As the Earth’s cache of pirate booty diminishes, jewelry enthusiasts reluctantly use paper crowns and silvery perch to accent their outerwear. Become a self-sufficient fashionista with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a glass-bead-making class at Donna Nova Designs (a $100 value). Classes may be scheduled in the mornings and afternoons.
Donna Nova uses her wealth of experience to take fledgling crafters on a one-hour glass-bead-making journey. In an intimate, one-on-one class setting, crafters learn foundational skills and basic techniques using a high-temperature torch before gradually moving on to bead juggling. Students create numerous multicolored glass beads side by side with Donna to become comfortable with the process. Once proficient, crafters embark on their own projects and leave the session with every bead they formed.
Donna Nova’s work has graced the pages and galleries of many respected outlets across the United States. Throughout her career, Donna has sought to change the glass-working landscape, having created her own techniques and inventing the “Twist 'n' Curl,” a tool designed to aid wires in taking a bead form and grooving to 50’s rock.
926 Baca St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505