Ukraine trip was a success. Besides family visits and genealogical
research, I had the pleasure of attending the “Spring Chords”
Festival in Ivano Frankivsk on May 20th. It was nice seeing
the great variety of contemporary fashions inspired from traditional
Ukrainian folk arts motifs. I was thrilled to see my black
and red “Ukrainian Roots” netted collar and cuff ensemble
modeled so professionally in the elegant Stanyslaviwskyj Dvir
(Courtyard). My beadwork ensemble won 1st Prize in its’ category.
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"Ìàð³ÿ Ðèïàí ïðåäñòàâëÿº: ´åðäàí â ñòàðèííîìó óêðà¿íñüêîìó
ñòèë³, â ÷åðâîíî-÷îðíèõ òîíàõ, ç ñó÷àñíèì îçäîáëåííÿì, ï³ä
íàçâîþ "Óêðà¿íñüêå êîð³ííÿ". Äî íüîãî - øèðîêèé
áðàñëåò ³ ðîñÿí³ êóëü÷èêè.
was awesome! I got to see the Button Exhibit at the Decoratif
Musee on May 9th. This exhibit is a very good excuse to go
to Paris by July 19th before this immense show dedicated to
the seemingly tiny treasure closes. Also, I had a chance to
visit Senlis to celebrate Queen Anna Yaroslawna’s contributions
to French culture. Four short days were very full of unforgettable
Zigzag Dagger Collars are still available
in a very limited edition. Newly available
is the coordinating Netted Zigzag Cuff thanks to the
combination of the same three color combos and perhaps
a few unique combos in time for Bead Fest
- This Netted Zigzag Cuff will be available in limited
Melanie Fergusson’s “Red Flowers” loomwork bracelet
won 2nd prize.
looking forward to seeing my Northeastern beader friends at
Bead Fest in PA this August! I will be on
the corner in the Artisan Table area, #471A-B. Stop by to
see what’s new!
See Canadian Events for
my monthly afternoon classes at BeadFX.
The Fall Creativ Festival has new dates,
Oct 15 to 17, 2015, days, and will in the North Building of
the MTCC. I’ll be guest teaching two workshops.
Plan to take my Loomwork Series at Bead FX
next spring 2016. See the #31
newsletter for photos from this Spring series.
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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, and Daisy
Earring Drop Earring kits to match.
kit is thanks to a customer reuqest. If you have my
Assorted Beadwork: Lessons #2, you have the instuctions.
Add a few beads. Voila!
“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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