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 to Creative U in Carefree. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a metal-charm stamping class for one (a $50 value).
- For $45, you get a metal-charm stamping class for two (a $100 value).<p>
Creative U’s team of enthusiastic instructors lead jewelry and metalworking classes in a studio emblazoned with uplifting words and sayings. During the metal-stamping class, novice metalworkers learn to stamp words and images into four thin metal tags that can be used as the focal point of a necklace, bracelet, or knight’s helmet. Working with brass, copper, or silver-colored tabs in an array of shapes, hands learn to smooth the tags’ edges, texturize the metal, and stamp it with a design. The addition of a patina makes stamped designs pop, a gem can add extra sparkle, and a ring allows owners to hang their handiwork from a chain or nose ring. Because the class doesn’t require special equipment or previous skills, teens and adults alike can easily partake of its wisdom. For an extra cost, students can opt to complete their pieces by purchasing a necklace or snagging additional charms or wire-wrapped beads. Groupon holders can also use their Groupon as credit towards another class, though it cannot be applied towards the cost of materials for any other lesson.