Though threading macaroni noodles on a guitar string makes an amazing edible instrument for a science fair, a sparkling handmade necklace or bracelet can catch the judge's eye and win your air-purifying elliptical machine first prize. Customize your accessorizing with today's deal: for $19, you get $50 worth of beads and jewelry-making supplies at The Bouncing Bead. This Groupon is good for any of the family-run adornment boutique's classes and/or merchandise, excluding sale items and Swarovski flatback crystals.
Master crafter Laura opened The Bouncing Bead in 2004 to provide a creative foster home for budding beaders and bling builders. Skilled instructors lead a variety of classes in disciplines including wire coiling, classic pearl knotting, and basic beading. Each class teaches proper techniques and builds the firm foundation jewelry enthusiasts need to build the sparkles that give well-worn garments the freshness of a coconut picked straight from the tree. Prices vary per course, but typically average between $25 and $50; students can register online, by mail, by phone, or in person. View a complete calendar listing of upcoming workshops here.
The Bouncing Bead is a full-service shop that stocks accessory-making essentials of all types. Find metalsmithing supplies, resin, and iron- and torch-soldering supplies alongside the ample assortment of Czech glass, Japanese seed beads, and high-quality, semi-precious stones. A finely beaded bracelet is an upgrade from the woven wrist declarations of youth and a cleaner way of self-expression and apparel alteration than painting ketchup murals on dinner tables.
- Yes it is small, but great things come in small packages. The Bouncing Bead has the best selection of jewelry and bead supplies that I have ever seen. – Cindy T., Insider Pages
- You can find beads for making everything from jewelry to safety pin projects, and everything in between. They also have a large assortment of sequin beads and seed beads that are perfect for making ornaments. – Susan M., Insider Pages
- The staff is super nice and helpful, too, if you get intimidated. – Margaret D., Insider Pages