We've all seen them - jewelry so beautiful, so professionally designed and crafted, we've all thought: how can I learn to do that? To find out, sign up for one of our friendly, creative classes, taught by talented and experienced local artists. To register for any class call: 847.328.4040.

New! All classes can be scheduled privately or with a group of your friends.

Call (847) 328-4040 to schedule your class. For class prices (from $30 to $65 per person), click on class descriptions.

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Class List June - December 2014

Inspiration Class

Special Class for December, 2014

Classes for Kids and Parents

Peyote "Peace" Bracelet (class description and materials)

Spiral "Smile" Bracelet (class description and materials)

"Flower Power" Stitch Bracelet (class description and materials)

Peyote "Peace" Ring (class description and materials)

Beading Basics

Basic Stringing (class description and materials)

Knotting (class description and materials)

Wire Wrapping (class description and materials)

Chan Luu Bracelet (class description and materials)

Leather and Pearls

Orbiting Pearls (class description and materials)

Dancing Pearls Necklace (class description and materials)

Dream Catcher (class description and materials)

Leather Elegance (class description and materials)

Other Popular and New Classes

New Round Kumihimo with a Twist (class description and materials)

New Flat Kumihimo Wrap (class description and materials)

Intro to Soldering Steel (class description and materials): Sat., July 12 and Sat, July 26; 1:00pm - 4:00pm or Sat., Oct. 11 and Sat. Oct 25; 1:00pm—4:00pm

Woven Beaded Cuff (class description and materials)

Herringbone Bracelet (Intermediate) (class description and materials)

Kazuri Classes (Knotted Bracelet, Cuff and Earring Trio) (class descriptions and materials): July 31 - August 3, various times (see description for details).

Photographing Your Jewelry 101 (class description and materials): Thurs., July 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Thurs., Oct. 23,
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Call the store at 847.328.4040 for details.

How to Register:

To register for any class, simply prepay at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of the class. No refunds, cancellations or changes of date will be accepted unless approved by the instructor. Class samples may be seen in the store. Materials must be purchased prior to the beginning of class.

All basic classes cost $45. Form a group of 4 or more and the cost is only $38 per person. We offer small class sizes with a maximum of 5 students. Unless otherwise noted, classes are offered privately or may be scheduled with a friend for maximum learning. Call (847) 328- 4040 to schedule your class. Many classes are held on the lower level of our store. Please let us know if you need accommodations.

We can offer some of our classes via Skype. Arrangements must be made and materials ordered and paid for at least 2 weeks in advance of Skype class appointment.

The team at Ayla’s can also host a beading party for you and your friends. You can hold the party at your place or you can bring the party to our store. Whether it’s a birthday celebration or a girl’s night out, come and celebrate with us, walk away with your very own gorgeous jewelry! Call (847) 328-4040 for more information.

Private Classes

If our schedule does not offer a class at a convenient time for you, call 847-328-4040 to set up your own class. Private classes are available from any of our staff instructors for $45 per hour or from Ayla for $60 per hour.

Semi-private Classes

Join with a friend to arrange your own semi-private class! Bring in a project or learn the basics at your own pace with personal attention. It’s your class, you name it! We will fill the time learning as much as you both are able! Class runs 2 1/2 hours, 2 students total, $45 each.