Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $75 for a BYOB private jewelry-making class for four (up to a $160 value)
- $20 for a jewelry-making class for one (up to a $40 value)
- $15 for $30 worth of jewelry-making classes and supplies
- $30 for $70 worth of jewelry-making classes and supplies
Gemstones ($10–$200/strand) and 14-karat gold chains ($6–$20/foot) shine alongside vintage charms and lockets ($1–$10). Patrons also can enhance their skills in 10 different classes ($35–$40), which cover topics from crimping to complex beading for hoop earrings, or gather together for birthday parties and other events.
Brooklyn Bead Box
Brooklyn Bead Box arms crafters with beads and findings that run the gamut from simplicity to statement pieces, with prices starting at pennies to accommodate diverse project budgets. Semiprecious stones, unlike boulders covered in glitter, make for classic jewelry shining next to Swarovski crystals on strands and hanging solo. Clasps and beading tools finish jewelry makers' handiwork, and instruction books and large-holed beads give beginners a foothold in the art.
Beaders can also mingle with peers in one of Brooklyn Bead Box's 13 classes, each capped at four students to allow instructors to individualize attention and curb the antics of class clowns. The curricula cover topics ranging from introductory techniques to the more complex arts of crafting wire cuff bracelets or beading hoop earrings. For further beading camaraderie, up to 12 kids can celebrate a birthday at the shop while hand making their own accessories.