Whether building a log cabin with only an axe and a collection of encyclopedias, or catching dinner with cardboard boxes propped up by bait carrots, there’s just something satisfying about doing it yourself. Today’s Groupon lets you scratch the DIY itch with a sparkly twist: for $40, you get $80 worth of jewelry or jewelry-making classes, camps, and adult bead bash parties from Dragonfly Designs.
Dragonfly Designs’ carcanet-crafting curriculum, taught by the company’s Fly Girls, offers courses and camps for all ages. The after-school jewelry-making classes for children will vault kids out of the yawn-inducing world of macaroni necklaces and into the more interesting realm of waxed Irish linen and wirework ($100 for five classes with materials included). Meanwhile, post-kids can run the glittering gamut from basic bead-stringing to advanced adventures in copper etching in the adult jewelry-making classes (materials included, $55–$110). For parents tired of sending kids off to camps only to see them return with poison ivy rashes and a satchel made of possum pelts, Dragonfly Designs’ jewelry-making camps, held throughout the year, immerse campers in crimping, finger-knitting, and metal-stamping, as well as yoga sessions and daily hikes ($335 per week or $68 per day-camp session). And the bead bash parties let guests have their sterling silver–clasped cake and eat it, too, as the coruscating creations are taken home in party-favor pouches (party packages start at $200).
If artisanship or goldsmithing would be an albatross around your neck, this Groupon is also good toward Dragonfly Designs’ already existent jewelry ($21+), made by owner and artist Stacee Gillelen. Dragonfly Designs’ pieces are handmade and customizable. If purchasing jewelry, your Groupon can only be used at Dragonfly Designs' South San Francisco studio or the online store. You can specify in-store pick-up for no shipping charge, or have your order delivered for a $5 flat shipping fee, which your Groupon can be used toward (online orders over $100 always ship free).
- I really found myself looking forward to the following week. By the end of the last class I had 3 pieces of jewelry that I had created, I really understand what I'm doing and I'm completely hooked! – Ana M., Yelp
- That was how it was each time after class...the sense of accomplishment that I learned something new, and had something to show for! I attribute this to Stacee, who taught us the many tricks and techniques, and who made sure we understood what we were to do, every step of the way! – W S., Yelp
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