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 $20, you get a beginners' jewelry making class and $50 toward supplies and additional classes (a $60 total value) at Bead Jungle in Henderson.
As winner of BeadStyle Magazine's Favorite Bead Store award, Bead Jungle bedecks the bedazzled in a bevy of beads and all that clinks, clatters, shines, and strings. Boasting one of the largest assortments of sterling silver, 14-karat gold-filled, vermeil, plated, and pewter supplies, Bead Jungle provides crafty craftspersons with the means for master jewelry-making (items start at $0.49 and the cost of class supplies ranges from $15–$60 on average, depending on beads and implements chosen).
Novice jewelry makers may choose from a variety of classes taught by experienced instructors accommodating between 3– 20 students (beginner classes are valued at $10, intermediate at $20, and advanced at $30). Courses cover everything from how to make pendants and earrings to bracelets, rings, and charms, diminishing the need to borrow them from ungenerous leprechauns. The Fortune's Wheel workshop makes an ideal intro to wire-wrapping, gifting fledgling fashioners with the skills to wrap donuts with sterling-silver wire and sterling silver 4-milimeter beads, while working up a hunger for sprinkles or custard filling. Students of the string begin mastering the art with basic stringing, banding gemstones and crystals together into blissful necklaces.
When unable to complete crafting during a given session, students are invited to the lively and loose Beading Night Out to socialize and finish their projects. Classes average around two hours and are generally available each evening except for Mondays and Fridays.
- The bead jungle is a true beading store. Wonderful and helpful staff. – Cindy G., Insider Pages
- I LOVE the Bead Jungle......the folks are attentive when needed and leave you alone to browse when you wish to just admire, touch, and contemplate how to use the thousands of beads they offer. – Pepper R., Insider Pages