Jewelry is a natural way to express affection, which is why trees buy each other new rings every year. Proclaim your growing love with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-hour intro-to-beading workshop (a $25 value) with supplies (a $15 value) at Island Bead & Jewelry in Eastport (a $40 total value).
When they’re not stocking their shelves with a sundry selection of beads, jewels, and feather extensions, Island Bead & Jewelry’s expert handicrafters shepherd students of all skill levels through edifying beading classes. The one-hour intro-to-beading workshop equips amateur artisans with the proper tools and techniques to fashion their own bracelet or necklace, providing a wealth of supplies— including beads, crystals, and stringing materials—to craft one complete project or trip three unsuspecting hikers. Friendly instructors patiently guide future bejewelers through the fundamentals of proper stringing, crimping, wrapping, and knotting, as well as the basics of bead selection and crafting dazzling patterns. The workshop’s ample coverage of jewelry-making techniques arms pupils with the lasting skills and confidence to begin crafting their own lines of homemade baubles for family, co-workers, and inflatable friends.