Jewelry is a natural way to express affection, which is why trees buy each other new rings every year. Proclaim your growing love for art with today's Groupon: for $35, you get to take a fused-glass jewelry class at Armstrong Glass Company in Kennesaw (a $70 value).
In each fused-glass jewelry-making class, aspiring artisans maneuver through a fast-paced curriculum while designing and building their own shimmering pendants. The two-hour sessions edify pupils in the subtle sciences of selecting, cutting, and uniting pieces of dichroic glass through frit casting, enabling participants to craft intentional shapes or encase an ancient mosquito in amber hues. Once the rudimentary forging is complete, Armstrong's compassionate instructors demonstrate how to fine-tune creations with timeless finishing techniques such as sawing, grinding, and applying maraschino cherries. Accentuate a thin neckline by appending your cabochon onto a necklace, or place it on the nearest mantle to flaunt your do-it-yourself acumen. Though Armstrong Glass Company provides all required materials, pupils with their own glass cutters are encouraged to bring them to class.
Armstrong Glass Company
From its roots as a Georgian stained-glass manufacturer in 1977, the now international Armstrong Glass Company has slowly added more and more design elements to its inventory—from textured to fused to cabinet to iridescent glass. Each of Armstrong's handcrafted products differs slightly in coloring as it takes shape. This lends individuality to every piece, even if they’re identically designed. The company tackles custom projects with ease, such as tabletops, glass sinks, room dividers, and houses for people who don’t throw stones.
55 Chastain Rd.
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144