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.
$15 for $30 Worth of Beading Supplies and Classes
Beaders pick up Swarovski Elements bicone crystal beads ($0.06–$0.08 for 2.5mm), 1-ounce cane glass mixes ($12.56–$13.95), and beading thread ($2.77–$3.47 for clear) to create elegant jewelry. The class catalog, meanwhile, reveals the techniques of beginning beaded jewelry ($25) and the byzantine chainmaille weave ($25), and guides students through the creation of etched copper cuffs ($45).
Lined with Swarovski crystals, gemstones, Japanese seed beads, sterling silver findings, and handmade glass beads, Fusion Beads seems to glimmer. For the experienced beader or maker, it's a treasure trove of all the materials necessary to create stunning pieces. And the knowledgeable staff help beginners sift through the stock to find everything they need to start a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The team also hosts several classes each week, covering everything you want to know from basic beading skills to metalsmithing and from Precious Metal Clay manipulation to bead weaving. Because the shop only hires dedicated beaders, each employee has firsthand knowledge to help customers with their projects, from the simplest design to the glitziest statement piece.