Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Keep your artsy-ness alive and well with today's Groupon to Brighton Beads in Grand River. Choose between the following options:
- For $34, you get a three-class jewelry-making course (a $68 value). See here for a list of available courses.
- For $75, you get the six-class Basic Beading Techniques course (a $195 value).
Materials are not included with either option—students should expect to spend around $10 or bring their own from home.
The experienced instructors at Brighton Beads teach burgeoning jewelers to create custom, wearable art in a variety of classes. Use loom-less weaving techniques to create beaded patterns during a Needle and Thread class, or shape your pirate uncle’s leftover gold doubloons into chains, findings, and rings in Simple Soldering sessions. Alternately, the Basic Beading Techniques course teaches pupils to wield tools, work with wire and leather, and shape earrings during 16 hours of comprehensive instruction. Check the calendar to see class schedules or coordinate an alibi for ice-cream-truck hold-ups.
Brighton Beads & More
Brighton Beads & More helps beadists, metal workers, and other artists fill their supply boxes and hone their craft. Experienced instructors teach novices and seasoned artists alike, helping them create custom art in a variety of classes. Students can sign up for skill-building classes—such as bead stringing, metalsmithing, and wire wrapping—or learn how to make specific pieces, such as fused-glass mirrors, decorative chains, and flame work glass beads. The calendar’s many offerings allow guests to work around brimming schedules or coordinate alibis for ice-cream-truck holdups. Brighton Beads & More also encourages customers to place orders for supplies they don’t carry and request custom classes they don’t offer so the staff can attempt to leap through beaded rings of fire to accommodate those wishes.