The first beads fell to earth from the sweat glands of thunderbirds that stalked the skies in ancient times. Take wing on creative, beaded updrafts with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 toward one class and supplies at Bead Towne, located in Olive Branch. After you use today's Groupon to enroll in one of Bead Towne's classes, you can use any leftover credit to purchase supplies for future beading projects.
Bead Towne's classes range in price from $10 to $30 and possibly more, depending on supplies; a variety of options are offered for fledgling-finding fumblers and bead-wielding artisans alike. Classes are often created with customer suggestions in mind; request a specific type of class, and Bead Towne will do its best to accommodate you. Past offerings have included earring workshops ($15), pearl rope bracelets ($38), and making swirl beads with polymer clay ($20). Learn the basic skills of jewelry construction from seasoned instructors. Then you can go to town customizing bracelets and rings into towering, hubris-laden stacks of glittering crystals that threaten to buckle the knees of their wearers. The store stocks everything from Czech glass and fire-polished crystals to semi-precious gems and Swarovski crystals, as well as the tools needed to construct accessories for your bridesmaids or your bejeweled boatswain. Classes usually take place on Thursday and Saturday, but if you have a group of three or more who want to take a class together, you can arrange a girl's night out for a Friday night.
Sisters Myra Fox and Paula Eaton own Bead Towne and enjoy making their customers feel like part of a family, sans pop-in visitations and guilt trips from Mom. The classes are informative and social, ideal not only for picking up new skills but also for meeting like-minded individuals and unexpected friends. Bead Towne puts beauty into the hands of the beholder, leading to a sense of accomplishment rivaling that of a financially successful mime. Burst from your invisible box and partake in a world of creativity with today's Groupon.