'Let's Get Waisted'

Design By U currently facilitates two different workshops. We'll be adding a new one in October. Our Most popular workshop is 'Let's Get Waisted'.


Waist Beads are worn as a celebration of womanhood, status, sexuality, femininity, fertility, healing, spirituality, protection, wealth and also used for body shaping. Some may ask how are waist beads used as a body shaper? Beads are great indicators in weight gain. They will fall lower on your waist if you lose weight, and become tighter or higher on your waist if you gain weight.

In this workshop, we teach you the tradition and art of waist beads and you'll also be instructed on how to make your own by artisan, Tima Samad.
We have received amazing feedback about this workshop. In addition to a history lesson and learning a new skill, each woman experiences the bond of sisterhood through engaging and sharing experiences.
View our Events Tab to see when we'll be having our next 'Let's Get Waisted' Workshop.



'Ankara Bib Necklace'

In this class, we teach you how to make your very own Ankara bib necklace; a necklace Design By U once showcased at Africa Fashion Week NY (AFWNY). We know everyone has their own style and taste, so we give you the option of choosing between three different Ankara Prints.


'EAR me Out'

This is a brand new workshop that we will be introducing in October 2019. Join our tribe to receive updates on this upcoming workshop.