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"Beaded Snowflake Brooches" by Maria Rypan.
A Needle Pulling Thread. Winter 2016-17:

What happens when you beadweave my famous
fanwheel snowflake around a filigree dome?
This was a challenge!
Each step is captured in step photos,
as well the my Gear Snowflakes.


"Sierra Nevada Collection"

As a designer for the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad, I designed these tapered net bracelets using Czech silky beads, O's, Matubo 8/ seedbeds and novel finishes for on f/p crystals.  Instructions were prepared for retailers to have instructions for projects using new bead shapes.

Beadsmith Inspiration Squad, Jul 2016


"Sailboat Brooches" by Maria Rypan.
A Needle Pulling Thread. Summer 2015: 88-92.

Ndebele herringbone-stitched sails are the main feature of my sailboats. They come in big and small sizes. Ladder-stitched triangles formed the hull of the boats. Long head pins threaded though made my boat brooch sail.



Peyote-Stitched Daisy Bracelet” by Maria Rypan.
Craft Ideas. Garden 2015: 93-96.
ISSN 0146-6607


"Ukrainian Honeycomb Net"

I designed this netted collar using Czech 2-hole honeycomb beads, O's, daggers in two sizes. The matte and glossy finishes of black honeycombs count as two colors. The red O's stand on edge to create a pattern. Two colors of daggers playfully finish the edge.
These instructions were prepared for Beadsmith's retailers to have instructions for projects using new bead shapes. I taught this for BeadFX in Toronto. Note the different looks chosen by students.

Beadsmith Inspiration Squad, Dec 2015




“Beaded Snowflake”
by Maria Rypan.
Craft Ideas. Holiday 2014: 84-86.
ISSN 0146-6607

This article features steps photos for making all the points of this opulent snowflake. It's excellent for seeing how to start the fanwheel and place the bottom leg of the last few points for a smooth snowflake on both sides.



“Rising Curtains”
by Maria Rypan.
BEADWORK. Jun/Jul 2014: 38-40.
ISSN 1528-5634

This article features illustrated steps for the start of the diagonal weave for the necklace. Great illustrations on how to start swags. Cascading row counts and illustration help create a balanced dramatic swag.


"CraftArtEdu.com -Faculte"

In May 2013 my first on-line class was launched for the short lived CraftArtEdu. Learning was easy because the instructor narrated every step along the way. This involved a lot of preparation but was worth it for long distance students.

My Netting Primer was a three-part class beginning with beadweaving basics, where folks learned how to begin and end a new thread and finish your work. Next they created a basic Textured Net necklace, and from there, learned how to make four variations of this basic net, each using different beads for different effect.




“Chic Chevron Collar”
by Maria RYpan
BEADWORK.AUG/SEP 2013: 66-68
ISSN 1528-5634

This unique piece was designed for the 25th Creative Festival in Toronto and is affectionately known as “Rita’s Rondelle Zigzags”. I’m thrilled to share it with you on the pages of BEADWORK mag.


“Millefiori Mosaic” Collar & Earrings
by Maria Rypan
A Needle Pulling Thread. Summer 2012: 82-87
ISSN 1715-4650

The Netted X’s & O’s got a fresh summer remake with a limited selection of millefiori disks and drawn chevron beads. Maria’s instruction for the collar and earrings have been included in their entirely.



“Beaded “Pysanky” Eggs”
by Maria Rypan
A Needle Pulling Thread. Spring 2011: 90-93
ISSN 1715-4650

This article is 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 own.


“Ancient Adornments of the Kyivan Rus’, X-XIII Centuries” by Maria Rypan
Canadian Beading.ca, (Issue 8 2009), pgs. 29-31

These artifacts, beads and tools were found at the Borysohlib Museum, Chernihiv, Ukraine.




“A Conversation on Ukrainian-Style Beadwork with Maria Rypan” by Melaina Juntti.
BEADWORK, (Oct/Nov 2009), pgs. 60-62.

The interview 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), pg. 8


“Scythian Gold” by Maria Rypan
BEADWORK, (Oct/Nov 2009), pgs. 63-65.

Reprinted in BEADWORK Presents: Favorite Bead Stitches.
Interweave Press (2010), pgs. 103-105




“Ancient Adornments of the Kyivan Rus, X-XIII Centuries”

“The Bead Forum”, Newsletter of the Society of Bead Researchers, (Autumn 2008, Issue 53), pg. 1

Discovery of artifacts on display at the Borysohlib Museum, Chernihiv, Ukraine. Sep. 2008


“Gerdany: Triple ‘V’ Jewel” by Maria Rypan
A Needle Pulling Thread, (Festive 2008), pgs. 70-77

Maria’s project uses novel jewel-toned beads for embellishment and all around netted base. Her full written and step-by-step instructions appear in magazine article.
“In the Spotlight…Maria Rypan” talks about current beadwork trends in beading.




“Trypillian Spirit” by Maria Rypan
STEP BY STEP beads, (Nov/Dec 2008), pgs. 24-25

Maria 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, 2009.


“Trypillian Spirit Project”
by Maria Rypan
Toronto Bead Society Newsletter,
(Jan/Feb 2009), pg. 7

Maria Rypan summarized the development and opportunities of a unique project designed to compliment the Trypilian exhibit from Ukraine. The “Trypillian Spirit necklaces were available at the ROM Gift Shop.




“Fan wheel flakes”
by Maria Rypan
Bead&Button Online Project,
(Oct 2008), 2 pages

Reprinted in Beaded Ornament for the Holidays and Beyond
from Bead & Button and BeadStyle Magazines, (2009), pgs. 90-91
ISBN: 978-0-87116-283-0



“Simply Luxurious Net” & “Glitter Drop Earrings”
by Maria Rypan
A Needle Pulling Thread, (Spring 2007), pgs. 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.


“Fanned Wheel Necklace”
by Maria Rypan
BEADWORK, (Aug/Sep 2007), pgs. 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

Reprinted in BEADWORK Presents: Favorite Bead Stitches.
Interweave Press (2010), pgs. 100-102


“Crystal Pearls”
by Maria Rypan
Wedding Jewelry
(Volume 1, 2007), pgs. 20-23

Maria designed and taught these for Swarovski® in Tucson, AZ, and then the Creative Festival in Toronto. The project was printed in a special wedding publication from the editors of STEP BY STEP beads.



“Netted Diamonds”
by Maria Rypan
STEP BY STEP BEADS magazine, Jan/Feb 2006, pgs.26-30.

Leslie Rogalsky, 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. It included:

"Beadwork traditions
Pprojects 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 directions!"

"Netted Diamonds" was reprinted in The best of STEP BY STEP beads.
Interweave Press LLC, 2010: 114-115


"Fanned Waves Bracelet"
by Maria Rypan
BEADWORK. Feb. 2005: 92-94

Based on 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.





“Fringed Gothic Beauty”
by Maria Rypan
Simply Beads. Dec 2005: 86-88

Crystal-tipped 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.


“Feliz Navidad”
by Maria Rypan
Nov/Dec 2005: 34-35.

Was inspired by the Indonesian lampwork bead colors. See all the earring variations you can get from the matching bracelet beads.





"Color Duo Lariant"
by Maria Rypan
Sep/Oct. 2005: 45-48

This reproduction of a vintage lariant pattern has a new look with interlocking color placement, using two colors easily distinquished from each other. The lariant is 44'' long.


"Ukrainian netting"
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 editor didn't have to send the manuscript for proofing!

Reprinted in: Beadwoven Jewelry, The Best of Bead&Button Magazine.
Waukesha: Kalmbach Publishing Co. 2006: 14-16.
ISBN: 10: 0-87116-229-6
ISBN: 13: 978-07116-229-8



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