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    Signature Scent Creation

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    What if you had your own signature scent... that wasn't considered B.O.? (ZING!) Oh, jeez. That was bad. Let's start over: Did you know that the art of smell comes in three notes, much like that of a musical chord? You'll learn this and many other interesting facts if you take this smell-worthy workshop! In this lushly scented class, you'll be guided through the nuances of creating a perfume. With the help of paper strips, you'll find your favorite scents while discovering compatible scents that speak to YOU. *Ah.* How refreshing!
    Signature Scent Creation

    2050 N Halsted St, Chicago

    • Create your own uniquely-crafted fragrance and then take it home with you!
    • Test a variety of scent combinations as you create one that speaks to you
    • Receive guided instruction through scent-making from an experienced perfumer
    • Get your smell game going strong!
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    15 positive reviews
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    Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

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    You've never tried your hand at mosaics before? It's time to get in on a piece of the action! Mosaic jewelry is all the rage in fashion magazines and boutiques. In this three hour workshop you will create something to express your personal, one-of-a-kind sense of fashion. Students will make two finished mosaic pendants that are embellished using wonderful studio materials (glass, stone, millefiori). This workshop at CMS is a fun opportunity to make something lasting and special. WARNING: Mosaic Jewelry Workshop may be addictive and Chicago Mosaic School is one of the few treatment centers that addresses this affliction!
    Mosaic Jewelry Workshop

    1806 W Cuyler Ave, Chicago

    • Learn rudimentary mosaic methods and techniques to create two pendants during a 3-hour workshop
    • Experiment with glass, stone and millefiori to express your personal fashion
    • Discover a historied technique of decorative art that began as early as the 3rd millennium B.C.
    • Pick up basic skills that you can practice and perfect at home
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    21 positive reviews
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    Chan Luu Bracelet

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    Are you a fan of the popular and stylish Chan Luu bracelet? If yes, would you like to own one without spending hundreds of dollars? You're in luck! Take this jewelry-making class and learn the basics to creating your very own. No more window shopping or drained bank accounts for you -- not with the techniques you'll master in this class. With Ayala's Originals, practice quintessential techniques such as the cross-weaving bead work and soft supple leather cording. You will combine these two integral techniques to create your very own Chan Luu bracelet! While being instructed by a professional, design and create your own Chan Luu bracelet in the style that best suits you. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to customizing your own bracelet here.
    Chan Luu Bracelet

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Create your own Chan Luu bracelet, in either a casual or elegant style
    • Practice cross-weaving bead work techniques and cording techniques with soft supple leather
    • Design and create your own knotted bracelet
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Wire Wrapped Jewelry

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    Making jewelry from gold and silver wire is a method that has been used for thousands of years. In fact, the art is so old, it was used by the Egyptians to gold wire wrap stones in their rituals. At Discovery Center, you'll create your own beautiful and attractive jewelry using this solderless method. What all can you do? Wire wrapped jewels include pins, bracelets, rings, and necklaces made of crystals, beads, coral bones, or almost anything else. Grab a pair of pliers, wire, a stone, and your imagination to make either some profitable jewelry or accentuate your wardrobe. Why spend hundreds of dollars on new jewelry when you can make it yourself!
    Wire Wrapped Jewelry

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the fundamentals of the wire wrapping technique as you learn how to create your own beautiful jewelry
    • Use pliers, wire, a stone, and your imagination to create your own statement pieces
    • Wire wrap jewels such as crystals, beads, and coral to create unique pins, bracelets, rings, and necklaces
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    4 positive reviews
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    DIY Jewelry: Basic Stringing

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    Tiffany & Co.? More like "Tiffany & No thank you!" Wait, how -- why -- what -- you ask? Well, it's because now you can learn the basics to creating your own jewelry. No more window shopping for you, not with the techniques you'll learn in this class. Here, discover basic stringing techniques essential to creating your very own beaded jewelry. After mastering the fundamentals, you will practice these techniques on your own work of art. Then, while being instructed by a professional, design and create your own customized necklace. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to creating your own jewelry.
    DIY Jewelry: Basic Stringing

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Learn basic stringing to create your very own piece of beaded jewelry
    • Discover how to use one of the most simple and straightforward techniques to create individual works of art
    • Design and create your own customized necklace
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    DIY Jewelry: Knotting

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    Tiffany & Co.? More like "Tiffany & No thank you!" Wait, how -- why -- what -- you ask? Well, it's because now you can learn the basics to creating your own jewelry. No more window shopping for you, not with the techniques you'll learn in this class. Here, learn basic knotting techniques essential to creating your very own illusion-style masterpieces. After mastering the fundamentals, you will practice these techniques on your own work of art. Then, while being instructed by a professional, you'll design and create your own customized knotted bracelet. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to creating your own jewelry.
    DIY Jewelry: Knotting

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Learn basic knotting and create your very own illusion-style jewelry
    • Discover using one of the most simple and straightforward techniques to create individual works of art
    • Design and create your own knotted bracelet
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    BYOB Beaded Bracelet 101

    Have you ever gone to buy an overpriced accessory and thought to yourself, "I bet I could make this myself!"? If so, then this class is for you! This class will cover all the basics of beaded jewelry making. You will use a flocked bead board to organize and lay out designs, and then get to experience using jewelry pliers and round nose pliers to manipulate loops, jump rings and crimping beads. Customize your beautiful creation using a variety of colorful beads made with high quality materials such as jasper, jade, tigers eye, and other authentic stones, as well as wood, ceramic, and glass beads. Leave with either a single or multi-strand finished bracelet to take home and wear as a symbol of your new skills! You can even BYOB if you desire to add some extra fun.
    BYOB Beaded Bracelet 101

    2046 N St Louis Ave, Chicago

    • Learn all the basic techniques you'll need to make your own custom jewelry
    • Get experience using jewelry pliers to manipulate loops, jump rings and crimping beads
    • Customize your beautiful creation using a variety of colorful beads made with high quality materials
    • Leave with either a single or multi-strand finished bracelet as a souvenir
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    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

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    Tiffany & Co.? More like "Tiffany & No thank you!" Wait, how -- why -- what -- you ask? Well, it's because now you can learn the basics to creating your own jewelry. No more window shopping for you, not with the techniques you'll learn in this class. Here, you will acquire basic wire-wrapping skills essential to creating your very jewelry. After mastering the fundamentals, practice these techniques on your own work of art. Then, while being instructed by a professional, you'll design and create your own customized set of earrings. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to creating your own jewelry.
    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Learn basic wire wrapping and create your very own unique jewelry
    • Discover using one of the most simple and straightforward techniques to create individual works of art
    • Design and create your own customized earrings
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Airbrush Tanning

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    No time for the sun? Has it been cloudy for weeks on end? You know how unpredictable Chicago weather can be, so don't let it dictate your tan. This airbrush tanning workshop focuses on applying a flawless foundation, and other airbrush tanning techniques used to give you that perfect glow all year long. You'll work with alcohol based makeup created exclusively for airbrush application, and master makeup basics to test your skills on a model -- maybe try your hand at mastering the iconic '60's face? This fun and lively class will not only expand your knowledge but begin to grow your portfolio. That perfect tan is only one class away!
    Airbrush Tanning

    1441 N Ashland Ave, Chicago

    • Focus on applying a flawless makeup foundation and other airbrush tanning techniques
    • Work with alcohol based makeup created exclusively for airbrush tanning
    • Start building a portfolio with hands-on experience specific to airbrush tanning
    • Learn about the high-demand makeup industry
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    7 positive reviews

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