Ayahoda Art Studio
All our designs are my designs. We hand knit women’s sweaters, cardigans, leisure women’s knitwear, winter women’s knitwear or luxury lacy women’s knitwear and create Czech glass beaded jewelry, mostly necklaces and bracelets.
We also pair up our hand-made products with elegant quality shawls from trusted suppliers.
Highest quality - Our knitwear and jewelry will last you for years. We make no compromises when it comes to quality.
Timeless design - Fashion trends come and go, but we bring you designs that will make you look amazing today, tomorrow and for many years to come.
Hand-made with love - Our products are created with love and care. We pay attention to every detail making each piece little unique and giving it the character you will enjoy wearing.
Fair trade principles - We choose our suppliers carefully and produce all our products locally to make you feel proud of wearing our products.
Czech Glass & Crystal Jewelry
We offer AYAHODA Handmade Czech glass beaded jewelry primarily to retailers or wholesalers, for which we have special offers. Contact us at email@example.com to get more info. Only few designs of our Ayahoda Czech glass & crystal jewelry and gift packs are available to individual customers via the Internet.
We offer Ayahoda hand knitted on needles women's knitwear to individual customers via the Internet. Each designed piece requires hours and hours of careful hand-knitting, often counting each stitch to make the pattern beautiful and timeless. Every single sweater, cardigan is a unique piece of art. Most of our sweaters are hand knitted by Jana so our hand production capacity is limited. That is why we need few weeks for production and delivery, but it is well worth to wait.
Where do I come from?
I was born in Czechoslovakia, but since the age of 3 I travelled and lived with my parents abroad. Therefore I consider myself a mixture of cultures and I feel at home in the Czech Republic, India, Japan and the US.
When I was 14 we moved back to the Czech Republic where I still live today. However, since 1994 I worked as an executive for US corporations, which enabled me again to travel all over the world and be in a daily contact with foreigners from all parts of the world – something I truly love!
My passion for knitting
When I was a child and we lived in India, my mom was knitting beautiful sweaters for us all the time. I wanted to learn it as well and I was 6 I knitted my first easy shawl. Few years later I made my first sweater and I was hooked. What a beautiful craft and relaxation.
Later, when I was on maternity leave with my own children our money was tight and therefore I wanted to generate some extra income to help our family budget. We were in socialist Czechoslovakia where you could not open any private business, it was even hard to find some external job – for some state company. With the help of my dad and due to my excelent knitting skills, I succeeded to work for one state cooperative knitting for them on needles luxury sweaters for export. It was a slavery, awfully paid, but I was happy to have it. I also painted pictures on wood for sale, sewed and hand-knitted all the clothes for my family, but due to the regime I had to sell my pictures or clothes in secret.
My passion for jewelry
I love art and I enjoy any handcrafts. I studied University of Chemistry, became an expert in glass and ceramics. From there came my next love in women’s jewelry, especially unique Czech glass beaded and crystal jewelry.
From a corporate career to an Art Studio
During my working life as a corporate executive, hand knitting my designs of women’s sweaters, cardigans and making glass and crystal beaded jewelry was just my hobby. I made them for myself, some as presents, some for local sale on my e-shop.
However, few years ago I made a big life change. No more corporate jobs, business trips all over the world, sitting in endless meetings. I moved from the town into the nature to enjoy gardening, minisheep, dogs and I focused on my hobby – art – I opened AYAHODA Handmade Art Studio.
Over the time we grew into a small family business with my daughter who helps with our marketing and shares the passion for hand-made products.
We are delighted that we can offer you our hand-made products and we are sure that they will bring you joy and confidence every moment you wear them.