Maria Rypan, bead artist and educator, was born in the USA and currently resides in Canada. Rypan Designs has a strong presence on both sides of the border through teaching and shows.
Designer with a BA in Art; Diploma in Merchandising. Proven track record for initiation and developing private and branded products and programs from concept to market resulted in own line of Rypan Designs kits, patterns and instruction books.
Rypan Designs is an international publisher of beadwork books with world-wide distribution. Kits, patterns and books are sold through mail order, workshops or bead shows in Canada and USA (from AZ to PA, from MI & WI down to TX).