Giving the gift of jewelry is a great way to say, "I love you," "I’m sorry," and "I didn’t know you couldn’t give a baby coffee." Speak through sparkles with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for $30 worth of beads, glass pearls, tumbled stones, chains, and other jewelry supplies
Czech fire-polished bead strands ($2–$8), faceted Chinese glass bead strands ($2–$15), and glass pearls ($2–$6) sparkle on shelves, waiting patiently for their turn to dangle from chains such as a 16-inch sterling-silver necklace ($11+).
- $25 for a jewelry-making class and supplies for one (a $50 value)
- $45 for a jewelry-making class and supplies for two (a $100 value)
Classes cover techniques that range from beginning sessions making hoop earrings and stringing beaded necklaces to advanced knotted and leather-wrap bracelets and seed-bead designs including beaded cabochon, brick stitch, and peyote stitch.
Over the course of two decades, the glint of gemstones, polished beads, glass pearls, and sterling-silver chains on the shelves at Desert Gems have inspired countless crafters to create their own personalized jewelry. The shop's veteran staff leads workshops for novice and advanced beaders that cover foundational beading techniques, as well as leather- and wire-wrapping and advanced bead stitching. Between its stock of glass pearls and Turkish beads, Desert Gems carves out a third of the space in its store for rocks, minerals, carvings, and alien-crafted obelisks gathered from around the world.