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"Портрет Митця (Portrait of an Artist)" #2332
KONTAKT TV. Toronto: Apr. 11, 2015, Episode 2332.

Interview with Ulana Hlynchak about Maria's gerdany and beadweaving designs and teaching.




How To Diagonal Weave Using Triangle Beads

Click on the picture to watch video
where Maria shows how to beadweave
two very different shapes of beads
into a fun tennis bracelet


“Maria Rypan - Expert in Ukrainian Beaded Wearable Art”

Mona Hair of The Jewelry Connection graciously created this video after my interview on her program on July 12, 2009. She was so right about realizing the potential of sharing my work through social media!

Mona77401 | July 18, 2009
Maria Rypan of Toronto Canada appeared as guest featured artist at The Jewelry Connection! Maria is a designer, teacher, lecturer, and recognized expert in the field of Ukrainian beaded design work in wearable art. Her website is
www.rypandesigns.com where she offers kits, instructional publications, and more! Thank you Maria, for your wonderful live interview! It was a pleasure sharing your work with the audience!



Maria Rypan — Beadfest Phildelphia 2009

Karen Ferrante of CreativeJewelryMaking.com filmed a brief interview about the featured article and my beadwork kits, patterns and books at Bead Fest 2009 in Philadelphia.

TheCreativeJeweler | August 27, 2009
http://www.creativejewelrymaking.com - A brief interview with Maria Rypan who has a feature article in the next Oct/Nov 2009 issue of Beadwork about Netting Ukrainian-style beadwork. Maria is a wonderful individual who is really fun to talk to. She has incorporated her culture and desire to teach people the joy of beading into her work and her easy to follow patterns.



“Maria Rypan’s Ukrainian-style Beadwork”
An in-depth 15-minute TV programs features Rypan’s “Beadwork in Ukraine” slide presentation and Opening Night of her personal beadwork exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago, IL.

Halyna Hrytsak, reporter; Mr. Hrytsak, videographer, UZIR-TV, Chicago, IL, June 23, 2008



“Maria Rypan’s “Contemporary Beadwork in Ukraine”

Documentation of a joint evening of beadwork by Maria and bead artist/embroiderer Nastasiya Marusyk Zhmendak at the Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago, IL on June 2, 2009.

Maria’s presentation starts off the evening. Nastasiya’s talk about beads’ origin and significance, as well as bead embroidery follows. See her display of Bukovynian folk costumes.

UZIR-TV. Chicago: June 2, 2009.
Ivan Hrytsak, videographer.



"Maria Rypan Expert in Beadwork”.
KONTAKT TV. Toronto: Apr 15, 2006,
Episode 1432. 9 min, 4 sec.

This was my first interview about my gerdany and published articles.




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