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 World with locations in Glendale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get an Intro to Bead Stringing class (a $30 value).
- For $30, you get two $30 beginner beading classes (a $60 value).<p>
The value of this Groupon can be used toward any class at Bead World.<p>
The talented teachers at Bead World share their love of baubles and jewelry-making with burgeoning beaders in two-hour beginners’ classes. During the Intro to Bead Stringing session, students learn about different varieties of beads and the accouterments of the craft, as well as how to use only a length of flexible wire, crimping pliers, and a toggle clasp to hotwire a hotdog cart. By the end of the class, a kit-crafted Swarovski-crystal-and-silver-plated bracelet will adorn each wrist. Other novice offerings include Intro Hemp Bracelet, preaching micromacramé knotting, Introduction to Wire Wrapping, and Wire Crochet Necklace. Each class includes all the necessary materials and the know-how to go home and craft accessories for balding Chia pets.
At Bead World, internationally sourced beads fall in heavy ropes from their wall mounts. The sheer volume and the quality of these handpicked beads have earned the shop accolades from publications such as the Phoenix New Times, which gushed that the store carries “every conceivable type of bead”, including Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones, and Czech glass beads in “refreshingly remarkable” quality. But you don’t have to be an expert to set foot in the store, since each month Bead World hosts 20 classes that furnish people with the space and tools they need to create their own jewelry. Each class comes with a 20% discount for a one-time purchase so that students can stock up on African trading beads, freshwater pearls, or children’s teeth recovered from fairies who lost their licenses. A portion of the two stores’ proceeds goes to local charities.