Candy necklaces and ring pops look great, but many prefer the nuanced mouth feel and clean finish of precious gems and metals. Show off sophisticated taste with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one beading or wire-working class worth up to $25, plus $10 toward materials at the Potomac Bead Company (up to a $35 total value). This Groupon is valid only at the Potomac Bead Company location in Fort Myers. The cost of materials is not included in class prices and varies with each class.
The Potomac Bead Company nurtures gemstone devotees in an environment geared to creative inspiration. Trained instructors offer a schedule of classes with options appropriate for neophytes as well as more advanced artists. Basic Beading 101 offers an entry into the world of necklace and bead stringing, and the Wire Working 201: Intro to Wire class imbues the brain's creative centers with skills in making links, coils, and clasps. Intermediate metal manipulators can combine wire and beads to improve hand-eye coordination in the Wire 206: Wire Rings course. Other options include seed beading, wire weaving, and hemp-jewelry seminars. Children's beading classes for ages 7–13 offer a sense of creative accomplishment to youngsters who can't yet craft life-size sculptures of muscular Greek children.
Staffers carefully comb Earth's tangled mane to curate a collection of sparkly string-and-wire ornaments including gemstones ($2.69 per strand), Czech glass beads ($1.99–$5.99 per strand), and smooth glass round strands ($2.69+). Each of Potomac Bead Company's locations presents color-coded materials in an expansive showroom, and instructors display samples of their own virtuosic work to inspire students and test the self-control of reformed jewelry thieves.
The value of this Groupon can also be used toward classes worth more than $25.
Downtown Historic District
2252 1st St.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901