Elegant, evocative stained glass has been used to fill pilgrims with a sense of awe as they enter sacred sites such as cathedrals, mosques, and cheese factories. Add an uplifting touch to your own space with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a fused-glass pendant-making workshop at Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics, located in the grand central district of St. Petersburg (a $75 value). Additional material costs for the class run from $15 to $35, but your Groupon also entitles you to a $10 materials voucher.
Grand Central's four-hour workshop—scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the month—begins with the selection of a one-of-a-kind fused-glass piece and ends with the creation of a distinctive focal necklace pendant. The floral, geometric, or marbled glass cabochons become wearable when wire-wrapped in an exoskeleton of gold ($35 kit), sterling silver ($25 kit), or copper wire ($15 kit). Besides acting as a serviceable Horcrux, these newly fashioned adornments express the personal style of their makers and can also be used to differentiate identical twins.
Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics
Bored with the staid security of corporate life, Eloyne and Bradley Erickson founded Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics in 2006, dedicating themselves to bringing their love of fine art to the community. Focusing on decorative glass, the shop sells beautiful pieces and commissioned work, intensively collaborating with customers to create unique, colorful doors, decorative windows, or whimsical alien-observation tanks. Its regular classes teach pupils how to fuse in small workshop settings, and jewelry-making sessions teach aspiring artisans how to use wire to craft custom adornments. The shop’s giclée printing services reproduce photos and art with an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer, which obsessively corrects color until clients are satisfied with each piece's final balance.
2425 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713Get Directions