While chocolate truffles and biologically inaccurate heart shapes are modern symbols of adoration, neither compare to a beaded adornment you make with your own three hands. Learn how to turn your love into something wearable with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two beading classes—a beginners' beading class and a primer working class—at Beads Amoré (a $45 value). Both classes meet a few times a month at various times in the morning, afternoon, and evening, so you can bead on your own schedule.
Beads Amoré inspires custom creations of elegant and eloquent design with more than 7,000 varieties of beads, strands, semi-precious stones, and more, all with the potential to become cursed heirlooms in any household for generations to come. Begin your education with a beginning bead-jewelry class that supplies you with beads and wires before teaching you how to bring them together into jewelry. By the end of your two-hour session, you’ll have completed construction on a necklace and a pair of earrings that will accentuate your neck and any pair of ears, no matter how Spocklike or full of gnashing teeth.
Once your beading appetite has been thoroughly whetted, follow your beginners' lesson with a two-hour primer class, which will teach you the art of wire working and how to use tools, Dwarven-style, to forge and implement your own bracelets, anklets, earrings, and more. Since this class does not supply you with beads and materials, it is recommended that you come a half-hour early to select your own beads and supplies. To further enhance the romance, buy an extra Groupon and bring the object of your ardor along. Call ahead to schedule your classes; space is limited.
Supplies for the primer wire-working class are not included with today’s Groupon. Cancellations require at least 72 hours' notice, or the Groupon is forfeited. This Groupon is non-transferrable.
Indy.com recommends Beads Amoré as a place to make stylish, inexpensive gifts. Though there are few online reviews, two Google Maps reviewers and an Insider Pager award Beads Amoré a perfect five stars:
- This place has selection like you would not believe. The best place in Indy by far for beads. The employees are extremely helpful and you can take classes to help perfect your jewelry making skills. – Kassie, Google Maps
- They offer classes which I have found to be very helpful. The employees are people who make jewelry themselves and are able to offer help and suggestions on your projects. It is a relaxed atmosphere… – Judith W., Insider Pages
The resident experts at Beads Amore impart the intricacies of beading in classes for all skill levels. From the fundamentals of stringing and design to wire working and project-specific lessons, classes cover a wide spectrum of jewelry-related topics. Each class takes place inside Beads Amore's shop, which practically overflows with exotic and semi-precious stone beads. The jewelry artists teach with beads made of everything from pewter to gems, and lessons cover silversmithing and using beads to accentuate lamps or your cat’s tail.