Czech Glass Trunk Show From Nirvana May 18 11-5
Nirvana is bringing all the latest styles of Czech glass to this show, including designer Czech beads & buttons and vintage look brass findings & charms. Word has it there will also be a fine selection of semi-precious beads. The fab photos below are only a small sample of what's coming...
Tubes of Genuine Swarovski Crystal - for a limited time, $10 each
Genuine Swarovski crystals are the most sought-after luxury glass beads - found on high-end accessories, embroidered into designer clothing, and appliqued on to art in New York galleries.
Ayla's collection of exquisite Austrian Swarovski crystal is offered for the unheard-of low price of $10 per tube, for a limited time only. No other discounts apply for this special offer.
Next Beading Nite - May 15, 5-7 pm
Isn't it wonderful that spring is finally here... you can walk to Beading Nite after dinner, or after planting the first geraniums... it's a wonderful night of friendship, jewelry-making and good cheer. Make plans to attend from 5-7 pm. As always, Beading Nite purchases are 20% off.
A World of Good Trunk Show June 22-23
In June, mark your calendars for A World of Good - Transformational jewelry, prayer lockets, pendants, rings, Nepal, tibet, Shree Yantra, and more... check the website in June for pics.
The Food Drive at Ayla's Anniversary Sale was a big success - with over 250 pounds of food donated by YOU, Ayla's fantastic community of beaders!
Ayla also dropped off a check for $100, from cash donations - all to the Interfaith Action of Evanston, an organization that helps feed Evanston's hungry.
The need is always there. Thanks again---
Be the 500th Person to Join us on Facebook and get a Special Prize
What is the special prize? The web designer does not know, but can only assume it's free beads. Or a free class. You want to be our friend anyway, right?
Plus, Ayla regularly creates special offers ONLY for Facebook friends. It's also a fun way to keep up with the Ayla's Originals friendly, creative community of beaders! Click here and get started!
Meet the Originals: Colette
Colette Quackenbush is our featured artist whose work can be viewed in the window this month - and purchased - and she is one of our most popular instructors (seen here on the left). She also models jewelry for Ayla's Own.
She has a B.A. in Graphic Design, with a background in textiles and fashion. She brings her designer’s eye and hand skills to the art of jewelry making, particularly knotting and wire-wrapping. She enjoys teaching technique to her students and hopes to pass on the joy of beading.
This is the fifth Originals installment - spotlights on Ayla's very special staff! Watch this space every month for a different story.
20 pts – Free Basic Stringing Class
30 – free wire wrapping class
40 – free knotting class
60 – pic on website, facebook & twitter pages
75 – free portrait at joseph studios
100 pts - 20% off entire purchase (not valid with other discount)
200 pts - 25% off 300 – 30% off 400 – 35% off
500 – PARTY for you & 3 friends with materials