by Maria Rypan
BEADWORK. Aug/Sep 2013: 66-68
I SSN 1528-5634
This unique piece was designed for the 25th Creativ Festival
in Toronto and is affectionately
known as “Rita’s Ronedelle Ziggzags. ‘I’m
thrilled to share it with you on the pages of
Mosaic” Collar & Earrings
by Maria Rypan
A Needle Pulling Thread. Summer 2012: 82-87
Netted X’s & O’s got a fresh summer
with a limited selection of millefiori disks and drawn
chevron beads. Maria’s instructions for the collar
and earrings have been included in their entirety.
“Pysanky” Eggs” by Maria
A Needle Pulling Thread. Spring 2011: 90-93.
This article for a Canadian needle arts magazine talks
about the different ways of applying beads on eggs in
a “pysanka” style. 13 photos illustrate
various methods and give an appreciation of how each
and every bead is applied or beadwoven. Since no two
eggs are the same, the article gives plenty of guidelines
for beading one of your
Adornments of the Kyivan Rus’, X-XIII Centuries”
by Maria Rypan.
Canadian Beading.ca. Issue 8, 2009: 29-31.
artifacts, beads and tools were on display at the Borysohlib
Museum, Chernihiv, Ukraine.
Conversation on Ukrainian-Style Beadwork with Maria Rypan”
by Melaina Juntti.
BEADWORK, Oct./Nov. 2009: 60-62.
interview was based on my “Comtemporary Beadwork
in Ukraine” , 2009 Powerpoint.
It was reprinted as “Gerdany – Past to Present:
A Conversation on Ukrainian-Style Beadwork with Maria
Rypan” by Melaina Juntti. The New Pathway.
Toronto: Vol. 80, #39, Oct 8, 2009: 8.
Gold” by Maria Rypan.
BEADWORK, Oct./Nov. 2009: 63-65.
A twist on contemporary Ukrainian beadwork,
this V-shaped netted collar features an embellished
diamond-shaped opening. The project’s name relates
to one of the original habitants of Ukraine, the Scythians.
in BEADWORK Presents: Favorite Bead Stitches.
Interweave Press LLC, 2010: 103-105.
Adornments of the Kyivan Rus, X-XIII Centuries”
by Maria Rypan.
“The Bead Forum”, Newsletter of the Society
of Bead Researchers. Autumn 2008, Issue 53: 1.
of artifacts on display at the Borysohlib Museum, Chernihiv,
Ukraine. Sep. 2008.
Triple ‘V’ Jewel” by Maria
A Needle Pulling Thread. Festive 2008: 70-77.
“In the Spotlight…Maria Rypan” talks
about current beadwork trends in beading. This project
uses novel jewel-toned beads for embellishment and all
around netted base. Maria’s full step-by-step
instructions appear in magazine article.
Spirit” by Maria Rypan.
STEP BY STEP beads. Nov./Dec. 2008: 24-25.
created this necklace to coincide with the exhibit of
“Mysteries of Trypilian Culture” on display
at the Royal Ontario Museum, Nov 30, 2008 to Mar 22,
Spirit Project” by Maria Rypan.
Toronto Bead Society Newsletter. Jan./Feb.
of the development and opportunities presented by a
unique project designed to compliment the Trypilian
exhibit from Ukraine. The “Trypillian Spirit”
necklaces were available at the ROM Gift Shop.
wheel flakes” by Maria Rypan.
Bead&Button Online Project. Oct. 2008:2
extraordinary 3-D snowflakes are created by firmly positioning
crystal-tipped bugle ‘V’s around a circle
of beads. Great idea for décor and memorable
in Beaded Ornament for the Holidays and Beyond
from Bead & Button and BeadStyle Magazines.
Waukesha: Kalmbach Publishing Co., 2009: 90-91.
Luxurious Net” & “Glitter Drop Earrings”
by Maria Rypan.
A Needle Pulling Thread. Spring 2007: 42-48.
“In the Spotlight…Maria Rypan”
talks about influences and experiences in needle craft.
Swarovski® crystals were used in this project. Maria’s
original instructions were reprinted in the article.
Wheel Necklace” by Maria Rypan.
BEADWORK. Aug./Sep. 2007: 56-58.
This necklace was inspired by contemporary
beadwork seen at the Vernisage, an art piazza in Lviv,
Ukraine. The wheel is a circular fan whose points are
topped with crystals and whose shape echoes through
the wavy crystal-studded band.
in: BEADWORK Presents: Favorite Bead Stitches.
Interweave Press LLC, 2010: 100-102
Pearls” by Maria Rypan.
Wedding Jewelry. Interweave Press LLC., Volume
1, 2007: 20-23.
classic crystal pearl bracelet and obelisk earrings
are a perennial favorite of bridal parties judging by
royalties from on-line pattern orders from Interweave
Press. It was printed in a special wedding publication
from the editors of STEP BY STEP beads.
These two-needle ladder stitch bracelet and earrings
were designed in 2006 and taught for Swarovski®
in Tucson and at the Creativ Festival in Toronto.
Diamonds” by Maria Rypan.
STEP BY STEP beads. Jan./Feb. 2006: 26-30.
Leslie Rogalski, editor of Beading Daily, wrote
on May 17, 2010 about six of her favorite projects as
The best of STEP BY STEP beads was launched.
Projects with history taught me about other cultures.
Maria Rypan is renowned for keeping alive the intricacies
of Ukrainian beading. In her regal Netted Diamonds collar,
she shares a very modern-looking motif that’s
actually been applied to beadwork for generations. Netting
is not hard to learn, I might add, with our step-by-step
Diamonds” was reprinted in The best of STEP
BY STEP beads.
Interweave Press LLC, 2010: 114-115.
Waves Bracelet” by Maria Rypan.
BEADWORK. Feb. 2005: 92-94.
on a Ukrainian design, this distinctive bracelet uses
twisted bugle beads to highlight the richly textured
fans made by a series of inverted V’s. The off-loom
designs is easier than it looks and can be repeated
for any length of jewelry.
Gothic Beauty” by Maria Rypan.
Simply Beads. Dec 2005: 86-88.
fringe and seed beads are dramatic in this Gothic necklace,
daring enough for even the most plunging neckline. This
piece looks complicated, but strings up quickly.
Navidad” by Maria Rypan.
STEP BY STEP beads. Nov./Dec. 2005: 34-35.
lampwork bracelet and earrings.
Duo Lariat” by Maria Rypan.
STEP BY STEP beads. Sep./Oct. 2005: 45-48.
reproduction of a vintage lariat pattern has a new look
with interlocking color placement, using two colors
easily distinquished from each other. The lariat is
by Maria Rypan.
Bead&Button. Jun 2003: 84-87.
Maria’s first published article after meeting
editor Alice Korach at the 2002 Bead&Button Show.
The “Indigo Kilim” necklace joins woven
panels with beaded bands. This project was so well illustrated,
the editors didn’t have to send the manuscript
in: Beadwoven Jewelry,
The Best of Bead&Button Magazine.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. 2006: 14-16.
ISBN: 10: 0-87116-229-6
ISBN: 13: 978-07116-229-8