People celebrate special occasions by decorating things with baubles, as evidenced by hanging ornaments on Christmas trees and emptying drums of diamonds over winning coaches. Be a gem with this Groupon.
- $25 for a one-hour jewelry-making class for two (a $50 value)
During the private session, participants make a bead bracelet and a pair of drop earrings. Crafters make their accessories with a choice of earring backings for pierced or non-pierced ears, gold- or silver-plated earrings, and a lobster claw clasp. All materials are included. Classes are available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; call to make an appointment.
Marianne “Frenchy” Loeb comes from a long line of jewelry makers—her late father was certified by the Gemological Institute of America—which makes her a natural at all things artistic. In her store, the shelves teem with cultured-pearl necklaces, sparkly Czech crystal earrings, and feather hair clips. While she specializes in crafting bridal and formal wear jewelry, she also offers jewelry repair and beads for DIYers.