Bonanza in
MI on Mar 15th. Will have two new
kits using Czech 2-hole beads. See my newsletter
#30 for styles. Come and see!
The next 3-week Loomwork Series will
be on Weds. evenings, Mar. 18, 25 and Apr. 1st, at
Bead FX,. Space is limited. Sign up early to reserve
two new seminars for the Spring Creativ Festival,
Apr 24 & 25th at the International Centre, Toronto. Plan
your day around them. Visit my booth #372 for my kits, patterns
Bead & Button Show is coming In June.
I’ll be back in time for it. See you in my usual spot. You
can sign up for classes now.
already published 30 Rypan Designs Newsletters
full of inspirational stories, links to blogs, videos, events
and classes and tips.
not to miss a doze of inspiration coming to your mailbox.
to read the back issues news.
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:
been busy preparing projects: “Daisy Mosaic Bracelet” in Craft
Ideas, Garden 2015; “Sail Boat Brooch” in Summer
I have several spare copies of this and previous issues Modnyj
Fashion Magazine. All the projects are presented
in Russian and English. Get them for $5 each or 3 for $10.
“Walking With Our Sisters”, a commemorative
art installation for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
of Canada and USA will be in Whitehorse, YK and Red Deer,
AB 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.
See Events USA or Canada
for full details for Creativ Festival, TBS Bead Fair, Bead
& Button, Bead Fest, GLBG Bead Bonanza and more...
I’ve just prepared a DVD of a new documentary film, “Jacob’s
Ladder”, in both Ukrainian and English translation.
This is an unexpected bonus creation stemming from the original
“Lubomyr” Documentary Film Project I’ve been
collaborating with a Screen Media Ukraine. For more info,
read my blog.
The film Has been submitted to Film Festivals around the world.
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