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. Be a gem with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $19 for a beading 101 class and supplies for two (a $40 value)
- $19 for a beading 201 class and supplies for two (a $40 value)
- $35 for a beading 101 class and supplies for four (an $80 value)
- $35 for a beading 201 class and supplies for four (an $80 value)
Students craft unique necklaces and earrings using a bead mat, two glass strings, wire, two wire guards, two jump rings, two headpins and ear wires, and a clasp of their choice. The introductory 101 class covers step-by-step basics, and the 201 class covers more advanced techniques. View the schedule.
The Bead Shop
At the family-owned The Bead Shop , an affable staff equips jewelry-makers with all the tools they need to craft a beaded work of art. The shop’s collection of supplies surprises eyes with its chromatic array of Swarovksi crystals, pearls, and semiprecious beads that visitors can incorporate into necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories. Kazuri beads hand-painted by the tribeswomen of Kenya add an African flair to pieces, while 24-karat gold tila beads mesmerize strangers easily distracted by shiny objects. The staff leads dozens of beading classes each month, as well as more specialized instruction in crafting pieces including crochet necklaces.