Extravagant jewelry draws attention, much like magic tricks, flash mobs, and bearded infants. Beckon complimentary ogling with today's Groupon: for $90, you get either a ring-making class for four or a two-hour children’s party for four at Studio Bijoux Hawaii (a $180 value).
Studio Bijoux Hawaii’s team of jewelsmiths, helmed by passionate gem forger KiHwa Kwon Gosline, shepherds aspiring welders through jewelry classes that impart an intimacy with the tools and techniques required to craft retina-regaling body adornments. During an introductory ring-making course, students will learn how to calculate the amount of material needed to craft a ring and how to properly tame trade instruments, such as jeweler's saws, fingertip magnifying glasses, and undomesticated tungsten polishers. Sterling silver acts as the canvas for burgeoning ring artisans, providing an ideal surface for flaunting elaborate and intricate designs, as well as withstanding inaccurate saw slices and Father Time’s smudgy handprints. Studio Bijoux Hawaii safety-minded staff drapes their pupils in fire-resistant work aprons and bans open-toed shoes, guarding against potential injuries and mischievous antics from jealous phalanges during finger-crowning ceremonies.
Patrons with junior fashionistas can opt for a children's party, which gives kids the opportunity to design scaled-down jewelry for their make-believe tea parties or kindergarten dissertation defenses. Age-specific sessions cater to tots with different levels of jewelry making, including bead bracelets for ages 5–10 and silver rings for ages 11–18. The studio provides all of the tools, but partygoers are responsible for lassoing together cake, beverages, and an enthusiasm for spherical decoration.