In the medieval era, guilds of artisans waged constant jewelry-based warfare, firing molten glass beads across the streets with tiny trebuchets. Take the competition out of the ancient art of finery fabrication with today's Groupon. For $15, you get either a jewelry-making class or a spot in a jewelry-making party (a $15–$20 value), plus $15 worth of materials at Jewelology in South Park.
Jewelology puts beauty into the hands of the beholder, leading to a sense of accomplishment rivaling that of a financially successful mime. Jewelry parties require four participants or more, and each Groupon entitles one partygoer to $15 worth of jewelry-making materials such as natural gemstones, Swarovski crystals, Czech cut-glass beads, sterling silver, and freshwater pearls (it is not required that all partygoers have a Groupon in order to attend). Or, if you don't want your firefighting buddies know you're a jewelryholic, reserve a spot in any class offered except the lampwork class and the hammered-silver class. Learn techniques such as wire ring wrapping, chain-and-stone necklace making, or chandelier-earring construction ($15 worth of class-specific materials will be provided).
Jewelology's friendly staff of expert artisans will teach you the tricks of the trade and guide you through dictating what dangles from your ears. Call ahead to reserve a spot in a class. Jewelry parties can be scheduled during or after store hours and last 1.5 to two hours, or until the last bead has joined the collective. After-hours parties need six or more people in order to keep the party bumping and to form an effective summer volleyball team. Parties are BYOW and BYOH (wine and hors d'oeuveres), so gather a group of like-minded ladies and add some exclusive trinkets to your nightstand.