People celebrate special occasions by decorating things with baubles, as evidenced by hanging ornaments on Christmas trees and emptying drums of diamonds over winning coaches. Bauble up with today's Groupon: for $11, you get a wire-working class (a $25 value) and $10 worth of beading and jewelry-making supplies at South Sun Products (a $35 total value).
Bursting with a colorful artillery of beads and sturdy findings, South Sun Products' stockade equips do-it-yourself jewelers with tools to craft delicate adornments in myriad wire-working classes. Steel-bending newbies can take the informative Wire Working 101 to attain an introduction to wire gauges, learning different wires’ toughness, malleability, and ability to withstand insults. More advanced pupils can learn to make a complete celestial helix bracelet in Wire Working 124, or fashion delicate ruby-framing earrings in Wire Working 106. An ever-rotating calendar keeps pliers-wielding hands happy.
After achieving wire-working prowess, students can peruse the shop's treasure troves of colorful beads, combining olive-green jade beads ($5.05 for a 16" strand) with deep-red coral beads ($7.25 for a 16" strand) for a striking necklace or to use as currency with reindeer. To make pieces look professional and complete, guests can pick up earwires and clasps.
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