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. Bauble up with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get two beading classes at Beads Amore’ (a $45 value). The two classes include:
- Beginning Bead Jewelry (supplies included)
- Primer of Wire Working (supplies not included)<p>
The instructors at Beads Amore’ teach nimble-fingered pupils the fundamentals of jewelry stringing and wire manipulation in a pair of introductory classes. In Beginning Bead Jewelry, students receive all the necessary supplies and learn to pick wire sizes, fasten clamps, set crimps, and finish strung projects. Pupils go home with a necklace and pair of earrings to adorn their appendages or gift to a pet magpie. The Primer of Wire Working class shows novice crafters how to use tools of the trade to make a custom bracelet from copper-cored gold or silver wire, a clasp, and a smattering of beads. Supplies are not included in this course and students usually spend $12–$15 extra, depending on whether they choose regular beads, handmade beads, or gold-plated elbow macaroni. Instructors schedule additional classes as necessary and welcome pupils of various ages, though younger enrollees may need supervision and assistance from a paying adult.
The resident experts at Beads Amore impart the intricacies of beading in classes for all skill levels. From the fundamentals of stringing and design to wire working and project-specific lessons, classes cover a wide spectrum of jewelry-related topics. Each class takes place inside Beads Amore's shop, which practically overflows with exotic and semi-precious stone beads. The jewelry artists teach with beads made of everything from pewter to gems, and lessons cover silversmithing and using beads to accentuate lamps or your cat’s tail.
3834 E 82nd St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240