$20 for $40 Toward Any Bead-Stringing or Pearl-Knotting Class at Originals Beads & Gems

Hill Country Village

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In a Nutshell

  • Huge variety of gems and jewelry supplies
  • Classes for all skill levels
  • Expert jewelry designers

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Promotional value expires Apr 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 add'l as a gift. By appointment only; subject to availability. Valid at Bitters location only. Tax not included. Not valid with other offers. 24-hr. cancellation policy or $20 of Groupon value forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Candy necklaces and ring pops look great, but many prefer the nuanced mouthfeel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward any bead-stringing or pearl-knotting class and class materials at Originals Beads & Gems. This Groupon is only valid at the Artisan's Alley location.

Originals Beads & Gems, a full-service bead shop and jewelry design center, offers an extensive selection of classes for both budding beaders and experienced artisans. Make your first splash in the beading pool by signing up for Introduction to Beading, a three-hour course that teaches beginners the proper way to craft a single-strand necklace and a pair of earrings ($20, plus a $20 estimated kit fee). Or upgrade existing skills in a Beading Multi Strands & More class, which also lasts for three flippings of the hourglass and helps brave designers avoid potential tanglings when necklaces join forces ($25, bring your own beads). The three-hour Pearl Knotting session introduces future gem buffs to the art of hand-knotting clam chaws, and the kit comes with an awl, tweezers, silk, and pearls to create fashionable pearl bracelets and neck belts ($25, plus a $15.99 estimated kit fee).

Operated by jewelry expert Barbara Garrett, Originals aims to improve the bland bodies that nature gave us by burying them in a great mound of sparkling gems, beads, minerals, and crystals. Dress for the occasion by wearing an outfit that requires a brand-new ornament. Check the class page for dates and times, and call ahead to set up a beading bash.

Originals Beads and Gems

At Originals Beads and Gems, sparkling jewels, minerals, and beads dazzle eyes with their glossy colors and willingness to come together for a cause. Customers can sort through the wide inventory and take home materials for solo crafting, or put in a request with the design-savvy staff for hard-to-find beads or beading materials. Crafters looking to learn a new skill can enroll in one of many classes that cater to all skill levels. During three-hour beginner classes, experienced instructors impart the essentials of single-strand jewelry, and in intermediate and advanced classes, students can learn how to stamp metal, wrap beads, or choose a favorite between their two wrists. For customers whose ideas for jewelry design exceed their skills, the creative staff at the design center can weave opulent adornments from their customers’ materials and design ideas.

Customer Reviews

Nice ladies. Clean, quite place to work. Do ask about kit before class. I ended up spending 3 times what Groupon said!
Marytza G. · November 20, 2016
Barbara is a great teacher! The staff is personable and Avery friendly. I encourage you to stop by and let them help you with your jewelry/jewelry making needs. :)
April C. · October 27, 2016
Groupon coupon helped me make decision to take classes I otherwise would not have taken because of my budget.......every penny saved helps! I have thoroughly enjoyed my courses and hope to take more with another coupon.
Denise C. · June 30, 2013
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    Hill Country Village

    555 W Bitters Rd.

    Building 108

    San Antonio, Texas 78216

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