Although it’s usually thought of as nothing more than decoration, jewelry plays a very important role in everyday life by weighing us down so we don’t float into the sun. Stay firmly rooted on earth with today's Groupon: for $10, you get any beading or wire-working class (a $25 value) plus $8 for beads and supplies at South Sun Beads (a $33 total value). If redeemed by August 31, Groupon holders receive an additional $5 worth of supplies.
South Sun Beads tutor crafters in a long list of classes in beading and wire working that infuse brains with the imaginative powers necessary to create beautiful bling. Beading students can enroll in the bedazzled boot camp of Basic Beading 101, which delivers basic tips and tricks about jewelry design or sign up for Beading 105 to create a lariat necklace. Wire workers have plenty of options as well, from a 101 class for first-timers to more advanced tutorials in techniques such as fashioning a festive egyptian knot necklace or wiring the continents back together.
During the class, jewelry professionals teach students about the physical construction of danglies and give helpful and unobtrusive style advice, and by the end, graduates have a personally handcrafted piece to wear as an honorable badge of achievement. Though the cost of materials is not included in the class, students get $8 to use for purchasing supplies, which are as plentiful at South Sun Beads as political allegories in a Doonesbury comic strip. Check out the upcoming class schedule here.
South Sun Products
Bursting with beads and jewel-crafting necessities, South Sun Products' inventory equips do-it-yourself jewelers with the tools to craft delicate adornments at home or in myriad classes. South Sun Products manufactured jewelry for two decades before opening its enormous retail store, giving the public access to its colorful treasure trove of rare and natural gemstones and beads. The staffers also stock chains, earwires, and other necessary parts to help crafters easily affix their beaded creations to a loved one's wrist without painful hot glue. An ever-rotating schedule of classes keeps curious beaders enthralled with wire-working, beading, and other jewelry-smithing workshops.
8601 Aero Dr.
San Diego, California 92123