Class Descriptions

Classes at Ayla's Originals

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Basic Stringing

Create your very own unique and beautiful beaded jewelry. Students will learn to use one of the most simple and straight forward
techniques to create individual works of art.

Materials: enough beads to make a 16” necklace, 1 clasp, 2 crimp tubes, 2 feet of Softflex, 2 crimp covers, 2 wire guards

Cost: $45

Instructors: Colette Quackenbush, Cordelia Herman or Joe Pizzo

Basic Stringing

Wire Wrapping

Learn the basic loop-and-wrap technique used to create wire masterpieces.
Students will leave with a pair of earrings.

Materials: 1 spool of 22g craft wire, beads for earrings, 2 headpins, 1 pair earring wires or posts

Cost: $45

Instructors: Colette Quackenbush or Cordelia Herman

Basic Wire Wrapping

Knotting

Learn the knotting technique used by professionals. Skills learned in this class can be easily adapted to create illusion-style necklaces. In this class, the design should be kept simple to facilitate learning the technique. Each student will finish a knotted bracelet.

Materials: 1 strand 8mm freshwater pearls, 1 clasp, French coil, #2 Silk beading thread on card

Cost: $45

Instructors:
Colette Quackenbush or Cordelia Herman


Knotting

Leather Elegance

Create your own leather and pearl necklace using a leather wrap knotting technique. You’ve seen the designs in our store, now
learn how to make them.

Materials: 2 yds 1.5mm leather (no metallics), 5 big hole pearls, Super new glue

Cost: $45

Instructor: Cordelia Herman

Leather Elegance

Chan Luu Bracelet

You’ve seen this woven leather wrap bracelet everywhere. Don’t pay hundreds of dollars; make your own. This stylish bracelet
uses a combination of a cross-weaving bead work technique and soft supple leather cording. Your single wrap bracelet can be
casual or elegant and dramatic.

Materials: 1 strand 6mm Czech glass beads, 1 button, 2 ft of leather cord, 2 Nylon thread cards

Cost: $45

Instructor: Cordelia Herman

Chan Luu Bracelet

Orbiting Pearls

Learn to create a 3 strand floating pearl bracelet, leather wrap closure and knotted earrings.

Materials: 1 strand 1.7mm hole big hole pearls, 2 yards 1.5mm leather, Super new glue, 1 pair ear wires

Cost: $45

Instructor: Cordelia Herman

ORbiting Pearls

Woven Beaded Cuff

Flash an accented wrist with smooth or faceted, subtle or bold, worn alone or mixed with other bracelets. Complement the
adorned wrist you’ve loved on many style pages! This will be your delight as you complete a woven bracelet cuff (3 strand look) using only 1 strand of beads.

Materials: 1 16 inch strand of 8-10mm round beads (hole large enough for 2 strands of S-Lon), 1 large hole bead able to accommodate 6 strands of S-Lon; 1 tube GS Hypo cement, clipboard, SLon

Cost: $65

Instructor: Colette Quackenbush
Offered: by appointment; please call 847-328-4040

Woven beaded cuff

New Round Kumihimo with a Twist

Combine the braided look of Kumihimo with the very popular big hole beads.

Materials: Round foam loom, Chinese knotting cord or S-Lon, super new glue, 2 end caps, 1 strand 4mm big hole beads, 1 strand 6mm big hole beads, clasp

Cost: $65

Instructor: Silvana Tandeter Offered: Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule

round kumihimo

New Flat Kumihimo Wrap

This beautiful necklace is a step above the ordinary. Watch as the crystals appear to emerge from the weave. It’s perfect dressed up for a night on the town or down for a day at the beach.

Materials: Round foam loom, S-Lon, super new glue, 2 end caps, 6mm rondelle Chinese crystals, clasp

Cost: $65

Instructor: Silvana Tandeter Offered: Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule

flat kumihimo

Peyote "Peace" Bracelet

Come to create these awesome, beaded, multi-colored peace bracelets. Once you learn the simple technique, you’ll become
addicted to beading with your friends and family. Students may not complete the bracelet during class, but the finishing technique will be taught. Great to take with a parent; a fun way to spend a time together.

Materials: 1 tube size 11 seed beads, fireline, size 12 needle

Cost: $30

Ages: 10+

Instructor: Bianca Falanga
Offered: Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule.

PEyote Peace Bracelet

Spiral "Smile" Bracelet

Create these awesome, beaded, multi-colored “Smile” bracelets. They will make you smile when you wear them because
everyone will ask you where you “bought” them. When you tell them you made it, they will be shocked! The pattern looks tricky, but it’s really not! They are also really fun to make and you will become addicted to beading with your friends! Students may not complete the bracelet during class, but the finishing technique will be taught.

Materials: 1 tube size 11 seed beads, fireline, size 12 needle

Cost: $30

Ages: 10+

Instructor: Bianca Falanga
Offered: Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule.

Spiral smile bracelet

Peyote "Peace" Ring

Create these awesome, beaded, multi-colored peace rings. Once you learn the simple technique, you’ll amaze all your
friends and family. They are really fun to make and you will become addicted to beading with your friends! Students will most likely complete the ring during class but if not, the finishing technique will be taught. A great class to take with a parent.

Materials: 1 tube size 11 seed beads, fireline, size 12 needle

Cost: $30 or $50 teen & adult

Ages:
10+

Instructor:
Bianca Falanga
Offered: Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule.

PEyote Peace Ring

"Flower Power" Stitch Bracelet

Create these awesome, beaded, multi-colored “Flower Power” stitch bracelets. The pattern looks tricky, but it’s really not!
Once you learn the simple technique, you’ll be amazing all of your friends and family. Students may not complete the bracelet
during class, but the finishing technique will be taught.

Materials: 1 tube size 11 seed beads, fireline, size 12 needle

Cost: $30

Ages:
10+

Instructor: Bianca Falanga
Offered: Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule.


Flower Power bracelet

Photographing Your Jewelry 101


Interested in photographing your own jewelry? Frustrated when it doesn’t look the way you think it should? Are your colors off? Is your shot out of focus? Then this class, taught by an award winning photographer, is for you. Learn multiple lighting techniques,
camera settings and different software programs to enhance the photography of your jewelry for print or web use.

Pre-requisite: basic working knowledge of your camera

Instructor: Joe Pizzo of Joseph Studios
Offered: Thurs., July 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Thurs., Oct. 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: $65

Instructor: Joe Pizzo of Joseph Studios


Dancing Pearls Necklace (Intermediate)

Classy meets organic in this beautiful original design of Freshwater Big Hole pearls, chain, and suede. This design combines the leather coil knotting technique and wire wrapping
pearls into chain to create a wonderful flow that allows your pearls to truly dance. This simple yet gorgeous necklace will be the perfect piece sure to dress up any ensemble on-the-go. Basic knowledge of wire-wrapping helpful.

Materials: 5 Big-Hole freshwater pearls, 2 yards suede, 20 links of medium to large chain, 1 spool of 20g craft wire, medium
to large hook or toggle clasp (must be able to feed 2 strands of suede through the shank), and Super New Glue

Cost: $45

Instructor: Cordelia Herman

Dancing Pearls Necklace

Herringbone Bracelet (Intermediate)

Bead-weave this simplistic tubular bracelet design that can be worn alone or with your other bracelets! Basic bead weaving knowledge helpful, but not required.

Materials: size 13 needle, size D Nymo thread, 1 tube size 8 seed beads, 1 closed jump ring, 1 open jump ring, clasp

Cost: $45

Instructor: Cordelia Herman
Offered: Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule your class.


Dream Catcher (Beginner)

This Native American inspired craftwork consists of a small hoop covered with suede, a delicate weaving inside the hoop and an
embellishment of feathers and beads. Not only a beautiful decoration but is believed to give its owner good dreams. Makes a
great gift!

Materials: Small hoop, 1 yard suede, feathers (optional), 1 strand of big hole pearls, 2 yards of sinew or waxed cotton, 1
yard 1mm satin cord and Super New Glue

Cost: $45

Instructor: Cordelia Herman


Intro to Soldering Steel

Over two days, you will learn the soldering techniques used in jewelry making. Day 1: You will learn to make a bangle bracelet. Day 2: You will make rings and complete a necklace. There is plenty of practice and studio time in this session.

Materials: Provided. A release must be signed. Instructions MUST be picked up BEFORE the day of class.

Cost: $65

Instructor: Joanne Haas Max # of Students: 4

Offered: Sat., July 12 and Sat, July 26; 1:00pm - 4:00pm or Sat., Oct. 11 and Sat. Oct 25; 1:00pm—4:00pm

soldering steel

Kazuri Knotted Bracelet

This class will take about 30 minutes to complete. It requires no tools other than your hands. This is a quick, fun and easy project.

Materials: You will need to purchase 4 feet of 1.5mm leather and approximately 9 assorted sizes of Kazuri Beads.

Cost: $5 per person

Offered: Friday, Aug 1 at 10:30 and Saturday, Aug 2 at 3:30

Kazuri Cuff

The class will take approximately 1 hour to complete the project.

Each person will create a beautiful Kazuri Cuff featuring 5 Fair Trade Kazuri Beads. They will start with aluminum wire and use tools provided in class to manipulate the wire into a "loopy" frame. Then each Kazuri Bead will be wired into the 5 loops. Finally, the frame will be bent into the cuff shape and is ready to enjoy!

Materials: You will need to purchase 5 Kazuri beads.

Cost: $10 per person

Offered: Thursday, July 31 at 5:30 and
Saturday, August 2 at 10:30

Kazuri Earring Trio

One pair will let you practice shaping aluminum wire, hammering it and wire
wrapping a Kazuri bead to create a fun and funky pair of earrings.

The second pair incorporates a Kazuri Button and Bead and a messy wire wrap to create a chic pair of earrings.

The third pair uses small pieces of leather, crimps, spacers ( or a Kazuri bead) to create a relaxed and casual pair of earrings that can be worn everyday.

Materials: For the trio of earrings buy the beads of your choice and earwires and the Kazuri instructor will provide the leather, aluminum and small spacers for the class. You can purchase additional supplies if you want to create other pairs of earrings.

Cost: $5 per person

Offered: Friday, Aug 1 at 4:30 and Sat, Aug. 2 at 1:30

Kazuri Knot Bracelet

Kazuri Cuff

Kazuri Earring Trio


Class Instructors

Ayla is the owner of Ayla's Originals and Ayla's Own Jewelry Design.

Colette Quackenbush 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.

Bianca Falanga is a Sophomore at New Trier High School and has been making beaded jewelry (and teaching her friends) for years. She learned the technique of peyote and spiral beading while attending arts camp each summer in Maine. A full-time high school student, Bianca is also a member of a contemporary dance company and enjoys time with friends, dance, travel, painting, sculpting ... and beading.

Silvana Tandeter, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, practices full time as a family physician. After long hours she goes to the beads for therapy. Silvana has been beading for as long as she can remember, and would love to share her craft with busy hands that would like to try it.

Joann Haas has been a beading, wire and metals artist for the past 10 years. She has studied with amazing instructors throughout Wisconsin and Illinois and experiments with loads of different techniques to create her unusual jewelry. From enameling, copper etching & patina and soldered steel, Joann creates one of a kind jewelry.