Rypan is a designer, artist and publisher of beadwork
instruction books and a recognized expert on ‘gerdany’, the
Ukrainian-style of beading. She enjoys transforming everything
from seed beads to Swarovski ELEMENTS® into designs. Her work
is featured in many beadwork publications.
Best of all, Maria teaches beadwork classes internationally
since 1995 at various shows, retreats, museums, shops and
bead societies. Check out the USA
events for learning opportunities.
In Real Life:
forward to the 3-week Loomwork Series on
Monday evenings starting April 8th at BeadFX.
Can’t wait to see the color combos people choose to do using
one of four style choices. This series is SOLD OUT, but I’d
like to know who else is interested.
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.
be doing three seminars: “Yes, You Too Can Bead!”,
“Beader’s Paint Box” and “Beadwork: The Finishing
Touch” 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. My first presentation is Fri. 9:30 a.m.,
well before the doors are open to the public.
Teaching Textured Herringbone, a.k.a. Beaded Soutache
at BeadFX on May 4th.
In the Press & Spinoffs:
“cool stuff”, Apr/May 2013 features Netted
X’s and O’s Collar Kit. It also mentions
the Diamond Earring Kit. Would you like to try one?
How about in a workshop setting?
have back issues of “Modnyj”
Fashion Beading Magazine for sale at $5 issue/
5 for $20. The Ukrainian and Russian beaders do amazingly
original beadwork. Lots of cabochon work, soutache,
beaded flowers, ‘pysanky’ eggs and unique beadweaving.
your chance to to get some inspirational issues. English
was introduced starting 2012. How many would you like?
for Rypan Designs beadwork kits and
patterns. “Buy 4, get ONE* FREE” SPECIAL
(*lowest price item, books excepted) applies at shows
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
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.
to see projects, published articles, presentation and seminar
topics, plus what’s happening in the press.
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
Available Presentations & Workshops:
“Pysanky & Traditional Dress of Ukraine”
debuted Mar 2013 at the Regional Pysanky Exhibit in
Toronto. The images are all new. They were shot on March
1st at the Museum of Decorative Folk Arts in Kyiv. This
has the best combo of ‘pysanky’ with dress and folk
arts of particular regions.
This visual presentation was very
well received by school children, as well as the audience
the next day.
There’s still time before Easter on
the Julian calendar!
it anytime because the costumes don’t go in and out
of fashion. Same with the Easter Eggs. See how the
wrote ‘pysanky’ and dressed at the turn of the 19th
to 20th centuries.
“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.
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. CLICK
to see the stages and styles. 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.
I’ll be presenting at the May 21 GLBG meeting.
- 2 or 3-Tone Floral Kit or Pattern
your World: Beading and Surface Designs” can change
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.
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
Beadwork in Ukraine II”, and my first slide show
about beadwork in Ukraine are available for booking for bead
societies or community events.
and Seminars 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.
Events/USA or Canada
for full details for Creativ Festival, TBS Bead Fair, Bead
& Button, Bead Fest, GLBG Bead Bonanza and more...
Best wishes for a Springtime full of creativity.
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