Every species decorates the body—humans wear jewelry, peacocks cultivate their plumage, and bears don lucha libre masks to keep expressions fierce while hibernating. Acquire adornment abilities with today’s Groupon to The Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary School in Wheeling. Students must supply select materials for certain classes. Choose between two options:
- For $30, you get enrollment for one person in any one-day class (up to an $80 value).
- For $100, you get enrollment for four people in any one-day class (up to a $320 value).
The Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary School's instructors organize one-day, jewelry-centric workshops that teach the skills needed to build an array of adornments. Classes sparkle with subjects such as wire wrapping, beading, and décolletage-flattering chain mail. The jewelry school’s summer and fall schedules show off weekend and by-appointment class times more convenient than a remote control powered by telekinesis.
Learners can bring their own boozy beverages to select classes; in the Beginning Wire Mini Boot Camp (a $45 value/person), they’ll learn to loop wire as they sip drinks, ultimately leaving with two pairs of earrings and a finger ring. Students can bring a sample piece to the three-hour wire-wrapping course (a $75 value/person), in which pupils create the earrings or bracelet design of their choice. Small class sizes of up to eight crafters ensure individualized attention, more personalized than a DNA model made of family heirlooms.
Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary School
Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary School's instructors have had their work shown in galleries around the world. These acclaimed artists put their experience and passion to use by equipping students with the tools and know-how to create their own art. From courses on forging rings to constructing bead sculptures, the class schedule offers a wide array of creative outlets for the curious crafter or surreptitious bead thief. After class, students can post their masterpieces in the virtual art gallery or peruse the online boutique’s selection of healthy teas, essential oils, and chi-aligning crystals.
231 N Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Illinois 60090