The Spring Creativ Festival is Apr 26 &
27th at the International Centre in Toronto. Visit Rypan Designs
at Booth #372 for all-inclusive kits and patterns.
I’ll be doing three seminars: “ABCs of Beading”,“Beadwork:
Closures & Finishing Tips” “Beyond the Kit” twice.
Schedule your day around them these 45 min. visual presentations.
They’re included in the admission. Purchase your Creativ Festival
tickets online for a discount and get in at 9 a.m. The show
closes earlier Friday evening.
Teaching Daisy Mosaics at BeadFX on Apr 8th.
By Maria Rypan, 2013
Spring Fair is happening May 3 to 4th at
the Toronto Reference Library, 2nd floor. This is
a great show to see member’s work, lampwork and new
products in the bead world. I’ll be in TN that weekend,
but be sure to come.
Check “Walking With Our Sisters”
website to see when the installation will be in your
community. This is a Commemorative Art Installation
for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada
and USA. It is very worthwhile spiritual experience.
While in Winnipeg, I visited it and spotted my moccasin
vamp on the patch in the centre aisle of the room.
Visit Urban Shaman until April 12th.
Looking forward to going down to Milwaukee for my
11th Bead & Button Show! Visit
me at the Marketplace from June 6 to 8th at my usual
spot, Booth #933.
here for a coupon for FREE admission to the Marketplace.
for Rypan Designs beadwork kits and patterns.
“Buy 4, get ONE* FREE” SPECIAL (*lowest price
item, books excepted) applies at shows and online.
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.
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.
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
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
Presentations & Workshops:
“Pysanky & Traditional Dress of Ukraine”
has folk costumes from the Museum of Decorative Folk Arts
in Kyiv., as well as photos of century old Easter eggs from
their historic collection. This is the best combo of ‘pysanky’
with dress and folk arts of particular regions. Check out
the costumes of the 19th to 20th centuries.
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 Beadwork
“Contemporary Beadwork in Ukraine II”, and
my first slide show about beadwork in Ukraine are available
for booking for bead societies or community events.
“Gerdany — 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.
NEW! Loomwork kits are all-inclusive. They
are fully loaded with a 5 pg. Loomwork Overview, 4 pg. detailed
tutorial and a color collage showing a ‘gerdan’ in progress.
You get seed beads and bugles, two 90mm and two beading needles,
thread and twill tape for an easy joining of the medallion
on the loom. The kits are available exclusively from Sandra’s
Old World Charms.
“Beadwork: THE Most Versatile Art Form”,
an inspirational seminar launched at last year’s Creativ Festival,
is ready for show & tell elsewhere.
“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.
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.
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for full details for Creativ Festival, TBS Bead Fair, Bead
& Button, Bead Fest, GLBG Bead Bonanza and more...
wishes for Springtime full of creativity.
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