People celebrate special occasions by decorating things with baubles, as evidenced by hanging ornaments on Christmas trees and emptying drums of diamonds over winning coaches. Bauble up with today’s Groupon to The Glass Cat in Spring. Choose from the following options:
- For $17, you get a dichroic jewelry class for one (a $35 value).
- For $35, you get a dichroic jewelry class for two (a $70 value).
- For $70, you get a dichroic jewelry class for four (a $140 value).<p>
Artist, certified instructor, and The Glass Cat owner Jeannie Bartling provides all materials to lead up to 12 students of all artistic abilities in creating unique jewelry sets during two-hour classes. Jewelry makers spend the sessions piecing together iridescent dichroic glass, which changes colors depending on the light, to form one-of-a-kind pendants and matching sets of earrings. A week later, pupils pick up the fruits of their artistic labors, taking them home to wear, present as a gift, or squeeze to obtain their creative juices.
The Glass Cat
The Glass Cat’s handmade dichroic jewelry, artwork, and unique knickknacks are crafted by local artisans and the shop’s owner, a certified art teacher and glass sculptor with pieces in galleries and juried art shows throughout the U.S. Candles circulate tantalizing scents across an onsite art gallery peppered with creative wine-bottle artwork, as well as the shop’s selection of stylish purses and robust coffees from Ganovia, a gourmet coffee company. Taught by the owner, art classes guide students through dichroic-jewelry making and ceramic glazing, with studio time available for Glass Cat alums looking to work on a new piece or reheat pizza slices in a piping-hot kiln.