What You'll Get
Candy necklaces and ring pops look great, but many prefer the nuanced mouthfeel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with the help of today's Groupon to Beads 'N Things in Pittsford. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of beads and supplies.
- For $20, you get one basic beading class and beading kit (a $40 value).
Beads 'N Things has been upstate New York’s head, neck, and wrist-quarters since 1968 for beads, stones, pearls, and the strings that bind them together. The shop sources materials from all over the globe, with Japanese and Czech glass seed beads ($2.99 for a 10 g tube) rubbing effulgent elbows with Austria-based Swarovski glass pearls ($4.25+ per 7-inch strand). Beginning beaders and savvy stringers alike can assemble individualized creations, using flat-nose pliers ($8.99+) and semi-precious stones ($9 per 8-inch strand) to forge a bracelet commemorating their most recent escape from the jaws of the chupacabra. In addition to the millions of beads bedecking Beads 'N Things’ inventory, the shop also carries bead-themed instructional books and magazine back issues.
Beaders opting to construct colorful creations on-site can take part in a basic beading class. With a provided kit in a range of colors, fledgling embellishers benefit from a bead-knotting demonstration and learn how to build necklaces, craft designs, string beads, use tools, and finish products with a clasp. Students walk away with their own complete neck adornment, ready to wear or mesmerize style-conscious babies. Classes typically last about two hours and take place on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., as well as on weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must redeem class in full by 9/25/11. Reservation required for class. In-store only. $20 Groupon option not valid for sterling silver/gold-filled beads, supplies, repairs or lessons. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Beads 'N Things
A childhood charm bracelet. A necklace for prom. A pair of earrings to wear on your wedding day. Since 1968, the accessorizing experts at Beads ‘N Things have been crafting inimitable jewelry to model during life’s many occasions. When taking over the full-service bead shop in 1984, the current owners began cementing their reputation as a reliable source for beading advice. They regularly unveil the tricks of the trade to visitors during private lessons, group classes, and casual conversations at the counter.
At Beads ‘N Things, arts-and-crafters can find all the supplies needed to string together their own unique accessories. The shop's display cases and racks brim with pendants, freshwater pearls, and beads carved out of almost every material imaginable, including metals, bone, semiprecious stones, and hand-cut Czech glass. Fully equipped kits and learning materials inspire amateur and experienced artisans alike to pursue various beading projects. Finished pieces of jewelry hang on display, and guests hoping for more personalized trimmings can commission custom items. The staff also repairs cherished possessions, carefully restringing tattered strands and replacing missing parts.