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About Ayshe

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 contact Ayshe:
ayshedancer@gmail.com

Belly dance classes with Ayshe

Workshops

Ayshe's DVDs:


"Bellydance for Core Fitness"
instructional DVD


"Gothic Bellydance"
featuring Ayshe in "KAL-I-SIS"

 


"Wings of Ayshe"
performance video


"Wings:
The Complete Technique"

instructional DVD

 AYSHE'S WINGS SHOP: design, styles, colors, sizes, care, pricing

NEW*-- NOW SELLING --
 the best ever plastic rods

 for wings!!

What wings can do

as seen in the
"WINGS OF AYSHE" performance video

Ayshe's Ancient Pharaonic, Greek and Goddess costumes

Indian Dance

Ayshe in Jehan's Goddessdance

Ayshe in illustrations & photography by Judy York

 

 

 

Add more splendor and excitement to your performance.
Ayshe's, Wings of Isis will make you feel like you are dancing in glimmering, swirling liquid. Your audiences will be amazed and delighted!

SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO SEE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AYSHE'S WINGS  AND THE 6 EASY STEPS TO ORDER AND PAY FOR THEM

WINGS OF AYSHE
are made in two pieces. Each piece forms one large semi-circle.  Sticks are inserted at the edges into stick pockets.  (Sticks are also removable so wings can be used interchangeably as a cape.)  The dancer holds the wings by these sticks and in this way creates the different wing forms and turns.

Most of my wings are made to attach onto a neckpiece that fits around the neck and is secured with a velcro strip that has a 3 inch leeway.  Wings  attach to the neckpiece by using  a smaller strip of velcro.  This way wings can be attached and detached onto different neckpieces and also combined to form layers of wings.   Click here for photos of neckpieces and reinforced stick pockets.

I prefer to make wings that come from the neck. I feel they create a more lavish affect, then those that originate from the upper arms, and are easier to take off and on.  If you use them with the entrance music of your bellydance show, it is far easier and graceful to remove them with one motion from off your neck.


DIFFERENT STYLES (AND PRICES):


**REGULAR CIRCLE
OR **REGULAR SWALLOWTAIL -- $200 + shipping. If you order 2 sets I give a $50 DISCOUNT ($350 ).

**  "ISIS CUT" WINGS --  $100 + shipping. (sorry, no discount for ordering 2 sets of the isis cut, however if you order one set of isis cut + another style there will be a discount on that second style) 

**SWALLOWTAIL WITH SHORT STICKS -- $185 + shipping.  If you order 2 sets I give a $30 DISCOUNT ($340 ).
(Re: the "short" swallowtail style--- Some clients wish to have shorter wings to use in tight restaurant spaces. For them, I shorten the distance to the end of the sticks, but  keep the length at the back. This creates a beautiful effect that looks like a swallowtail butterfly.  (To see even more photos of short Swallowtail Butterfly Cut, scroll to bottom of page and also click on "more organza wings" link.)
 

PLASTIC STICKS

I use clear plastic sticks, which I also sell separately (see table of contents). They are strong, flexible, JUST THE RIGHT THICKNESS FOR EASY HANDLING, and quite durable, relative to other options out there. I like the give they have, which is good for quivering motions. Also, the sticks are inserted into reinforced pockets so they won't cut through the material. At the same time they can be removed from the pockets so your wings can also be used as a cape. Click here to see the picture of the wing stick and pocket.


SIZES
-- UP TO  
65" long
I usually get the clients measurement from the middle of the back of their neck (where neckpiece will lie) to the floor (so it doesn't drag). Some dancers like to dance in heels or others may have special requests. All this must be considered. (**note**  I find it impossible to make a perfect length for some reason, so any measurements are only an approximation). 


MY PLEATING PROCESS
--
Pleats on "Wings of Ayshe" are created by a STEAMING PROCESS in an INDUSTRIAL STEAM OVEN!   Unlike cheaper, imported counterparts, where pleats are often produced by steam IRONING SEVERAL SETS AT ONCE, this oven steaming process makes the pleats of my wings DEEP & WELL-DEFINED, crisp, and permanent. .


FABRICS

Most of my clients choose either metallic tissue lame' or irridescent organza-- the organza is more ethereal and the lame shines under the lights and is very liquid looking.  I, myself am also very partial to sparkle net and lace, which is not offered by other vendors.  In all there are hundreds of colors to choose from and various types of fabrics. If you are not in New York and can't stop by to look through my selection, or if you have a special color in mind, I can always send you a few swatches, free of charge.
 FANTASY FABRICS FOR GOTHIC, FAIRY, TRIBAL WINGS
 
Also, you may refer to my wings DVD's, where I perform different wing dances, and observe how the different materials move in space.  Also, my instructional dvd - WINGS, THE COMPLETE TECHNIQUE,  has a wings modeling section in the EXTRAS, showing many wings from my collection-- how they move and look.

**Note!--  for those of you who have seen many wings up close, you will already know that metallic tissue lame is delicate and looks great from a distance, but up close can show imperfections.-- this does not in any way alter its dramatic effect from the stage.
**Also note, some fabrics, in particular the metallic tissue lame, come only in bolts 45" wide.  Thus, in order to make a complete circle an insert must be added at the bottom of the wings. 


COLORS

I try to encourage my clients to think in terms of uniqueness. While most order gold or silver, just think what wild impact large red wings would have when used with your red costume, or fuchsia, bronze, royal purple, rich turquoise etc. -- and then if these could be put in layers -- you can't imagine how spectacular.

 

LAYERING YOUR WINGS
I personally love to use layers of wings to add more dimension to the moves and maximize the effect. I love to mix colors and materials to accent each other and the costume I'm wearing. Also, with layers you can wrap them in different ways. I use velcrox attachments so each set of wings can be worn separately or together (2 sets used in 3 combinations).  See examples of wing combinations from the WINGS OF AYSHE DVD PHOTOS.


MY SUGGESTED COMBINATIONS FOR LAYERING:
** ir = iridescent, o= organza**
red ir o & red sparkle net
turq ir o & red ir o (also lame or sparkle net)
black ir o & fushia ir o (also lame)
black ir o & 18 k gold (or renaissance gold lame , copper/black lame)
coral sparkle o & black ir o ( black lame)
renaissance gold lame & fire sheer o
deep turquoise lame & turq ir o (also aqua lame)
18k gold lame & coral sparkle or.  
18k gold lame & turq. ir o
white ir o & gold/white lace
silver lame & white ir o
fushia ir o & turq ir o (aqua lame)
red ir o & blue ir o
royal blue sparkle o & royal lame
royal blue lame' & copper black lame
royal blue lame (or royal sparkle o) & coral sparkle o
mango & apple green ir o
green & pink/gold crinkle o
dark purple & pink/gold crinkle o
purple/black lame & dark purple crinkle o
black ir o & electric purple crinkle o
black ir o & wine crinkle o
black ir o & dark purple crinkle o
renaissance gold lame & red ir o
white ir o & turquoise ir o (or lame)
fushia ir o & purple ir o

CARING FOR YOUR WINGS---
While this process of steaming in an industrial steam oven makes them more resistant to wrinkling, your wings should nevertheless be handled with care and hung when not being worn. Hanging in cramped spaces will cause excess wrinkling between the pleats. If cleaning or pressing is necessary, take them to a professional dry-cleaner.

MORE ON PRICES
note*:  The discount for double sets is meant to encourage dancers to experience using double sets.  It is not intended for two dancers who want one set each at a discount. This is because, even though it is not cost effective for me to lower prices,  I want to encourage the full creative potential of wings.

note*
My prices are WHOLESALE prices.  I am located in the U.S., so materials and services are more costly. Fabric and pleating fees run approximately $95, plus  it takes me about 7 hours to complete one set.


THE  SIX  STEPS  TO ORDER  AND  MAKE  YOUR  PAYMENT:

STEP #1-- FIGURE ALL COSTS INVOLVED

-- COST OF WINGS  -- ACCORDING TO STYLE  **(SEE TOP OF THIS PAGE FOR CHOICES)

--SHIPPING FEES
-- these are approx, depending on quantity and size
USA-- $15- ($20: 2+ sets)
CANADA-- $30
EUROPE-- $40- ($45: 2+ sets)
ASIA--$50- ($55: 2+ sets)

--SURCHARGE
If you need your order in a RUSH (2-3 weeks) there is a RUSH SURCHARGE: $50 surcharge for the first set and $25 / each additional set(s). For guaranteed delivery, express mail is necessary, which will mean an additional shipping cost. (Also,in many cases, I may request full payment in the beginning so there is no time lost waiting for the final payment to arrive.) NOTE: deadlines over three weeks do NOT incur any surcharge.


-- CUSTOMS POLICIES FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS--
Please check your Country's customs policies.  Every country has different requirements


STEP #2
-- CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC(S) AND COLOR(S)


STEP #3-- SEND ME YOUR MEASUREMENTS:

1-- your neck circumference (length of neckband)
2-- the measurement from the back of the middle of your neck to the floor
3-- FOR SWALLOWTAIL (WITH SHORT STICKS): measurement from back of neck to wrist,  plus what length you wish your "short" sticks to be (usually between 6- 12")
 

STEP #4-- MAKING PAYMENTS --- HOW TO PAY:

-- I REQUIRE AT LEAST A 50% DEPOSIT BEFORE I CAN BEGIN YOUR ORDER


-- PAYING WITH CREDIT CARD OR VIA PAYPAL
 
go to www.paypal.com
 
use my email address to access my account:
ayshedancer@gmail.com
 
follow directions to send your payment

***you may always request a Paypal invoice from me***

-- PAYING BY MAIL 

--USA
--PAY WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER--email me for address and payment details 

--INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
-- PAY VIA AND INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER (WESTERN UNION MONEY GRAM, AMERICAN EXPRESS MONEY GRAM, ETC.)-- email me for address and payment details



STEP #5
-- WAITING PERIOD
The usual waiting time from receipt of deposit to time of delivery ranges from 4-6 weeks. If there are not many orders before yours and if everything runs smoothly with regards to supplies and production, I can often get them done sooner.


STEP #6
-- SHIPPING YOUR ORDER
BEFORE I MAIL OUT YOUR ORDER,  I NEED:
-- THE BALANCE DUE
-- YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
 

"Phoenix" Gold tissue lame -- various shades of gold are available.
Shown above is a combination of two pairs of gold wings.
more photos of GOLD LAME wings
"Zephyrus" irridescent, semi-transparent organza wings -- many colors are available.
more photos of ORGANZA wings
BELOW: Swallowtail Butterfly Cut Organza wings
   
   
   
   
   

 

   

Ayshe New York belly dancer Wings of Isis

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