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 to Queen Beads in Camarillo. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of beads, materials, and ready-made jewelry.
• For $20, you get admission for two to a jewelry-making class (up to a $40 value).
In addition to holding technique-centered jewelry classes, Queen Beads stocks a wide selection of African beads and DIY accessory materials. Jewelry-making classes put beauty into the hands of the beholder, leading to a sense of accomplishment rivaling that of a financially successful mime. In groups of 10 or fewer, students can explore the art of basic beading or wire wrapping or study specialty techniques to create Chan Luu–inspired wrap bracelets or macraméd and crocheted pieces. Though class materials are not included with this deal, Groupon customers get a 10% discount on purchases. Customers may also buy the second deal option and apply that Groupon toward materials for a class.
Alternately, patrons can collect beads and wire to make their own designs or select a ready-made piece from Queen Beads' collection. Strands of freshwater pearls ($3.99) or African recycled glass beads ($21) accompany traditional and global selections, and individual beads—including amethyst ($0.75), coral ($0.15–$0.50), and turquoise ($0.25–$2)—team up to contribute to a distinctive creation or a marble-impersonating comedy troupe.
The expert staff at Queen Beads bestows its customers with a spectrum of materials and guides fledgling jewelry makers during small, hands-on classes and craft-centric birthday parties. Each student can learn the essentials and make a bracelet during a basic-beading class, master simple and versatile macramé, or turn the fruits of chain-bracelet classes into festive saddles for lilliputian horses. Patrons can design their own necklaces out of coral, turquoise, and glass beads, or purchase recycled-glass beads, whose profits benefit primary and secondary schools in Ghana. Queen Beads’ displays also twinkle with vintage and unique modern jewelry, from dainty bracelets to beguiling necklaces.