Without jewelry, style-conscious individuals would be forced to glue gems and scraps of precious metal directly to their delicate skin. Experience the eureka moment of the first jewelry maker with today's Groupon. For $20, you get $40 toward classes, beads, materials, and more at The Bead Boutique in Brandon. Use your Groupon toward a tranquil afternoon learning how to properly piece together your next favorite set of earrings, bracelet, or necklace with a brood of bejeweling buddies.
The Bead Boutique puts beauty into the hands of the beholder, leading to a sense of accomplishment rivaling that of a financially successful mime. There are more than 60 different rotating classes, most of which are about two hours long, for aspiring bead buffs of all experience levels. Beginners can learn the tricks of the trade with a class in basic stringing, basic wire wrapping, or basic knotting. Intermediate users can choose from a number of weaving classes, increasing technical proficiency while earning the sophomoric right to put freshmen in lockers. With the basics down pat, third-level mages can try out a class in metalsmithing, PMC, or copper etching, among many other advanced-level courses.
Many classes range between $20 and $45 with some free workshops thrown in for good measure. Classes are updated frequently, so be sure to check the calendar or call the store for more scheduling information. Your Groupon is not good toward classes taught by outside instructors, trunk shows, or jewelry on consignment. Call to find out if your desired class qualifies or just to swap LOST theories with the friendly voice on the other end (spoiler: it's all the dog's dream).
Supplies are not included in the cost of your course, but The Bead Boutique has all the parts needed to bring your visions to life, including thousands of beads, various wires, and chains. Beads are between $.05 and $15 apiece, while the wire to string the trinkets along are $1 per bracelet strand and $2 per necklace. If you go the chain route, you're looking at $.40 to $4 per inch depending on Cash4Gold assessment value. The total cost for a simple bracelet can be as low as $5 or as high as $100 for a more complex creation.
- I've never been to a nicer bead store. They had beautiful beads in a very nice and comfortable environment. – Mel, Merchant Circle
- The bead boutique unleashed my creativity!! Their fused glass instructor is awesome! I love all their metalsmith classes! I come here to escape all my stress!! – Denise W., Insider Pages
- The instructors are patient and very helpful and I enjoyed my class very much. – Janet R., Insider Pages
913 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Brandon, Florida 33511Get Directions