Without jewelry, pearls would be nothing but oyster gallstones and treasure chests would contain nothing but dirty back issues of the Economist. Embrace the power of bling with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-hour glass-fusing workshop with materials at Old Town Stained Glass in Winchester, Virginia (a $40 value). Classes are currently scheduled on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and additional classes will be offered on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in order to accommodate Groupon customers.
Old Town Stained Glass gives artistic adventurers an outlet for creative endeavors, leading fledgling fusers through the design of their own pendant with a plethora of included materials. The one-hour classes teach glass gurus the fusion basics and the little-known aesthetic ambitions of sand particles.
Up to a dozen class members will fashion and form their own jewelry pieces, leave them for the friendly staff to fuse, and the following week pick up pieces that are ready to show off to coworkers and aesthetically inclined family pets. Great for beginners or undercover hobbyists, classes make for a relaxing social evening, melting away stress and offering a forum for flexing design prowess.
Old Town Stained Glass
Since 1998, Old Town Stained Glass's resident silica specialists have been crafting custom glass artworks for local churches and businesses while sharing their skills with the public through a full schedule of glass art classes. All-inclusive crash courses in glasswork guide students through the process of blowing color-flecked baubles, spangling home décor with vibrant mosaics, and cutting and soldering fragments into elaborate stained-glass panes. The shop also stocks a full complement of glassworking supplies and handblown trinkets to satisfy any gift giver, artist, or disrobed message in a bottle that wanders by.