For many Americans, beaded jewelry brings back nostalgic memories of the elementary school hours they spent stringing together colorful gifts in order to appease the school's dragon. Relive those happy times with today's deal: for $19, you get a pair of jewelry-making classes (a $45 value) at beads etc., but you will have to purchase your own beads for the introductory class.
After beads etc.'s helpful, friendly staff helps you find the best beads among its selection of more than 250,000 pieces (most people spend between $25 and $60 on materials), you'll spend 90 minutes boning up on the basics in Basic Bead. Once you've gained your beads' trust and begun to learn their language, you'll advance to the next tier of adornment creation with the 90-minute Earrings & Dangles course, during which you will make a dangle key chain and a pair of earrings with 6- and 8-mm Swarovski crystals. For this class, all the necessary materials are included, and you'll receive a free gift upon completion. Check the website for a full list of classes, and if you and two or more friends want to team up, you can call beads etc. to schedule a personal class.
Now that you've learned how to string beads and craft earrings using only your mind (with a slight assist from your hands), you'll walk away from beads etc. with beautiful beadwork that will turn people's heads like snow owls—all the way around.
CityVoter has listed beads etc. as having some of the best designer jewelry in Omaha:
- great bead store, friendly helpful staff and some awesome classes!! What more could you want - oh yes great selection! – Susan M.
- Beads etc. has fantastic service and their staff is extremely helpful and creative. – Martha N.
- beads etc. is THE BEST bead store in the region. They have wonderful customer service, a huge selection and outstanding class intructors [sic]. – Amanda P.
The team behind beads etc. doesn't just sell a wide variety of beads—they teach their customers how to transform the baubles into jewelry through an array of classes. Some focus on simple tasks, such as how to make a single-strand necklace, while others cover more advanced techniques, like crocheting a beaded bracelet. To round out the selection, other classes teach techniques for making fused glass pendants and other bead-free jewelry.
17306 Lakeside Hills Plaza
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