Outfitted with 3,100 square feet of beads, gemstones, pearls, metals, chains, and findings, The Bead Lady stocks jewelry makers and bead enthusiasts with a multitude of crafting supplies. Learn to forge custom jewelry or sparkly jumpsuits with a choice of two different jewelry-making classes, including the chain-wrapping class, which teaches students how to link chain together with wrapping wire and beads and lasts one to two hours. During the 90-minute basic-beading class, bauble buffs learn ornamentation fundamentals, such as standard jewelry length, the uses of different-gauged soft wire, and the proper handling of crimping tools for styling your '80s-themed hair summit. Both classes include all supplies.
Music N More started in 2003 by taking over the Concord Music Mart. Since that time we have grown to be the largest independent music retailer in North Carolina. We specialize in being a one stop shop for all your musical needs, band & orchestral repair, fretted instrument & electronic repair, lessons and much much more!
The dueling pianists at Piano Man face off, vying for applause as they blaze through the biggest hits from the last hundred years. As they hit each note with perfection, audience members holler their requests and sing along with the pros, a fact the house prides itself on. When their requests hit the stage, guests can cheers with a host of tropical drinks, including the Malibu Painkiller—a euphoric combination of Malibu coconut, black, and sunshine blended with lemonade, OJ, and sprite—or the Entourage Margarita, with Avion tequila, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. To make sure they can remember the name of their favorite song, guests can soak up the cocktails with a menu of pub food classics such as burgers and wings.
At The Last Word, wheat-hued shelves lead in all directions, weighed down with an enormous selection of gently used books, as well as a collection of DVDs, and gaming consoles. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy and Ralph Ellison peer from racks of employee selections beneath the vinyl records that adorn the walls, and glass cases packed with trading cards glint in the sunlight. Strict quality standards govern the state of all the items. Most are 50-80% off their normal retail price despite being in good condition, and the staff makes a conscious effort to purchase a variety of quality media rather than pamphlets entitled Thee Faxe Machine is an Entirely Infuriating Devil. The shop is peppered with floral armchairs, in which patrons curl up, sip coffee, and browse book recommendations with their laptops on free WiFi.
Dish It Out exists as an outlet for crafty crafters to conceive elegant pottery, glass, and jewelry pieces without having to transform their tidy homes into Chianti-spattered art studios. Potential projects include pottery painting (pieces range from $1.50–$50), where spectrum-wielders can colorfully adorn a plate, figurine, or makeshift spittoon to their aesthetic preference. Afterward, Dish It Out will glaze and fire the piece, which the eager artiste can pick up within a week. Create alluring necklaces at Dish It Out's bead bar (pricing varies per bead), a stunning stockpile of sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, and real gemstones. Budding Bogeys and Bacalls can immortalize their handprints in a clay slab (starting at one hand for $25), and history buffs can use glass fusion ($16–$60) to fashion a plate commemorating George Washington's famous crossing of the Ganges.
Bucketts’s spirited mélange of home goods outfits customers with hip clothing and festive jewelry, and ornaments their abodes with decorative furniture worthy of Charlotte magazine’s 2010 Best Traditional Home Store award. Cover up bedroom booby traps with an assortment of rugs ($30¬–$95), or adorn a recreational submarine with a select piece of colorful handmade pottery ($28–$125). An assortment of dresses ($38–$125), earrings ($16+), and necklaces ($85+) keeps torsos in vogue for upcoming weddings, dinner parties, or T-ball award ceremonies.