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 $17, you get admission to a Stringing Basics beading class at Baton Rouge Bead Company (a $35 value).
Baton Rouge Bead Company connects customers with the materials and guidance necessary to discover their inner artisans during small, intimate beading classes. Taught exclusively on Saturday mornings by well-schooled bauble buffs, the Stringing Basics classes include all the materials necessary to construct an original necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings to take home. Reservations fill each session with a maximum of 10 aspiring adornment makers who gather around a single table for lessons in color theory, clasping, and choosing non-offensive stones. Students may draw from the shop’s bank of designs and combinations or string freely to create jewelry that represents a lifelong struggle to overcome patterns.
Scores of original designs bedeck the cozy shop, as well as a plethora of raw beading materials, including precious metals, wood, glass, and crystals. On the day of the beading class, Groupon holders also receive 20% off all retail supplies to aid in domestic jewelry generation and planting their own bead trees.
11943 Coursey Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816