People celebrate special occasions by decorating things with baubles, as evidenced by hanging ornaments on Christmas trees and emptying drums of diamonds over winning coaches. Bauble up with today's Groupon.
$28 for a Jewelry-Making Class for Two ($60 Value)
Groupon holders choose from three available classes. The Chan Luu class demonstrates how to craft a designer-style beaded leather bracelet, and the Miss Susie class teaches up to eight students how to construct a tristrand bracelet, necklace, or both by braiding leather and waxed cotton. According to Buddhist belief, the style of bracelets crafted in the Shamballa class can boost peace, tranquility, and happiness when worn. All classes include materials. Click here for an in-depth description of classes and a schedule of available sessions.
A Bead of Roses
The experienced bead herders and metal wranglers who oversee the family-owned A Bead of Roses studio perpetuate the art of handmade, artisan jewelry. No prior experience is necessary to drop in on classes such as Beading 101 or Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Workshop, where the studio’s staff teaches students to shape and fire pendants from malleable gold and silver particle clay. In metalsmithing classes, students learn to wield a torch or a sneezy dragon’s snout to forcefully solder elegant necklaces. Classes take walk-in students or can be arranged for group events. A wide-ranging inventory of high-quality items—from feather hair extensions to hemp cord—keeps rivers of creativity from ever being dammed.