People celebrate special occasions by decorating things with baubles, as evidenced by hanging ornaments on Christmas trees and emptying drums of diamonds over winning coaches. Bauble up with today’s Groupon to Bead Art Resources in Newton. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get one $70 beading class and $20 worth of beading supplies (a $90 total value).
- For $55, you get one $90 beading course made up of two classes, as well as $20 worth of beading supplies (a $110 total value).<p>
Would-be jewelrymakers cut their teeth on skills and take-home projects from Bead Art Resources’ curriculum of classes with supplies from a vast selection of wires, silk, charms, turquoise, and semiprecious stringables. The basic techniques course answers questions that tend to trip up beginners, such as which clasp is best for a project and who keeps tying everybody’s shoelaces together. Brass or copper wires twist, shape, and twirl into eye pins or earring bases ready to ensnare colorful gems during wirework sessions. Students can master advanced techniques used to make ornate wire-mesh necklaces on two separate visits or learn to escape medieval towers after a single stint in a silk-knotting class. Finished pieces travel home with students, proudly worn about the neck or diligently restraining bonded fairy creatures.
In addition to classes, Bead Art carries original creations and a buyable bead collection more diverse than a United Nations mock high school. Most basic projects require $20 worth of materials, but artisans can build their pieces around a black onyx pendant ($9.95–$30) or freshwater pearls ($9.95–$155) on leather cords ($1.85/yard) and Softflex ($0.75 for a necklace length).
857 Washington St.
Newton, Massachusetts 02460