Basic Glass-Bead-Making Class or $10 for $20 Worth of Merchandise at The Genuine Article in Wheaton

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Paula B. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed May 4, 2012
Love the class and your store. Will come back!


Sally S. ·
Reviewed March 25, 2012
Fabulous experience! A little odd when I first presented the groupon...the clerk could have been more welcoming. She left me alone, walked in back and did not talk to me about the groupon problem. I thought I had done something wrong. The new employee was fabulous!! So sweet! Instruction was top notch! Thank you!!!


Linda J. ·
Reviewed March 21, 2012
I want to do studio time, but unfortuntely, forgot to do it. I will go back for follow up though. I prchased a starter kit, and hae been working on my own. I am hooked. I have been buying my beads from this store too, I have found a new passion!

What You'll Get

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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. Must be 16 or older or be accompanied by guardian; ages 16-18 must have guardians sign waiver. Valid only for Czech glass fire-polished rounds, Czech glass pearls, Chinese crystal bead strands & loose Swarovski crystal. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Genuine Article

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