Oysters grow pearls, which humans transform into necklaces, just as snowmen grow noses, which humans transform into salad. Don adaptive gems with today's Groupon: for $14, you get $30 worth of beading supplies and classes at Lapis Lane Beads.
Lapis Lane Beads' founder Connie White and fellow bead enthusiasts Jane-Michael, and Linda share a love for beading and crafting and help to foster that love in others. They teach students techniques to fashion sorcerer's stones into works of jeweled regalia during classes such as the knotting class ($25), which imparts techniques for making knots between beads using diamond-point tweezers. Sip steaming coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or molten gummy bears while crafting a half-dozen stemware charms to bedazzle a complimentary wine glass or coffee mug ($25). Walk-ins are always welcome, and for $10 per strand Groupon customers can strand the fashion of your choice with the help of the experienced staff.
Private lessons further explore whatever bead-centric artistry guests can dream up. Bulk up for beading season with decorative beads and charms, base-metal clasps and pieces, and sterling-silver or gold-filled chains the range in price from $0.05 to $105, on which guests can string handmade pendants or a collection of shrunken heads. The instructors work with guests’ schedules to plan lessons during and outside of store hours. This Groupon is also valid towards jewelry repairs.
Lapis Lane Beads
For Connie White and Jane-Michael Stallings, the only thing better than beading is teaching others how to make their own unique jewelry. At Lapis Lane Beads, they get the best of both worlds. Their shop stocks an extensive selection of semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, and gold-filled wire. They also carry the tools and supplies necessary to create unique, custom jewelry. With all those materials at their fingertips, they have no trouble designing classes that cover topics such as beading, wire wrapping, and avoiding the temptation to eat every bead in sight.