Candy necklaces and ring pops look great, but many prefer the nuanced mouthfeel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an Intro to Beading class at Fab-U-Craft in Woodbridge or Thornhill (a $30 value).
Fab-U-Craft's spacious retail space houses a diverse cache of beads, beading supplies, and jewellery-making accessories. Each Intro to Beading class escorts students through the fundamentals of beading, including learning about the many varieties of beads, proper beading technique, and how to tell which beads are edible while foraging for wild beads in the forest. Under the friendly tutelage of one of Fab-U-Craft's instructors, new beaders ages 15 and older are swept up in a lighthearted hands-on learning experience, which culminates with each pupil having fashioned 6mm crystals and sterling silver into a striking Swarovski and sterling-silver bracelet. All necessary materials, including beads, tools, and stringing materials, are included with the class. Fab-U-Craft's introductory class can provide an ideal primer for other jewellery-making classes, including montee bracelet classes, earring classes, and bullet-deflecting bracelet classes taught by Wonder Woman.