Festival is coming to the North building in the Metro Convention
Centre in Toronto from Oct 15 to 17th. Conference Classes
start Tues, Oct 13th for five days. I will be teaching two
workshops with new Czech bead shapes: “‘X’ 2-hole BAR Bracelet”
and “Studs, Lentils & Tiles Bracelets”. Rypan Designs
will be on the show floor with the newest kits and a few favourites
at the BeadFX booth #927. Come see me!
Toronto Beading Guild meets Tues, Oct 13 in Mississauga.
I will be presenting the "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. A hands-on exercise, "Fave Colour
FOB" will help practice what we learned and
be handy for colour references. Guests welcome for $10. It’ll
be an inspirational fun evening!
Toronto Bead Society Fall Fair will be held
Nov 7 and 8, 2015 at the Appel Salon on the 2nd floor of the
Toronto Reference Library. This time visitors can take advantage
of several smaller demos and Make and Takes from $5 to $10.
I will have two on Saturday, as well as be demoing my Fanwheel
Snowflake on Sunday. Stop by and visit Rypan Designs.
Soon as the TBS show finishes, I’ll be going to Kyiv,
Ukraine for two weeks from Nov 11 to 25, 2015. Looking
forward to the change of pace!
Canal Bead Cruise from March 15 to 29, 2016 – here
I come!! This is organized by Amy Loh Kupser of i-Beads.com.
Still time to sign up. Can’t wait!! See USA events for details.
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.(Always
looking to share interesting beadwork in my newsletter.)
the Press & Spinoffs:
off the press! The Summer 2015, A Needle Pulling
Thread just published my Ndebele Sailboat
Summer Brooch, pgs 90 to 93.
neat thing is that you can get a downloadable version
of my full instructions for subscribers of ANPT.
Daisy Bracelet” was published with all of my 43 step-by-step
photos in Craft Ideas, Garden 2015 on pgs.
93 to 96. It’s also available digitally.
For your convenience, I have a Daisy Mosaic Bracelet
kits, as shown, and Daisy Earring Drop Earring
kits to match. This kit is thanks to a customer reuqest. If
you have my Assorted Beadwork: Lessons #2, you have the instuctions.
Add a few beads. Voila!
My husband and I put together a 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 be relocated.
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a doze of inspiration coming to your mailbox. Click
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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
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. Check
their website to see when the installation will
be in your community. It is very worthwhile spiritual experience.
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:
"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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