Fandangle Bead Store


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In a Nutshell

Beginners learn the fundamentals of stringing beads and wrapping wires, crafting their own necklace and earring sets to take home

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Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservations required; subject to availability. 10-day cancellation notice required. Must be 14 or older. Entire value must be used in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

People often wear jewelry as a form of self-expression—for instance, wearing a necklace tells people, "Hey, my neck is strong and goes all the way up." Decorate your décolletage with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for a Fun-damentals of Basic Beading class for two on a Saturday (a $70 value)
  • $70 for a Fun-damentals of Basic Beading class for four on a Saturday (a $140 value)

During two-hour workshops, beginning bauble builders make their own earrings and necklaces with provided beads and other materials. The class covers the fundamentals of stringing beads and a simple wire-wrapping technique for making focal pendants, earrings, and charm bracelets.

Fandangle Bead Store

Melanie "The Bead Empress" Bentley established her commonwealth of creativity after years teaching aspiring artists how to work with metal clays. Within her 3,000-square-foot embellishment emporium, Murano glass from Italy, hill tribe silver from Thailand, and Swarovski crystals fill shelves from floor to ceiling. Polymer clays, sterling silver, stringing materials, and Czech fancy glass that Melanie handpicked on a recent trip to the Czech Republic round out the store's stock and arm patrons with the materials necessary to line their family's treasure chest.

But Melanie goes beyond filling the supply boxes of local jewelry makers. She also aims to expand the crafting community by welcoming beading newcomers and showing those who don't believe in their creativity that there's an artisan inside everyone. Along with her fellow specialized jewelrysmiths, Melanie leads more than 45 classes per quarter, providing her customers with a means of acquiring jewelry that’s guaranteed to be free of curses.

Customer Reviews

It was a fun, informative class, the instructor was knowledgeable, patient and took time with everyone. I highly recommend the classes there!
Julie H. · October 24, 2013
I used the Groupon to take a beginner class with a friend. We signed up for another class that day and then another. The instructors are wonderful, making the classes informative and fun. I am enjoying using my new skills and look forward to more classes.
Susan S. · September 27, 2013
Interesting and fun class. Even my initially reluctant 20-year old daughter had a great time.
ANGELA · August 7, 2013
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    3022 Stony Point Road

    Richmond, VA 23235


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