Founded by a former Broadway costume stitcher who's traveled around Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand, The Bead Goes On features the same sparkling strands found across Asia. If you're already a skilled stringer, you'll be able to stock up on silver, resin, wood, bone, ceramic, and semi-precious stone beads in addition to buttons and spacers. Pricing varies: handmade Thai Hill Tribe beads from the Karen Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand range from $1.75/gram to $3.05/gram, and beads made in Nepal and Israel range from $2.50/gram to $3.90/gram. Brighten collarbones with an intricately designed and infinitely mind-boggling Nepalese endless brass knot bead, or beautify ears and antennas with scarab wing earrings ($28) from The Bead Goes On's collection of exotic bug jewelry. To learn before you leap, opt for the beginner beading class. One of The Bead Goes On's patient staff members will enthusiastically instruct you on beading basics, such as knot-tying, bracelet-finishing, and how to restrain would-be robbers with shell-encrusted handcuffs.
The licensed and insured crew members at Hampton Roads Exterior Services keep the curb appeal of homes and businesses at peak impressiveness through a wide range of cleaning and remodeling services. They power-wash driveways and sidewalks, scrub streaky roofs, and remove persistent mold. Thanks to the team's hard work, homeowners can enjoy bright, gleaming abodes unmarred by dirt and grime.
Richmond Fencing Club has molded budding fencers since JFK was president and humankind had just turned its eyes to the moon. Today, three instructors—each with their own titles from the Virginia Division Championships—helm the educational efforts, overseeing a program that educates students as young as 6 in the foot- and bladework required to wield a fencing foil competitively.
They teach in a no-nonsense facility, its cinderblock walls decorated only with pegs to hang fencing equipment, its smooth hardwood floors interrupted only by well-worn fencing lanes. The fencing-dedicated space keeps elaborately uniformed students cool with central air conditioning instead of replacing helmets with ice buckets like lesser establishments.
Owners Timothy Foster and Simone Davey bring more than 20 years of brush-wrangling experience to their roles as leaders of Tim’s Tidy Touch Painting, guiding their team with the know-how that helped them win the Best of Alexandria award in the U.S. Commerce Association's 2011 Painting Contractors category. Guided by a philosophy devoted to open communication, surpassed expectations, and highly personalized service, team members help homeowners select the most flattering colors and cloak interior and exterior surfaces in new hues with detail-oriented execution. Though painting is Tim’s Tidy Touch Painting's specialty, the team’s home-mending services include remodeling, repair, and re-sewing the giant buttons that attach houses to lawns.
As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.
Inspired by early 20th century chili parlors, Hard Times Cafe aims to preserve the tradition of delectable, hearty fare served in a friendly, lively community eatery. Elevate taste buds to new heights with an order of legendary grilled wings in one of five flavors, including original Texas, chili-lime, honey-barbecue, and eternity ($8.99 per order). Hard Times Cafe serves four distinct varieties of chili. The authentic chili mac is served over spaghetti with your choice of accouterments ($7.49–$8.89). Burgers, sliders, and chili dogs are easily transportable by hand or hovercraft, and savory steaks and other suppertime favorites provide more refined nourishment options. To reward you for your literary prowess, every Groupon reader who texts HTCGRP to 59925 gets an additional coupon good for one order of bar nachos. Combine this offer with a Groupon, or save it for a subsequent visit.