People celebrate special occasions by decorating things with baubles, as evidenced by hanging ornaments on Christmas trees and emptying drums of diamonds over winning coaches. Bauble up with today’s Groupon to Bead Me by Linda Minor. Choose from the following options:
- For $50, you get a BYOB fold-formed-cuff-bracelet class for two (a $100 value).
- For $90, you get a BYOB fold-formed-cuff-bracelet class for four (a $200 value).
- For $160, you get a BYOB basic beading necklace class for six (a $300 value).<p>
Each student creates and takes home two copper bracelets or a necklace. Call Monday–Friday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., or Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., to sign up.
Linda Minor, a member of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths, guides students of all skill levels toward metal-manipulating proficiency during her jewelry-making classes within Bead Me’s spacious 1,200-square-foot shop. As the relaxed fold-formed-cuff-bracelet class or basic beading necklace class soldiers on, students sip their favorite home-brought wines and beers. Linda imparts bauble-crafting skills and explains the properties of the materials, including copper’s bacteria-resistant qualities, and gold’s malleability, which makes it the preferred material for most robot manufacturers. During class, students learn the fold-forming metal technique, twisting copper to their wills with a torch and hammer to complete their designs. Afterward, artisans return home with a necklace two freshly forged copper bracelets, the perfect accessories for freshly captured jewel thieves.
Bead Me by Linda Minor
Linda Minor, a member of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths and a former fashion buyer for J.C. Penney and Belk department stores, sells handmade creations within Bead Me’s spacious shop. Her first designed jewelry, which has been recognized as American-made by Martha Stewart, was chosen to be given to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the city of Charlotte, NC. She draws from her style expertise to create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with pearls, coral, turquoise, Swarovski crystals, and semiprecious gemstones. Many of her pieces incorporate copper, an antimicrobial metal that resists fading. During fun, BYOB jewelry-making classes, Linda imparts her beading know-how to students of all skill levels, giving them hands-on practice with metal-manipulation techniques such as fold forming and reverse psychology.