Without beads, handcrafted jewelry would consist of unaffordable diamonds and impractical perishables such as candy bracelets and strings of miniature donuts. Avoid eating your accessories with today's Groupon to Just Bead It’s locations in North Beach Haven, Stone Harbor, and Surf City, New Jersey. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of beads and handcrafted jewelry materials at Just Bead It's retail stores. Supplies bought with this option can also be used as material upgrades for the workshops.
• For $15, you get one of five handcrafted jewelry-making workshops, which include basic supplies (up to a $35 value). Workshops are held at Just Bead It's North Beach Haven and Stone Harbor locations.
Home to both art supplies and actual artisans, Just Bead It crafts handmade jewelry from its vast inventory of beads, strings, and semiprecious stones. Although in-store inventory may vary according to recent trends and 16th-century real-estate payments, Just Bead It stocks a diverse collection of beads and materials, including semiprecious stones, multicolored cuts of dichroic glass, and nylon and metal strings and findings.
In jewelry-making workshops, friendly instructors string together the techniques needed for a variety of designs, from the simple weaves of the modest, elegant crystal tennis bracelet (a $25 value including basic supplies) or elegant etchings of the metal stamping workshop (a $25 value including basic supplies) to the more intermediate-level medieval alchemy required for the Renaissance bracelet (a $35 value). The basic stitch learned in the peyote cuff workshop (a $35 value) can translate to countless other beading styles, and the Tree of Life (a $35 value) workshop shifts to a new medium entirely, twisting wire into branches.