It's difficult to stand out while walking down a crowded street, unless you dress with panache or yell with pizzazz. Express yourself with this Groupon.
- $119 for a full-day beading boot camp with breakfast and lunch (a $250 value)
During the beading boot camp, crafters can learn how to create some cool jewels with the peyote stitch technique using the included supply kit. They can also admire and buy beautiful beads during a bead trunk show, discuss their latest projects over a continental breakfast and lunch, and take home a completed jewelry project. The bootcamp will take place at the Courtyard Marriott in Silver Spring on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Bead Studio
The artists and affiliates at the nonprofit organization The Bead Studio get the creative gears turning in children's brains with bead-related classes and events that emphasize improving art education for the DC-area youth. The Bead Studio hosts seasonal festivals spotlighting a slew of artisan-bead vendors to raise money for their mission and benefit other philanthropic, bead-related foundations such as Beads of Courage and BeadforLife. More than a dozen types of workshops led by instructors with impressive portfolios also benefit these causes, covering kid-centric beading techniques and business-related tips for adults wishing to start their own bead shop or kids looking to barter with the local ice-cream man.