have everything to beadweave your very own accessories.
Display at the Creativ Festival, Toronto, 2013
beats getting into something than by doing! Maria's
claim-to-fame is her clearly illustrated step-by-step
most cost-efficient way to try a new technique is with
an all-exclusive Kit. Each one includes
instructions, a color photo and colorway choices. There
are plenty of beads, all beads stringing materials and
findings. All you need is scissors or cutter to clip
the beading wire or thread!
you should already have a bead stash, there are Patterns
with a supply list included with the color photo of
a finished piece.
best references for learning beadweaving are Rypan Designs'
Beadwork Lesson Books. Two Assorted
Beadwork books are full of unique techniques. They start
from the very simple ones, which would look great in
today's textured beads, and progress to some very exclusive
projects. Assorted Beadweaving: Lesson #2 features
the chic diagonal weave, swags, the Gothic series and
Netting Lesson Books start from simple vertical netting
to projects progressively adding 'X' motifs, then diamonds
and 'V's like in "gerdany", Ukrainian-style
beading. The projects vary in widths, increasing/decreasing
of collars, trims along the lower edge, including zigzagz
and 'V'-shapes in Netted Jagged Mesh: Lessons #2.
through the Books and Kits
& Patterns pages. CLICK icons for enlargement,
description, price and kit color choices.
Ordering Info for details and shipping
and handling (S+H) costs.
If there are any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
telephone: 416-247-1993 ( 9am to 5pm EST); fax: 416-247-2423.
As far as I'm concerned, she (Maria Rypan) is up there
with Carol Wilcox Wells in terms of clarity of instructions.
Maria's diagrams are super easy to figure out and thank
god for thet cuz I'm not always the brightest bulb when
it cimes to learning new stuff ... LOL
just aren't an option for me at this point and it really
is gratifying to be able to teach myself something wothout
pulling my hair out in frustration."
Maja (aka Margaret Jackson)
[cdnjoolbead], Aug 2006