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 to Ambrosia Bead Shop in Columbia. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get a basic bead-stringing or charm-bracelet class for one person (a $60 value).
- For $49, you get a basic bead-stringing or charm-bracelet class for two people (a $120 value).
- For $69, you get a basic bead-stringing or charm-bracelet class for three people (a $180 value).<p>
The bead-bedecked Ambrosia Bead Shop boasts small class sizes and expert instruction, helping students adorn their wrists and décolletages with designs crafted by their own creative claws. Aspiring beadists can embark on a basic beading class that provides a bounty of materials such as semiprecious gemstones and crystal beads with which to construct either a necklace up to 18 inches long or a bracelet. Provided tools and materials help form necklaces amid small class sizes that ensure ample access to the instructor. Crafters can also create personalized mementos in the charm-bracelet class, which couples Swarovski crystals with provided charms that evoke memories better than eternally freezing home movie stills. All students leave Ambrosia’s confines with extra creative know-how and the knowledge for showering the world with more haute hardware on their own. Each session lasts 90–120 minutes; contact the shop for available class times.
Ambrosia Bead Shop
Instead of pictures, the goldenrod walls of Ambrosia Bead Shop hold long strands of multicolored beads that shimmer under the glare of tiny track lights. The selection—which includes semiprecious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and freshwater pearls—constantly changes: each month, the shopkeepers supplement their wares with new or exotic materials. The shop also hosts jewelry-making classes that cover a range of topics, from beading to metalwork to taming a swarm of fireflies so they form a tiara.