Without jewelry, pearls would be nothing but oyster gallstones and treasure chests would contain nothing but dirty back issues of The Economist. Embrace the power of bling with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of beads and jewelry at Adeli Designs in Bartlett.
Shop owner and resident artist Adeli crafts handmade jewelry to decorate wrists and necks alongside glittering gemstones and other beading supplies. Fashion comes full circle in dazzling bracelets ($10+) and custom-made rings ($10+) of sterling silver and 14-karat gold. Sparkle-happy shoppers can create their own jeweled accouterments with strands of glass beads ($3+) or win back the affections of pirate ex-boyfriends with precious gemstones such as jade, jasper, and onyx ($10+). One-on-one beading classes ($10 for a two-hour class) assist intrepid do-it-yourselfers in mastering the basics of jewelry creation.