Jewelry beading is an activity that has never gone out of style, unlike jousting, dragon-tear collecting, and categorizing things that have gone out of style. Keep style on a long string with today's Groupon: for $15, you get any beading class at Bead It! in McMurray (up to a $35 value). Classes require material kits, which are offered to students at a discounted rate.
The crafty instructors at Bead It! oversee the symbiosis of string and bead with an array of bead- and jewelry-making classes. The Beginning Bead class familiarizes budding jewelers with the fundamental bead varieties, tool operations, and the age-old sport of spotting beads on the floor ($20). More experienced beadsters can conga-line into the Swarovski Crystal Clusters class to create crystallized bracelets and earrings ($20), or try out the Texturing and Stamping Basics course, in which students embed and accentuate jewels with personalized designs, patterns, and mini etchings of famous cereal-box characters ($35).
Bead It! proffers its private party room for child birthday parties for children ages 7–12 ($15/child), as well as for adult events ($20/adult). Party-goers can bend, string, and clasp their own jeweled creations, or groups with common goals can bring their minds and hands together to re-create their favorite disco singer's sequined suit.
4223 Washington Rd.
McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317