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 $17 you get a jewelry beading class at Beads of Providence (a $35 value). Beads of Providence's storefront conceals a bevy of beads, semi-precious stones, ancient shape-shifting relics, and jewelry-making supplies, including southwest turquoise, fresh-water pearls, Czech glass, and Pandora-style beads. The bead emporium hosts a variety of jewelry-making classes for budding beaders of all abilities. Begin your beadification with an introductory wire-wrapping or stringing class, which supplies the beads, wires, and clasps and teaches you how to incorporate them into a piece of jewelry or miniature abacus. By the end of your two-hour session, you will have created two pairs of earrings or a semi-precious stone bracelet to adorn your ears or wrist.
Upper South Providence
16 Bassett St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903Get Directions