From Our Editors
Even if you arrive at Bead It! without an artistic vision, you won’t leave empty-handed. Around the shop, which holds crafting treasures that range from seed beads to semiprecious stones, staff members are stationed to help you select materials and fine-tune jewelry designs. For more in-depth aid, head to one of the varied classes and learn how to stamp metal, sculpt tulip origami earrings from precious-metal clay, or wind decorative wire around a fused-glass pendant. Of course, customers are welcome to forgo any outside input and select their own jewelry components—pewter charms, gold or sterling-silver chains, and Swarovski pearls make it difficult to fail.