Jewelry can subtly communicate its wearer's personality, with color representing mood, size corresponding to confidence, and charms spelling out what to prepare for dinner tonight. You are what you wear with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a jewelry-making package for two at Circle of Stones in La Grange (a $65 value). The package includes:
- Any two-hour jewelry-making class for two (a $50 value)
- $15 worth of beads, stones, and supplies
Circle of Stones' expert beadsmiths enlighten stringing scholars on jewelry making amidst a kaleidoscopic collection of imported stones and natural minerals in a variety of two-hour classes. In a selection of beginner-level classes, twosomes can glean skills in basic jewelry techniques, learning how to wire-wrap earrings, the approach for finishing necklace ends, and how to tell the difference between a string of gemstones and a candy necklace. Knotted Necklace classes teach the ways of spacing beads between knots of linen to highlight glittering baubles, while Braided Crystal Bracelet classes merge shimmering Swarovski crystals with miniature seed beads to create eye-catching accoutrements.
After honing their pendant prowess and forging a piece to take home or bestow as a friendship token upon a favorite hot-dog vendor, participants can browse the wampum wonderland and use a $15 credit to score beads imported from Africa, India, and China, along with freshwater pearls and natural crystals.
700 W Burlington Ave.
La Grange, Illinois 60525