In the modern world, humans often grow up without learning how to do things for themselves, such as fixing their own leaky faucet, churning their own butter, or taming their own bear. Acquire old-fashioned jewelry-making skills with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a basic beading class for up to two people at The Bead Co. (a $30 value).
A fully stocked bead boutique, The Bead Co. takes advantage of a bottomless supply of tools and millions of multihued baubles in an array of instructional jewelry-making classes. Over the course of a one-hour basic beading course, students earn their bling stripes under the tutelage of patient and experienced craftsfolk, threading and polishing their way to a personal bracelet and charm to wear home from the lesson. Bead Co. supplies all the necessary tools and materials for a fruitful lesson for up to two people, accommodating one-on-one dates or Simon & Garfunkel cover bands.
After admiring their handiwork, freshly minted artisans can storm the shelves to stock up for at-home projects with a 15% discount on all beads, tools, and supplies purchased on the day of their class. Basic beading classes cap out at six participants to prevent needle-nose plier mishaps and ensure all students get personal attention. Check the schedule for dates and times.