Jewelry can subtly communicate its wearer's personality, with color representing mood, size corresponding to confidence, and charms spelling out what to prepare for dinner tonight. You are what you wear with today's Groupon.
$20 for a jewelry-making class and supplies for one (up to a $50 value)
$35 for a jewelry-making class and supplies for two (up to a $100 value)
$60 for a jewelry-making class and supplies for four (up to a $200 value)
Beaded Finery’s ever-changing schedule of classes suits students of all bead-working abilities, and covers everything from earring and necklace designs to holiday-themed bracelets. Upcoming sessions include a crystal-flowers-bracelet class for beginner and intermediate beaders on February 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a polymer-clay class on March 31 during which practiced instructors teach beginners how to fashion a becoming journal or diary cover. Each season brings a new crop of courses, so check the website for up-to-date listings as well as to peruse for-sale jewelry items that resemble the baubles pupils learn to craft in class. Additional class times will be added based on customer demand.
Linda Van Buskirk and Dorathy Gallo, the jewelry-making duo behind Beaded Finery, ornament wardrobes with eye-catching accouterments and edify students with the skills to do the same. The talented ladies incorporate glass beads, Swarovski crystals, and semiprecious stones into a lengthy list of handcrafted products that range from draping necklaces and moroccan-tile bracelets to satin handbags. A rotating schedule of classes instills amateur jewelers with the bead-stringing and clasping skills needed to express their style through colorful, sparkly accessories similar to those populating Linda and Dorathy’s shop. Each functional item is forged in Beaded Finery's private studio, ensuring one-of-a-kind craftsmanship and a safe place to vent one’s anger at the lack of crystal-encrusted medals presented at the Olympics.