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 $10, you get $20 worth of glass beads, plus 10% off any class at The Bead Hive in Guilford. Mine the Hive's massive assortment of fire polished glass beads ($0.25-$1.25) to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Within the available honeycomb of classes, staff impart the know-how to manufacture simple and complex adornments for adults, children, pets, and imaginary appendages, including the floating crystal necklace and earrings or fringed spiral bracelet. Queen bees and seasoned beaders Barbara Lynch and Rena Mulrain are founding members of the Connecticut Bead Society; their work appears in local shops, national publications, and the hearts of customers.
The New Haven Advocate named The Bead Hive the area's best bead store in the Best of New Haven Readers Poll 2010.
1250 Boston Post Rd.
Guilford, Connecticut 06437