Without jewelry, pearls would be nothing but oyster gallstones and treasure chests would contain nothing but dirty back issues of The Economist. Embrace the power of bling with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one introductory-level basic stringing beading class at Beadoholique Bead Shop in Spring or Beadoholique, Too! in Cypress (a $20 value).
Beadoholique helps jewelry makers master their craft with a variety of classes instructed by experienced and talented bead artists. The basic-stringing class gives pupils a full overview on how to start making jewelry, including instruction about the materials, tools, and techniques needed to turn lonely, isolated beads into sparkle-laden creations. Accessory architects will learn how to wire-wrap earrings and pendants and how to end necklaces and bracelets with crimps. Students must come to class accompanied by 24-gauge head pins, ear hooks, a clasp, beads of their choice, and (if desired) a pendant. By the end of class, each student will have a complete necklace or bracelet with which to adorn their neck, wrist, or favorite parking meter.