Giving the gift of jewelry is a great way to say, "I love you," "You're special," and "Sorry for auctioning off the dog." Repent with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two hours worth of a bead or wire class at The Genuine Article in Wheaton (a $30 value).
Artist, instructor, and The Genuine Article owner Betty James Hoppensteadt provides students with artistic and practical guidance during classes that cover a variety of mediums. Turn chaotic piles of beads and stones into harmonious arrangements with a two-hour lesson on bead stringing, where crafters of all abilities can learn how to properly wield jewelry-making tools and create interesting patterns and designs on cord, wire, or thread. A large selection of finishing notions completes each adornment, allowing each student the opportunity to leave class sporting one-of-a-kind body ice.
Meanwhile, trinket tenderfoots can test the waters of wire manipulation with a wire wrap ring class, where pliable coils are paired with colorful glass and metal baubles to make fashionable phalange outfits for finger puppets. Crafters can also complete a collection of wire wearables by taking classes on bracelet and earring making or by hanging Christmas ornaments from braces brackets. Though class materials are not provided with today's deal, kits needed typically run around $10, and students will find a massive selection of natural stones, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, precious metal findings, and more inside the bead shop.
201 W Front St.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187Get Directions