Like applying facial beauty marks or building a sand castle, learning a new craft often requires patience, a steady hand, and an ample supply of glue. Beautify your surroundings with today’s Groupon to The Genuine Article in Wheaton. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get a basic glass-bead lampworking class (a $145 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of merchandise.<p>
Betty, the dexterous artisan at The Genuine Article, instructs pupils on winding glass into embellished, round beads that can serve as the basis for glistening jewelry or seasonal ornaments. During the four-hour basic lampworking tutorial, aspiring artisans engineer three–five beads with dots, stripes, or emergency-contact phone numbers. The intimate bauble session equips classes of four students with all the necessary materials and tools, including molten glass and Mapp fuel gas while the instructor distributes individualized feedback.
The studio also implants eye twinkles with a kaleidoscopic bead gallery where Czech glass strands, loose Swarovski crystals, and fresh-water pearls await. In addition to purchasing gems made by international and local artists, guests can collect stringing materials to construct their own homemade necklaces or high-fashion dental floss.
201 W Front St
Wheaton, IL 60187