With the decline of boomboxes and mixtapes, the lovelorn have discovered that blasting "In Your Eyes" from an iPod held aloft doesn't pack quite the same emotional punch. Today's Groupon gives crafty romantics a much-needed alternative medium for creatively professing love. For $20, you get $50 towards jewelry-making, sewing, or paper crafts classes at Abeille. If you're feeling especially inspired, you can buy two for $100 worth of do-it-yourself tutorials. Your Groupon can also be applied toward jewelry-making materials, even if you don't enroll in a class.
Found at the gateway to Brookline Village, Abeille's jewelry-making classes cover a broad range of bead stringing and weaving, wire working, PMC (precious metal clay), and mixed media courses. Through their array of sewing classes, beginners can take a basic intro class, learn to use a sewing machine, or dive in and focus on embellishments. Paper crafts classes offer papyrus lovers the opportunity to learn decoupage, Valentine's card-making, and more.
Classes generally range from $10 to $210, with most priced around $35 to $50, and can take between 90 minutes and two hours. See the class schedule for upcoming classes.
Should you choose not to enroll in a class, you can still use your Groupon to buy jewelry-making materials.
- I have a novice beading friend who was begging me to help her…What a great experience. I had expected to have to handhold my friend but luckily the amazingly helpful staff walked her through each step (picking the beads to the clasp!) They got her to work at the large table in the front of the shop and the whole time I was free to browse and talk to the staff. They were a great crew and its a beautiful spot. Will be back! – Sarah, Beading Daily
- The classes, especially the PMC [precious metal clay] class that I took, was really rewarding and I can't stop recommending it to everyone I know! – Tina, Beading Daily