What You'll Get
Candy necklaces and ring pops look great, but many prefer the nuanced mouthfeel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with today's Groupon to Buttercup Beads in Pottstown. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get a beading class with Andrea Mazzenga of your choice (up to a $35 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of beading supplies.
Buttercup Beads owner and lead instructor Andrea Mazzenga puts the power in the palm of budding beaders with classes for all skill levels and a divine display of beads and supplies. Newbie beaders can commence with the beginner classes, such as the two-hour Stringing 101 class—where artisans assemble a bracelet with a cable wire and crimp beads ($30), or the Earrings 101 class—teaching future jewelers simple loops, coiled/wrapped loops, and custom head pins, which are important for making earrings, pendants, and chains to connect eyebrow piercings to bellybutton charms. Intermediate and advanced bejewelers may opt for the seed and bead weaving classes, such as the Hestia class, which teaches students to make a lacy necklace fit for a queen or her appointed necklace-wearer. Students can check out the class schedule for respective class times and note that all classes require a minimum $8 materials fee not included in the value of this Groupon.
Housed in a historical farmhouse dating back to 1711, the charming beadery staffs stringing enthusiasts who can assist shoppers in selecting beads from the slew of strands that gracefully hang on Buttercup's walls. Though this Groupon is not valid for sterling silver, neat and organized displays and racks house specialty hand lampworked beads, porcelain and clay beads by local artists, Japanese seed beads, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and more. Connoisseurs can also pick up tools and supplies for their bead boxes, such as various types of wire and suede, needles, ribbons, and precision tools for stringing the most delicate glass globes and beautiful circular cereals.
- She uses the unique beads to craft one-of-a-kind jewelry that she sells in Buttercup Beads and also uses her completed pieces as inspiration for the students in her beading classes – Michelle Karas, Mercury
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 2 weeks in advance, subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Class supplies not included. Class supplies may not be purchased with Groupon. Not valid toward sterling silver. Valid only for classes taught by Andrea Mazzenga. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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