The inability to make jewelry is the only thing separating most people from total self-sufficiency, now that middles schools teach potato cultivation, cottage construction, and animal whispering. Solidify your independence from society with today's Groupon: for $30, you get enrollment in the BeadGirl Boot Camp (a $60 value) at Briolette Beads & More in Forest Park.
Briolette Beads & More's BeadGirl Boot Camp is an intensive bout of beading that provides beginners with all they need to start creating artistic, eye-catching accessories. The three-hour teachathon is the nonviolent collision of a Necklaces & Bracelets class with an Intro to Wire class, taking students through the construction of a pair of wire-wrapped earrings, a wire-linked bracelet, and an eye-catching necklace capable of transforming any neck into a full-fledged body-part worthy of its own eyes and nose. Don your thinking cap as the expert instructor lobs knowledge nuggets and passes out wisdom in both parable and non-parable form, covering the bases of stringing materials, fasteners, and wire gauges. Beading students receive plenty of personal attention as they matriculate toward their decorative doctorates, ensuring that no one is left to gather questions in a paper bag and carry them around in scholastic shame.
BeadGirl Boot Camps take place at 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays; at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Check Briolette Beads & More's website for details. Class reservations are required. All materials are included.
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Briolette Beads & More
Inside Briolette Beads & More, hardwood floors and walls lined with multicolored glass beads and beading supplies envelop customers perusing DIY materials or embarking on jewelry-making classes. Under the tutelage of experienced teachers, hands-on sessions abound, from metal smithing to stringing to wire working—in which students twist government surveillance materials into rings and pendants. The brightly hued party room's](http://gr.pn/w7ZafC) neon-green walls are decked in a vibrantly painted peacock and flowers, inspiring revelers as they fashion myriad beaded items, and Thursday evenings boast crafty diva night, during which participants can finish new or existing projects in the company of other crafters.
7322 Madison St.
Forest Park, Illinois 60130Get Directions