What You'll Get
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 $20, you get two group or private beading classes and $15 worth of beads at Busy Beedz (a $45 total value).
The experienced instructors at Busy Beedz bestow aspiring bijou-smiths the technical know-how and imaginative inspiration to craft sparkling bling. Bead bedazzlers can try their hands in an array of two-hour beading and wire-wrapping classes to handcraft adornments for ears, wrists, or macaroni elbows in a fun group setting. The element of wire adds its novel tendrils in classes that fashion wire-wrapped flowers, wire-wrapped bracelets, and provide expert instruction in wire-tapping tin-can telephones. Beadsmiths may also attend private classes for instruction tailored to their own ornamentation aspirations.
Supplies are not included with the classes, but students receive $15 to use toward more than 2,000 twinkling beads, including Swarovski crystals, cultured pearls, and semiprecious stones, as well as a variety of findings. Popular choices include glass ($4–$15 for 16 in.), agate ($23 for 16 in.), onyx ($25–$40 for 16 in.), and clear quartz ($30 for 16 in.) strands, which can be clasped with sterling-silver toggles ($13) and lobster clasps ($4.25).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for Jump Ring or Cabachon classes. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.