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Monday, August 4, 2014

Ndebele Motif Cuffs

My friend and beading mentor, Maria Rypan, is getting ready to head over to Ukraine where she is presenting about international beading and teaching her Ndebele Motif Cuff. She needed some new samples in a few new colours to take with her.

I worked on them during this long weekend. It takes me about 90 minutes to complete a cuff.

Here is the cuff inspired by Trypillian colours.

 Here is the cuff inspired by the colours on the Ukrainian flag.

This last one is two shades of blues with a cream accent.

Once she is back in Toronto she will be teaching the cuff at Beadfx in September.

Happy Beading!


  1. I have an awesome presentation on the Ndeble Motifs ready for use in Ukraine and here in North America. Can't wait to see the color combos participants come up with in when I teach it in Ukraine on Aug 14th.

  2. Thanks to Jo-Ann, my sample maker for helping make bracelets to showcase the possibilities. She has good tension. Her bracelet stand on edge and have good form compared to my soft ones.